Tila Tequila Gave Her Baby Totally Normal Name

Leah Finnegan · 11/18/14 10:53AM

It's the first wintry day on the Eastern seaboard, and the sparrows are nowhere to be found. The sun cuts through the ice-wind but provides no warmth. A lone crow makes its rounds. Tila Tequila's firstborn is two days old.

Fuck This Vox Baby Name Chart

Leah Finnegan · 11/17/14 01:15PM

As the Baby Name Critic was finishing her second Americano today, her editor informed her that her responsibilities at have expanded to include not just celebrity baby names, but analyses of baby-name data when necessary. Then the Baby Name Critic was sent this chart, from the Randian Costco of websites,

2012's Definitive List Of Unusual Baby Names Will Destroy Your Soul

Drew Magary · 12/12/12 03:10PM

The American baby-naming crisis was already getting out of hand prior to this week, with names like Jaydien being thrown around by white trash parents who are actively trying to damage America's reputation. But now the problem is worsening. Yesterday, the people at BabyCenter—the site you go to when your child has glued his own nipples together and you need advice from parents who have experienced similar issues—unveiled their list of unusual baby names for 2012, names that were given to at least TWO children during the course of the year. The list is terrifying.

The Baby Names in This Mothering Forum Are Amazing

Maureen O'Connor · 03/02/12 02:59PM

I recently came to terms with the fact that, if I ever have babies, I will probably give them ridiculous names. (Elbow Macaroni O'Connor.) This is because I lack self-determination and thus am perpetually at the mercy of pointless trends, and also because people with cool names are actually cooler than the rest of us. I am certain of this because, as a young female with a lame old lady name, I am human evidence of the inverse of this principle.

This Is a Really Bad Idea for a Baby Name

Brian Moylan · 09/28/11 03:57PM

We all hear stories about kids who are given ridiculous names—usually kids that are born to celebrities—but when you're looking to name your child, don't turn to a "baby name blog." They're full of horrible ideas too, like this one.

Kate Hudson Named Her Baby 'Bing'

Maureen O'Connor · 07/14/11 04:25PM

Kate Hudson and half-porcupine baby daddy Matt Bellamy (How did they make the baby? Carefully!) named their child "Bingham 'Bing' Hawn Bellamy." Best Microsoft product placement ever? "For those wondering, Bingham is my mum's maiden name and Bing Russell was Kurt's dad. Family connections all around," Matt explained. [@MattBellamy, ABCNews, image via Getty]

Science Explains Why Palin Kids Have Such Stupid Names

Max Read · 02/23/11 02:45AM

One of the great failures of modern political journalism is its inability to account for the children of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin—specially, why they are named things like "Trig" and "Willow"? But where journalism has failed, science may have succeeded: