The Top 10 Names Millennials Parents May Give Their Babies This Year

photo: Danielle MacInnes

photo: Danielle MacInnes

Earlier this year, Nameberry came out with its list of top 100 Trending baby names that the popular baby naming site predicts will be most used. Just getting around now, albeit 6 months later, to check out the list and I like a lot of the names on it.

After combing through it, I picked the top 10 Millennial friendly names I think will be most attractive to young couples under 30 and the reasons why I think so:

Thor

  •  Because that new Avengers movie is coming out and it will inspire all the Superhero geeks out there.

Yara

  • The actress, Black’ish‘s Yara Shahidi, is beautiful, smart and on every magazine cover and red carpet looking powerful and smart; and she’s going to Harvard. Nice legacy to want your little girl to aspire to.

Wilder

  • This name just screams Millennial friendly to me!

Remy

  • Rapper Remy Ma famously feuded with Nicki Minaj this year and for all her effort in breaking the internet after her diss tape came out, she won a coveted Best Female Rapper Award at this year’s BET Awards besting lots of great vet rappers including her arch nemesis Minaj herself. For everyone who wants their daughter to overcome tough times and take on Goliath of the world, yes to Remy.
photo Jenna Norman

photo Jenna Norman

Loyal

  • Like Royal but less douchey. Also, it is unique and has tons of personality.

Echo

  • Because who doesn’t love a competitor to Siri. Besides Amazon.com is taking over the world and naming your kid after one of its newest signature devices will make you feel invincible too, maybe.
photo: Chien Pham

photo: Chien Pham

Fiona

  • Classic yet not too pretentious.

Frank

  • For a boy and similar reason.

Cassius

  • Because reality TV housewives competed over Cash and Cassius sounds maganaminous. Also, anyone nostalgic and want to remember Mohammed Ali may want to pay homage to him this way by naming their kid after Ali’s birth name.

Arrow

  • Another superhero fan’s dream name.

Check out the complete list at Nameberry here!


Foxy Brown Had a Baby Girl but Stayed Mum Entire Pregnancy

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Congratulations to rapper Foxy Brown who gave birth to a baby girl though no one even knew she was pregnant.

This morning on the Wendy Williams Show, the radio host turned talk show host discussed why Foxy turned down her offer to perform one of her most famous tracks on the show: she was pregnant!


“Literally, as I’m putting on my bracelet, the telephone rings,” Williams told her audience today.  “Congratulations to Foxy Brown. She had a baby girl. No word on exactly who the baby’s father is, but allegedly it’s a reggae star and I’m not going to say his name because I think that me and Foxy have some sort of relationship, and the bureau does have a working telephone. So, maybe she’ll call us.”

Brown, who was most famous during the 1990s as one of the very few successful female rappers, suffered some hearing loss and actually was recently hospitalized a few months ago, but seemed to be in good health soon after.

Fox seemingly was negatively mentioned by Remy Ma on the Love and Hip Hop: NY reality TV star’s recent “SHEther” diss track with a reference to a “deaf” and not battling with the “impaired” but Brown took the high road and opted out of snapping back.

She was probably too busy being a mom.

Congrat! Can’t wait to see the new baby!

Our 2016 AMA Red Carpet Celeb Moms Showcase

Last night, the stars came out to celebrate the nominees of the 2016 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Performers included Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and others at the event co-hosted by model GiGi Hadid and SNL alum, comedian Jay Pharoah.

Several of our Bellyitch “bumpwatch” alums attended and looked fabulous on the red carpet.


Idina Menzel, Danica McKellar, Teyana Taylor, Jennifer McCarthy, Milla Jovivch, Garcelle Beauvais, Heidi Klum, newest mom Behati PrinslooZoe Saldana in Monse and Chrissy Teigen all walked the red carpet.

 

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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Baby Father’ reference to Meek Mill This Weekend Was a Joke (VIDEO)

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Despite the fact that Friday night Nicki Minaj referred to her rapper beau Meek Mill as her “baby father”, it’s pretty much safe to say that the “Anaconda” hip hop star was not serious.

During her Friday, August 7 tour stop and performance in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, the Trinidadian American pop star introduced one of Mill’s cameo performances  by saying, “Make some noise for my baby father!”


Maybe she did it to squash rumors that the two had split after the fall out surrounding Mill’s (real name: Robert Rihmeek William) beef with Minaj’s label mate and frequent collabo partner rapper Drake.

She retweeted a fan who congratulated her on the baby news, adding a bunch of crying/laughing emojis, which suggested it was a joke.

Besides, Minaj has already said she is not interested in being a “baby mama” on purpose.

“I definitely will be married before I have my baby,” she told Complex magazine last November 2014. “I’ve always felt like that since I was young, my mother always put that in my head.”

Catch the controversial snippet from the concert HERE:

Former Teen Mom creates Post-Pregnancy Friendly Swimsuit Line

 

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A former Florida Teen Mom has released a brand of two piece swimsuits to cover moms’ stretchmarks and C-section scars.


Altrichia Cook says after having her son ten years ago, she struggled finding swimwear to accommodate her post-baby body, Buzzfeed reports.

“I was just looking for a high-waist suit for a vacation with friends to Puerto Rico,” Cook told Yahoo Parenting. “I couldn’t find one, so I took matters into my own hands and designed one.”

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Altrichia Cook, center, and models                                   Cendino Teme Photography

When her friends saw the ones she made for herself and began inquiring on how they could get one just like it, Cook realized that she was not alone in her feelings about swimwear and launched  her line, Allusions by A.Lekay.

Her designs are a welcome addition to the market.

“As I have grown, I get so many thank-you emails of women thanking me,” says Cook, who has since reunited with her son Anthony’s father. “One instance, a customer told me that she hadn’t worn a two-piece swimsuit in over 20 years.”

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Her line got a recent boost when rapper Nicki Minaj was photographed in one of her designs from her Rockstar collection on the cover of the July issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

Now that’s what’s up!

Recently, there has been a movement for mothers to embrace their post-baby bodies including all the marks that come with it.

While Cook agrees its important to “love the skin you’re in,” but still, says  “realistically, no woman wants to share her stretch marks or C-section scars.”

Kudos to her and that line! We’ll pick up a pair for the Bellyitch moms on staff!

 

Review: Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie, Win a Copy (3 GIVEAWAYS)

YouTube sensation cousins Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland have taken their fame, appearing on several episodes of The Ellen Degeneres show and gone Hollywood! The young Brit girls from Essex gained viral success with a video of the two performing Nicki Minaj‘s “Superbass“.  The precocious duo caught the eye of the popular talk show host who has invited them to appear on her show many times. Since then, the girls have done red carpet interviews with A-list celebrities like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Rihanna, always wearing their signature pink tu-tus and tiaras.
And now they’re taking their stardom to the publishing world!
Their new book “Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie”, as told to Orli Zuravicky, takes readers on a day in the life of tea party planning with the girls. It debuted #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for Childrens’ books.
The story is cute and the best parts are the colorful and creative story telling of the actual planning buried in between pages of dialogue between the girls that read like the stream of consciousness of a couple of young children.
Oh wait. Right. 
I really enjoyed the illustrations by Shelagh McNicholas as they captured the magical part of the adventure of the party planning.
But the sequencing of the book and the almost verbatim transcription format made it very difficult to follow. 
Yet,  your little girl (or boy)  may enjoy the photos and you can get creative with reading the parts and make it work! Or if you or your little ones are already fans of Sophia Grace and Rosie, they’ll love seeing the girls come to life in this fun book.
Have at it and give it a try. Win one of THREE books that the publishers, Scholastic, are offering up to a few lucky Bellyitch readers! To win, simply enter below. Thru February 28. Open to US entries only. 

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SNL spoofs celebs visit to Beyonce & JayZ’s Blue Ivy

Maya Rudolph plays Beyonce in a hilarious SNL skit

If you haven’t already seen Saturday Night Live’s hilarious spoof skit of celebrities  Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Prince, LL Cool J and on Bon Iver (played by Justin Timberlake) making their first official visit to Beyonce  and Jay Z‘s new baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, you’re in luck!  
We’ve got it here for your viewing pleasure, compliments of Hulu! My favorite was Nicki Minaj scaring Prince and White Butler rocking to Iver’s sleepy music! Hilarity!  
Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Maya Rudolph makes a return visit and plays Beyonce! Too funny! 

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Bump Watch: Beyonce, backstage w/Nicki Minaj at Victoria Secret Fashion show

A Bellyitch reader hipped us to this marvelous photo at NecoleBitchie’s site of Beyonce, and a more outlandishly and colorfully-dressed God-mom wannabe Nicki Minaj, backstage at the taping of last night’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show in New York city.  Awww. Look at that mommy glow and that fatigued, “how much longer do I need to stand here” blank stare. Get some rest, mama!

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