When it comes to becoming a Hollywood star, it almost seems like a rite of passage to name at least one of your kids something unique.
Indeed, we’d bet that many A-list progeny monikers would render Shakespeare’s query “What’s in a name? Regardless, there’s no disputing the fascination with celebrity children’s unusual names and that is why we have done the legwork and compiled a list of the weird people names for your amusement (you’re welcome).
Laurens Van Leeuwen and Romee Strijd
In December, Laurens and her husband had a daughter. The couple announced their daughter’s name is Mint. Not exactly what we anticipated, but still very lovely.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
Perry and her fiancé Bloom had their first child, a girl called Daisy Dove Bloom, on August 26. And, although the name Daisy is not unusual, the flower-theme may add appeal to the name.
Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner
The Formula One champion and the former Spice Girl are parents to two children: a girl called Bluebell Madonna and a boy whose name is Montague George Hector Horner (Can you say that three times quickly!).
Beyoncé and Jay Z
The Carters, who were seen in 2017 with their first kid Blue Ivy, also have twins with somewhat unusual names: Rumi, named after the Sufi poet Rumi, and Sir. What is the origin of Sir’s arresting moniker? Jay Z (actual name Shawn Carter) said the following: “Sir said, “Man, exit the gate.” He conducts himself in this manner. As Sir, he has just emerged.”
Cardi B and Offset
Cardi B and Offset had their first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus, in July 2019. Indeed, that is appropriate.
Grimes and Elon Musk
In May 2020, the Tesla entrepreneur and alt-singer made global news when it was announced that they had named their first baby together… X A-12. While the pronunciation of the name has yet to be established (both Grimes and Musk seem to disagree), Grimes has reportedly resorted to calling her baby ‘Little X’ for short.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Tweedy
Although we hoped for the name ‘Bubble,’ the couple had some other parenting goal. They ultimately chose the name Bear for their newborn boy… Yeah. Payne, Bear.
Stormi Bree and Lucky Blue Smith
Stormi Bree and Lucky Blue Smith, both of whom are now parents, have pretty unique names. However, when they had their daughter in 2017, they picked a similarly unusual name: Gravity.
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie
As an eclectic couple, Richie and Madden (unsurprisingly) selected unusual names for their children. Harlow Winter Kate Madden and Sparrow James Midnight Madden are the couple’s children.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz (actual name: Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys have two kids with very unusual names. Their first son, Egypt, was named after Keys’ life-changing trip to the nation, while their second son, Genesis, seems to be named after a biblical character.
Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz
Madden and Diaz selected an unusual name for their first child: Raddix.
Nick Cannon and his ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell had a baby called Golden Cannon earlier this month. However, do not be alarmed. Sagon will be his given name.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon is also the father of twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with Mariah Carey, his ex-wife.
Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
Lee and his wife Beth Riesgraf are the parents of a boy called Pilot Inspektor, who was allegedly named after the band Grandaddy’s song.
Nicolas Cage and Alice, now his ex-wife, chose a name for their second kid that is a bit… extraordinary. They called him Kal-El, which is Superman’s given name.
Penn Jillette and Emiy have two children: Zolten, a boy, and Moxie CrimeFighter, a girl.
Christopher Jarecki and Alicia Silverstone
Despite the couple’s 2018 divorce, they share one kid, a boy called Bear Blu.
Sylvester Stallone’s first two children were given rather odd names: Sage Moonblood Stallone and Seargeoh (it’s pronounced ‘Sergio’!). Additionally, he has three children from his second marriage: Sophia (pretty), Scarlet (strange), and Sistine (unusual).
Shannyn Sossamon’s first kid is named Audio Science.
Busy Philipps and her husband Marc have two children, Birdie Leigh and Cricket Pearl.
We can tell Erykah Badu dislikes common names. Mars Merkaba, Seven Sirius, and Puma Sabti are the names of her three children.
Peter Andre and Jordan (Katie Price)
Although Jordan’s first four children were given rather common names (Junior, Jett, Harvey, and Bunny), her daughter with Peter Andre is named Princess Tiaamii Crystal, arguably receiving the most unusual moniker.
They do, indeed, stand out: Diva Muffin, Ahmet Emuukha, Dweezil, and Moon Unit are the names of Frank Zappa’s four children.
Ashleey Simpson and Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson had a baby called Bronx Mowgli during their short marriage. Isn’t it one of the most weird people names to give?
She has given her daughter a seven-word long name! Do you believe her daughter’s name will fit in a passport? (1) Rosalind (2) Arusha (3) Arkadina (4) Altalune (5) Florence (6) Thurman (7) Busson. She was born to Uma Thurman and her then-husband Arpad Busson. Fortunately, she has been given a nickname: Luna.
Robert Downey Jr.
Downey Jr. has three kids with unusual surnames: Indio Falconer, Avri Roel, and Exton Elias.
You felt compelled to do it, didn’t you? Tu is the name of the actress Rob Morrow’s daughter. As is the case with Tu Morrow.
Although Jermaine Jackson is the father of nine children (Jourdynn, Jaimy, Jermaine, Dawn, Donte, Jaafar, Autumn, and Jeremy), our favourite is Jermajesty.
Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates
When it comes to weird people names, you must know that Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence have a daughter named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
She just adores her pants. Toni Braxton is the mother of two boys named Diezel and Denim.