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50 Celebrity Baby Names in the Spotlight

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The latest explosion of made-up and unique baby names among celebrity parents is taking the tabloids by storm.  The UK Times Online has published a list of what they pinned as the “50 Craziest Celebrity Baby Names.” 

Among the lucky originals to top the list are Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon), Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence), Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf), and Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza).  No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale are parents to Kingston and Zuma Nasta Rock (pictured). But with all the spotlight on the new baby trend in celebrity circles, it can be easy to miss a national wave that is taking the baby naming game to a whole new level.

Take the national Social Security data on popular baby names, and one can find unique and made-up names taking over the charts.  With names such as Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) and Brooklyn skyrocketing in national popularity, it is a wonder if the celebrity baby names thought of as “crazy” today will even inspire a wink a few years down the line.  And what is it that labels these names as “crazy” anyway?  It may  simply  be because Fifi Trixibell (Bob Geldof and Paula Yates) is a long cry away from Jennifer or Samantha, but with more and more parents giving their babies untraditional names, the entire way we think of the genre may be about to change.

The UK Times suggests celebrity babies are “blessed with a moniker likely to give… problems in the school playground,” but let us not forget the ease with which a name can be changed these days.  Let us assume these babies will not have financial concerns when it comes to paying for the process, but who’s to say the names really will cause problems?  If a Pilot Inspektor is surrounded by peer Bluebells and Cameras, does it really make a difference?  Perhaps its time to leave the outrageous headlines to the more serious concerns of the world, and let both the parents and the babies of tomorrow enjoy their right to be unique and playful with their baby name decisions.

For those looking for inspiration, here is a list of the Top 50 originals:

Aanisah (Macy Gray)
Apple (Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow)
Astrella Celeste (Donovan and Linda Lawrence)
Atherton Grace (Don Johnson and Kelley Phleger)
Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon)
Aurelius Cy (Elle Macpherson and Arpad Busson)
Blue Angel (The Edge from U2 and Aislinn O'Sullivan)
Bluebell Madonna (Geri Halliwell)
Brooklyn (David and Victoria Beckham)
Calico (Alice and Sheryl Cooper)
Camera (Arthur Ashe and Jeanne Moutoussamy)
Destry (Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw)
Diezel Ky (Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis)
Fifi Trixibell (Bob Geldof and Paula Yates)
Fuchsia (Sting and Frances Tomelty)
Gaia (Emma Thompson and Greg Wise)
Gulliver (Gary Oldman and Donya Fiorentino)
Heaven (Lil' Mo)
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence)
Hopper (Sean Penn and Robin Wright)
Ireland (Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger)
Jaz (Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi)
Jazz Domino (Joe Strummer)
Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza)
Kal-El Coppola (Nicholas Cage)
Kyd (David Duchovny and Tea Leoni)
Lark Song (Mia Farrow and André Previn)
Lennon (Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit)
Liberty (Ryan Giggs)
London Emilio (Slash)
Luna Coco Patricia (Frank Lampard and Elen Rive)
Marquise (50 Cent)
Memphis Eve (Bono)
Moon Unit (Frank Zappa)
Moxie CrimeFighter (Penn Jillette)
Ocean (Forest Whitaker)
Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf)
Poppy Honey (Jamie and Jules Oliver)
Rocket (Robert Rodriguez)
Rufus Tiger (Roger Taylor)
Saffron Sahara (Simon and Yasmin Le Bon)
Sage Moonblood (Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack)
Satchel (Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee)
Seven Sirius (Andre Benjamin and Erykah Badu)
Shiloh Nouvel (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie)
Sosie (Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick)
Suri (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes)
Tallulah (Bruce Willis and Demi Moore)
Willow Camille Reign (Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith)
Zola Ivy (Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell)


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I love unique names!!
written by Namelvr, February 03, 2008
I love the names that celebrities name their kids!! Those names are unique and beautiful, and I can't see why people don't like them. When I adopt my kids, I'm considering names like Tallulah, Rumer, Sarafina, Sage, Joss or Luna. I want my children to have different names, not boring, typical ones like Jen, or Rebecca.
written by YvonneL, February 03, 2008
Some one also named their daughter Tomrrow, I beleive that was Forest Whitaker also, some of those names aren't bad
written by Kaytee, March 15, 2008
I'm naming my daughter Kayle Sandi (Sandi for my mum) and Ashton.... I want to honour my dad with my son's name but it's Albert and I seriously cannot put my kid through that... so if anyone has a variation of Albert then suggestions would be much appreciated!!
meaningful and unique.
written by in the names of christina and , March 19, 2008
dont get me wrong i love my name, but come on it's very common. i have not had a child yet but i plan to and i have also lost 2 of my 5 siblings both being sisters so i would love to work there names into my future childrens. so i think unique names are great but meaningful and original can be beautiful too.
whatever floats your boat
written by Devon, March 20, 2008
Im a huge fan of names not found in the top 1000. Sure, some of these names are definately a bit "out there", but odds are these celebrity offspring will be changing their names by the time they are 16 anyways. My daughters names are Novalea Faith and Irelyn Grace. Not too off the wall, but not common either. My husband and I are expecting our third girl in July but have yet to come up with a name.
original names are great
written by philomena, April 06, 2008
common names are niice, but when everyone has the same name it can get confusing. I don't have any kids yet but babies are always popping out in my family. Some of them have normal, strange and original name is of greek origin, but i am not greek i think you can name your child whatever you want as long as you like it!
My name is . . .
written by Cynthia, April 14, 2008
I agree that some, not all, of the names listed are truly without merit. I am surprised at how many people make remarks about names like Poppy, Shiloh, and Willow to name, but a few, and no one mentions the name Phinneaus that Julia Roberts chose for her son as being off the wall. Bluebelle and Poppy are names of flowers as are Rose, Lily, Iris and Violet yet no one finds these names odd. Names like Ivy and Holly are fine but Willow and Rowan are deemed unacceptable.
I like traditional just as well as unique names.
written by jessica, April 15, 2008
i kind of like fifi trixibell. but they should have put her sisters name,peaches honeyblossom, othere was also another named daisy boo. that name is okay. i think these celebs just want to stand out and get as much attention as they can! my sons name is parker james and my daughter will be named barbi leana. i like uncommon names mixed with familiar names.
Family thing *
written by Strange Names, April 17, 2008
Our history of strange names has come along way... my mother is tyler paris, I am Vadra, my brother is Wraith Vaughn-Lain, and my little one to be (in Nov.) is going to be Ocean Phoenix. I think it's all in the person you raise, thier confidence level and letting them make the name thier own.
written by Riley, April 20, 2008
crazy names, what to say? those kids will be teased and offended ( benhide their backs) because of their names. but, they and everyone should name their kid like you want, i like unique names too and also old-fashioned, together they go great. but i still think that with CAMERA and APPLE they over did ti!
i love unusual names
written by Trixie, August 09, 2008
I like my name (Trixie)
I like really unusual names...
I like Zahira Beatrice or Rina Matilda for a gal and Lawliet Jethro or Julian Carlisle for a boy.
I do like Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis choice of Diezel Ky though.
Not to over the top..
written by Amber Nichole, October 28, 2008
We have picked out a few name..
- Audi
- Von-Shelbi

Not too different but not common.
written by cassie, December 11, 2008
that one about tiddy thing was HALARIOUS!!!!!!(:
....i want to be a mom when i grow up!!!!
written by Alannah, December 15, 2008
i absolutely am IN LOVE with taking a simple name (say, Bayley) and then spell it to look cute (Bailee) i LOVE doing that!!!! for madison i would do....madisyn or something to that effect (TRY IT)!!!!!
written by pindulhi, January 16, 2009
Poor girl that Heavenly Hyraani Tiger Lily......What were her parents thinking when they named her after the girl from Peter Pan!! u know...princess tiger lily....LOL it was just way too funny. I like most of the names though. i LOVE Apple!! i think its cute. Besides, people name their children after flowers, why not fruits?? lol. :D :D :D I also like Shiloh Atherton (for a boy), Gaia, London Emilio, Bluebell Madonna, Luna, Satchel, Pilot and Sirius.

Moonblood sounds kind of dark...Like some sort of reagent for a witch's potion or something LOL :D :D :D
Stupid Names
written by Cindy, January 26, 2009
These are the dumbest names ever!
written by Isabelle, March 02, 2009
Apple?Camera?Pilot Ispektor?Rocket?I hate unique names.
written by Casey Terry, January 14, 2010
written by sedoo, August 25, 2011
I love the names Apple bt I bet you every other name there is weird. And when people stop talking to them I bet they'll undestand. Plus I loveee my name its an African name. I hope to give my child a swit, beautiful bt simple name like Megan or haley.

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