It seems like there is a trend going on nowadays over in Hollywood where celebrities like to choose the strangest names for their children. Names that no other child will most likely have. Yes, they are unique and definitely rare, but does that mean they are in a good way?
Many of these celebrity kids will probably grow up to one day pull a Zowie Bowie and change their name to something more normal. And we can’t blame them. We wouldn’t say some of these names are completely unpleasant, but they are definitely a little "out there."
For example, Jools Oliver’s daughter is named after a My Little Pony character, Petal Blossom Rainbow.
Here is a list of 20 children with unique names who will probably change them once they are old enough...
20 Moxie Crimefighter (Daughter Of Emily Zolten & Penn Jillette)
Back in 2006, parents Penn Jillette and Emily Zolten were featured in a New York Times article about crazy celebrity names.
According to content.time.com, when asked why they named their daughter Moxie Crimefighter, Penn responded: “Moxie is a name that was created by a [US citizen] for the first national soft drink and then went on to mean chutzpah, and that's nice."
19 Heiress Harris (Daughter Of Tameka Cottle & TI)
According to bossip.com, once T.I and Tiny released the name of their daughter, Heiress Diana Harris, fans questioned them for choosing the name. The couple didn’t take the negativity lightly though and clapped back.
“I think a lot of people don’t know how to pronounce it,” Tiny said. “It’s Heiress Diana Harris, my middle name is Diane and I just changed it to Diana, and I felt like it was a royalty name that went with Heiress and it also represents me.”
18 Apple Martin (Daughter Of Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin)
During a candid interview with Hello! Canada Magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow opened up and explained that when it came to her daughter’s name, it was all her hubby Chris Martin’s idea.
According to todaysparent.com, this is how Gwyneth’s part of the interview went: “I know. People did talk about Apple a lot! My husband named her. I loved it straight away. I thought it was so unique and sounded cool. It fits her so perfectly. I can’t imagine her being called anything else.”
17 Pilot Inspektor (Son Of Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf)
According to content.time.com, back in 2005, when asked by Entertainment Weekly why he named his son Pilot Inspektor, My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee explained that the name came from a song on one of his favorite band’s album, The Sophtware Slump, by Grandaddy.
“The opening track, 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot,' absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it. It was from this track that my wife, Beth, came up with the name Pilot for our son.”
16 Strummer Newcomb Cook (Son Of Julia Stiles And Preston Cook)
According to hellomagazine.com, Julia Stiles and Preston Cook are notoriously private when it comes to their personal life. After announcing their pregnancy, they only shared a couple of belly pics to fans. Julia did hint though at one point in her pregnancy that they had already settled on a name. “Both sets of grandparents don't like the name that we came up with," she told SiriusXM's Wake Up with Taylor. "But they're going to get over it!"
There has been no comment as to why she picked the name Strummer Newcomb Cook though.
15 Bluebell Madonna (Daughter Of Geri Halliwell & Sacha Gervasi)
During her pregnancy with her daughter, Bluebell Madonna, former Spic Girl Geri Halliwell was so inspired by the bluebell flower that she decided she wanted to name her daughter after it.
According to mabelandmoxie.com, Geri had this to say during an interview with Hello! magazine: “What really clinched it for me was my mother telling me that the bluebell is increasingly rare – so it's a precious flower, which seems just right for my daughter,"
As for the Madonna part, Madonna is actually Geri’s favorite heroines.
14 Denim Braxton (Son Of Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis)
According to okmagazine.com, when asked why Toni Braxton named her son Denim, she explained in an interview: “My son Denim, it was supposed to be spelled D-e-n-h-a-m, like Oldham, but when we were in the hospital, in Atlanta, the nurse said ‘how’s little baby Den-ham?’ So, we started spelling it like the jean. I changed it to the jean. Some people say it's [from France], and some people say it’s English. Diesel – my husband is half [from Germany], so Diesel is after, what is it, Rudolph Diesel, who did the Diesel engine? Diesel is a name [from Germany].”
13 Huckleberry Grylls (Son Of Bear & Shara Grylls)
According to people.com, when Bear Grylls and his wife Shara welcomed their third son together, they decided to name him Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls.
When asked why the chose such a unique name for their third child, Bear laughed and told CBB: “Jesse, Duke and Huck! Won’t that be great when they’re 18?!”
Along with Huckleberry, Bear and Shara also have a son named Marmaduke and a daughter named Jesse.
12 River Rocket (Son Of Juliette Norton & Jamie Oliver)
When it came to picking a name for their newborn son, Jamie and Jools Oliver spent a great deal of thought before deciding. In the end, after two weeks of waiting to announce to fans, they came up with the name River Rocket.
According to hellomagazine.com, River is a significant name to Jamie. It all begins way back in 1997 while working as a sous chef in River Café in Fulham, where BBC did a documentary. Two years later Jamie got his own show on BBC.
11 Blue Ivy (Daughter Of Beyonce & Jay-Z)
According to heart.co.uk, Beyoncé posted an excerpt from a 2005 novel by Rebecca Solnit called, “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” on her Tumblr as a way to describe to fans why she chose the name she did for her first born, Blue Ivy, after fans started to question her unique choice.
“The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This light does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is blue.”
10 Ruby Sweetheart (Daughter Of Jennifer Meyer & Tobey Maguire)
According to celebritykidsnames.blogspot.com, when it comes to the name Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer picked for their daughter, her first name Ruby means ‘precious stone or jewel,’ but it is her middle name, Sweetheart, that has true meaning. When Jennifer was younger, her grandmother used to call her Sweetheart all the time.
Sadly, her grandmother passed away a few months before Ruby was born. In remembrance of her grandmother, she chose that affectionate nickname as her daughter’s middle name.
9 Elsie Otter (Daughter Of Jacob Pechenik & Zooey Deschanel)
According to latimes.com, when it came down to picking a name for their daughter Elsie Otter, Jacob Pechenik and Zooey Deschanel decided to have some fun with it. “Elsie is kind of a classic name, and then we were like the middle name can be a little bit wild,” Zooey explained while on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We both found that we had a mutual love for otters,” Zooey continued to explain. In the end, the couple wanted to pick a middle name that other children wouldn't share with her.
8 Kal-El (Son Of Alice Kim & Nicholas Cage)
Nicolas cage married his third wife, Alice Kim, on July 30, 2004, and they gave birth to their first child, a son, on October 3, 2005.
According to content.time.com, Nicholas Cage was once up for the role as Clark Kent in the Superman movie, although he did not get the role, he did name his name after the big guy in the red cape, Kal-El Coppola Cage.
7 Audio Science Clayton (Son Of Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton)
When Shannyn Sossaman and Dallas Clayton was searching for a name for their first baby, they had very specific criteria in mind...
According to mableandmoxie.com, Shannyn had this to say about her decision: “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."
Eventually, they both settled on the name Audio Science.
6 Bronx Mowgli (Son Of Pete Wentz And Ashlee Simpson)
After the birth of their son, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson came under fire for the name they chose for him, Bronx Mowgli.
According to nydailynews.com, Pete told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show, “It definitely is his name. ‘The Jungle Book' was something that me and Ashlee bonded over, so ... it's a cool name."
5 Zuma Nesta Rock (Son Of Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale)
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are known to be pretty hush, hush when it comes to their family life. So far there is no real explanation as to why they named their son Zuma Nesta Rock.
Although, according to content.time.com, there has been some speculation: Zuma is after Zuma Beach in Malibu, where Gavin had a moment of clarity that led him to becoming a musician; Nesta is for the given name of Bob Marley, who is an inspiration for Gwen; and Rock, well that is just obvious.
4 Jermajesty (Son Of Jermaine Jackson & Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza)
According to content.time.com, when asked why Jermaine Jackson chose the name Jermajesty for his fourth child, Jermaine had this to say: “Well, I like the letter J. Both my first name and my last name start with it. So, that’s nice. Also, my three previous kids, Jeremy, Jourdynn, and Jaafar, obviously have done well by it. But I want something different, a name the majesty of which will both make my other kids feel inferior and guarantee that no one will be able to say it without laughing. The letter J. Majesty. Majestic ... Oh, oh, I got it."
3 Tu Morrow (Daughter Of Rob Morrow & Debbon Ayer)
Back in 2001, when Debbon Ayer gave birth to her daughter with Rob Morrow, they decided to give her the first name Tu, making her full name Tu Morrow.
According to mableandmoxie.com, Tu isn’t the only one in the family with a unique first and last name that come together to form a single word. “It’s a tradition,” Rob explained, whose wife’s name together sounds like debonair.
2 Bear Blu (Son Of Christopher Jarecki & Alicia Silverstone)
When Alicia Silverstone chose the name Bear Blue for her son with husband Christopher Jarecki, it raised some major eyebrows.
According to hollywoodreporter.com, Alicia opened up to US Weekly about why she chose that name: “We had narrowed our list to five boy names, and then we couldn’t really decide. He suggested Bear or Blue, and I love them both.”
She then went on to add that most people find the name super cute.
1 Rainbow Aurora (Daughter Of Pasquale Rotella & Holly Madison)
Holly Madison welcomed her first child back in 2013 with husband Pasquale Rotella.
According to mableandmoxie.com, Holly explained to US magazine why they chose to name their daughter Rainbow Aurora: “I wanted to give my daughter a unique name. Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!”
Sources: content.time.com, bossip.com, todaysparent.com, hellomagazine.com, okmagazine.com, people.com, heart.co.uk, celebritykidsnames.blogspot.com, latimes.com, mableandmoxie.com, nydailynews.com, hollywoodreporter.com