I was reading Yahoo! site OMG! (please don’t hate me, it was linked from their homepage’s news) and came across an interesting list of bizarre celebrity baby names:
-Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin)
-Banjo (Rachel Griffiths)
-Bronx Mowgli (Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz)
-Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson)
-Kal-El (Nicolas Cage)
-Maddox (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)
-Moon Unit (Frank Zappa)
-Moxie Crimefighter (Penn Jillette)
-Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee)
-Satchel (Mia Farrow and Woody Allen)
-Suri (Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise)
-Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale)
My favorite name is either Pilot Inspektor or Jermajesty, but Banjo and Zuma Nesta Rock are also especially, bizarre celebrity baby names. These actors should be disallowed from naming children unless they agree to at least select a name from a normal, baby name book.
Not included on this list was Lisa Bonet’s and Jason Momoa’s son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. It sounds sort of like a cross between an illness and Indian child. This name would have definitely been included if I were incharge. It’s so complex, so unusual, this child will be spelling it endlessly on customer service phone calls and when conducting business. Imagine explaining your name to “Mark” from Dell customer support. Maybe he can use the nickname “Wolf” or “Nakoa”.
It’s not surprising that celebrity’s have trouble simply naming their offspring commonly. Their lives are uncommon, and filled with excitement, so a name like John or Bob, just doesn’t pass muster. But at the same time a name such as Bryan for example is quite popular. Basically, to these celebs, Banjo is much more thrilling a choice.
At any rate, don’t lose hope! Their are hundreds of celebrities that are still without children and may avoid these bizarre celebrity baby names in the future. Keep your fingers crossed! I know I will.