Celebrities – we just can’t seem to get enough of them. We follow their pregnancy announcements, watch as their bumps grow and wait to see if they’ll get swollen cankles like the rest of us (or is that just us?).
Things can get really interesting once bubba is born and they’re given a name that seems so outrageous we can’t help but be shocked, or one that is so stinkin’ cute we wanna steal it!
Here are some of favourite celebrity baby names, from the weird to the wonderful.
North West: When your parents are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, a normal moniker just won’t do. Destined for super stardom, North is named after the highest point in the sky. We love her sweet nickname, Nori.
Bingham Bellamy and Ryder Robinson: Actress Kate Hudson and musician Matt Bellamy called their son, Bingham Bellamy – it does have a certain movie star ring about it, doesn’t it? Her other son, with first husband, Chris Robinson, has one surefire rock star name, Ryder Robinson. Rock on!
Pilot Inspektor Lee: Jason Lee, the dude in almost every Kevin Smith comedy, decided to name his boy after a song by band, Grandaddy, which featured the title, He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot. Hmmm, maybe not so funny.
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver: Celeb chef Jamie Oliver’s clan of kiddies all have unique sounding names, but his fourth child’s name, Buddy Bear trumps them all. Oliver’s other children are named Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela and Petal Blossom Rainbow.
Apple and Moses Martin: Before they were ‘consciously uncoupling’, Gwenyth and Chris set tongues wagging when they named their daughter, Apple. A brother, Moses, followed about 2 years later.
Briar Rose Christensen: We love that Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen were inspired to name their daughter after the secret identity provided to protect Princess Aurora from Maleficent.
Blue Ivy Carter: After music’s power couple, Bey and Jay, named their princess, Blue Ivy, they notoriously tried to trademark her unique name to stop people trying to profit from it.
Speck Mellancamp: John Mellancamp certainly wasn’t inspired by his song title, Jack and Diane, when he named his son, Speck Mellancamp. His other children are named Justice, Teddi Jo, Hud and, believe it or not, Michelle. Go figure.
Amaya Josephine Hargitay: Law & Order star, Mariska Hargitay, named her daughter Amaya, meaning ‘night rain’. A little different, but definitely one of our favourite celebrity baby names.
Sailor Brinkley Cook: This name, given to Christie Brinkley’s daughter, is definitely a quirky one, but we kinda like it.
Valentina Paloma Pinault: When you are movie goddess Salma Hayek and you have a baby with billionaire, François-Henri Pinault, you can pretty much name your baby anything you want. We quite like the European-sounding moniker, Valentina Paloma.
Huckleberry Grylls: Famous British adventurer, Bear Grylls, has a pretty unorthodox name himself, and there are no doubts his son is destined to follow in daddy’s adventurous footsteps with the name, Huckleberry. Huck is a nice shortened version.
Ocean Whitaker: Forest Whitaker explained that he named his son Ocean because he wanted his destiny to be expansive – pretty darn cool. Forest’s other children also have unusual names – there’s Sonnet Noel, True and Autumn Whitaker.
Jermajesty Jackson: Son of Jermaine Jackson. There’s really not much else can we say about this name except… well… nope, we got nothing.
Harlow and Sparrow Madden: Big sister’s name Harlow (we love!), continues to rise in popularity, but Joel Madden and Nicole Richie’s son’s name, Sparrow, might just be a bit too out there for most people.
Ophelia Saint Grohl: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl named his third daughter Ophelia Saint. Big sisters Violet Maye and Harper Willow also have names that have our ovaries whispering sweet nothings.
Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis: Back in the 80’s, when Demi and Bruce were Hollywood’s ‘it couple’, they had three kids and named them Rumer, Scout LaRue and Tallulah Belle. They’ve certainly become less unusual over time and we’ve grown to love the name, Scout. Bruce’s children with his second wife, Emma Heming, have the more traditional names, Evelyn and Mabel.
Ace Knute Johnson: Jessica Simpson might have taken inspiration from her nephew’s unusual name, Bronx Mowgli, when she named her son, Ace Knute.
Barron Trump: Donald Trump does seem to have a (ahem) healthy sense of self worth, so it stands to reason he’d name his son a name that is a homonym for baron, meaning important person.
Arlo Day Brody: First time parents, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody, recently named their daughter Arlo Day, a lovely name derived from the name Harlow.