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Best Celebrity Baby Names 2010

From Sandra Bullock’s Louis Bardo to Vera Famiga’s Gytta Lubov, name experts Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz present the year’s winners and losers. Plus, view photos.

2010 was most notable in celebrity baby names for being more sedate than in recent years. Stars shocked by ignoring attention-grabbing choices like Bronx and Moxie in favor of such assertively normal names as Benjamin (John Travolta and Kelly Preston) and Grace (Mark Wahlberg).

The best of 2010’s celebrity baby names evidenced style and individuality. The worst were bad in their own special ways.

Gallery: Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2010

Pamela Redmond Satran, a founder of nameberry.com, is the coauthor of eight books about names, including Beyond Ava & Aiden and Cool Names.

Linda Rosenkrantz is a co-developer of the baby-naming site nameberry.com and co-author of 10 books on names, including Beyond Ava & Aiden.