When it comes to naming their children, celebrities tend to indulge their creative impulses more than your average Joe. In 15 years, the graduating classes at high schools across the greater Los Angeles area will be full of kids named Bronx, North, and various permutations of Camden.
However, not every star is so intent on striving for uniqueness above all else when it comes to naming their offspring. For every showbiz parent cursing their child with a trendy name that’s unlikely to wear well into adulthood, there’s a celebrity mom or dad giving their kid a well-thought-out moniker. So if you’re expecting a little one and want a name your progeny can be proud of, consider looking to the stars for inspiration. We’ve rounded up the best celebrity baby names—names that are certain to stand the test of time.
1. Iris Mary
The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne and his wife, PR executive Hannah Bagshawe, chose an elegant duo of names for their firstborn. The pair dubbed their daughter, born in 2016, Iris Mary, combining nature-inspired and Biblical influences.
2. Silas Randall
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel opted for a strong, but not super-common name for their son, Silas Randall. Silas was a disciple of Jesus in the Bible, and Randall is a middle name JT and his father, Charles, share as well.
3. Maple Sylvie
Arrested Development star Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, opted for a name that’s unique, but won’t stand out like a sore thumb later in life. The duo gave their second daughter the cute, but not overly-cutesy combo Maple Sylvie.
4. Gray Douglas
Model and actress Molly Sims and her husband, producer Scott Stuber, mixed trendy and classic names to form Gray Douglas, the moniker they gave their third child. If you want to do right by your own offspring, make sure you know The Single Best Way to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids.
5. Jack Oscar
Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley kept things traditional when naming their first child in 2017. The model and her action star fiancé named their son Jack Oscar, the former a possible nod to Huntington-Whiteley’s mother, Fiona Jackson.
6. Lula Rose
While cutesy names like Lulu were all the rage in the mid-2000s, Liv Tyler and her husband, Dave Gardner, gave their daughter a similar-sounding but less-common variation. Their baby girl, born in 2016, joins big brothers Sailor, Gray, and Milo.
7. Montgomery Moses
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen opted for slightly uncommon names for their daughters, Elula and Olive, but stuck to the classics for their third child. Their first son, Montgomery Moses, arrived in 2015.
8. Theodora Rose
British pop star Robbie Williams and his wife, Loose Womenstar Ayda Field, weren’t about to lend their penchants for bawdy humor to the naming process. The pair welcomed daughter Theodora Rose, who goes by Teddy, in 2014. Naming your kid the right thing is just the first step toward a happy life, but when it comes to mastering everything after the delivery room state, be sure you know The Secret to Raising Healthy Kids.
9. Hal Auden
While Benedict Cumberbatch’s name has been multisyllabic moniker is often the source of derision, the actor and his wife, Sophie Hunter, chose a less tongue-twisting name for their own child. Their second son, Hal Auden, was born in 2017.
10. Pearl Clementine
Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly, combined classic and cutesy names for their firstborn, Pearl Clementine.
11. Charlie Wolf
Although the name they chose for their daughter, Elsie Otter, is plenty cute, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel’s son really lucked out with his own animal-inspired name. Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik chose Charlie Wolf for their second-born.
12. Violet Moon
Shameless star Steve Howey and his wife, actress Sarah Shahi, drew inspiration from nature when it came time to name their twins in 2015. The pair opted for Violet Moon for their daughter and Knox Blue for their son.
13. Sebastian Taylor
While there are plenty of examples of musicians naming their children crazy things (ahem, Jermajesty Jackson), Wiz Khalifaand erstwhile wife Amber Rose gave their little boy a name that will wear well with age: Sebastian Taylor.
14. Carmen Gabriela
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin opted for the name Carmen Gabriela, a nod to Hilaria’s Spanish heritage, for their first child together.