14/04/2014 16:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Seriously Silly Celebrity Baby Names


Celebrities. How they love to dazzle us with their über-glamorous designer clothes, ridiculously opulent homes and, well, rather unusual choice of children's names.

Madonna thought she was being edgy when she named her children Lourdes and Rocco, but her choices are positively tame compared to some of these shockers...

Forbidden fruit

When Coldplay's Chris Martin and Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow got together, we knew the creative couple would produce unique children. What we didn't expect is for them to name their firstborn daughter after a Golden Delicious. And as if Apple Martin wasn't wacky enough, their second child, a boy, was named Moses.

Tabloid royalty

If Katie Price and Peter Andre's daughter ever wants to keep a low profile, she might struggle with a name like Princess Tiaamii. Pronounced 'tee-ah-me', the name was created in honour of Pete's mum Thea and Katie's mother Amy. When the baby was born, Pete commented: 'Katie always loved the name Princess but everyone thought it was a bit over the top.' Over the top? Katie Price? Never.

A very novel name

When it comes to unusual baby names, the six-strong Pitt-Jolie brood can't go without a mention. Much as we love Maddox, Pax, Zahara Marley, Knox and Vivienne, Shiloh Nouvel, the couple's first biological baby, is our favourite. Shiloh is a name of Hebrew origin meaning 'gift' – and if Brad and Angelina have passed on their good looks to their little girl, the name seems quite apt.

Cruise out-of-control

Suri might sound like the kind of cool name befitting the offspring of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, but for an internationally-famous couple, some research would have come in handy. Unfortunately, according to a British translation company, Suri means 'pickpocket' in Japanese, 'turned sour' in French, and 'horse mackerels' in Italian. Oops!

A New York State of mind

It's a popular (ahem) misconception that Brooklyn Beckham was named after the place in which he was conceived. In her autobiography, Victoria writes: 'I had always liked the name Brooke and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. It was only afterwards that I realised how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant.' So now you know.

Rock on

Gwen Stefani certainly pushes boundaries when it comes to fashion and music - but in naming her second son Zuma Nesta Rock, she proved that she is pretty deft at 'cutting-edge' baby names too. The little boy was most likely named after Malibu's famous Zuma Beach, and Nesta was Bob Marley's middle name; (Gwen and husband Gavin Rossdale are big fans).

Material girl

Geri Halliwell decided to name her daughter in honour of a pretty flower - and her favourite raunchy popstrel. She came up with Bluebell Madonna, which doesn't sound daft at all. 'No-one else has that name, apart from the Virgin Madonna and the singer, whom I love,' Geri said at the time. We have a sneaking suspicion that there might be a few other Madonnas out there – but don't tell Geri!


Do you think Nicholas Cage (real name Nicholas Coppola) might be taking his love of comics too far? Not only is his own stage name inspired by Marvel Comics' superhero Luke Cage (we haven't heard of him either), when his son was born he bestowed the name Kal-El upon him. If you've ever seen the Superman films (or Smallville) you'll know that Kal-El is Clark Kent's real Kryptonian name.

My name is...Pilot Inspektor

Reportedly, My Name is Earl's Jason Lee, picked the name Pilot for his son because he likes the Granddaddy song, 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot' – doesn't sound like much of a compliment to his firstborn, does it? As for Pilot's middle name – 'Inspektor' – the mind boggles. Maybe it's connected to Jason's allegiance with the Church of he'll never tell.

Hard-hitting herb

I suppose if you're Sylvester Stallone, the idea of calling your kid Sid or Stanley isn't all that appealing – but Sage Moonblood seems a little bit over-the-top, even for Rocky. Still, born in 1976, Sage is an actor in his own right now and hasn't changed his name, so perhaps his unusual handle was a gift, not a punishment.

All of our favourite celebrity baby names:

Apple Blythe Alison (girl) and Moses Bruce Anthony (boy): Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Arpad Flynn Alexander and Aurelius Cy Andrea (boys): Elle Macpherson

Audio Science (boy): Shannyn Sossamon

Blue Angel, Hollie and Arran (girls): The Edge

Bluebell Madonna (girl): Geri Halliwell

Buddy Bear Maurice (boy), Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo Pamela and Poppy Honey Rosie (girls): Jamie and Jules Oliver

Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David (boys): Victoria and David Beckham

Coco Riley (girl): Courteney Cox and David Arquette

Denham Cole and Diezel Ky (boys): Toni Braxton

Dylan Frances (girl) and Hopper Jack (boy): Sean Penn and Robin Wright-Penn

Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Little Pixie Frou-Frou (girls): Bob Geldof and Paula Yates

Gia Zavala and Isabella (girls): Matt Damon

Harley Quinn (girl): Kevin Smith and Jennifer Schwalbach

Harlow Winter Kate (girl) and Sparrow James Midnight (boy): Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Junior Savva Andreas (boy) and Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther (girl): Katie Price and Peter Andre

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (girl): Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence

Ignatius Martin Andrew (boy): Cate Blanchett

Indiana August and Atticus (boys): Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix

Ireland (girl): Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger

Jaden Christopher Syre (boy) and Willow Camille Reign (girl): Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jermajesty (boy): Jermaine Jackson

Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock (boys): Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Kyd Miller (boy) and Madelaine West (girl): David Duchovny and Tea Leoni

Lennon (boy): Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit

Lourdes Maria and Mercy (girls), Rocco and David (boys): Madonna

Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien and Knox Léon (boys), Zahara Marley, Shiloh Nouvel and Vivienne Marcheline (girls): Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Makena Lei Gordon (girl): Helen Hunt

Max Liron (boy): Christina Aguilera

Maya Ray (girl) and Levon Roan (boy): Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke

Memphis Eve and Jordan (girls), Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and John Abraham (boys): Bono

Miller Alasdhair James and Beckett Robert Lee (boys), Bailey Linda Olwyn and Reiley Dilys Stella (girls): Stella McCartney

Nell Marmalade (girl), Eric Mustard and Vincent Mash (boys): Helen Baxendale

Phinnaeus 'Finn' Walter and Henry Daniel (boys), Hazel Patricia (girl): Julia Roberts

Phoenix Chi and Angel Iris (girls): Melanie B

Pilot Inspektor (boy): Jason Lee

Ryder Russell (boy): Kate Hudson

Sage Moonblood and Seargeoh (boys), Sophia Rose, Sistine Rose and Scarlet Rose (girls): Sylvester Stallone

Sailor Lee (girl): Christie Brinkley

Saffron Sahara, Amber Rose and Tallulah Pine (girls): Simon and Yasmin Le Bon

Seven Sirius (boy): Andre Benjamin

Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret (girls): Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Suri (girl): Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tallulah, Scout and Rumer (girls): Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Valentina Paloma (girl): Salma Hayek

Weston and Kal-El (boys): Nicholas Cage

Have you come across any more unusual celeb children's names?