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Adele's Baby Needs a Name -- Right Now!

by Julie Ryan Evans on November 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM

AdeleSince singer Adele reportedly gave birth to a baby boy on October 19, we've been wondering, waiting, and guessing what the little guy's name might possibly be. According to new reports, however, no one could have ever possibly guessed the name they chose, because there isn't one. Supposedly Adele and her boyfriend Simon Knoecki STILL haven't chosen a name for him.

Now, if she just hasn't wanted to share the name and give the kid some sort of privacy, that's one thing. We can respect that. But if it's true that she hasn't picked a name after about two and half weeks, then we have a problem.

Adele's friend, British talk show host Alan Carr, told the Daily Star yesterday:

He's beautiful. ­Absolutely beautiful. I saw him on Wednesday. But I need to find out what his name is before I can get a gift - you can't sign a gift 'To X' now, can you?

No, no you can't. Assuming that's true, which admittedly is a pretty big assumption, it seems beyond a reasonable amount of time to still be debating a baby's name. I know it's no easy task, but you do have almost nine months to think about it, so it shouldn't be that difficult to pick one.

I understand people who wait a few hours or even a day or two before bestowing a name. They want to see if the name fits the baby, and maybe test out saying a few. That's fine. But if you leave the hospital with a nameless baby, I think that's a little extreme, and two and half weeks is beyond extreme.

What do they call him? "It"? "Baby"? "Hey you?" I don't know. It's their baby, so if they're happy with a nameless kid, I suppose that's their business, but it certainly better be a pretty damn spectacular name when they finally do choose one if they took that much time.

What do you think is a reasonable amount of time to take to name a baby after he or she is born?


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Filed Under: baby names, baby prep


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    November 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM
    I'm sure Adele just hasn't given the name out. Surely her baby has aname
  • Lucy
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    November 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM
    I agree; I think the baby most likely does have a name. Adele's just probably using this for publicity.
  • Tessa...
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    Tessa Cameron

    November 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM
    really lucy? I think its the exact opposite this is the most classiest celebrity baby birth ever. there were no sonograms (like several trashy celebrities do), she didnt say the sex of the baby, the only reason we know that she even had a baby is because people cant seem to mind their own business. her rep didnt even confirm her having the baby. she just stepped out in public with the baby and her boyfriend and people were like "shit she gave birth already?". im positive she wont sell the baby pictures or anything like that. this girl is all class.
  • Christy
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    November 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM
    Some hospitals will not let parents leave without giving their new baby a name, since the baby has to be legally known by something.
  • L
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    December 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM
    In a shocking turn of events, Adele is from Not-America, where this is quite normal and perfectly legal. My brother was unnamed for a very long time and suffered no ill effects. A quick Google tells me the law allows 42 days.
  • Bitte...
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    January 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM
    Wasn't the baby born Oct 19th? December 10th is certainly more than 42 days past Oct 19th.
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