Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM ET
Thank God for Alanis Morissette.
Before the Christmas arrival of her son, Ever Imre, 2010 was a downright boring year for celebrity baby names. Admit it, we all enjoy hearing about crazy baby names bestowed on the innocent progeny of the rich and famous. Remember Apple? Bronx Mowgli? Moxie CrimeFighter? Thank you Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin, Ashley Simpson & Pete Wentz, and Penn & Emily Jillette for those gems.
Actually, compared to those poor kids, little Ever got off easy. (Sure, Ever might seem like a cute name, but imagine having this conversation – “No, not Evan, Ever. Not Everett. E-V-E-R” – every day of your life. Well, at least she didn't name him Irony.)
Otherwise, celebrity parents had a rare moment of collective sanity and opted for classic names this year. Grace, Olivia, Eli, Louis, Molly, Levi, Stella – sounds like a lovely pre-school class, doesn’t it? Here are BabyCenter’s lists of best and worstcelebrity names this year, as chosen by their users:
Of course, best and worst are subjective. Personally, I think Gideon is great, but I’m not crazy about Bryn. To each their own… except for poor little Buddy Bear. We can all agree that’s a terrible name, right? At least Jamie Oliver should have plenty of money to pay for the future therapy. What are your picks for the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2010?