Wackiest Celebrity Baby Names
Lil' Kim picked this word name combo for her new daughter. Royal is an old-school boys' name, but pairing it with Reign just gives it the feel of a Prince cover band.
Ciara and Future
Yes, it's a "family name," as Ciara's rapper fiancé Future picked the moniker for his stage name. That doesn't make it any less out there.
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Clearly, Busy Philipps likes animals. She named her first daughter Birdie, and her second daughter after the chirpy summer bug. Cute? Or too cute?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
We thought Kimye were joking when they said on The Tonight Show that they were considering naming their daughter North West. We were wrong.
Holly Madison's pick for her baby daughter seems right out of a 1960s commune, not the Playboy Mansion.
Maybe former Bristol Palin beau Levi Johnston should have stuck with the Palin clan -- he's got their knack for choosing offbeat names. Breeze isn't too bad, but naming your baby girl after a brand of weaponry seems a little odd.
Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence
A few of of the five monikers Uma Thurman burdened her youngest with aren't too bad. But really? Even a royal kid like Prince George received only three names. Reportedly, Uma calls her baby Luna, a nickname based on name number four in the progression.
Poppy Honey Rosie, Buddy Bear, Daisy Boo Pamela, and Petal Blossom Rainbow
Hall of Fame celebrity baby namer Jamie Oliver doesn't skimp on whimsy. Although the first names are all decent, we're certain that Daisy may ditch the "Boo" in the middle when she's in her teen years.
Was Jason Bateman thinking of the majestic tree or the sweet syrup when he picked this baby name?
Alicia Silverstone is one of three celebs with a son named Bear (Jamie Oliver and Kate Winslet are the other two). The public, however, is so far not impressed with this animal name. Only 83 kids were given it here in the United States last year.
Moroccan and Monroe
Mariah Carey and Nick CannonThese aren't as offbeat as you might expect from diva Mariah Carey and her hubby, Nick Cannon. But who else thinks that they call them Rock and Roe?
Sparrow James Midnight
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden did okay naming big sister Harlow Winter, but it's little brother Sparrow who kind of got the short end of the naming stick. Sparrow might be a cute name for a baby -- but we're thinking that by age 25, Sparrow's going to be going by Jimmy, rather than the name of a teeny, fluttery bird.
Zuma Nesta Rock, Kingston James McGregor, and Apollo Bowie Flynn
Gwen Stefani and Gavin RossdaleRockers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale picked place names for their first two, then went in a different direction with baby number three, choosing the name of the Roman sun god.
Nicholas Cage saddled his son with the Krypton name of Superman. Couldn't he have gone with Clark Kent instead?
Jagger Joseph Blue, Poet Sienna Rose, and Lyric Sonny Roads
Soleil Moon Frye
If your name is Soleil Moon Frye, you probably aren't going to pick a name like Jane for your kids. And her name choices definitely aren't ones you'd find at your local playground. Unless, of course, you live in Hollywood.
Moxie CrimeFighter and Zolten Penn
Magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller is legendary for picking this punchline-worthy name for his daughter -- and then Zolten Penn for his son.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow liked the wholesome vibe of this fruity name. But they didn't set a trend -- only 27 girls sported the name last year.
This name is clearly more popular in Rachel Griffiths' home country, Australia, than it is here. There, it's the name of one of the country's most notable poets -- here, it just evokes twangy country music.
Allegedly, actor Jason Lee picked this name not because he wants his kid to become a pilot (or an inspector) -- he based it on a Grandaddy song called "He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot." Not exactly inspirational.
Picking this name helped gain actress Shannyn Sossamon some notoriety as a wild baby namer, but she eventually picked a different baby naming path: Audio's little brother got the old-fashioned pick Mortimer.
Heaven Love'on and God'Iss Love
You have to appreciate the sweet sentiments here, but the oddball punctuation and the misspellings kind of ruin R&B singer Lil' Mo's baby name choices.
Actor Rob Morrow gave his child a pun name (get it: Tu Morrow). Let's hope Tu has an excellent sense of humor.
Jermaine Jackson smushed his name with the posh word majesty to come up with this travesty of a baby name -- one that's perhaps inspired several parents each year to come up with names like Kingjosiah.
Seven Sirius, Mars Merkaba, and Puma Rose Sabti
Erykah Badu likes word names -- but there seems to be no rhyme or reason to her picks: animals, planets, numbers, flowers. It's all good!
John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin
Yes, Speck is in honor of rocker John Mellencamp's grandfather -- and we love that! But still, it's hard to get over the fact that the word means "insubstantial" and "tiny."
Long before Beyoncé and Jay Z picked Blue Ivy for their daughter, U2's guitarist The Edge picked this colorful name for his daughter. (Blue Angel's big sisters sported the much more standard Hollie and Arran.)
Sylvester Stallone picked this off-spelling of Sergio long before the current "creative" spelling fad started.
Diva Thin Muffin, Dweezil, and Moon Unit
Frank Zappa was the granddaddy of wacky baby namers, and even after all these years, we think his picks are worthy of the Wacky Name Hall of Fame.
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