Posted: Sep 20, 2013 10:00 AM
 
If you're a reality TV buff, then you'll recognize these fun names from the best of your favorite shows.

Cake Boss

What's not to love about a reality series that follows the day-to-day operations of a family-owned bakery in Hoboken? Carlo's Bakery is run by Buddy Valastro, aka the "cake boss," and his siblings LisaMaddalenaGrace and Mary.

Project Runway

Could you make an evening gown out of bubble gum wrappers? Fashion consultant Tim Gunn helps hopeful designers create something from nothing to stand before judges Heidi KlumNina GarciaMichael Kors and Zac Posen. A tough crowd, to be sure!

What Not to Wear

Everyone secretly wants to be nominated for this long-running makeover show. We'd gladly oblige as Stacy London and Clinton Kelly replaced our pathetic wardrobe with $5,000 worth of more appropriate fashions. Then Nick Arrojo would give us the hair we should have been born with and the one-named Carmindy would use makeup to bring out our best features!

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian loves to dress in black and white. How the nation feels about the reality diva and her famous family is equally black and white: Fans love 'em, and everyone else does not! For some reasons, fans are interested in what this unusual family does on a daily basis:

  • Kris (and hubby Bruce and their daughters Kendall and Kylie)
  • Kourtney (beau Scott and kids Mason and Penelope)
  • Kim (and boyfriend Kanye and daughter Nori)
  • Khloe (and husband Lamar)
  • Rob (and his issues)


Dance Moms

Oh, there is so much drama behind the scenes of the Abby Lee Miller Dance Company!

The dancers. Who will be on the top of Abby's pyramid this week: Asia, Brooke, Chloe, Kendall, Mackenzie, Maddie, Nia or Paige?

The moms. Why do these uber-competitive women insist on behaving badly in front of their children and on national TV? The moms are like school in the summertime: no class.

  • Christi
  • Holly
  • Jill
  • Kelly
  • "Skinny" Kristie
  • Melissa


Candy Apples.
The intense drama of Dance Moms wouldn't be complete without Abby's arch rival Cathy, her daughter Vivi-Anne and fierce choreographer Anthony.

Dancing with the Stars

Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet host as judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman critique dances featuring professional dancers paired with celebrities.

The pros. Each week, the professional dancers impress us with their rock-hard bodies and spectacular moves while working with stars such as Donny Osmond, Hines Ward and Kellie Pickler. Thanks to DWTS, the pros have become celebs, too:

  • Alex Mazo
  • Cheryl Burke
  • Julianne Hough
  • Karina Smirnoff
  • Kym Johnson
  • Mark Ballas
  • Peta Murgatroyd

Duck Dynasty

Who knew the duck call business was so fascinating? The Duck Commander's crew has captured our hearts and inspired men across the country to grow a full set of whiskers. Pay tribute to the Robertson family with one of these Duck Dynasty-inspired baby names:

  • Phil
  • Si
  • Willie
  • John
  • Jase
  • Jep
  • Justin
  • Alan

More fun baby name lists to inspire you

100 Most popular baby names of 2012
Downton Abbey-inspired baby names
Celebrity baby names: The best and the worst

Photo credit: Duck Dynasty on A&E Facebook

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