Why celebrities chose THOSE baby names

Find out what baby names celebrity parents have chosen, the reason why and their meanings... From Victoria Beckham's literature-inspired choice, to Natalie Portman's religious reasons!


Victoria Beckham

After the much-anticipated announcement there was to be a fourth baby Beckham, it was game on for guessing what baby names Victoria and David Beckham had in mind for their baby girl. With previous predictions of Posh and Becks choosing Justine the Beckhams decided on Harper Seven.


Many eyebrows were raised with this baby name – so what does it mean?

David revealed that Harper was inspired by Victoria‘s favourite book: “To Kill A Mockingbird is Victoria’s favourite book. It’s a very strong, passionate book and the author is Harper Lee, and that is where Harper is from.”

Talking about where Seven comes from, David explained, “Seven symbolises spiritual perfection, the seven wonders of the world, the seven colours of the rainbow and in many cultures, it’s a lucky number.”

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Kate Hudson

Days after Kate Hudson gave birth to her second son, her first with fiance Matt Bellamy, everyone was left to guess what baby names Kate had in mind for her baby boy. With her first son named Ryder, would she opt for something classic or quirky the second time around?

Four days later, the Muse singer tweeted their baby name choice: “So happy! Just had a baby, Bingham ‘Bing’ Hawn Bellamy.”

And it wasn’t a random name choice either: “For those wondering, Bingham is my mum’s maiden name and Bing Russell was Kurt’s dad. Family connections all round!”

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Claudia Winkleman

When TV presenter Claudia Winkleman gave birth to her third baby recently, we wondered what the bubbly celeb mum would name her second son.

Claudia announced she had decided on the traditional baby names route of – Arthur. Baby Arthur joins her other children Kris, Jake and Matilda. Claudia obviously likes a touch of the classic baby names and not the matching initial tactic of quirky baby names others have taken.

Do you like the sound of Claudia’s newborn son’s name? Find out what the name Arthur means.


Natalie Portman

Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman gave birth to her first son recently, but decided to keep mum about her baby’s name for weeks.

When Natalie finally announced her baby son’s name, we learnt the name has a sentimental, religious meaning behind it. Natalie chose Aleph, which is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It’s believed that Natalie’s Jewish religion played a part in choosing Aleph’s baby name.

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When singer Pink gave birth to her first baby and named her Willow Sage, we were all wondering what the inspiration was behind the eco-sounding name.

Pink explained, “I grew up near one [willow tree]. It is the most flexible tree and nothing can break it – no wind, no elements. It can bend and withstand anything. I love that sentiment and I want that for her.”


If you like Pink’s baby name choice, check out the official meaning of the baby name Willow.

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