baby namesNot that many years ago baby names were chosen to honor family members and celebrate family traditions. Today's focus on individuality has caused an increase in weird and unusual baby names. The definition of weird and unusual is relative, however, as a name may be viewed as traditional in one culture and unusual in another.

Is it Okay to Give Your Child a Weird Name?

In today’s society the answer appears to be yes. Unique baby names are the new norm as new parents leave behind the traditional and choose baby names they hope have never been used. Celebrities are on the forefront of the weird and wacky baby naming trend; every time a celebrity baby is named the entertainment industry has a field day.

Celebrities and Weird Baby Names

Celebrities are constantly in the media spotlight, but never more than when a celebrity baby is born and named. Some celebrities choose to stick with traditional names, but there are a few who step outside of the box with some weird and unusual baby names.

  • Sylvester Stallone: Sage Moonblood
  • Arthur Ashe: Camera
  • Sean Penn: Hopper
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Blue Ivy
  • Courtney Cox: Coco
  • Jason Lee: Pilot Inspektor
  • Nicholas Cage: Kal-El
  • Forest Whitaker: Ocean
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Suri
  • Frank Zappa: Moon Unit
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Apple
  • Geri Halliwell: Bluebell
  • Ashlee Simpson: Bronx
  • Alice Cooper: Calico
  • Claudia Schiffer: Caspar
  • Steven Spielberg: Destry
  • John Cougar Mellencamp: Hud
  • Jermaine Jackson: Jermajesty
  • Erykah Badu: Mars
  • Lisa Bonet: Nakoa-Wolf
  • Kim Kardashian: North

How to Choose the Perfect Weird Baby Name
Weird and unusual baby names are hugely popular, but how are these names chosen? Some parents choose to combine the names of mom and dad to create a new and rarely chosen name. For instance, John and Lisa may combine their names to create Jolisa. Other parents choose names that represent a feeling, like Heaven-Leigh Summer Rayne.

With the introduction of weird and wacky names to the world of parenting there are limitless options for choosing the perfect baby name. Parents are looking to ancient cultures, astronomy and every imaginable (and unimaginable) corner of the world to choose a name for baby their loved one.

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