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Thursday
Apr182013

Drew Barrymore: A 'Fancy, Girly' Name Wouldn't Suit My Daughter

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Drew Barrymore chose her daughter’s name -- Olive -- when she was three months pregnant, and, she says, it was more perfect than she ever could have predicted.

“If I had named her some very fancy girly name, it wouldn’t suit her,” she tells chef Eric Ripert on a recent episode of On the Table with Eric Ripert. “She is an Olive.”

Barrymore, who just launched her own wine collection, Barrymore Wines, explained that the inspiration for baby Olive’s name came from a pregnancy book that she and husband Will Kopelman had been reading.

“It always compared the size of the baby to a food item,” she says. “At one point we had just found out that it was a girl and it said, ‘Your baby is the size of an olive.’ And I was like, ‘Cheers! Done!’”

And since giving birth to Olive in September, the actress says she’s developed an obsession with cooking.

“I want to be able to throw things together for her in an effortless fashion,” says Barrymore. “I’m still at the stage when I’m cooking -- there’s like, flames going off behind me and alarms and I’m nervous and I’m not sexy, so I hope by the time that she’s ready to eat my food that I make it look like, ‘Sure honey, you want this? You got it.’”

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Beyonce, Jay-Z's Daughter Among Website's Worst Celeb Baby Names

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beyoncé and Jay-Z's daughter has received the dubious distinction of owning the worst name for a girl of any celebrity baby born in 2012, based on a poll of BabyNames.com members.

Blue Ivy Carter received 47.1 percent of the vote for the worst girl name, while Hawaii Five-O star Alex O'Loughlin's young son, Lion, earned the title of worst boy name, with 42.5 percent of the vote.

The award for best girl name goes to the daughter of The Bachelorette's Jen Schefft, Charlotte Grace.  Hilary Duff and former hockey player Mike Comrie's son, Luca Cruz, received the title of best boy name.

Over 2,000 members of BabyNames.com participated in the poll.  Here's how the results break down:

Worst Girl Name

  • Blue Ivy (Beyonce, Jay-Z), 47.1 percent
  • Runner-up: Lukensia (Jillian Michaels, Heidi Rhoades), 29.1 percent

Worst Boy Name

  • Lion (Alex O'Loughlin, Malia Jones), 42.5 percent
  • Runner-up: Kash Kade (Kim Zolciak, Kroy Bierman), 41.8 percent

Best Girl Name

  • Charlotte Grace (Jen Schefft, Joe Waterman), 24.1 percent
  • Runner-up: Violet Isabel (Emily Robison, Martin Strayer), 15.5 percent

Best Boy Name

  • Luca Cruz (Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie), 22.9 percent
  • Runner-up: Finn Davey (Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott), 16.3 percent

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