Unusual Celebrities Baby Names
Jessica Simpson settled on a gender-bending baby name for her first daughter. Need a hint? The baby girl’s first name is dad Eric Johnson’s middle name, and her middle name is grandma Tina Simpson’s maiden name. Maxwell Drew Johnson born May 1, 2012, Jessica Simpson announces second pregnancy via Twitter,
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale bestowed their oldest son with a name befitting the offspring of rock royalty. Their younger son got his name from a Malibu, Calif., beach the family frequents. Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale,
Pink may be the color traditionally associated with baby girls, but Beyonce and Jay-Z had another pigment on the brain when they named their daughter. Blue Ivy Carter named for Jay-Z’s Blueprint album, Jay-Z and Beyonce lucky number 4,
What’s in a name? Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon must have thought long and hard when they named their twins. Their baby boy’s namesake is the room on the top tier of Mimi’s NYC apartment building, where Nick proposed in 2008. (He and his dad share a middle name.) Their daughter’s namesake is Mariah’s idol. (Like her mom, the baby girl has no middle name.)Monroe Cannon named after Marilyn Monroe, Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon DOB April 30, 2011,
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin must have been in need of a snack break when they decided to name their daughter after a fruit. We’re not sure what they were thinking — not even after Gwyneth explained to Oprah that her daughter’s namesake is “so sweet and wholesome, and it’s biblical and I just thought it sounded so lovely and … clean.”
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden certainly thought outside the box when they named their children. Their son and daughter each have two middle names in addition to their unique first names: a traditional name and a time-related name (a season for her and a time of day for him). Sparrow James Midnight Madden,
In an example of true celebrity excess, Uma Thurman and beau Arpad “Arki” Busson gave their baby girl not one nor two nor three names but a whopping seven (just five if you don’t count her hyphenated last name). According to Uma’s rep, “Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father.” Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, Uma Thurman’s daughter’s nickname is Luna, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke have two childrenm,
Ashlee Simpson and ex-husband Pete Wentz named their son after a well-known New York City neighborhood and their favorite children’s book. The rocker later explained that his boy’s middle name was a bare necessity. Pete Wentz girlfriend Meagan Camper,
Michael Jackson must have used up all his creativity on his music, costumes, and dance routines because he didn’t seem to have much left when he named his sons. The boys actually share the same name!. Prince Michael Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II, Prince Michael Jackson II aka Blanket Jackson, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson,
Model-actress Milla Jovovich and her director husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, were inspired by their family histories when they named their daughter. The baby girl’s first name reflects Paul’s Scottish heritage, and her middle name is a mash-up of Milla’s parents’ names. Milla Jovovich’s parents Galina and Bogie, Paul W.S. Anderson directed Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil,
Nicolas Cage and his wife found the inspiration for their son’s name in the pages of a comic book. “I wanted a name that stood for something good, was unique and American,” the wacky actor explained. We wouldn’t expect anything less. Superman’s real name is Kal-El,
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell named her daughter after something sweet: a pretty garden flower found in the British Isles. “What really clinched it for me was my mother telling me that the [flower] is increasingly rare — so it’s a precious flower, which seems just right for my daughter,” Geri told Hello! magazine. Geri Halliwell names her daughter after Madonna, Sacha Gervasi is the father of Geri Halliwell’s daughter,
David Duchovny and Téa Leoni ensured that calling their son while playing with his friends at the park would be confusing for everyone when they gave him this noun for a name.
Toni Braxton followed a family tradition when she gave her children names that start with the same letter, but that’s about as traditional as her sons’ names get! Toni Braxton’s husband Keri Lewis,
In our opinion, Jason Lee wins the award for most ridiculous baby name in all of Hollywood history. We can’t wait to see how his son chooses to rebel. “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” by Grandaddy, Jason Lee’s daughter Casper Lee and son Sonny Lee,
Considering her own name, we’re not surprised Soleil Moon Frye chose unique names for her two daughters. We just hope they don’t mind being mistaken for boys whenever it’s time for roll call.
Sting ensured his oldest daughter would be forever pretty in pink when he named her after the hue. But now that she’s an adult, the aspiring actress (not surprisingly) goes by her middle name. Joseph Sumner, Bridget Michael Sumner, Jake Sumner, Eliot Pauline Sumner, Giacomo Luke Sumner,
Unlike his brother Michael, Jermaine Jackson had no problem thinking creatively when it came to naming his youngest child. He got so creative, in fact, that he made up a name for the boy. How appropriate for a member of pop music’s royal family! Jermaine La Jaune, Autumn Joy, Jaimy, Jeremy, Jourdynn Michael, Donte Randall, and Jaafar Jeremiah Jackson, Jermaine Jackson changing last name to Jacksun,
David Bowie probably thought he was being funny when he gave his son this assonantal name. Unsurprisingly, the younger Bowie is known by a completely different name now. (What do you think: Would Ziggy Stardust have been better?)
John Mellencamp may have written a little ditty about “Jack & Diane,” but when it came time to sign his son’s birth certificate, he wrote something much more unique. Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp, John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan are dating,
Penn & Teller magician-comedian Penn Jillette must have been hoping his daughter would possess the qualities of courage, determination, energy and pep when he bestowed her with this adjective as a name. Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette DOB June 3, 2005,
“A Knight’s Tale” star Shannyn Sossamon chose one of the wackiest names around when she landed on a pair of words for her son’s name. “We wanted a word, not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times,” she said of the odd choice. children’s book illustrator and author Dallas Clayton, Shannyn Sossamon’s son Mortimer,
Musician Frank Zappa settled on a, like, totally far out name for his daughter. As for his son, the name Frank and his wife chose was so strange that the hospital where he was born refused to register him under it.