It’s something of a convention nowadays to expect celebrities to come up with some pretty wild names for their newborns. If fact, it’s almost disappointing when the children of famous people decide to go for something that’s not that odd, like ‘Natasha’ (Barack and Michelle, I’m looking at you!).
Here are some of the most colourful names that the wonderful star studded world of entertainment has brought us. It’s not a new thing though, as some of these oddly named youngsters are having oddly named youngsters of their own now!
Call Out Boy
The union of singer Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz could only be gossip column gold. Naming their first born Bronx Mowgli added a little more fuel to the celebrity fire. ‘Bronx’ was a name they both liked, and ‘Mowgli’ because the pair bonded over the Jungle Book.
Spice of Life
Spice World must’ve been a pretty crazy place, as it certainly affected three of the ex-members of the Spice Girls when coming up with names for their kids. Geri Halliwell gave birth to Bluebell Madonna in 2006 and Mel B’s first child was exotically called Phoenix Chi. Victoria Beckham has had three boys with footballer husband David; Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and a daughter Harper Seven.
As mad as the height of Spicemania might have been, it was nothing compared to the psychedelic world of musician Frank Zappa. His unusual take on the world spilled out into his private life, as he named his three offspring Dweezil, Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen. If you can get through school with those names you’ll definitely be prepared for life.
The truth is out there
For X-Files star David Duchovny the world of the strange and paranormal was just another day in the office. Imagine how weird it will be then for his son Kyd when he’s like, 50? There’s a level of patronisation just waiting to happen! Poor… guy.
An Inspektor calls
My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee is an ‘out there’ kind of guy. Not only known for his comedic acting in the aforementioned TV show, but also for his work with writer/director Kevin Smith, he would know a thing or two about comedy. However, calling your child Pilot Inspektor is pretty left field. The unusual name came about after Lee and his fiancée at the time, Beth Riesgraf listened to the band Grandaddy’s song ‘He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot’. It could’ve been worse, they could’ve been listening to Sheb Wooley’s Purple People Eater.
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