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Weirdest Celebrity Baby Names

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    Apple
    When she was asked during an interview on Oprah why she named her daughter Apple, actress Gwyneth Paltrow said: "When we were first pregnant, her daddy [Coldplay frontman Chris Martin] said, if it's a girl I think her name should be Apple. 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.” In other words, they had a whole, uh, bushel of reasons for naming their daughter after fruit.

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    Kal-El
    Actor Nicolas Cage and wife Alice Kim named their son Kal-El. No, they didn’t make it up; for those not in the comic-book know, Kal-El was Superman’s name when he was a tyke on Planet Krypton. With a name like that, who’s going to blame him when he tries to fly off the couch, or runs around the house in his undies?

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    Bronx Mowgli
    Personifying the concept of “urban jungle,” Bronx Mowgli, son of singer Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz is a Disney exec’s dream come true. Picture it: “Jungle Book Three: Lost in New York.”

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    Coco
    Actress Courtney Cox likes the sound of her own name so much that she wanted her daughter to have the same name. Alas, that didn’t jibe well with husband David Arquette’s Jewish upbringing, so they compromised and named their daughter Coco, which apparently was Cox’s name as a young girl. And here we thought it was important for children to have an identity separate from their parents.

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    Satchel
    Apparently, director Woody Allen loves neurotic characters so much that he set his own son (pictured) up for a childhood of unhappy memories on the playground when he and then-partner Mia Farrow chose to name the poor kid Satchel. Satchel has since changed his name to Ronan Seamus. And who can blame him?

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    Seven
    Seven. It isn’t just a number—or a really creepy movie. It’s also a name. Maybe singer Erikya Badu and Outkast’s Andrea 3000 meant to name their child Steven, but the birth certificate person screwed up, and so they just went with it. But that still doesn’t explain why Badu named her other kids Mars and Puma.

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    Rogue and Rebel
    Director Robert Rodriguez and producer Elizabeth Avellan really set themselves up for fun times during the teenage years when they named two of their children Rogue and Rebel. Or maybe this was really a genius maneuver in reverse psychology, and their kids will go “rogue” and “rebel” against their names and become chess club champions and straight-A students.

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    YaMajesty
    Call it blasphemy (or some serious delusions of grandeur), but rapper T.I. and then-girlfriend Lashon Dixon named their son YaMajesty Messiah. Those are some big shoes to fill. Also, it’s kind of hard to convey authority when you’re saying: “go clean your room, YaMajesty Messiah.”

    And speaking of delusions of grandeur, singer Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza named their second child Jermajesty, a spin on the same strange idea.

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    Moon Unit
    Singer Frank Zappa and wife Gail Zappa set their daughter (pictured) up for a childhood of teasing with the name Moon Unit (the taunt “Space Cadet” comes to mind). The Zappas went on to make equally judicious choices when naming their other three children: Diva Thin Muffin (now, there’s a name for a future Supreme Court chief justice), Dweezil (which sounds like a cross between “dweeb” and “weasel”) and Ahmet Emuukha Rodan (which actually sounds pretty normal compared with the other three.) 

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    Pilot Inspektor
    Actor Jason Lee and then-girlfriend Beth Riesgraf achieved new heights of celebrity ridiculousness when they named their son Pilot Inspektor. According to Hollywood legend, the couple chose the illustrious name after listening to the song He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot by Grandaddy. Way to build your kid’s self-esteem, guys. Let’s hope Pilot appreciates the irony when he realizes that he knows how to spell “inspector” and his parents don’t.

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    Bear
    Actress Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki named their boy child Bear Blu, and we admit, it’s kind of cute. But as he grows up, we fear it’s going to be put him in the cute and cuddly “I like him as a friend” category, not the totally handsome leading man one.

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    Fifi Trixiebelle
    Irish singer and songwriter Bob Geldoff and the late British media personality Paula Yates named their daughters Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honey Blossom and Little Pixie. And here I thought our job as parents is to dissuade our children from a career in exotic dancing.

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    Denim and Diesel
    Singer Toni Braxton and husband Keri Lewis named their sons Denim and Diezel. Maybe Braxton is hoping that if her next album tanks, she can finagle a deal with Diesel jeans.

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    Zuma
    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale sealed their child’s fate as surfer dude with the name Zuma Nesta Rock. Seriously, the name reeks of baja hoodies and good times at the beach.

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