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Celebrity baby names: Kristin Cavallari reveals unusual moniker for her daughter

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While we're still reeling from Zooey Deschanel naming her daughter Elsie Otter, another star has revealed a surprising baby name for her newborn.

Kristin Cavallari, the 28-year-old star of Laguna Beach and The Hills has this week welcomed her third child - a girl - with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, 32.

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Kristin Cavallari has given birth to her third child

Announcing the happy news to her 1.6 million Instagram followers, the actress and fashion designer has confirmed that the couple have named the girl Saylor James.

Saylor James Cutler was born today at 132pm!!

A photo posted by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on

A certificate alongside the picture confirms that the baby is 7lbs and 6oz and measures 19 and a quarter inches.

Kristin's choice of a traditionally male middle name puts her daughter in good company - Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their daughter James earlier this year, while Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher called theirs Wyatt. Kate Hudson's middle name is Garry and even on this side of the pond, Take That's Mark Owen and his wife Emma named their daughter Fox in 2012.

But what about Saylor? Well, in a spooky celebrity coincidence, Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol announced on the same day as Kristin that she too is naming her newborn daughter Sailor - albeit with the more traditional spelling:

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Christie Brinkley also named her daughter Sailor way back in 1998.

With naming traditions in the US traditionally being freer than those in the UK, the name Sailor/Saylor itself has little history or meaning, it's simply one that parents like the sound of.

It's not the only nautical name out there. Babyhold has compiled an extensive list of seafaring-inspired options for babies, including the sturdy-sounding Anchor, Bertha and Keel. Here are a few we most like the sound of:

  • Blue: If it's good enough for Beyonce and Jay-Z...
  • Catalina: Refers to a yacht or the island to which it sails
  • Finn: An homage to fish may seem odd but it's a winner for boys
  • Isla: Isla Fisher has a double nautical name
  • Marina: Time for a comeback?
  • Pearl: A pretty girl's name inspired by the sea's precious treasure
  • Piper: Whistle signals called piping were used on ships when visitors were hoisted aboard or over the side

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Anna is a freelance writer and editor who’s been making her dime from online since 2007. She’s a regular at Stylist.co.uk, ITV News and Emerald Street and moonlights as a copywriter and digital content consultant. The baby is borrowed.

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