Holly Madison names new baby Rainbow Aurora

by Missy Jaramillo

Holly Madison names new baby Rainbow Aurora

Holly Madison, a former Playboy model who has enjoyed her fair share of television time since leaving the mansion, is one woman who isn't shy about sharing her private life. Since announcing her latest pregnancy, cameras have been following around the blonde bombshell, anticipating the birth of her first child with boyfriend Pasquale Rotella. In the first week of March, Madison delivered a healthy baby girl, and her name has been attracting the most attention since she's been welcomed into the world - Rainbow Aurora Rotella.

Madison, 33, had previously told In Touch magazine that she was unsure of what to name her child, according to ABC News. Now that the name of her baby has been announced, The Huffington Post speculates that this may be the beginning of a new trend in Hollywood - naming babies after colors, or in Madison's case, a whole rainbow full of them! 

"I wanted to give my daughter a unique name," Madison told E! News. "Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!"

On her blog, Madison has stated that she's been enjoying playing the role of mommy for the first time in her life, despite getting little sleep.

Finding a creative baby name
If you're going through the pregnancy calendar for the first time, chances are, you're trying to make everything perfect for the arrival of your baby. This means choosing the ideal name for your child, but how do you come up with one as creative as Rainbow?

One way to narrow down your options is to look to characters in literature, art and music who have inspired you. Then, think about putting your own twist on the name - consider spelling it differently to give it a personal touch. If this method doesn't yield results, take your time choosing one that flows beautifully off the tip of your tongue. Keep it short and sweet, or take names that can be shortened with nicknames into account. Finally, try to make sure the name is meaningful, whether you derive it from your favorite book or a family member.

How have you made your kids' names unique? Do you have a method to choosing baby names? Leave your tips in the comments section!