Nicole Richie’s boy baby names: Baron, Kypher & Martavious

In tabloid-ville, everyone is pretty sure Nicole Richie is expecting a boy for her second child with her boyfriend/partner Joel Madden. Now that we’ve got gender out of the way, Star has this hilarious story about what Nicole’s favorite boy baby names are. Perhaps “Jack” or “Michael”? Oh, no, of course not. Nicole prefers the kind of baby names that Donald Trump would come up with – like “Baron”. And to mix it up, Nicole also likes “Martavious”. Oh, joy:

Nicole Richie picked a unique name for her adorable daughter, Harlow Winter, and she plans to do the same for her son!

Top on the 27-year-old’s odd wish list for her second child with Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, 30? Baron!

“When she heard Donald Trump named his baby that, she told Joel she really likes it,” says a friend of the couple.

And if that’s not the right fit for the little guy, who’s due in August, “she also like the names Kypher, a mythological creature, and Martavious, which means ‘special one’” adds the pal.

“She wants something that’s going to get a lot of attention.” Those choices would do the trick!

[From Star Magazine print edition, June 8 2009]

I actually like unusual names, because for my generation, I had a weird “ethnic” name. So I really don’t think “Kypher” is all that bad. They could call him Kyph (pronounced “kife”). Little Kyph Madden… that’s cute. Perhaps they could save Martavious for the middle name the kid never acknowledges. But Baron? Just say “no” to anything Donald Trump says “yes” to, that’s my rule. Chances are that Star made up this whole story anyway.

Nicole was also on Larry King Live last night (quotes via Showbiz Spy), and she talked about how she and Joel aren’t in any kind of rush to get married, saying “When I was a little girl I dreamed about getting married and that is definitely still a dream of mine one day… But right now, we’re really, really focused on our family, we’re focused on our foundation and as far as feeling that need of commitment, we both really have that in each other.” I’ve often wondered about that with Nicole – and I’ve come around to the conclusion that Joel is the one who probably wants to get married, and Nicole is the one saying no… just an opinion.

Nicole Richie and Harlow, one and a half, are shown outside “Larry King Live” on 5/26/09. Credit: MATEI/ Nicole is also shown out on 5/15/09 and 5/28/09. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. Lynnie says:

    STOP THE MADNESS OF THESE RIDICULOUS BABY NAMES! It’s not just celebrities, either. Has anyone considered that these cute babies will one day be professionals and grandparents? I can just hear their grandkids: “Yea! We get to go to Grandma Ma’Kinnzy and Grandpa Dakota’s house!” Yuck.

  2. Candi says:

    Kypher is unique,but I would not go with Baron.

    Baron is the name of one of Paris Hiltons bro’s..

  3. ash says:

    Yes I’m sure Martavious will look great in those trendy gladiator sandals. So hot right now.

  4. LuLu says:

    I can’t believe she would chose to procreate again, Harlow is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

  5. Jazz says:

    Don’t name him Baron! And Martavious – what the??

  6. Mairead says:

    Out of the names – Kypher is ok. But what sort of mythical creature is it exactly – and from which culture.

    Because to me – it just looks like they’re naming the child after Keifer Sutherland and are “changing the spelling to make it more yewneek” (anyone who says that around me will be prodded quite forcefully with a pointed stick!)

    As for Martavious…. words… cannot… Ok, I’ll be nice; perhaps that is the name of one of their granddaddies.

  7. ash says:

    omg LuLu! So mean but I laughed so hard.

  8. RubyKaur says:

    Harlow has a face of a grown woman – she is still cute tho and a great mix of the two of them.

  9. BWeaves says:

    Baron just sounds like Duke or Earl. It sounds like a classy title, but just comes off as sounding redneck in real life.

  10. yadira says:

    I dont think Harlow is ugly. I think she is just scrunching up her face like an old lady. Most babies do that. Looks especially funny when they dont have teeth and they scrunch

    Baron is such an overrated name. Why not name him Duke or Prince or Nobleman. I mean come on? Stop the Hiltonesque arrogance madness

  11. grisgris says:

    Harlow is cute but that hairdo is painfully tight and wrong. It makes her look like a baby meth-faced Fergie. Or like Nicole is trying to give her a facelift by pulling her hair tight.

  12. aw says:

    aw she is nice

  13. Roni says:

    Harlow is UNIQUE looking…that’s all I’m going to say!

  14. clare says:

    Baron – bah. How about Bugleboy Madden?

  15. michellle says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this child is the spitting image of her father? Perhaps she’ll grow into that face.

  16. Moore says:

    I don’t find Harlow to be cute and her name is not original. I grew up with a kid named Winter and of course we all know a famous Harlow.
    If this is true and she’s trying to name her child for attention then shame on her. Goes to show she’s got nothing else really going for her.
    If Joel really wanted to get married enough he would stop having children until they did. It’s obviously not a big deal to them.

  17. clare says:

    According to Celebrity Baby Name Blog:
    ‘Patricia Arquette has a daugher named Harlow, and I recall that Joely Fisher named her daughter True Harlow back in 2006.’

  18. ChristinaT says:

    these two were on larry king talking about how they didn’t want to rush into anything like marriage… you know, cuz it could be kind of devastating to take it to that serious of a level and possibly have kids or something if you’re not sure you’re going to be together forever… oh way… *eyeroll* stupid celebrities and their insane logic… *eyeroll*

    also, her baby is bigger than she is :/

  19. Lucky says:

    She won’t name her son Baron. Baron Hilton is the younger sibling of Paris. In the Paris/Benji break up we all know whose side Nicole took.

  20. Joolzz says:

    all this talk reminds me of that johnny cash song – a boy named sue

  21. TinaWithPom says:

    It always makes me wonder when people, especially men, say that they don’t want to “rush” into marriage, but are perfectly okay with cohabitating for years and/or having a child or children out of wedlock. It doesn’t make them edgy, trendy or cool.

  22. paranel says:

    Harlow looks adorable. So cute.

  23. j. ferber says:

    I bet it’s Joel dragging his feet, not Nicole. On the subject of royalty-inspired names, there was once a kid in my school with the name Prince Charles. I kid you not.

  24. jennifer says:

    Good lord that is an adorable baby!!!

  25. elusive says:

    I nearly died when I saw the shortened version of Kypher – Kyph, when I was in school Kyfe was slang for something horrible ie “That **** is kyfe guy!”. Which pretty much sums up how I feel about Nicole and Joel. They’re famous for nothing (OK he had his music), and we keep making them famous.

  26. petra says:

    harlow looks just like joel, but in female form. her names are pretty. the boys names are a bit much.
    the marriage issue, for nicole, i believe, are based on a very very deep fear she has, that she might go backwards, and relapse or regress or something, about her individuality, or her power or strength. she needs help in therapy re: this, big time. joel should insist on this, because she will now have TWO children with unmarried parents, and she NEEDS TO THINK OF HER CHILDREN HAVING MARRIED PARENTS AND NOT BE SELFISH AND UNWILLING TO RESOLVE HER OWN DEEP WOUNDS BECAUSE OF HER OWN FEARS. what she keeps saying is total B.S. TOTAL B.S.CROCKA CRAP. not fair to joel either. NOT at all.

  27. Channing says:

    Wow, are you people serious? Harlow is BEAUTIFUL! please stop hating on Nicole’s daughter, just because your kids will never be that beautiful doesnt mean you have to hate on her kids. A matter of fact im having a daughter in Nov. of this year and im naming her Harlow after Nicole’s daughter. you people really need to get a life:)

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