Most Popular Baby Names In Australia
_While the bulk of 2011's Sheilas were called Charlotte, Emily took top billing for Australian girls just a few years ago. And attention, Australian trendsetters: Lachlan, a name that means "feisty" and is No. 5 on Australia's list, wasn't found on any other top names list that we checked around the world. Check out the latest list here.
So Traditional and Retro, They're Hip Again
_Of course the brood in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's household comes to mind first, with boldly unusual names Maddox, Zahara, Pax and Shiloh. But how about Nicole Kidman's Sunday Rose or Hugh Jackman's Ava Eliot??
For the well-heeled and the well-known, creating a splashy and inventive baby name is not just a birthright but a tradition. Witness the recent crop of baby names to adorn celebrity offspring: Pirate (Korn frontman Jonathan Davis' son), Moxie Crimefighter (the daughter of Penn and Teller magician Penn Jillette) and Lola (Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards' newborn). They're in good company: Chris Rock, Madonna, Carnie Wilson, and Jennie Garth also call their little girls Lola, whether it's on the birth certificate or not (in Madonna's case, Lola is a nickname for Lourdes).
Even veteran Live 8 musician-activist Bob Geldof has a full house, flowering with daughters Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, and Pixie, and their half-sister Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
Note to Britney Spears and Kevin Federline: There's a method to the madness, and plenty of room to grow. Just check out the playful and friendly categories below.