Many of today’s hottest celebrities are involved in the arts, expressing their creative nature. That creativity often influences the names they choose for their babies. Here are 22 creatively unique celebrity baby names and the stories behind them:
- North West
Parents: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
No real reason made public although Mom Kim did joke that she liked Easton, which would make the child Easton West.
- Mirabella Bunny and Lula RosyLea Adams
Parents: Alicia Grimaldi and Bryan Adams
Mirabella arrived on Easter Friday, “just like all good Easter bunnies,” according to dad. The rock-n-roll classic song “Be-Bop-A-Lula” inspired their second daughter’s first name, whose middle name is a slang cockney rhyme for “cup of tea.”
- Kal-El Cage
Parents: Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage
It’s Superman’s name back home on planet Krypton.
- Morrocan Scott and Monroe Cannon
Parents: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
The top floor of mom’s NYC apartment is the Moroccan Room and dad’s middle name is Scott. Monroe was named after Marilyn and has no first name, just like her mom. Together, they are Roc and Roe.
- Blue Ivy Carter
Parents: Beyonce and Jay-Z
A family website limerick ends with “the purer the water the deeper the blue,” providing a possible hint as to the first name. Ivy, read as the Roman numeral for four (IV), is important to the Carters: they were married on the fourth day of the fourth month and both of them were born on the fourth day of their birth months.
- Suri Cruise
Parents: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Derived from Sarah, the Hebrew translation is “princess.” The Persian translation is “red rose.” Why? Nobody’s saying.
- Peaches Honeyblossom, Fifi Trixibelle, and Pixie Geldof
Parents: Paula Yates and Bob Geldof
Peaches was named after the fruit. Mom wanted a belle in the family so they borrowed the name of Geldof’s aunt ,Trixibelle. Pixie? Why not?
- India Rose Hemsworth
Parents: Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth
Her parents just happened to like the name so much the India would’ve been Indie or Indiana if India Rose had been a boy.
- Bear Blu Jarecki
Parents: Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki
When parents couldn’t decide between two fave names, a wise grandmother suggested compromise. Instead of Bear or Blu, the baby was named Bear AND Blu.
- Moxie CrimeFighter and Zolten Penn Jillette
Parents: Emily Zolten (EZ) and Penn Jillette
Daddy Penn loves that Moxie is a purely American word “that stands for old-fashioned spunk and energy.” Mom EZ doesn’t have a middle name, thinks they’re stupid, so made her daughter’s middle name a joke. Zolten was named in honor of his mother’s maiden name and Zolten Jillette brings both family names together as one.
- Maxwell Drew Johnson
Parents: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Little Maxi was named for her family ancestry. Johnson’s middle name is Maxwell, his grandmother’s last name. Simpson’s maternal grandmother was Tina Drew.
- Pilot Inspektor Lee
Parents: Beth Riesgraf and Jason Lee
The song by the Grandaddys - “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” - “absolutely blew my mind,” says Daddy Jason. Mom suggested naming the baby accordingly.
- Apple Blythe Alison and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin
Parents: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
According to mom, an apple is sweet, wholesome, biblical, lovely, clean, and perfect. Blythe and Alison are Apple’s grandmothers’ names. Moses is Daddy Chris’s father’s Hebrew name and it’s used in a song the Coldplay frontman wrote for his wife.
- Maceo Robert Martinez
Parents: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
Maceo is a variation of Matteo and Matthew and means “gift from God.” Robert is the name of the baby’s paternal grandfather.
- Aleph Portman-Millipied
Parents: Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millipied
Aleph is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It can mean “the oneness of God,” “leader,” and “primordial one that contains all numbers."
- Rainbow Aurora Rotella
Parents: Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella
Mom Holly always envied the name of a childhood schoolmate - Rainbow - which she thought was “so pretty and unique."
- Lincoln Bell Shepard
Parents: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Lincoln has always been Daddy Dax’s fave name and one of his favorite possessions is a 1967 Lincoln Continental. Now it’s Daddy’s baby girl, too. Mom Kristen says daddy won this round because “he is substantially bigger than I am.”
- Jaden and Willow Smith
Parents: Jada Pinkett-Smith and WIll Smith
Jaden plays on his mom’s name and Willow is an extension of her daddy’s name.
- Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson
Parents: Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson
Each element of this name has special meaning and reason to baby Luna’s parents but the story remains private.
- Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Parents: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
These fans of “The Jungle Book” say no one really knows the “real story of why or how” this middle name came about.
- Robert Ford Wilson
Parents: Jade Duell and Owen Wilson
Little Ford’s parents think the name is “a very American-sounding name” that seems strong and original and fits him to a T.
With inspiration like this, even everyday people like us can get creative about coming up with a totally unique, one-of-a-kind name for our own little extraordinary bundles of joy.
Source: Saad, Nardine. “Oddly fantastic celebrity baby names.” LA Times Entertainment / Ministry of Gossip. Tribune Newspaper. n.d. Web. Jan 7, 2014.