Celebrities do the strangest things, and that includes giving their children unusual names. Sometimes the names are a bit silly, and sometimes they are totally baffling.
When putting together a list of people who do ridiculous things, it is only a matter of time before hip-hop artist Kanye makes an appearance.
Calling your daughter “North” is not all that bad; but when your last name is West? Bad move, Kanye.
Aside from the lovely alliteration, there is very little to like about the name “Reignbeau Rhames,” which is the name actor Ving Rhames gave his daughter.
For a start, the pronunciation is “Rainbow,” which is only a good name for a My Little Pony. The strange, French-looking spelling is adding insult to injury.
Ving Rhames is a big drink of water, so we’ll have to keep the joking about how bizarre the names of his daughter (Reignbeau) and son (Freedom) are to a minimum.
Sylvester Stallone knocked it out of the park when he came up with the name “Sage Moonblood” for his son.
Yes, it is a very memorable name; but it also sounds like ???????
Still, with a dad like Stallone, there was no chance school bullies are going to give him any trouble about it.
Rob Morrow, the star of “Northern Exposure” and “Numb3rs,” probably thought it was incredibly witty to name his daughter “Tu.”
Here is a tip, Rob: Do not use the naming of your children as an excuse to make stupid puns. Not today, not Tu Morrow, not ever.
Nicolas Cage is famous for playing kooky roles in movies such as “Ghost Rider,” but he is a pretty kooky guy in real life.
As a big fan of comics, he decided to call his son “Kal-El,” which is the true name of Superman.
He probably would have been better off calling his son “Luke,” in honor of the Marvel superhero Luke Cage.
When Bob Geldof and Paula Yates had a daughter, they thought long and hard and came up with the perfect name.
Unfortunately, Fifi Trixibelle was the perfect name for a poodle, or perhaps one of Tinkerbell’s little fairy friends.
David Duchovny made his career with a lean and economical style of acting in “The X-Files,” delivering lines in a way that suggested he was not really all that bothered.
He obviously had a similar approach to naming his child when he decided on the name “Kyd” with his wife Tea Leoni.
Steven Spielberg named his sixth child “Destry,” which really is the short straw when Destry’s siblings have names like Jessica and Max. Why Spielberg would pick this name is anyone’s guess.
Maybe he is just a big fan of the old cowboy movie, “Destry Rides Again”.
Penn Jillette, one half of the magic duo Penn and Teller, has a pretty silly name, but it pales in comparison to the name he gave his daughter.
“Moxie Crimefighter” is a name so utterly bizarre, even a superhero would think twice about using it.
“Bronx Mowgli,” the name that Ashlee Simpson gave to her son, sounds like the sequel to “The Jungle Book” that everyone hopes Disney never makes.
Ashlee did have a Winnie the Pooh-themed baby shower, according to people.com, so continuing the Disney theme probably seemed like a great idea to her.
No, it is not a joke. Shannyn Sossamon, star of “A Knight’s Tale,” named her first son “Audio Science,” which sounds like a really boring college lecture.
At least she learned from her mistakes; she named her second son “Mortimer”.
It may sound made up, but Jason Lee, the star of “My Name is Earl,” called his son “Pilot Inspektor.”
It’s okay though. He has a good reason: The name derives from the name of the song “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot,” by the band Granddaddy.
ZUMA NESTA ROCK
In 2008, Gwen Stefani gave birth to her second child, and gave him the name “Zuma Nesta Rock.” Zuma is a beach in Malibu.
It is also an online game about a frog spitting multicolored balls around. Nice one, Gwen.
PRINCE MICHAEL JACKSON II
Michael Jackson was never one for being ordinary, but calling his son “Prince Michael Jackson II” was both ridiculous and obscenely egotistical.
Giving him the nickname “Blanket” was equally bizarre. Still, it is a better name than “Jarmajesty Jackson,” which is what Jermaine Jackson called his son.
In 2004, Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth to a daughter and named her “Apple.” She told Oprah it was because it was a sweet, Biblical name.
That probably explains why she named her son “Moses” two years later.
At least she did not go for “Adam” and “Eve”.