If there is one thing that some celebrities are notorious for, it’s giving their children bizarre names. While it does make sense for celebrities to give their children uncommon names to fit their family legacy and stand-out from the crowd, it is still surprising how weird some of the names actually are. Here’s a list of some of the most unusual names that people in the limelight have given their kids. Would you be wild enough to name your child any of these?
Apple Martin – Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
Fifteen years ago, this famous couple provoked an uproar when they welcomed their firstborn daughter into the world and named her Apple. Paltrow explained the name Apple to Oprah saying, “It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and…clean! And I just thought, ‘Perfect!’”.
Egypt Daoud Dean – Alicia Keys & Swiss Beatz
In 2010, R&B singer/songwriter Alicia Keys and hip hop artist/producer Swiss Beatz named their son Egypt, after the country. Keys explained that the name was inspired by a life-changing trip she took alone to Egypt, sharing, “It was a really powerful, lonely, insecure time of my life when I took this trip to Egypt. When I came back, I had found a piece of myself that was missing, and I felt reinvigorated and I was set back on my path.”
Sparrow Madden – Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Reality TV star and 2000s icon Nicole Richie and rock band front man Joel Madden, named their firstborn Sparrow Madden in 2009. Justifying her choice, Richie said, “It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song ‘A Boy Named Sue.’ My worry with raising a son in Hollywood is: what will he have to struggle for? I wanted to give him a name that he’s going to have to stand up for. I love it. I think it’s a beautiful name.”
Blue Ivy, Rumi & Sir Carter – Beyonce Knowles & Jay Z
The superstar billionaire couple first fascinated people with the name choice for their firstborn child, Blue Ivy. So, when news of Knowles’ pregnancy with her now three-year-old twins broke, fans were excitedly speculating about the baby names. With Sir and Rumi, the couple didn’t disappoint. Rumi was named after Jalal Al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet. As for Sir, Jay Z said the two of them agreed on the name, feeling that, “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
No weird celebrity children’s names list would be complete without entries from the biggest family in the entertainment industry—the Kardashians. And there aren’t just one or two peculiar names that belong to the Kardashians. Here’s a list of the most unusual names that the reality show family members have given their children.
- North, Saint, Chicago & Psalm West – Kim & Kanye
- Reign Aston Disick – Kourtney & Scott
- True Thompson – Khloe & Tristan
- Dream Kardashian – Rob & Blac Chyna
Kulture Kiari Cephus – Cardi B & Offset
The rapper couple had their firstborn together shortly after announcing their engagement last year. Following the celebrity trend of peculiar names, they called their daughter Kulture—with a K, simply because Cardi thought any other name “would’ve been basic.”
Poppy Honey Rosie, River Rocket Blue, Buddy Bear Maurice, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Daisy Boo Pamela – Jamie Oliver & Juliette Norton
With the names above, Jamie Oliver certainly made sure that none of his children would share a name with anyone else in the world. There is a fine line between adorable and extra, but this couple definitely doesn’t let criticism hold them back when it comes to selecting names. Norton determinedly stated, “Whatever you call your baby is your decision.”
Pilot Inspektor Lee – Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf
Yes, this is a real name. No, it is not a prank. Lee named his son Pilot Inspektor after he heard a song off the indie rock band Granddaddy’s album, The Sophtware Slump. He explained, “The album’s opening track, ‘He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot,’ absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it.” And sure enough, this name choice blew our minds when we first heard it.
Moroccan & Monroe Cannon – Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
The diva and the actor first surprised the world with their unexpected relationship. Then they surprised the world even more with the name of their twins, Moroccan and Monroe. While Monroe was obviously named after the legendary icon Marilyn Monroe, Moroccan, weirdly enough, is named after a room in Carey’s New York apartment called, “The Moroccan Room,” which was where Cannon proposed to Carey. Unusual, yes. But very sentimental.