Actress Farrah Fawcett and actor Ryan O'Neal may not be married, but they have named their son, who was born Wednesday, Redmond James Fawcett-O'Neal . . .

It happened in America, but one would think it couldn't happen in France: Nude photographs of 18-year-old Isabelle Chaudieu, Miss France, appeared in the French magazine Lui and her title was taken from her . . .

Former first lady Betty Ford is strongly supportive of a woman's running for vice president and thinks the Republicans will nominate one the next time, but she didn't vote for Democrat Geraldine Ferraro. Speaking at a program in American University's Distinguished Visitors Series on Wednesday, she said she had urged her husband to choose a woman as his running mate. Other speakers in the "Women in a Changing World" series, conducted by former Egyptian first lady Jihan Sadat, will be Rosalynn Carter and Nancy Reagan . . .

Hawaii Sen. Spark Matsunaga believes the United States needs a poet laureate. In a bill suggesting the appointment of a laureate for five years at $40,000 a year, Matsunaga argues that a national poet would "add a new dimension to historic and ceremonial occasions" and give young and unknown poets "a goal to aspire to" . . .