Names all grown up: celebrity baby names

Cheryl Cole, American actor Kristen Bell and talkshow host Jonathan Ross are among celebrities who are due to give birth in the New Year – and we’ve rounded up their new-born baby names

Cheryl Cole

Cole, 34, is due to give birth to a boy in January and choose from the baby’s friends and family for his name, she told the Mirror. “My friend Kim [Kardashian] – her baby’s name is Saint [Kim and Kanye West] – is a great name. I can’t think of a better name than Michael,” she said. “I’d love that. It has a nice ring to it, I think.”

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell, 35, and her husband Dax Shepard will have their first child in February next year, it was revealed last month. So far their baby name has not been revealed.

Jonathan Ross

The TV presenter is due to give birth to his fifth child in January. In a tweet to his fans, Ross wrote: “I’m so very happy, I didn’t tell anyone apart from Liz & Dick, OK right done.” He then changed the name to Elizabeth Ross.

Avril Lavigne

Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne, 29, and Chad Kroeger, 36, who met in 2012, are expecting their first child. Last year Kroeger told Extra TV: “We have a thing going with [a] baby … Everyone wants one, and we’re saying we’re not having one. It’s funny because we’re both like, we’re too old.

“She’s 29 and I’m 35 and no one wants kids at this point in our careers,” he added.

Jennifer Lopez

After daughter Emme, three, the singer is due to give birth to twins in May, it was announced in June.

Alessandra Ambrosio

The supermodel turned Victoria’s Secret Angel and her fiance Jamie Mazur have welcomed their first child, Anja Louise, earlier this year. This is Ambrosio’s second child, having already had daughter Noah, five, with ex-boyfriend Diego de la Vega.

Jessica Alba

Actress Jessica Alba has two children – daughters Honor, six, and Haven, three – but is expecting another son, with husband Cash Warren. Alba told the Today show that her baby’s name will be Charles Michael Lee, and that both Cash and Honor are keen on the name as well.

Geoffrey Rush

Rush, 66, who has starred in Shakespeare plays including King Lear and The Tempest, is due to welcome a son in November.

He told the Herald Sun: “I have a baby son due in November and am thrilled that he will bear my name! I’m not expecting him to take up acting, though, my agent says that my name of course will appear on his birth certificate.”

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