Weird Celebrity Baby Namesby Katlyn Joy | April 30, 2012
Maybe it's because they've lost touch with reality or perhaps they need everything to garner more attention for themselves, but celebrities have a real penchant for odd names. Perhaps it's a good thing for the rest of us though, especially those of us who don't want a common sounding name for our own children. When stars name their babies something so eccentric and out there, it makes our babies' unusual names seem at least in this realm and less bizarre.
Photo: SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 7: Pregnant actress Courteney Cox Arquette and husband David Arquette arrive at the L.A. Modernism Show Opening Night Gala Preview on May 7, 2004 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi)
Here's are some of the weirder baby names out of tabloid-land.
Memphis Eve. Bono's child plays homage to the birthplace of the blues, which is in fact cool in theory. How does Eve work into the name meaning? We don't have a clue.
Kal-El. Yes, many of us are married to comic book enthusiasts, but how many of us would go only with naming our child after Superman? Apparently, Nicolas Cage's significant other is way more good humored than the rest of us.
Coco. When Courteney Cox and David Arquette named their daughter after a childhood nickname of Courteney. Nickname.
Pilot Inspektor. While Jason Lee is a funny guy, there are times when humor is not quite appropriate. Your child's name should not be a punch line.
Hopper. When Sean Penn and Robin Wright named their child Hopper I suppose they weren't thinking about the villain in the Disney cartoon feature, "A Bug's Life." But what were they thinking about?
Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce and Jay-Z's new baby girl dons a different type name for certain, but it certainly isn't the weirdest of the list.
Sparrow. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's son may grow up to be normal just to spite his parents for this one.
Apple. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had everyone talking when they named their daughter Apple. What if fruit handles became all the rage and your kids went to school with Cherry, Honeydew, Grape and Kiwi?
Bronx Mowgli. This is the name Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz settled on for their baby girl. While a generation or so of Brooklyn's have been around, Bronx has a decidedly different feel but when you add a Jungle Book character as a middle name, confusion results.
Jermajesty. Jermaine Jackson should have stuck this one onto the nickname list not the first name list for his son.
Track and Trig. Sarah Palin's sons have enough of a cross to bear, don't you think?
Sage Moonblood. Sly Stallone should have considered that perhaps his son would want to grow up in a normal career outside of Hollywood. Who would trust an accountant with this moniker?
Dweezil, Diva Muffin and Moon Unit. Truly the classics of the famous' weird kid names, Frank Zappa set the bar.
Seven Sirius. Erykah Badu's and Andre 3000 went all celestial and out there for their son's name.
Sailor Lee. Not sure what Christie Brinkley was thinking when she choose this.
Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, Little Pixie. Bob Geldof, who had a good idea with Live Aid, no so much at naming daughters.
Free. Barbara Hershey's son may have the ultimate hippy name, which may not be such a cool thing for him.
Moxie Crimefighter. Why would poor Moxie's father, Penn Jillette burden his daughter with a comic book type name. He's a magician, can he make this disappear?
Audio Science. Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton went all high tech for their son's name. But why?
Rocket, Valentin, Racer Maximillano, Rebel Antonio, Rogue and Rhiannon. While not the absolute weirdest individually, this assemblage of siblings should be less than thrilled with their director dad, Robert Rodriguez.
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