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December 2016

BABY NAMES

2016’s Best (& Weirdest) Celebrity Baby Names

Celebrity Baby Names of 2016

Celebrity baby names just keep getting better (& weirder) every year! While we will always have a soft spot for baby Apple, little Suri and good old Pilot Inspektor, here is our Super Epic list of 2016’s Quirkiest Celeb Baby Names (from A-Z!)

  • Arrow Rhodes (girl) – one of Jensen and Danneel Ackles twins
  • Auden James Ellis boy – Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte
  • Ashe Olsen Myers (boy) – Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe
  • A’mei Kazuko Grandberry (girl) – Omarion and Apryl Jones
  • Amada Lee Gosling (girl) – actress Eva Mendes and dreamboat Ryan Gosling
  • Boomer (boy) – Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole
  • Caleb Kelechi Asomugha (boy) – Kerry Washington and husband Nnamdi Asomugha

Daddy Mick Jagger's eighth baby Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger

Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger

  • Daisy Josephine Sudeikis – actress Olivia Wilde and actor Jason Sudeikis
  • Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger (boy) – Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick
  • Dream Renee Kardashian – Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
  • Dusty Rose Levine – Singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo
  • Dimitri Portwood Kutcher (boy) – Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
  • Elias (boy) – Michael Buble and wife Luisana Lopilato
  • Exodus Simmons (boy) – DMX & girlfriend Desiree Lindstrom
  • Florence May King (girl) – Joe King of the Fray and wife Candice Accola
  • Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan (girl) – Morena Baccarin and Ryan Atwood (ok, Ben McKenzie)
  • Georgia James – “Step by Step” actress Christine Lakin and husband Brandon Breault
  • Greyson Valor Mathews – Jenni “JWoww” Farley and husband Roger Mathews

TI & baby Heiress Harris

Heiress Harris

  • Hero (boy) – Terrence Howard and his wife, Mira Pak
  • Heiress Harris (girl) – rapper T.I. and (as of now) wife Tameka Harris
  • Isaiah Sion Robert Nesta Marley – Orly Agai and husband Ziggy Marley
  • Izzy Oona Murphy (girl) – Eddie Murphy and girlfriend Paige Butcher
  • Journey River (boy) — Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
  • Kirra Max Bohan (girl) – actress Audrina Patridge and husband Corey Bohan

singer John Legend with Chrissy Teigen and baby Luna Simone!:

Luna Simone

  • Luna Simone – Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend
  • Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin – actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria
  • Lula Rose (girl) – Liv Tyler and fiance Dave Gardner
  • Mabel – Russell Brand
  • Major James Martino (boy) – Eva Amurri and her husband, Kyle Martino,
  • Minka Jagger (girl) – “Shark Tank” star Daymond John and girlfriend Heather Taras
  • Ode Mountain DeLorenzo Malone (boy) – “Hunger Games” actress Jena Malone
  • Onyx Solace (girl) – Alanis Morissette and husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway
  • Odin Reign Carter (boy) – Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and wife Lauren Kitt
  • Ray (girl) – Lisa Ling and husband Dr. Paul Song
  • Remington Alexander boy – singer Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock
  • Rocco Robin Cannavale – actress Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
  • River Rocket (boy) – chef Jamie Oliver
  • Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr (boy) – Ne-Yo & wife Crystal Smith
  • Story Goldberg (boy) – Soleil Moon Frye and producer husband Jason Goldberg
  • U – U is for UNKNOWN! Norah Jones gave birth but kept the baby’s gender and name a secret
  • Violet – actress Emily Blunt and actor John Krasinski
  • Vera Audrey de Ravin-Bilitch (girl) – Emilie de Ravin and boyfriend Eric Bilitch
  • Wilder Grace Leonard (girl) – actress Alison Pill and actor Joshua Leonard
  • X – we’re giving X to the still unannounced name of the second daughter of notoriously private actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. There also didn’t seem to be any celeb babies born this year with wacky N, P, Q or T names. Know any? Clue us in!
  • York Banks Asla (boy) – Tyra Banks and her boyfriend Erik Asla
  • Zeppelin Bram (boy) – the other twin baby of Jensen and Daneel Ackles

There you go, A-Z! So out of all of these, what’s your favorite cool crazy name of 2016? Also, did we miss any good celeb babies? Let us know, and HAPPY 2017!

CHRISTMAS, RECIPES

Cozy Hot Cocoa Recipes For The Family

Hot chocolate recipes

These yummy hot chocolate recipes will co-co-cozy up your cocoa this Christmas eve! Because these are *very* special recipes for big kids only. (Like, over 21 kids.) We’re pretty sure Santa won’t mind if his cup has a little extra somethin’ somethin’ in it!

Here’s an easy (under 21) kid-approved recipe for basic hot chocolate from Martha Stewart / @marthastewart:


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 6 sprigs fresh mint, or 2 split vanilla bean (optional)
  • 10 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat milk to scalding in a medium saucepan. Add cinnamon, mint, or vanilla, if desired. Let steep 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; strain, and return to saucepan. Reheat milk; using a whisk, stir in chocolate until melted and milk is frothy. Serve immediately with a dollop of whipped cream garnished with chocolate shavings, if desired.

And now the fun part! Choose your booze and get merry with one of these grown-up variations!

1. Sherry Hot Cocoa from Rachel Ray / @rachaelraymag

2. Salted Butterscotch Hot Chocolate from Serious Eats / @seriouseats

3. Gingerbread Hot Cocoa from A Beautiful Mess / @abeautifulmess

And we swear any of these recipes taste a little better in your very own personalized mug… click here for our favorite snowman mug and a bunch of other awesome designs!

BABY NAMES

9 Cool Winter Baby Names

Brr! Here are our top winter baby names, inspired by this chilly season, the holidays, and all that snow we get here in Chicago!

  • Aspen – a pretty tree name and a fun winter ski vacation destination!
  • Nicholas – just like Jolly Old Saint Nick, a classic Christmas-y name that holds up in all seasons.
  • Bianca – this exotic name is not only super pretty, it is Italian for “white” – very snowy!
  • Collins – Gaelic for “holly”. Uncommon as a first name and we love it!
  • Noelle – French for “Christmas” – ’nuff said!
  • Holly – a nature name – for the seasonal green shrub with brightly colored red berries
  • Gabriel – in the biblical Christmas story, Gabriel is the name of the angel who visited Mary
  • Neve – means “snow” in Italian and Portuguese – double winter whammy!
  • Tannon – from “tanne,” the German word for “fir tree” (like the Christmas carol, O Tannenbaum!)

Do you know a baby with a cool winter name? Let us know!

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