The Totally Honest Guide To Baby Names - Celebrity Baby A-List To Z-List

08/03/2011 22:36 | Updated 22 May 2015

Celebrity baby names are a constant source of amusement, but that doesn't seem to stop them cropping up in playgroups near you. No sooner does an A-lister pick a fruit-based moniker than so do hordes of OK! readers.

In typical controversial style, for this is the Totally Honest Guide To Baby Names, I thought it might be fun to spot the differing trends in baby names between the celebrity A-list, B-list and Z-list, and to speculate wildly on what impact those names will have in the nation's playgrounds. Disagree? Go on, add a comment...

Celebrity A-List

The trend: Spiritual, worldly, wise-sounding names that elevate the baby beyond the parents' profession, which, with the exception of Barack Obama on this list, could be considered to be mucking around in face paint.

Impact in the playground: The kids hanging around at the edges hoping not to get spotted. Until they're older that is, when they'll suddenly get cool.

Celebrity B-List

The trend: Flowery, totally made up, or in homage to their mums and childhood pin-ups. Sweeeeeet.

Impact in the playground: Put it this way, they don't sound like the kind of names that will crop up as prime ministers or brain surgeons in the future. In fact, it could well be a generation of florists.

  • Katie Price & Peter Andre - Princess Tiaamii, Junior
  • Geri Halliwell - Bluebell Madonna
  • Jamie & Jules Oliver - Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo
  • Davina McCall & Mathew Robertson - Chester, Holly, Tilly
  • Tess Daly & Vernon Kaye - Phoebe
  • Melanie Brown & Eddie Murphy - Angel

And then there's the Z-List

The trend: Does my baby sound a bit famous already?

Impact in the playground: First in the queue for the role of sheep in the school Nativity play (ouch, is that too harsh?).

  • Kerry Katona & Mark Croft - Maxwell (yes, after Kerry's publicist Max Clifford), Heidi
  • Tina O'Brien & Ryan Thomas (Coronation Street) - Scarlett Jacqueline
  • Tamara Beckwith & Georgio Veroni - Violet
  • Maria Lawson (X-Factor) - Brandon


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