Unique Celebrity Baby Names of 2012

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As we approach the second half of the year, the 2012 baby boom is well under way. Hollywood moms and dads never let us down when it comes to giving their babies unique names, and this year's new parents are no exception. The following are 10 of the most unique celebrity baby names so far this year.

Sebella

Actress and PETA activist Roselyn Sanchez, and her husband, actor Eric Winter, gave the common name Isabella a trendy spin when they welcomed little Sebella Rose to the world on January 4.

Maxwell

Not one, but two celebs named their baby girls Maxwell this year. Jessica Simpson shied away from girly names for her new bundle of joy when she named her daughter Maxwell Drew in May of this year. However actress Lindsay Sloane beat Jess to the punch when she named her daughter Maxwell Lue in January. Did anyone else notice the two baby girls' names rhyme?

Exton

Once a trendy baby namer, always a trendy baby namer. Eighteen years ago, "The Avengers" star Robert Downey Jr. named his first son Indio. In 2012, the comeback king named his new baby boy Exton Elias.

Elliotte

Similar to Jessica Simpson, actress Marla Sokoloff did a little gender bending of her own when she named her daughter Elliotte. However she added a little girlish charm by adding the middle name Ann to her baby's moniker.

Maple

Pass the flapjacks! Not to be outdone by his celeb cronies, Jason Bateman jumped on the trendy baby naming bandwagon when he named his daughter Maple. There is no doubt his new baby girl is just as sweet as her name.

Halcyon

Let's cut actress Beth Littleford some slack. While her baby girl, Halcyon Juna, may have a somewhat odd name, it's with good reason. The "Crazy, Stupid, Love" actress chose the baby's first name because it's her own middle name and her grandmother's name. New big brother Jackson, "wanted to name his new sister Juna."

Merrin

After having three sons, Bo Bice (a.k.a. the guy who was runner up to "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood) named his first baby girl Merrin Elizabeth Joy.

Bastian

Actor Jeremy Sisto gave a fun twist to the common name, Sebastian, when he named his new baby boy Bastian. While this may be considered a cool name, fans may be less forgiving of baby Sisto's middle name, Kick.

Mabel

While this name may sound more suited for his great-great-grandmother, Bruce Willis breathed new life into the classic name Mabel. Little Mabel Ray Willis was born on April Fool's Day in 2012.

Blue

This list would not be complete without little baby Blue. Did we expect anything less from pop icon Beyonce, and her husband, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z? One of the better knows unique baby names of this year, little Blue Ivy was born in January.

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