The list of most popular US baby names of 20141 is out and surprise, surprise, most of the celebrities who had babies last year didn’t give their children any of the names on this list:
And for girls:
Of several dozen celebrity baby names that Nameberry tracked, only ones among the top ten were Stacy Keibler’s, daughter Ava Grace; Tila Tequila’s baby Isabella Monroe; and Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha’s daughter Isabella Amarachi a variation of Isabelle.
The rest gave their kids super unique names like:
Haven, Bodhi, Willow,River, Harper,Annabel, Cai, Fianna, Philomena, Booker, Apollo,
Hunter, Buzz, Pemma, Mars, Jaxon, Maxim, Future, Elijah, Royal, Rylen, Giovanna, Simcha,
Declan, Zhuri, Charlton, Titan, Lazer, Konrad, Bria, Zinzee, Aman, Delta and Genesis
Love and Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante had a coed rooftop baby shower with her longtime beau rapper Fabolous in New York City over the Mother’s Day weekend.
It was a family affair as the couple’s 7- year old son Johan and Emily’s daughter from a previous relationship Taina also attended.
Celebs attending the event, themed “A Little Man Is on His Way”, include celeb DJ and recording artist Angie B, The Real‘s Adrienne Bailon and others. Celebrity photographer Evan Pierce shot the event.
Guests were treated to a deelish cake and desserts by Brooklyn NY bakers BCakeNY. Event designers Sweet Inspirations Events did an excellent time teaming up with party coordinator Elizabeth Keily to decorate the event.
Every detail was well thought out.
Guests played Boys v. Girls game of Taboo! How fun!
Emily B matched the black and gold colored decorations with a bump hugging off the shoulder long sleeve maxi-gown.
Guests went home with a momento from the event via the photo booth on site.
What a fabolous celebration! Congrats!
Congratulations to actress and author Haylie Duff on the birth of her first child, a daughter that she and fiance Matt Rosenberg named Ryan.
Yay! Another male or androgynous name for a girl. I like.
The Napolean Dynamite star was 4 days overdue per US Weekly‘s calculations. Better late than never!
Duff’s daughter will have for a playmate cousin Luca, whose mom is Haylie’s little sister (and another Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum) Hilary Duff.
|Brandy Norwood with her daughter Sy’rai and her momager, Sonya.|
|Hillary Scott with her mom and daughter Eisele.|
|Second time Mom-to-be Tiffani Thiessen and her mom and grandmother.
Some Shared Photos of Themselves with their Children like…
|Second-time Mom-to-be Tamera Mowry-Housley and her son Aden|
|Drew Barrymore and her Frankie.|
|Second-time Mom-to-Be Hilaria Baldwin and her daughter Carmen.|
|Phaedra Parks with her sons Ayden and Dylan.|
|Jenna Dewan Tatum with daughter Everly, feeding animals.|
|Ciara with son Future Zahir.|
|Jessica Alba with daughters Honor and Haven.|
|Nicole Richie with daughter Harlow.|
|Melissa Joan Hart and her boys Braydon, Tucker and Mason.|
|Monica Brown with her children, sons Rodney and Romelo and daughter Laiyah|
|The anonymous IG blogger Up Close and Stylish with daughter Little Miss Sunshine.|
|Vanessa Simmons and daughter Ava.
|Tori Spelling took us back to when her children, Finn, Liam, Hattie and Stella were each in her belly when she was heavily pregnant.|
|Molly Sims‘ son Brooks with his new baby sister Scarlett|
|First Lady Michelle Obama and her mom Marian Robinson.|
|Ali Larter with her mom Margaret.|
|Toni Braxton with her mom Evelyn.|
|Adrienne Bosh with daughter Dylan and son Jackson with hubby Chris Bosh.|
|Ivanka Trump with son Joseph, daughter Arabella and hubby Jared Kushner|
|Mom-to-be Emily Bustamante with daughter Taina, son Johan and longtime beau Fabolous|
|Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards and her daughters.|
|Nationally-syndicated radio & TV host Billy Bush and his daughters.|
|BravoTV‘s Bill Horn and Scout Masterson from Extreme Guide to Parenting and their kids with other event attendees.|
Dawes revealed that although she seemed calm and poised while performing on the world stage, she was battling self-doubt and was a pessimist, but knew how to “fake it til you make it.” Her teammates, fans and family kept her going though inside she was quite a “nervous Ninny,” she said.”It was calming myself, getting at peace, affirmations,” she said of what helped propel her to success when visualization techniques didn’t work.
“I created a motto for myself as a young child. I called it D3: Determination, Dedication, Desire, so I would repeat these affirmations and even scriptures like Phillipians 4:13, ‘through all things God who strengthens me'” Dawes said. “Whenever those moments of doubt or negative thoughts would come in, I would push it out with these words.”
Since spilling the beans about being pregnant in a big way this past December, Dawes has been more open about her personal life.
|Dawes married The Heights School’s religion teacher and adviser Jeff Thompson last Spring.|
Dawes and a Potomac, Maryland religion teacher Jeff Thompson married 9 days after Dawes joined the Catholic church last year 2013 during the Easter Vigil. Dawes was born Baptist but joined the faith of her late paternal grandmother who was a Piscataway tribe member, she told Arroyo.
Personal note: I’m thinking Dawes is my sister from another mother (and father). We both converted to Catholicism late in life within a year of becoming a mother for the first time, as an adult after marrying Catholic men. We both went to the University of Maryland at College Park. We both have a Type-A personality, are both 5 foot 3 inches tall but married men who are 6 feet 3 and both are entrepreneurial business women. Twinsies! 🙂 I just need to go get an Olympic medal and the circle would be complete! LOL!
In any event, I thought it would be interesting to explore recent examples of when the Bump Watch was all WRONG!
Check out the Gallery of Celebrities whose outfits lead to unwarranted pregnancy speculation.
Leading us off is rapper/radio personality Lil Mo, who wore a dress that she selected last minute and did not fit her body so much so that it created this unnatural bubble which led to speculation of her being pregnant last summer 2008. She was not.
The reason why celebs should avoid Baby Doll dresses. Instant preggers speculation as was the case with Paris Hilton in June 2008 source
And if you are usually and naturally skinny like model Kate Moss, you shouldn’t eat a lot and then put on a skin tight dress otherwise, people will think you are pregnant and report on it as was done with Kate in Nov, 2008 source
Same goes with Fergie, who later explained that despite what people think, she is not naturally thin and has to spend hours in the gym to maintain a svelt figure. This February 2008 photo below (source) forced her to reveal that little nugget about her physique.
This month, Kate Hudson had to fess up that this bump was because when she quit smoking she started eating more.
Then sometimes, a far away photo can be deceiving enough for rags that want you so much to be pregnant that they are willing to make unreasonable conclusions. Ask Jennifer Aniston who last November had to deny a photo was of a bump. source
I know I’m guilty of blogging on Bellyitch in the past that celebrities like Halle, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Eva Longoria were in fact pregnant when all four later came out and said they weren’t. I just knew this photo below of Mariah Carey with her “hand-on-the-tummy”, which is a very very common gesture among pregnant women, was a very clear sign she was pregnant back in November 2008. Who knows. Maybe she was.
And tell me Eva didn’t look “with child” in that pic? Well, she wasn’t and later said she was in relationship heaven. You know when you let your guard down, going out to eat and just fat and happy with a new love? Yeah, that was the reason for the star who has said she is naturally thin to look bigger.
And every other week, Angelina is wrongly accused of being pregnant. I think this is the latest photo in circulation fueling the latest rumor. But with her, you never know, you may end up being right.
In September 2008, Papps caught Uma Thurman sunbathing revealing a bloated tummy and immediately sparking speculation. She later denied it.
When Jennifer Love Hewitt showed up last spring 2008 at the Kid’s Choice Awards in this number, lips starting flapping that she was pregnant. She denied through her rep later.
Apparently, it’s not limited to America. Bollywood actress and MTV India VJ Malaika Arora Khan had to deny being pregnant after the usually svelt actress was photographed at the Lakme Fashion Weekin walking the runway in a dress that gave the illusion of a very tiny bump. (see below) She probably should have put on a girdle!