Celebrity baby names
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Oddly fantastic celebrity baby names

Celebrity baby names

Moroccan, Diva Muffin, Apple and Rainbow Aurora are just a few of the unorthodox names celebrities have chosen for their offspring. Here’s a look at some of the standout -- and unusual -- monikers.

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Celebrity baby names | Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher | Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher
The “That 70s Show” alums opted for a unisex name for their firstborn daughter because they liked gender-neutral monikers, Kutcher sources told People. The pair shrouded Wyatt’s birth in secrecy and played coy when revealing her name. Maybe next they’ll tell us she’s really a boy? Nah.... (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Mike Myers | Spike and Sunday Molly Myers
“Spike is a very common Liverpool nickname if your name is Eric,” Myers told David Letterman. He also loves Irish English comedian Spike Milligan too. “Sunday is because me and my wife Kelly hate Sundays -- I’m not even kidding -- and we wanted to turn it around and make it a good thing.” (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Lil’ Kim | Royal Reign
Queen Bee simplified her first child’s transition into the rap world by giving her the stage-ready moniker of Royal Reign. Leave it to mommy to plan for the succession of her lineage. (Rommel Demano / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman | Olive and Frankie
The “E.T.” alum chose Olive for her firstborn because a book said that babies are the size of the fruit three months into pregnancy. They just liked the name Frankie for their second girl and derived the name from Franco, her mother-in-law’s maiden name.  (Todd Williamson / Invision / Associated Press)
Celebrity baby names | Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg | Lyric Sonny Roads, Jagger Joseph Blue and Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg
With a mom named Soleil (it means sun in French), a lunar middle name and an alter ego of Punky Brewster, we’re not surprised that this former child star selected the nontraditional names of Lyric, Jagger and Poet. At least she was consistent. Musically, speaking. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll | Bear Blaze Winslet
The “Titanic” star’s third child has the grizzly name. Winslet said her second son’s name was selected by her other children and was inspired by a beloved friend’s nickname. Bear’s middle name is Blaze, which commemorates the house fire that led to her meeting Rocknroll. Yes, really.  (Joel Ryan / Invision / Associated Press)
Celebrity baby names | Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millipied | Aleph Portman-Millipied
The Oscar-winner and her choreographer beau named their son after the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, which has possible meanings including “leader” and “the oneness of God.” Closer to its religious roots in Judaic Kabbalah, it translates to “primordial one that contains all numbers.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez | Maceo Robert Martinez
Maceo’s modern-day iterations are Matteo or Matthew, which mean “gift from God.” And Robert is the first name of Martinez’s Spanish father. Berry also has a daughter named Nahla Ariela from her previous relationship to model Gabriel Aubrey. Nahla means honeybee in Arabic. (Pierre Andrieu / AFP / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky | India Rose
The “Thor” star told E! News that India Rose “was just a name we liked ...I always kind of liked Indie or Indiana for a boy and she liked India,” he said. “We sorta went, ‘Oh, well, whether it’s a boy or a girl that will decide.’ It just seemed to fit.” They also have twins Tristan and Sasha. (Joel Ryan / Invision / Associated Press)
Celebrity baby names | Kim Kardashian and Kanye West | North West
Despite Kardashian joking that she’d name her child “Easton” (Get it? As in, “Easton West”) or that a K name would make it “Knorth,” the couple named their daughter North. Her nickname is Nori, the Japanese word for seaweed. We honestly hope this girl ends up with a good sense of direction.  (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Celebrity baby names | Owen Wilson and Jade Duell | Ford Wilson
They “just liked the name. Thought it was a good name, a very American-sounding name, and I don’t know a lot of kids named Ford so it seemed kind of original,” he told E!  (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard | Lincoln Bell Shepard
Bell revealed on “Ellen” that Lincoln has “always been Dax’s favorite name,” and it’s likely because he has a prized 1967 Lincoln Continental, not for their love of the 16th U.S. president. Shepard chose the girl’s name because “he is substantially bigger than I am, so I lost,” she said. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Beyonce and Jay Z | Blue Ivy Carter
The music moguls haven’t offered a direct explanation for Blue Ivy, but Bey posted a limerick about water on her website that hinted at the inspiration. Iv comes from of the number 4 -- or IV. Bey and Jay Z were born on the 4th of their respective birth months and they married on April 4, 2008.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella | Rainbow Aurora Rotella
The Playboy model explained the colorful name like this: “I wanted to give my daughter a unique name,” Madison said. “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!” Anyone else craving some exotic pasta now? (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson | Maxwell Drew Johnson
The singer and football player’s baby girl bears a typically double masculine name. Maxwell is Johnson’s middle name and his grandmother’s surname and the child’s middle name comes from Simpson’s maternal grandmother Tina, whose maiden name is Drew. Got that? Also, she’s called Maxi for short. (Amanda Schwab / Starpix / Associated Press)
Celebrity baby names | Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon | Moroccan and Monroe Cannon
Son Moroccan is named after the top tier of Carey’s NYC apartment, the Moroccan Room, while his twin sis is named after Marilyn Monroe. Moroccan has Cannon’s middle name, Scott, while Monroe goes without since her mama doesn’t have one either. They also go by “Roc and Roe” or #dembabies. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images )
Celebrity baby names | Bob Geldof and Paula Yates | Peaches, Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie
The musician chose unlikely names for all his children. Here’s the rundown... Peaches Honeyblossom: Fruit, but not totally uncommon. Fifi Trixibelle: She got her first name from Geldof’s aunt; the latter is from Yates, because she wanted a belle in the family. Pixie: Perhaps they liked fairies? (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz | Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Per Wentz: “‘The Jungle Book’ is something me and Ashlee bonded over. It’s really cool... I feel weird, because all these people have all these ideas on what [Mowgli] means. I don’t think anyone knows the real story of why or how.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | George Foreman | George Foreman Jr., III, IV, V, VI and more...
The retired boxer has 12 kids, and though they have traditional names, it seems that he may have been confused by the whole Roman numeral thing, or at least thought repurposing it was a better approach. He has five sons, all named George Jr. through VI. Thankfully, they go by nicknames. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times)
Celebrity baby names | Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza | Jermajesty and Jaafar Jackson
Delusions of royalty must have run in the family and Jermajesty is just the tip of the unusual iceberg. He has eight kids in all, but his three children with Oaziaza (who also has three kids with his younger brother, Randy) have the standout names: Donte Randall, Jaafar Jeremiah and Jermajesty. (Marcel Van Hoorn / EPA)
Celebrity baby names | Penn Jillette and Emily Zolten | Moxie Crimefighter and Zolten Penn
Jillette told People that his daughter’s name “Moxie” is “a purely American word. His wife believes “middle names are stupid” so “Crimefighter” is “just a joke.” As for Zolten, it’s a common name in Hungary and his wife’s maiden name. (Marius Brugge)
Celebrity baby names | Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt | The Jolie-Pitt brood...
Maddox comes from the Celtic name meaning “son of Madoc” and has a Welsh root meaning fortunate. It started the “X” trend for the boys too. Jolie adopted Zahara from Ethiopia, had Shiloh in Namibia, adopted Pax from Vietnam and gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne. Is that all of them?!  (Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Byran Adams and Alicia Grimaldi | Mirabella Bunny and Lula RosyLea
Adams’ quirky names decoded: "[Mirabella Bunny] arrived like all good Easter bunnies on Easter Friday,” he told People. “Lula RosyLea decided to arrive at tea time. RosyLea is cockney rhyming slang in London for ‘cup of tea’ and the name Lula comes from Gene Vincent’s song ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula.’” (Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki | Bear Blu Jarecki

The “Clueless” actress and her rocker husband’s son received his name as the result of a compromise and a suggestion by her mother-in-law. “We had narrowed our list to five boy names and then we couldn’t really decide,” she told Us Weekly. “He suggested Bear or Blu, and I loved them both.”

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Celebrity baby names | Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes | Suri Cruise
The onetime power couple named their daughter Suri, which is a play on the name Sarah that originates from the Hebrew word meaning “princess” or “red rose” in Persian. They never explained the meaning behind the moniker.  (James Devaney / WireImage)
Celebrity baby names | Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson | Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson
Uma Thurman had her baby girl in April 2012 and in October, the baby’s name was announced. It might have taken that long to spell out the whole darn thing. She’s “better known to family and friends as Luna,” Thurman’s rep said. What does it all mean? Mom and Dad aren’t telling.  (Mike Coppola / Getty Images)
Celebrity baby names | Frank Zappa and Adelaide Gail Zappa (neé Sloatman) | Moon Unit, Dweezil
Moon Unit literally means “lunar rover.” FYI, it’s a girl. Dweezil: Originally Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa but the hospital refused to do it. So Dweezil, said to be a moniker for Zappa’s wife’s toe, became his nickname and later his legal name when he found out he had four first names. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Frank Zappa (cont’d) | Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen
Ahmet Emuukha Rodan: Ahmet has Turkish origins and means “worthy of praise.” Rodan is a fictional 1950s monster. Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen: She got Diva “because of the loud quality of her voice. She’s audible at 300 yards,” he said. And the rest? We’re just as puzzled as you are.  (Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim | Kal-El
Perhaps he thought his kid was super because Cage named his son after Superman’s Kryptonian name, Kal-El. (Hannibal Hanschke / EPA)
Celebrity baby names | Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf | Pilot Inspektor
The unusual name was inspired by the Grandaddy’s song “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot.” “The opening track ... absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it,” Lee said. “It was from this track that my wife, Beth, came up with the name Pilot for our son.” (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin | Apple Blythe Alison and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin
Apple is a “biblical” and “wholesome” name that sounded “so sweet” and conjured up “a lovely picture,” Paltrow said. Blythe and Alison honor the names of Paltrow’s grandmothers. Moses is named after a song Martin wrote for Paltrow and it’s her father’s Hebrew name. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrity baby names | Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith | Jaden and Willow Smith
OK, these names are actually kind of clever. Their son Jaden’s name is a play on his mother Jada’s name. And their daughter Willow’s name is play on the blockbuster actor’s name. Get it? (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
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