Nothing compares to the excitement of first-time parents who are keen on giving the perfect name to their baby. Some combine their names to come up with a new one while others simply use their imagination.
Celebrities are known to give their babies eccentric names. No one knows for certain what these global stars were thinking when they decided to give their babies such extraordinary names. One thing is for sure though. These babies may not have appeared for a second on TV or the silver screen but they have surely grabbed the spotlight with the mere mention of their monickers.
What’s in a name? Here are the ten weirdest celebrity baby names that have grabbed the headlines over the years.
1. Fifi Trixibelle
Fifi is the first daughter of British TV presenter Paula Yates and musician Bob Geldof. Fifi Trixibelle was born on March 31, 1983, six years after her parents got together. After 10 years, Paula and Bob were married in Las Vegas and conceived two more daughters with equally creative names: Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa and Little Pixie. Paula Yates has another daughter with Michael Hutchence named Tiger Lily Heavenly Hiraani.
2. Rainbow Joan of Arc
Rainbow Joan of Arc Phoenix
Rainbow Joan of Arc Phoenix is the daughter of John Lee Bottom and Arlyn Phoenix. Rain was born on November 21, 1972. Sometimes, the American actress, singer, and musician is credited as Rainbow Phoenix. The whole family adopted the name Phoenix when they returned to the US from their missionary work in South America. Rain’s siblings, who are also into show business, have interesting names too, including actors Summer and Liberty, Joaquin Phoenix, and their late brother River Phoenix.
3. Audio Science
Audio Science Clayton
Shannyn Sossamon is an American actress, dancer and musician known for her roles in movies like ‘A Knight’s Tale’ and ‘40 Days and 40 Nights’. She gave birth to a son with Dallas Clayton on May 29, 2003. She named her son Audio Science Clayton. The name can be traced to Shannyn’s love for music as she also plays drums for their band, Warpaint.
Camera Ashe with her mom
Arthur Ashe used to be one of the most prominent African-American tennis players in the world. He married Jeanne Moutoussamy in 1997 and they adopted one child together. The baby was born on December 21, 1986 and was named Camera, since her mother is a photographer. Camera was only six years old when his adoptive father died in 1993.
5. Moon Unit
Moon Unit Zappa and her husband
Born on September 28, 1967, Moon Unit Zappa created a name for herself as an actress and musician. She usually uses the name Moon Zappa. Her father, Frank Zappa, is also a famous musician and rock star icon. Her siblings are also in the music industry and possess imaginative names, such as Dweezil, Ahmet, and Diva Thin Muffin. In June 2002, Moon married the guitarist and drummer of Matchbox 20, Paul Doucette. Their child Mathilda Plum Qhi was born in 2004.
6. Sage Moonblood
Sage Moonblood Stallone
Sage Moonblood Stallone is the son of action star Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack. Born on May 5, 1976. Sage has a brother named Seargeoh Stallone and three half-sisters: Sistine Rose, Sophia Rose, and Scarlet Rose. It is possible that Sage’s second name came from his father’s hit movie, First Blood.
7. Moxie CrimeFighter
Penn Jillette, the dad of Moxie CrimeFighter
Penn Fraser Jillette is an American comedian, juggler, writer, and illusionist. He is famous for his tandem tricks with another illusionist, Teller. Together, they are often referred to as Penn and Teller. In November 2004, Jillette married a television producer named Emily Zolten. Their daughter was born on June 3, 2005, and they named her Moxie CrimeFighter. In an interview, Jillette stated that the name CrimeFighter was his wife’s idea, thinking that most people were unaware of other people’s middle names, so they might as well have fun with it.
8. Heaven Love’on
Heaven and her dad, Al Stone
Heaven is the first daughter of American singer and songwriter Cynthia Loving, more popularly known as Lil’ Mo. It was in 2001 when Lil’ Mo met her husband Al Stone and they were married after five months of knowing each other. She conceived her first baby two years later. Heaven Love’on was born in August 19, 2002. Lil’ Mo has another daughter with Stone, born on February 24, 2005, and she named her God’Iss Love.
9. Speck Wildhorse
John Mellencamp, the dad of Speck Wildhorse
Speck is the youngest child of American rock singer and songwriter John Cougar Mellencamp. Mellencamp has a total of five kids from three marriages. In his first marriage, he conceived a daughter named Michelle. Mellencamp had two other daughters in his second marriage with Vicky Granucci, namely Teddi Jo and Justice. He also had a couple of sons with supermodel Elaine Irwin, named Hud and Speck Wildhorse.
Nicholas and Kal-El Cage
Not a lot of poeple know that Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage debuted in Hollywood using using his real name, Nicolas Coppola. Since he came from a family of well-known artists, he changed his surname to avoid cries of nepotism.
His surname is based on a streetwise superhero from Marvel Comics named Luke Cage. It is not surprising then that he named his son Kal-el, based on the Kryptonian name of Clark Kent, aka Superman, before he came to earth. Now that counts as an out-of-this-world name!
A Word Of Caution
These names may not make sense to you as much as they do to the above-mentioned celebrities. Of course, no one can stop you from giving the most bizarre name to your children, but think of their welfare as well. As much as you’d like to come up with a unique name to call your kids, you don’t want them to become laughingstocks once they enter school. Without the benefit of rich and famous parents, it’s likely that your new bundle of joy will suffer the consequences.
Not all celebrity names are known for their eccentricity though. Many celebrity names have become quite synonymous with beauty, fashion and seduction, such as those names that made it to our list of Top Ten Female Celebrities in Bikinis.