If you want to be seen, you need to shine, and celebrities know this better than anyone. Normally their extravagance has the ability of surprising us almost without end, even when they decide to name their children.
And don’t think that we’re going to leave it at Hollywood’s famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children’s names, today we bring out the heavy artillery of creativity, recklessness (and why not, ridicule).
By the way, you going to need a good dose of superstar if you decide to go with any of the baby names on this list.
MOON UNIT & DIVA THIN MUFFIN
(Parents: Frank Zappa / Gail)
The daughters of Frank Zappa had to be on this list (he also has 2 sons, Ahmet Emuukha y Dweezil). What was he thinking? Was he planning on going into space? Thin diva’s from eating muffins? Surely he has his head in the clouds (or in space, more like).
(Parents: Shannyn Sossamon / Dallas Clayton)
We know you’re trying to muffle your laughter, or at least trying to find a pronunciation that makes this name sound a little less ridiculous. Someday, the son of actress Shannyn Sossamon will question her mother and ask her if Headphones wouldn’t have been a better name.
“We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in Simon.”
(Parents: Penn Jillette / Emily)
Thanks to her father’s explanation, we can grasp the jest in a new light, thought it doesn’t explain Moxie…
“We chose her middle name because when she’s pulled over for speeding she can say, `But officer, we’re on the same side, my middle name is CrimeFighter.”
POPPY HONEY & DAISY BOO & PETAL BLOSSOM
(Parents: Jamie Oliver / Jools)
It seems that if you are a famous chef, you can allow yourself a recipe of sugar, flowers and plain old cooties when it comes to choosing a baby name.
TU (SIMONE AYER) MORROW
(Father: Rob Morrow)
Yes, you read it right, you better not laugh too much today, leave some for “Tu Morrow”. The protagonist of Numb3rs’ sense of humour not only knows no shame, but it’s also the most ridiculous one we’ve found. No matter how much you repeat it, it doesn’t get any better.
We only hope that his daughter has plenty of patience, ‘cause a future full of jokes awaits her.
“My wife’s first name is Debbon and her last name is Ayer, so we wanted to carry on the tradition. So her name is Tu Morrow.”
ROCKET & RACER & ROGUE & REBEL & RHIANNON
(Parents: Robert Rodriguez / Elizabeth Avellan)
“All rise for the honourable judge Rocket Rodríguez”.
An excellent name for an action movie character, and probably awesome for jobs like superhero, pilot or lion tamer.
(Parent: Jermaine Jackson)
Jermaine Jackson has lots of children, all with weird names, but the winner is definitely Jermajesty, a very royal name for highborn kings. If you try to pronounce it out loud, it’s even more ridiculous.
PRINCE MICHAEL & PRINCE MICHAEL II
(Father: Michael Jackson)
The King of Pop may shine in the world of music, but his creativity when the moment came to naming his children wasn’t quite up to scratch. In 1997 he gave his son the curious and slightly egocentrical name Prince Michael Jackson. But in 2002, surpassing all expectations, his lack of ideas led him to finish of the second part in a very unglamorous way: Prince Michael II.
(Parents: Nicolas Cage / Alice Kim)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superman’s real name, that thanks to Nicholas Cage, is now placed on his son’s shoulders. Let’s hope he like the character and that his favourite superhero isn’t Batman.
(Parents: Jason Lee / Beth Weisgraf)
Jason Lee was inspired by a song from indie band Grandaddy called “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot”. “That track absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it” confessed Lee. Let’s hope it doesn’t full on blow for his kid’s future.
(Parents: Gwyneth Paltrow / Chris Martin)
The truth is that the name could be an in joke, but after hearing an interview with her mother on Oprah in August 2004, we realised that she has no idea why she decided to call her daughter Apple.
“… her daddy said if it’s a girl I think her name should be Apple. And I just, it sounded so sweet, and it conjures such a lovely picture for me, you know apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome, and it’s biblical and it’s just, they’re so, and I just thought it sounded so lovely…”
(Parents: David Duchovny / Tea Leoni)
This couple of Hollywood actors seem to have a fixation with simple word games. We’ll just have to wait and see what they do with Girl should they decide to have one.
(Parents: Evangeline Lilly – Norman Kali)
The actress from the hit series Lost decided to call her son Storm (slightly less adventurous than director Robert Rodríguez), but it seems she liked how it sounded in Hawaiian.
(Parents: Arthur Ashe / Jeanne Moutoussamy)
What more can we say about the simplicity of this name. We can imagine the couple walking ‘round the house looking for ideas. Thank god they didn’t see the blender or the fridge first.
(Parents: Pete Wentz / Ashlee Simpson)
The result of combining a New York suburb and a character from The Jungle Book, in his father’s own words: “The Jungle Book’ was something that me and Ashlee bonded over, so … it’s a cool name.”
Well, I suppose your son will have to decide that. You’ve done enough with making his life a little more complicated.
DENIM & DIEZEL
(Parents: Toni Braxton / Keri Lewis)
Though they’ve never explained the choice of name, we’re glad that her favourite brand isn’t a gasoline or a tractor, or the name wouldn’t quite be the same.
And that’s the end of the list, we hope you enjoyed it. If you want some more ideas for baby names, check out our movie names:
Girl Names: Mary, Charlotte, Chloe, Laura, Eve
Boy Names: John, Daniel, Oliver, Frank, Samuel
Frank Zappa & Gail - Sossamon shannyn & Dallas Clayton - Penn Jillette & Emily - Jaime Oliver & Jools - Rob Morrow - Robert Rodriguez & Elizabeth Avellan - Jermaine Jackson & Koqg - Michael Jackson - Nicolas cage & Alice Kim - Jason Lee & Beth – Weisgraf - Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow - Tea Leoni & David Duchovny - Evangeline Lilly & Norman Kali - Arthur Ashe & Jeanne Moutoussamy - Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz - Tony Braxton & Keri Lewis