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Celebrity Baby Names

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The popularity of baby names can be influenced by their use by celebrities. This can result in so quite unusual names getting onto the popular name list as is the tendency of celebrities to go for something a little out of the ordinary. However, not all of the names associated with celebrities are desirable. Check these examples.

Serial Unusual Baby Namer

Angelina Jolie is well known for her unusual baby names. She has six children. She adopted a boy in 2002 who she named Maddox Chivan. She adopted again in 2005, a girl from Ethiopia who she named Zahara Marley. Less than a year later Angelina gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel, then early in 2007, Angelina and Brad adopted a boy from Vietnam for whom they chose the name Pax Thien. In 2008 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were parents again, this time she gave both to twins, a boy and a girl. The boy is named Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt and the girl is named Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt.

Whacky Yates

Sometimes it becomes obvious who is the instigator of the unusual baby names. Paula Yates and Bob Geldof had baby daughters Fifi-Trixibelle, Peaches, Little Trixie, and Honeyblossom. The Paula had a daughter with INXS singer Michael Hutchence, who they called Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

Same Letter

Names on their own are not always unusual, but in combination thigns can get pretty weird. Former Arkansas state representative and U.S. senate candidate Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle have named each of their children beginning with J. Their newest daughter was named Jennifer. The Duggars' other children are Joshua, John David, Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, and Johanna.

There are plenty more ...

Here is our top 15 list of favorite celebrity weird names:

  1. Jermajesty, son of Jermaine Jackson (also his brother Michael's names, Prince Michael II and Blanket).
  2. Pilot Inspektor, son of My Name is Earl actor Jason Lee.
  3. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, daaughter of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence
  4. Audio Science, son of Actress Shannyn Sossamon (the name was found after her boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times)
  5. Sage Moonblood, son of Sylvester Stallone.
  6. Bluebell Madonna, daughter of Geri Halliwell.
  7. Moon Unit, daughter of Frank Zappa (also has siblings Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Muffin.
  8. Blossom Rainbow, daughter of Jamie and Jools Oliver (siblings Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo)
  9. Moxie CrimeFighter, daughter of comedian Penn Jillette.
  10. Tu Morrow, son of Rob Morrow (from the TV show Numbers) (tomorrow, get it?).

Honorable Mentions

... and we could keep going too.

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