Ten of the most ridiculous celebrity baby names

Naming a son after Superman or a daughter after a Batman villain is actually pretty normal. You could be named after a piece of luggage.

Ten of the most ridiculous celebrity baby names

So, there's a certain famous couple having a baby today, in case you didn't hear. It's a very dull affair, with lots of people standing outside a door.

So we thought we'd take a look at the more oddball celebrities and the absolutely insane things they've called their children.

It's people like these that are responsible for the ban on baby names in New Zealand - like the always-popular "Lucifer". They're also repsonsible for bouncing baby "Number 16 Bus Shelter" (named after where he was conceived, in true celbrity fashion).

We're not even going to include the craziness that is North West in this list, by the way. That's expected from Kanye, after all.


(Cage with his wife Alice.)

Nick Cage is something of an internet favourite. He has two sons: one, a 22-year-old named Weston, and the other, the last Son of Krypton, Kal-El.

Yep, seven-year-old Cage Junior is named after Superman's birth name.

Fun fact: according to howmanyofme.com, there are six people in the United States named Clark Kent.


((Penn Jillette, left, with Teller. Pic: Angela George)

Moxie; n. Force of character, determination, or nerve.

Crimefighter; n. Any person who attempts to prevent crime or apprehend criminals.

(G)illette: n. United States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932).

So, magician Penn Jillette, of famous duo Penn and Teller, decided to name his daughter "Determined vigilante razorblade". Yep. Solid idea, that.


While his brother Michael Jackson might be more famous for his son "Blanket", that’s actually just a nickname (he's actually Prince Michael Jackson II).

But his brother Jermaine Jackson literally named his son Jermajesty. As in" yer majesty".

We can only assume this is so that every time someone referred to the kid by name it would make him feel like royalty. Which just goes to show Jermaine has absolutely no idea how people work.


(Ahmet, Gail and Dweezil Zappa - the musician's sons and widow. Diva Muffin Zappa not pictured).

Just ... what. Frank Zappa had four children with his wife, and named them, in order of birth: Moon Zappa (pew, pew!) Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa, and Diva Muffin Zappa.

Diva. Muffin.


(Harley Quinn, left, in Batman: The Animated Series).

This one doesn't actually sound so bad. Both are very nice names. Only ... Smith is a massive comic books fan, and he named his daughter after the Joker's girlfriend from the Batman cartoon show of the 1990s.

Ah now.


Sylvester Stallone's son was named Sage Moonblood. That really takes the cake - the middle name in particular.

As far as we can tell, there's never been an explanation for where the name came from. He appeared as the on-screen son of Rocky Balboa - played by his father Sylvester - in Rocky V.

Sadly, Sage died last year, aged 36.


(Pic: Keith Hinkle)

You may never have heard of John Rich, one half of country music duo Big & Rich. But if you think that's a ridiculous name for a music act, spare a thought for his son.

Cash Rich is destined to head through life spending time in police stations for fake IDs, refusing to provide his real name for simple citations like speeding, not being able to open a bank account, and so on.

That's quite aside from trying to flirt with girls with an obviously fake name. Or the teenage rebellion phase where he decides to be life-long unemployed to ruin his parents' expectations.

It's tempting fate - like naming a daughter after virtues like "Faith" "Prudence" or "Chastity".


(Little Pixie Geldof. Yep, that's a real name.)

You know when kids get to a certain age and decide their parents are, like, so uncool?

You don't help things when you name your Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, and Little Pixie.

Little Pixie, for crying out loud. How the hell are you supposed to be taken seriously?

All this might explain why they're not his biggest fans, to be fair:


Yes, this is a classic. Gywneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their baby "Apple". Which didn't go down well with the public. Only … it kind of makes sense, when Paltrow explained it to Oprah.

"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!'."

There are loads of people named Rose, or Lily - so we can kind of see how Apple might work.


(The now-Ronan Farrow, born Satchel Farrow. Pic: Wikimedia Commons /cc)

A name so bad that Satchel has had it legally changed to the far more sensible (and Irish) Ronan.

Satchel Farrow, son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, wanted to be taken seriously, so he changed his name to something that isn't an item of luggage. Now he's taken very seriously.

Ronan Farrow has worked for Obama and Hilary Clinton in the foreign policy area, is a fully qualified lawyer, was named in Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 most influential people under 30 in America, is a human rights activist, and has reported as a journalist in Sudan during the conflict there.

He's 25.

Now that's how you step out of your parents' shadow.

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