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With Duchess Kate Middleton ready to give birth in the near future, this royal pregnancy is getting more and more attention.
And it appears that Prince William may have dropped a massive hint about whether they’re expecting a little prince or a little princess.
Is this a major royal gaffe?
Like a large number of people, Prince William is a fan of sports.
Specifically, he enjoys soccer, which is called “football” in … well, outside of the United States, where soccer is popular even among adults.
The Prince is a fan of the Aston Villa Football Club, and celebrated Jack Grealish’s successful and dramatic win for his side when he played against Cardiff City.
In his enthusiasm, it appears that he let something slip about his third child with Kate Middleton.
Referring to Grealish’s skill on the field and accomplishments during that particular game, William told fans:
“I’m going to insist the baby is called Jack.”
After a brief pause, in which he may have realized what he had said, he added:
Is this a huge reveal and therefore a major royal gaffe?
It is difficult to tell, but many believe that Prince William accidentally leaked his child’s expected sex.
When one is excited, even a royal who has been schooled from birth to keep things private can have a loosened tongue.
That would certainly shoot down rumors that Kate Middleton is expecting twin girls. (Everyone loves a twin story)
But we should mention that it is also possible that was entirely joking about the name “Jack” and only threw in the “Jackie” line so that people would not jump to conclusions.
Obviously, that did not work out the way that he may have planned.
As for the name itself, well, regardless of the little one’s sex, Prince William is probably joking.
Even regular, non-royal people need to be thoughtful about the names that they give to their children.
If we all just picked the names of people we admire for our children, it could backfire when prospective employers refuse to interview someone named “Magneto” or decline to hire yet another “Carrie Fisher” because they already have a dozen and it’s already creating confusion at the office.
For royals, the pressures when it comes to names are even more intense.
Look at William’s children’s names: George and Charlotte.
George is a traditional name in his family, and St. George is said to have slain Britain’s last dragon, and is the patron saint of England.
Charlotte is another name from his family, most notably of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz. Also, the name Charlotte has its roots in Charles, the name of William’s father.
So it seems likely that whatever name they choose for this royal baby, it won’t be “Jack.”
(Probably for the best, since when people outside of the UK think of a famous British person by that name, they’re likely to think of Jack the Ripper)
This baby … who seems more and more likely to be a little prince … will probably have a name with a rich royal history.
A name deeply entrenched in British culture.
A name hich, zero offense to anyone named “Jack,” will probably have a less common air to it.
Now is more or less the right time for the couple to introduce a new child into the family.
Princess Charlotte just started preschool, so a new baby will be slightly more manageable.
And the child is also close enough in age to Charlotte and even George that they won’t feel like strangers from different generations.
They may or may not be playmates, but that will have more to do with personality and interests than it has to do with their ages.
We’re all looking forward to the birth of this next royal baby.
Even if it does end up being “Prince Jack.”
Way back at the beginning of the year, Amber Portwood revealed her baby’s name … sort of.
It wasn’t an official reveal or a full name, and she never actually confirmed much of anything about the child she’s having with Andrew Glennon.
Until now, that is.
The Teen Mom OG Reunion was missing two of its stars.
Farrah Abraham was absent because, you know, she got fired from Teen Mom. That whole story was a huge mess. It’s the end of an era — the Farrah era — and we can all sleep a little easier.
Amber Portwood, in the mean time, has not been fired — but she still couldn’t attend the reunion special in person.
Why? Because she’s super pregnant with her second child.
Just because she wasn’t up to flying out didn’t mean that she couldn’t attend. She spoke and answered questions through FaceTime.
One Twitter user’s question got asked: “Amber I’ve been dying to know, have you picked out a name for the baby?”
Without a pause, Amber replied:
“His name is going to be James Andrew Glennon.”
She then goes on to explain that they’re naming their son after not only his baby daddy (obviously), Andrew Glennon, but after Andrew’s father.
IMDB notes that James Glennon “died unexpectedly on October 19, 2006, from a blood clot resulting from surgery for prostate cancer.”
If you’re wondering why Andrew Glennon’s dad’s death is described on IMDB instead of on some old obituary page from a newspaper, it’s because Andrew is not the first Glennon in show business.
James Glennon was a famous cinematographer, whose most recognizable works include About Schmidt and Deadwood.
Not for nothing, but James’ father, Bert Glennon, was also a world-famous cinematographer.
And James’ mother was Mary Coleman, a script supervisor.
As we all remember from when we first learned that Andrew and Amber were a couple, they only met because Andrew was working as a producer on Marriage Boot Camp.
James Andrew Glennon will carry the names of his father and grandfather.
At the risk of wishing him into a career months before he’s even expected to be born, one cannot help but wonder if Amber’s second child will go into the entertainment industry in some capacity.
Obviously, though, no child should ever be pushed into following in their parent’s footsteps.
None of Andrew’s children need to be involved in cinematography at all in their professional lives.
Just like none of Amber’s children need to, um, become parents while they’re in high school.
We’re not saying that those are equal things, we’re just saying that each person has a right to choose their own destiny.
Amber Portwood also used her FaceTime interview to refer to Andrew Glennon as “the best rebound ever.”
She laughed afterwards and was clearly, clearly joking.
(Sure, one could argue that Andrew is, by definition, a rebound, since Amber basicallys tormed away from Matt Baier and into Andrew’s arms, but it’s clear that they’re serious about each other)
Amber also says that her family has been really accepting of Andrew, which she says is a good sign.
Honestly, if Andrew could watch Amber flip out on Marriage Boot Camp before they were in a relationship and he was still crazy about her, he’s definitely a keeper.
if somebody’s seen you at your worst and loves you, that might be the real deal.
Last year, it appeared that Kylie Jenner had gotten a butterfly tattoo for Travis Scott. Most people didn’t think much of it. But then came the news of Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy.
Now that Kylie has welcomed her baby girl, everyone wants to know what this precious girl’s name will be.
But … has Kylie already revealed it through some not-so-subtle “hints?”
On May 27th, 2017, Kylie Jenner tweeted out a butterfly emoji with no commentary.
(I don’t know what kind of butterfly — it’s blue. Probably not a Xerxes Blue, since those are tragically extinct)
Kylie’s apparent obsession with butterflies during the summer of 2017 wasn’t exactly a secret. In fact, fans knew about that long before news of Kylie’s pregnancy was leaked.
Since Kylie gave birth on February 1st, her date of conception is estimated as having been between May 6th and May 10th (perhaps as early as May 5th).
Was it on May 27th that Kylie learned that she was pregnant? Was the butterfly emoji her way of marking the occasion?
Butterflies came up again in Kylie Jenner’s baby video.
On top of showing our first glimpse of Chicago West, showing Kylie’s baby bump in its many stages, and showing Kylie’s life and friends and family and giving us a hint of her actually giving birth …
… We also see a lot of butterflies.
The camera zooms in on Kylie’s butterfly necklace.
Kylie’s nursery is covered in butterflies. Seriously. It’s like an over-the-top supervillain lair for a butterfly-motif comics character.
Also, you know, you get to see the baby kick.
Some point out that perhaps, for Kylie, a butterfly is merely representative of pregnancy. It’s an apt metaphor.
Within a cocoon, a caterpillar liquefies and transforms and grows until it breaks free as a butterfly and starts its new life.
Kylie’s baby girl transformed from a single-celled zygote into an extremely tiny human while in Kylie’s uterus.
One could also look at the butterfly motif as representative of Kylie’s own transformation from a teen girl (yeah, she’s 20, but she got pregnant at 19) to a new mother.
But many can’t help but wonder if there’s more than just symbolism at play here.
Here’s the thing, folks:
That whole video thing that Kylie had made and released after she gave birth?
The way that people talk in it, it’s designed for her little baby to see when she’s old enough to, you know, understand that there’s more to the world than feeding and discomfort. (Because, honestly, that’s pretty much it for newborns)
So, are Kylie and Travis planning to show their little baby this video and then explain the metaphor behind why their nursery was decorated with a bunch of bugs?
Maybe. Or maybe … they’re planning on naming their daughter Butterfly.
It would be an odd choice, because Kylie Jenner is terrified of butterflies.
Maybe she overcame her fear with Travis and links that to their relationship and maybe to their baby?
We sure don’t know.
Hopefully, Kylie will announce her baby’s name soon. It may be Butterfly, as so many fans suspect. It may be something else.
Regardless, keep in mind that Kylie’s baby will definitely, definitely be able to afford a name change.
This might break Kris Jenner’s heart.
Well, now we know how long she intends to keep this to herself. In fact, we know when she’s planning to announce her baby news … and you won’t believe it.
People reports that their source informs them that Kylie wants to keep things relatively private for the next long while.
Specifically, their source says:
“Kylie wants to disappear and be out of the spotlight and focus on her health and happiness.”
Health and happiness are important, we’ll give her that.
But how long is she going to keep teasing fans about her pregnancy?
“Kylie isn’t going to publicly address her pregnancy until she gives birth.”
That is … technically her business but also laughably ridiculous. The entire world knows that she’s pregnant.
“She’s not doing any public appearances and just wanted to take six months off”
Taking time off is fine … though we wonder how it might impact her brand. Maybe she’s counting on her baby to balance things out?
Most shocking of all was this tidbit:
Apparently, Kylie’s baby shower “was organized just five days before it happened.”
That is … almost incomprehensible.
Maybe Kylie was unsure of whether or not to have one or maybe she was prompted to do it by Kim Kardashian’s baby shower or maybe she wanted to keep it quiet, but … wow.
Personally, I try to plan going to dinner or a movie days in advance. If I were planning a baby shower, I’d start the day that the pregnancy was announced … if not sooner.
We can understand a new mother’s desire to focus on her pregnancy and new baby, but … six months?
Kylie Jenner hasn’t spent six months out of the spotlight since she was in elementary school.
Now, everybody is totally entitled to a break.
That includes reality stars. They work a lot to get footage for their show, and then there are promotional gigs and the constant social media presence.
Anyone would want a vacation, right?
Especially someone who’s pregnant.
But … six months is a lot of time to all but disappear from the world, especially when the whole world is accustomed to seeing you give multiple updates on your life every day.
And there’s no telling how this could impact Kylie’s wildly successful makeup business. So … this is a little confusing.
But it makes sense when you think about what we’ve heard about Kylie feeling insecure over her pregnant body.
“Kylie is only trusting her closest friends and her sisters right now.”
That’s usually a good policy to keep.
“She wants to reveal things on her own terms but she’s, of course, having fun teasing everyone.”
From selfies that only capture her face to photos featuring massively oversized shirts to remaining a shut-in most of the time, Kylie’s definitely doing a lot of teasing.
“She knows all the attention is on her and her baby bump, but she won’t share until she wants to.”
In case you somehow haven’t heard, Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her first child.
The 20-year-old has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the news, but it’s hard to keep secrets when you have a social media following larger that numbers in the nine-figure range.
That’s a lot of eyes watching just about everything you do, and Kylie’s been under greater scrutiny than ever since hinting that she’s knocked up.
Yes, it’s important to bear in mind that Kylie has yet to release an official statement confirming that she’s expecting.
Instead, she seems to be having fun toying with her legion of diehard fans.
She broke the news with a caption-free selfie showing the slightest hint of a baby bump.
She’s done nothing to deny rumors that she’s planning to marry Travis Scott, even as members of her inner circle maintain that the couple is nowhere near that seriousness.
Sources say Kylie has even gotten a laugh out of the reports that she’s serving as Kim Kardashian’s surrogate and carrying her sister and brother-in-law’s baby.
And now, it seems she’s messing with our minds with regard to the baby’s gender.
Kylie posted the above photo showcasing some of her lip kit products.
Up to this point, all the intel has indicated that Kylie is having a girl.
But her sly “I’m thinking blue” caption has been widely interpreted as a hint that she’s expecting a boy.
According to TMZ, however, Kylie’s little clue is “just a red herring” intended to throw fans off the trail.
It’s anyone’s guess as to why Kylie is throwing some much misinformation at her fans.
Our best guess is that she’s simply having fun watching the Kylie faithful go wild with every new tidbit she throws their way, whether there’s any accuracy to the info or not.
Hey, being a single 20-year-old with an unexpected baby on the way has gotta be a nerve-racking experience, even for someone as financially secure as Kylie.
If having a little bit of fun with her fans is her way of keeping it together, we say go for it.
In fact, we can’t wait until she starts spreading those fake name rumors.
Get ready for a blast from the past!
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt welcomed their first child into the world. Of all of the reality couples on all of the shows, those two are the ones who are still together and starting a family.
But we’ve only just now learned who little Gunner Pratt’s godmother is: none other than Jen Bunney.
The Hills was a veritable pioneer of reality television.
It wasn’t a competition or a documentary — it was just a group of ridiculous people being filmed living their ridiculous lives.
That’s not unusual at all, now. Back in the day, though, only a few shows really matched that description.
Jen Bunney wasn’t as big of a name as Heidi Montag or Lauren Conrad, but she had her moments.
What might have been her biggest and most life-changing moment of all was allegedly hooking up with Brody Jenner, Lauren Conrad’s crush, during Lauren’s own birthday party during the show’s second season.
And Lauren Conrad was, from that point on, completely done with Jen, and excised her from her life entirely.
Whatever “shady thing” she did with him was the subject of no shortage of speculation until just a couple of years ago, when Brody Jenner denied that they’d hooked up.
Specifically, he was at the time blasting The Hills (and perhaps reality television in general) as “fake” and mentioned that he “didn’t have sex with Jen Bunney.”
He went even further, insisting that he “didn’t hook up with any of these girls.”
Jen Bunney took to Instagram to respond to Brody Jenner’s admission, succinctly writing:
Considering how much that one allegation changed Jen’s life, that’s an understandable response.
Though Heidi and Spencer had been the ones who encouraged Jen to kiss Brody at the time (even though we now know that it didn’t lead to sex), Jen has maintained a fast friendship with Heidi in particular.
But also with Spencer. They’re a package deal.
Both Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were guests at Jen Bunney’s 2014 wedding to Taylor Dunphy.
It’s not unusual for friends to be there for such major life milestones, of course, but it’s a great sign that they formed a lasting bond.
It’s clear that the stars of The Hills have done a lot of growing up over the years.
(Well, Spencer Pratt still makes an ass of himself, but … that’s who he is, we guess)
Heidi’s reconnected with her mom, and now Heidi and Spencer are new parents.
And look at who the proud godmother is:
In a clip from Heidi’s Instagram story, Heidi and Jen celebrated baby Gunner Stone Pratt.
(Gunner is an odd name that may refer to the Viking name Gunnar, which basically means “warrior.” And Stone is a perfect middle name for a child whose parents spent considerable chunks of their lost fortune on, well, crystals)
Heidi announced: “Cheers, I have one of Gunner’s godmothers here, Jen Bunney!”
We love that “one of” line. Exactly how many godmothers does Gunner have?
Jen Bunney added: “We’re celebrating Gunner. He’s the best baby ever. We love him so much!”
These days, by the way, Jen Bunney is working in the healthcare field and, last we checked, was working on her Masters.
Considering that the original cast members of The Hills are all in new stages in their lives, now seems like a perfect time for a revival of the series.
Especially since there’s a new Pratt that fans could watch grow up.
Spencer, who has changed his Twitter name to “Pratt Dad” in honor of Gunner’s birth, says that everyone who was on The Hills would be up for such a reboot.
Well … almost everyone.
“The entire cast is in minus LC”
Yeah, Lauren Conrad’s gonna be a hard sell.
Back in July of 2015, Reggie Bush and Lilit Avagyan welcomed their second child, a son named Uriah. In May of 2013, their daughter Brisels was born.
Though Reggie Bush’s personal scandal has almost certainly impacted his life and marriage, Lilit has now given birth to their third child.
And they’ve given this baby a very unique sounding name.
Reggie Bush is an accomplished football player.
I may not know much about sportsball, but even I know that it’s a big deal when I hear that someone won a Heisman trophy.
(That’s because I watched American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, but still)
Just last year, a Miami waitress claimed that Reggie Bush had impregnated her while cheating on his wife.
Eventually, Reggie reportedly reached a settlement with the waitress — which is why we don’t know more about that situation.
It was claimed that Reggie’s first response upon hearing that his mistress was pregnant was to offer the woman a million dollars to get an abortion and leave him alone (and basically disappear).
Apparently this wasn’t some one-night stand, but the result of an alleged two year affair. The waitress got a lawyer.
There’s no telling how good a settlement she received, but Reggie Bush’s net worth is estimated to be at least $ 14 million.
Clearly, however, Reggie Bush and and Lilit Avagyan were able to move past that whole ugly business and leave it behind them.
(There’s a difference between one affair and having a string of affairs, and sometimes even serial cheaters get forgiven — just look at Sharon an Ozzy Osbourne after the rock star cheated with at least six different mistresses)
We say “clearly,” because it’s nearly a year later and Lilit has given birth to the couple’s third child!
E! is reporting that Reggie Bush and Lilit Avagyan have welcomed a baby boy into the world.
That boy’s name is reportedly Agyemang Bush.
It’s no surprise that they chose an “unusual” name for their child.
When your daughter is named Brisel and your oldest son is named Uriah, you wouldn’t be doing any favors to your kids if you name your next kid “Brian” or whatever.
The reason that we put the word unusual in quotation marks is because it looks like the name “Agyemang” and the very similar “Agyeman” aren’t uncommon at all in Ghana.
In many cases, people who are taken aback by names that they refer to as “strange” or “ethnic” would do better to look up a name’s origins.
Sometimes, what we perceive as a “weird name” is actually just a name that isn’t eurocentric.
Sure, there are a lot of celebrities (and non-celebrities) who want to give their children unique-sounding names.
But there are also a lot of people who, with very good reason, want to reclaim heritage that they feel was stolen from them and their communities.
Something as simple as a name can be very empowering.
And, when we’re talking about the children of celebrities, there’s usually less concern about not getting callbacks on job applications.
Anyway, this is fantastic news for this couple.
We don’t recommend having children to mend a marriage that’s struggling, for any reason.
But we don’t know that this is what was behind their union.
Hopefully, the family can find happiness without any further scandals.
Last week, Kailyn Lowry welcomed her third child.
No doubt many of the sensations and experiences of the past few days are familiar to her, having given birth to two older baby boys in the past.
But this time, there’s one major difference, as Kailyn brought her third boy into the world as a single mom.
Late last year, Kailyn got pregnant by Chris Lopez during a brief fling that quickly fizzled out.
We don’t know much about Lopez, and it seems he’d like to keep it that way.
After she gave birth, sources close Kailyn stated that Lopez will not be involved in his son’s life.
Teen Mom 2 insiders say Lopez has made it clear that he has no interest in appearing on the show that made Lowry famous.
Indeed, it seems that while he reportedly has every intention financial obligations, Lopez will play little to no part in the lives of Lowry and her son.
Nevertheless, Kailyn remains optimistic.
“Every child deserves their dad,” Lowry recently told Radar Online.
“I’m hopeful. I’m positive he’ll be around.”
Kailyn concedes that Chris is not exactly diving head-first into the role of new dad, but she says he’s off to a good start in terms of providing support and showing an interest in his son.
“I think he has been as supportive as he can,” the mother-of-two said.
“He does the best to his ability even though it doesn’t necessarily meet the standards of what everyone else expects of him. I think people need to keep that in mind.”
She points to the fact that Lopez was present in the delivery room and drove her home from the hospital as evidence of his commitment to being a dad.
Sounds to us like Kailyn is setting the bar pretty low, but hey – as long as she’s happy …
Lowry says she was “always hoping” that Lopez would be present in the delivery room, but she admits there was a time when it seemed unlikely.
“But just based on how our relationship has been there was always a question whether he would have his phone on him or would he be at work,” she said.
“I’m so glad that he came.”
Friends and family have expressed concerns about Lopez in the past, stating that Kailyn offered “a relationship of convenience” to Lopez, and he quickly cut ties when it became clear she was interested in more than a commitment-free fling.
Here’s hoping the people in Kail’s inner circle are doing their best to manage her expectations.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more of the turbulent life of Ms. Lowry.
For much of the past month, Teen Mom 2 fans have been anxiously awaiting news that Kailyn Lowry has welcomed her third child.
The 25-year-old reality star has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped about her pregnancy, refusing at first to even reveal the identity of her baby’s father.
Kailyn also went nine months without telling fans if she’s hnaving a boy or a girl, but that’s because she didn’t know herself … until now.
Initially Kailyn wanted to be surprised when the baby arrives, but it seems she just can’t stand the suspense any longer.
So just a few days ahead of her due date, Kailyn underwent a procedure to find out the kid’s gender … well, kinda.
On her Snapchat Kailyn posted a video of an unidentified woman performing an old wives’ tale ritual to determine if Kailyn is having a boy or a girl.
She dangled a pendant above Kailyn’s baby bump and then announced her findings to the camera.
“It’s a girl,” the woman said.
“If it goes in circles it’s a girl, if it swung back and forth like a pendulum it’s a boy. It’s picking up your energy.”
So there you have it.
Clearly, Kailyn has employed the best technological advances that modern medicine has to offer and determined that she’s having a girl.
We kid, obviously.
The question of what gender Kailyn’s baby will be remains very much a mystery.
As for the name … well, at least she’s narrowing things down a bit.
“Karsyn, Anastasia, Murphy and Leona,” she tweeted when asked about what names she’s considering for a girl.
For a boy, Lowry likes the names, “Griffin, Nixon, Ripken and Silas.”
Kailyn, if you’re reading this: please don’t go with Karsyn or Nixon.
The former smacks of that phenomenon where the parents want a unique name, but they aren’t creative enough to think of one, so they just go with a ridiculous spelling of an existing name.
The latter, well … we don’t know what your political leanings are like, but imagine 40 years from now you meet a kid named Trump.
You’d make a whole lot of assumptions about his parents, and who wants their child dealing with a whole mess of preconceived notions his whole life?
Also, cross Ripken off the list.
No kid should be forced to live up to the pressure of 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games.