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Beyonce Steps Out With Blue Ivy, And New Hair

Bey and Blue


Beyonce took a shopping trip to Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan yesterday with daughter Blue Ivy. Bey and husband Jay-Z usually keep her shielded away from the cameras, but a leaked picture gave us a look at Blue’s adorable little face. Maybe they were buying baby shoes, or Kardashian repellent.

Baby Blue and Mama Bey

Beyonce was also sporting box braids in an updo. Perhaps inspired by younger sister Solange, who occasionally wears braids.

Auntie Solange

I don’t know why people are shocked by the new hair, did we forget about the blonde micro braids in Destiny’s Child‘s “Bug A Boo” video? I kind of like the easy, summery look.

Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 – The Results Are In!

"Why are there FIVE other JACOBS in my class, Mom?"

The Social Security Administration has released the most popular baby names from 2011.  Honestly.  I guess American women are more Team Jacob, since Edward is nowhere to be seen on the list.  And listen here!  I named my son Alexander over 28 years ago.

I’m surprised Mia is so popular.  I do love that name, I’ll admit.


1. Jacob

2. Mason

3. William

4. Jayden

5. Noah

6. Michael

7. Ethan

8. Alexander

9. Aiden

10. Daniel


1. Sophia

2. Isabella

3. Emma

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Emily

7. Abigail

8. Madison

9. Mia

10. Chloe

Is your kid’s name on the list?  (I apologize in advance if your son is named Jacob.)  Nice backpedaling, yes?

Let’s Talk 2012 Baby Names – Lily Allen Names Her Daughter Ethel Mary

Ethel Mary's Mum, Lily Rose Allen

Seems that Lily Allen’s mum spilled the beans about her newborn granddaughter’s name…even though the name sounds like it could be her spinster great-auntie’s name.  Ethel Mary is the name that popped out of Lily’s mom’s mouth on Facebook, so now everyone knows.

Let’s stop and talk about baby names for a moment.  There’s a list going around which gives the names of the first babies born in each state on New Years Day 2012.  I’ve done the double asterisk (**) to indicate my two-cents worth on certain names.  I didn’t comment on all of them–just the eye-catching, or eye-rolling monikers.

via namecandy.com

Jayden, Jayden, Jayden, Wyatt, Jayden, Genevieve, Jayden and Bella


State-by-State First Baby Names of 2012:

Alabama: Karis, 12:13 am

Alaska: Mathea Jeannine , 12:02 am

Arizona: Eviana Maye, 12:00 am and Cooper Jones, 12:01 am **Very pretty.

Arkansas: Wesley Ren, 12:20 am  **Good Southern name.

California: Sophia, 12:00 am

Colorado: Aubrey Faith , 12:01 am

Connecticut: Ava Jade, 3:38 am [Update: Carolyn, 12:02 am] **Super feminine, yet exotic.

Delaware: Austin Dean, 2:20 am

Florida:  Marcos Jarett Dante 12:01, 40 sec

Georgia: Thatcher James, 12:00 7 seconds **Another great Southern name. Or British?

Hawaii: Faith Erin, 12:02 am

Idaho: Melissa, 12:30 am 

Illinois: Adrian Karol , 12:00 am and Lamaya  12:00 am + a fraction of a second

Indiana: Michael Joseph Lee , 12:00 am

Iowa: Elliot Mitchell, 12:33 am  **His first novel will be out in 20 years or so and he’ll have a full gray beard.

Kansas: Adelyn, 12:46 am

Kentucky: Kay’lyn , 12:54 am

Louisiana: Kristiana Louise, 12:03 am

Maine: Kyren, 5:54 am

Massachusetts: Grace Kathleen, 12:10 a.m. and her twin Luke Christopher  12:11 am

Michigan: Gabriela, 12:09 am 

Mississippi:  Carmon McKynli , 7:05 am [Update: Genevieve Leigh, 12:31 am] **I LOVE Genevieve Leigh.

Missouri: Tucker Zane, 12:45 am [Update: Hailey Elizabeth, 12:02 am] **Tucker Zane is cool, man

Montana: Jackson, 1:46 am.

Nebraska: Aubrey Ann

Nevada: Envy Essence-Faye, 12:00 am  **Really? One of the 7 Deadly Sins?

New Hampshire: Vincent Andrew, 6:01 am

New Mexico: Daytona Jaymes,  2:12 am [Update: Amari, 12:29 am] **See you at NASCAR!!

New York: Nicole and Rania  (both arrived “at the stroke of midnight” in different hospitals)

North Carolina: Collin Matthew, 12:01 am  **Nice and masculine.

North Dakota: Wyatt, 12:52 am **Love the name Wyatt.

Ohio: Anya, 12:10 am

Oklahoma: Haiden Noelle, 10:22 am

Oregon: Zoey Antoinette, 12:27 am  **Has a nice ring to it–LOVE the Antoinette middle name.

Pennsylvania: Akier, 12:18 am

Rhode Island: Ezekiel, 12:21 am

South Carolina: Grace Marie, 12:09 am

South Dakota: Kalylah, 1:37 am [Update: John Jr., 12:03 am. His twin Kylee was born at 11:59 pm]

Tennessee: Charlotte, 12:09 am

Texas: Shekinah Rain Shanice, 12:00 am  **Yikes.

Utah: Jayden, 12:00 am  **One of 12 kids in his/her Kindergarten class by the same name. It had to be said.

Vermont: Conner, 7:09 am

Virginia: Lucas Robert, 12:26 am  **And the Oscar goes to…”

Washington: Hannah Elizabeth, 4:32 am  **Typical Washington State name.

West Virginia: Adian/Jadian, 3:19 am **Which is it? Both??

Wisconsin: Bella Rose, 1:09 am **Sigh, again?

Wyoming: Khloe, 8:28 am **NOOOOO! Just NO!!!

(No name reported: Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey)

Anyone naming their newborn baby after anyone from Twilight or the Kardashiholes, I just can’t with.  I. Just. Can’t. 

Oh, and this coming from the chick who would have named one of her sons, Scarlett Suzanne  back in 1989…coughHUNTERcough…had he been a girl.

Yeah. I know.