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Naming a baby is never easy. As a parent, you want to find the perfect name for your child and you spend so much time agonizing over choosing a name that will suit your baby’s personality and finding a name that is timeless and unique.
When thinking of a name for your baby you definitely don’t want to choose a name that your child is going to grow up to hate or, even worse, be a reason other children bully and tease your little one.
With that in mind, it is strange that so many celebrities choose to give their babies such weird and often simply awful names. We have rounded up the 35 worst celebrity baby names.
These names are the most horrible and terrible names ever! If you want your baby to grow up loving their name, we suggest you don’t follow in the footsteps of these celebrities. In no particular order, here is our list of the 35 worst celebrity baby names.
35 of the Worst Baby Names of Celebrities
1. Huckleberry and Marmaduke Grylls
Parents – Bear Grylls and Shara Grylls
Our thoughts: TV personality and extreme explorer Bear Grylls and his wife Shara have three sons. Their eldest son is called Jesse, a perfectly normal and lovely name for a baby boy.
However, Bear and Shara decided to get a bit more inventive with their younger sons’ names and decided to call them Marmaduke and Huckleberry. Apparently Bear likes to call Huckleberry ‘Huckles’ for short.
2. Jermajesty Jackson
Parents – Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Jackson
Our thoughts: If your Dad is a former member of the legendary Jackson Five you know you’re not going to live a bad life. However, maybe having a name like Jermajesty still isn’t a great thing, even when your Dad is super famous.
Jermaine Jackson clearly decided to just merge his own name with the word ‘majesty’ when naming his son back in the year 2000. You could try this with your name and the word ‘majesty’ but we feel this is the sort of name you can only get away with if you’re the child of an A-list celeb.
3. Moxie Crimefighter
Parents – Penn Jillette and Emily Zolten
Our thoughts: We can all agree that putting the word ‘crimefighter’ in a name is weird, right? We like the sentiment, maybe she will grow up to be a superhero or a cop, but the name Moxie Crimefighter is seriously wacky.
Although, Penn Jillette is a magician so it is no surprise he opted for a more unusual and confusing name for his child.
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4. FiFi Trixibelle
Parents: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates
Our thoughts: Giving their children unusual and terrible names isn’t a new trend amongst celebrities, it’s been happening for decades. Way back in the early ’80s, Irish singer Bob Geldof and Paula Yates decided to name their daughter Fifi Trixibelle.
The names are cute but they are definitely more suited to a fluffy pet cat than an actual human child. Geldof’s other daughters also have rather eccentric sounding names, Pixie and, perhaps the worst of them all, Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof!
Parents: Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Our thoughts: It seems like iconic filmmaker Spike Lee and his partner couldn’t think of an actual name for their daughter back in 1994 and turned to random items in their house for inspiration instead. Only the child of a celebrity could be named after a bag that is used to carry books into school.
6. Audio Science Clayton
Parents: Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton
Our thoughts: Like Satchel Lee, the son of actress Shannyn Sossamon and author Dallas Clayton has words for a name, instead of an actual name.
Audio Science’s father Dallas Clayton once revealed in an interview that he read the dictionary a few times when looking for name inspiration. Most people look at baby names in books or online, celebrities turn to the dictionary when picking their perfect baby names.
7. Moon Unit Zappa
Parents: Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa
Our thoughts: Pop culture icon and guitarist Frank Zappa and his partner Gail were extremely inventive when naming their children.
Their eldest daughter was either going to be called Moon or Motorhead, the Zappa’s settled on Moon and chose Unit for a middle name. They didn’t learn from their baby naming mistakes, their other children are called Ahmet, Dweezil, and Diva Muffin.
8. Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence
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Parents: Uma Thurman & Arpad Busson
Our thoughts: Well, it’s certainly a mouthful! Actress Uma Thurman has previously revealed that she and her boyfriend Arpad Busson could not agree on a name for their daughter, so they gave her five.
To keep things simple, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence is called Luna for short, we’re not sure exactly why.
9. Tu Morrow
Parents: Rob Morrow and Debbon Ayer
Our thoughts: You can’t name your child Tu Morrow, can you? That’s like calling your child Yester Day or Last Knight. American actor and Director Rob Morrow clearly thought he was hilarious when he named his daughter Tu, committing her to a life of Tu Morrow/tomorrow jokes.
10. Rocket Valentino Rodriguez
Parents: Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan
Our thoughts: Director Robert Rodriguez is known for being pretty out there and wacky with his ideas. There is a clear love for the letter R running through the Rodriguez family, Rocket’s siblings are called Rebel, Racer, Rogue, and Rhiannon.
11. Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf Lee
Parents: Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
Our thoughts: Just because you are a professional funnyman, that doesn’t mean you can give your child a hilariously awful name, does it? Well, Jason Lee clearly didn’t care what other people would think when he named his firstborn Pilot Inspektor in 2003.
Pilot is strange enough as it is, but adding Inspektor on the end makes this name one of the weirdest celebrity baby names ever.
12. Lyra Antarctica
Parents: Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn
Our thoughts: Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran clearly can’t resist a good rhyme, even when naming his child. Lyra we like – it’s a really sweet name for a baby girl. We’re just not sure if Antarctica really works. It’s kind of icy, don’t you think?
13. Kal-El Coppola Cage
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Parents: Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim
Our thoughts: Can’t think of a name for your baby boy, just name him after Superman! Hollywood legend Nicholas Cage has made it no secret that he is a big Superman fan and unashamedly gave his son the hero’s Kryptonian name.
14. Zuma Nesta Rock
Parents: Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani
Our thoughts: Singer Gwen Stefani and rocker ex-husband Gavin Rossdale named their middle child Zuma Nesta Rock. Zuma sounds a bit like an exercise class but is actually the name of a beach in Malibu where Rossdale had a career epiphany, apparently.
As for Nesta Rock? Nesta is the given name of reggae legend Bob Marley, who influenced the music of Stefani’s band No Doubt. And Rock? Well, because it’s all Rock and Roll, obviously.
15. Apple Martin
Parents: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Our thoughts: When actor Gwyneth Paltrow and, now ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin named their first child Apple back in 2004, the world didn’t know what to think.
You can’t just name your child after a piece of fruit, can you? Paltrow revealed in an interview it was her then-husband Chris who thought of the name during her pregnancy and, unfortunately for Apple, it stuck.
16. Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Buddy Bear, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and River Rocket Blue Dallas
Parents: Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton
Our thoughts: There is a very strong floral theme running through the names of the Oliver children. TV chef Jamie Oliver and his wife were clearly inspired by nature when naming their children.
Poppy and Daisy we can get on board with, but Buddy Bear, River Rocket, and Petal Blossom sound like characters from a kids cartoon.
17. Pirate Houseman Davis
Parents: Jonathan Davis and Deven Davis
Our thoughts: If your dad is a vocalist in a Nu Metal band, it’s unlikely you are going to be given a traditional name, is it? Korn singer Jonathan Davis and his wife Devin named their first child together – Jonathan had another son, Nathan, in 2004, Pirate in – 2005.
It is cute when kids play dress-up and run around in eye patches and hats pretending to be pirates, we’re not sure if Pirate works as an actual name though.
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18. North West
Parents: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Our thoughts: When you are the child of one of the most famous couples in the world, does it really matter what your name is? 8-year-old North West may grow up to disagree when she realizes she shares a name with directions on a compass.
Kim Kardashian revealed that the name ‘North West’ was originally made as a joke by TV presenter Jay Leno and after initially laughing off the name, she had a complete change of mind and really did call her first child North.
19. Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Parents: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
Our thoughts: So, Mowgli is the little kid in The Jungle Book and Bronx is, well, Bronx. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have explained they bonded over The Jungle Book, inspiring their choice of Mowgli for a middle name.
No one is really sure where the name Bronx came from and are we just supposed to ignore the fact this boy’s initials spell out BMW?
20. Harley Quinn Smith
Parents: Kevin Smith and Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
Our Thoughts: Harley Quinn is girlfriend to The Joker in the Batman films and comic books. She’s feisty, kooky, and just a little bit on the terrifyingly insane side.
Harley Quinn is an awesome fictional character, we’re just not sure if it is an entirely appropriate name for a baby girl. Harley Quinn Smith has followed in her director Dad and actor mom’s footsteps and now works in showbiz, so she’s in good company when it comes to weird and wacky names.
21. Beatrice Danger
Parents: Jess Weixler & Hamish Brocklebank
Our thoughts: Danger is not a name fit for a baby girl or a baby boy for that matter. Actor Jess Weixler and businessman husband Hamish Brocklebank decided to ruin their perfectly adorable baby name Beatrice by sticking the word Danger on the end of it.
22: Winter Mercy
Parents: Alanis Morissette & Mario Souleye Treadway
Our thoughts: Singer Alanis Morissette gave birth to her third child in 2019 at the age of 45. Winter Mercy sounds like a depressing song or piece of angsty poetry, not a baby boy’s name. Winter’s siblings are Onyx Solace and Ever Imre so at least he’s not alone with his weird name.
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23. Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp
Parents: John and Elaine Irwin Mellencamp
Our thoughts: It is no secret that musician John Mellencamp is passionate about the animal kingdom. After all, his stage name in the ’80s was John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp.
With this in mind, we can almost understand his decision to give his son the middle name Wildhorse. But Speck? We can’t figure that one out.
24. Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof
Parents: Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates
Our thoughts: Another Geldof girl with a mouthful of a name, what a surprise. Although she may not be his biological daughter, Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof did not miss out on the family tradition of having a truly crazy name.
25. Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre
Parents: Katie Price and Peter Andre
Our thoughts: It’s a bold move naming your daughter Princess when she has absolutely zero links to the Royal Family. However, model and TV presenter Katie Price and ex-husband Peter Andrea felt Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre was the perfect name for their first daughter together.
Andre has revealed that his daughter does not like her name and, unsurprisingly, doesn’t want him to call her Princess anymore.
26. Banjo Patrick Taylor
Parents: Rachel Griffiths and Patrick Taylor
Our thoughts: Rumor has it that Griffiths is a big fan of Australian poet Andrew Barton’s “Banjo” Paterson, which is where she got the idea for her son’s name. Banjo isn’t so terrible but it is still a pretty wacky thing to name your child. Only the child of a celebrity would be called Banjo.
27. Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg
Parents: Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg
Our thoughts: Punky Brewster actor Soleil Moon Frye doesn’t have a conventional name herself, so it didn’t really come as a shock when she and Jason Goldberg named their daughter Poet Sienna Rose Goldberg in 2005. We wonder if now 16-year-old Poet Sienna enjoys writing poetry or not.
28. Bandit Lee Way
Parents: Gerard Way and Lyn-Z
Our thoughts: Naming your child Bandit is just as bad as calling them Pirate, or Thief or Bank Robber. However, if you are the lead singer of My Chemical Romance you can’t be giving your child a name without an edge really, can you?
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29. Summer Rain Rutler
Parents: Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler
Our thoughts: Compared to many of her peers, singer Christina Aguilera didn’t give her daughter a truly terrible name back when she was born in 2014. However, Summer Rain isn’t your normal baby name.
Summer is and maybe even Rain, but do they really work together? Christina explained her daughter’s name in an interview for People magazine in 2015, “Summer is a time of spreading warmth and light, while the rain washes away, replenishes and brings new life to allow growth and new beginnings”.
30. Denim Cole Braxton- Lewis
Parents: Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis
Our thoughts: Calling your child Denim is as bad as calling them Leather or wool or silk. Maybe it is best to just stay away from all the different fabrics and textiles while deciding on a baby name.
Maybe R&B icon Toni Braxton and former husband Keri Lewis were just really into wearing denim when their son was born in 2001.
31. Moroccan Scott
Parents: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Our thoughts: It is not unusual for parents – especially celebrity parents – to name their children after places they’ve traveled to. However, pop diva Mariah Carey did not name her son after the African Nation of Morocco.
No, Moroccan Scott is named after the penthouse bedroom decor of Carey and Cannon’s Ney York City apartment. Naming your child after a place isn’t so bad, we’re not sure if you should be naming your child after your choice of wallpaper though.
32. Gravity Blue
Parents: Stormi Bree and Lucky Blue Smith
Our thoughts: If your parents are called Stormi and Lucky, you know you’re not getting a name straight from the pages of a baby names book. Models Stormi and Lucky named their daughter Gravity Blue so she can follow in her parent’s footsteps with her unusual name.
33. Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson
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Parents: Bono and Ali Hewson
Our thoughts: The daughter of U2 frontman Bono and Ali Hewson is known professionally as Eve Hewson. However, the name her parents gave her in 1991 is much more of a mouthful. Eve has four names and a real jumble of words they are too, we are not surprised she has chosen to just be called Eve.
34. Kulture Kiari
Parents: Cardi B and Offset
Our thoughts: As a baby of two rappers, there was no chance Kulture Kiari was going to be named anything else. Kiari is a sweet name and is Offset’s legal name. Kulture doesn’t really work as a name though, does it?
35. X Æ A-12
Parents: Elon Musk and Grimes
Our thoughts: This name is definitely one of the strangest celebrity baby names ever. When Elon Musk and wife Grimes revealed the name of their baby son back in 2020, the whole world was left baffled and wondering how to pronounce X Æ A-12.
This completely insane name is in fact pronounced as X Ash A 12. If you want to know what it means, a quick web search will provide you with Grimes detailed – and confusing – breakdown.
The Final Thought
Whether you’re naming your baby after a piece of fruit, a comic book villain or just selecting a random word or five from the dictionary, there really are no limits to choosing a baby name when you’re famous.
This list is just a small selection of truly awful celebrity baby names, there are hundreds of children of celebrities out there who have unique but terrible names.
We’re not saying don’t give your baby an interesting and unique name, but maybe just don’t take it to the extremes that the celebs do!