It's Time to Play the Celeb Baby Name Game

The world was #blessed with the news Monday that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child together. It's a pretty big announcement and naturally we all need to take a few hours out of our morning to soak up all the baby news glory. In the coming months there will most likely be speculation about the sex of the baby, what the little bugger will look like, if it will have flowing golden locks like mom or the goofy comedic timing of dad. However, I'm here to talk names. Let's to try to reach into the vast wilderness that is celebrity baby names and come up with some suitable choices.

In choosing a celebrity baby name, one must first attempt to think like the celebrities that did the deed to plant the seed. Will they go biblical or new age? Will they name tiny baby Reynolds after a city, country, state tree, or fruit? Will they simply let the child age a few years and then let him/her choose their own name? They could use social media to their advantage and let America vote on the baby name using the hashtag #NameThatReynoldsBaby. Or they could just choose from this amazing list I put together. The possibilities are limitless and the mind boggles, so let me help the couple get started.

1. Burt

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If my husband's last name was Reynolds, you know I would suggest Burt at least 50-75 times while discussing baby names.

2. Banana

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We already know that Lively took a biodegradable page out of Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOPy book when she created her lifestyle website Preserve, so why not jack her daughter's fruity name as well? Maybe one day Apple will babysit for Banana and then I can write about that too.

3. Spot, Fido, Chance

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Lively said in September's issue of Marie Claire , "If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would." So if one were to take the term "litter" literally (HA), then perhaps the Lively-Reynolds clan can give their tiny pup a canine-inspired name. I'm pulling for Balto, but that may be too obscure.

4. Rapunzel

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Lively has a lock on that gorgeous Disney Princess hair, so this name would assume that her future daughter would also inherit those blonde tresses.

5. Rodney or Christina

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Why not give your child your own middle name? I had no idea that Ryan Reynolds' middle name was Rodney before writing this piece, and this is definitely a fact I could've gone the rest of my life not knowing.

6. Meadow

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Lively is definitely the mom that would name a daughter Meadow. Or maybe Willow. Or possibly, Shadow. All names that cutely end in -ow are fair game.

7. Pumpkin Spice Latte

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There is no way to name a child a more basic name unless they actually name it Basic. Now that I think about it, Basic isn't a bad choice. All in favor of Basic, take a sip of your PSL!

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