According to a BabyNames.com poll, Alicia Silverstone’s little boy is among the celebrity babies saddled with the worst names in Hollywood.
The L.A. Times reports that the poll, based on votes from 10,000 users, ranks Silverstone’s choice as the worst boy’s name of 2011. Her tot’s wacky moniker? Bear Blu Jarecki.
Alicia has said that her mother-in-law is behind the non-traditional name. “She suggested Bear or Blu," the actress told Us Magazine. "I loved them both."
But Silverstone wasn’t alone with her worst name award. Mariah Carey’s twins with husband Nick Cannon landed on both the best and worst names lists – her son Moroccan Scott tied Bear Blu for worst boy’s name.
Moroccan may have gotten worst boy’s name, but Mariah’s daughter Monroe made the list of best baby names. Monroe was named for Marilyn, naturally.
The worst girl’s name, by the way, went to Zuzu Audrey Peterson, daughter of former "Top Chef Just Desserts" contestant Tania Peterson.
Other parents who didn’t choose well include Kevin James, who named his son Kannon with a “K,” and Bryan Adams, who dubbed his daughter Mirabella Bunny.
As evidenced by the surging popularity of names like Mason and Isabella, Hollywood definitely has an influence on what parents name their new arrivals.
Would you choose any of the names from this year’s list?
You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually something that I feel I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very wide for me. I'm taking a look forward on your subsequent submit, I'll try to get the grasp of it!
I only want to get to know every hair on the top of her head. Man she is sooooo hot
Let me jump in here with my run in with the oddest name I've met, his name was Peter Moss and his friends called him
Pete, mading him Pete Moss. Not too out there but it always stood out for me.
My boyfriend worked with this guy who's name was Lemonjello, but pronounced Lee-mon-jello. That would just really suck to be named after something your mother ate.
Cousin's Christmas letter announced the name of her new baby girl: Aniston. REALLY? We knew she liked that actress when she named the older girl Rachel Jennifer, but this is just stalker status now.
Beyonces ugly ass baby name should be right at the top too
I've known many people with odd names and none of them were very appreciative! I don't understand the thinking your naming a person, not a pet! Sad!
Beyonce's baby's has one of the stupidest names too. poor thing.
I think ZuZu is adorable for a child, but doesn't translate well once you grow up...
@Sk8 – Jason Lee's other child has a worse name ... Pilot Inspektor. Yup – spelled just like that.
Though I'm one who generally prefers traditional names, Bear Blu has great possibilities. It evokes a sense of power and serenity and, since he'll most likely be called "Bear" growing up, that's a plus in the hierarchy of boys groups. On the other hand, with so many biases against the Muslim world, why you'd inflict "Moroccan" on someone is incomprehensible.
Christ – what a silly name...
I personally think Jason Lee's child's name is the worst of all time: Moxy Crimefighter!!?? At least with Bear most people have heard of Edward "Bear" Gyrlls so its not too far of stretch. Not to mention Wolf Blitzer.
I agree. No other name even comes close to Pilot Inspektor. It's a cruel joke to play on your kid...
Bear or Blue? What is wrong with that? It's better than Morroccan, or Jamal, or Tequisha, or Orange Juice...
better than Jamal? Cmon u must admit that u would be peeved off if your mom had named u Blue thats a ridiculous name
Hollywood is f*ked up anyway. Why do we, as a society, care so much about our stars having babies, getting married, or what they name their children? Makes no sense to me.
Way to set the kid back a few steps in relationships.
The worst celeb baby name I've heard is 'Audio Science'. That's not a name, that's a class at a tech school. 'Can't talk now, I'm late for Audio Science!'
Q: Would I give my child any of these wacky Hollywood names?
A: As if.
as frank zappa so wisely said after naming his son dwiezel – what name could I have used, Ralph?
Le-a....google it. ;)
pronounced "La dash A" I've met a little girl with this name. I blame the time period where the artist formerly known as Prince changed his name to an egyptian symbol. But we live in a free country. Folks are free to anem a child, and at 18, they are free to change it. Most women don't realize that when they divorce, they can change their name to any name they want in the divorce, not necessarily just back to a former name. If only social security made it easier to change your records there.
wow I'm surprised it wasn't a black person at the top. Shaneeda... Need I say more
Of course, all the zombies demand that it be "John" or "Rick" or "Tim" (etc) like EVERY OTHER guy in the country.
Just remember that today's cool baby names are tomorrow's old lady names.
Penn Jillette already won this contest when he named his daughter Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette. And his son Zolten isn't much of a step up from that. But it's not as bad as Jason Lee's "Pilot Inspektor" or Rob Marrow's son Tu ("Tu Marrow" *groan*).
And there's David Duchovny's "Kyd". I'm not sure if it's the stupidest one, or the most genius one which makes it the best one IMO.
what are we each doing that helps to contribute to the social and economic equality for all?
We should just make a special school for all of the celebrity kids who have goofy names they were given by their parents. That way, not a single kid in the school can make fun of another. They'll all be equally ridiculous.
Except for the part where they're segregated from us "normals," it might work.
I like the name Morrocan very much. If you want to talk about ugly names look at Julia Roberts children...
Zuzu? That's adorable. It's from Frank Capra's and Jimmy Stewart's timeless Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life"
Remember? "...zuzu's petals"
When the kids hit 18 they can go to a judge and for very little money, they can change their names to whatever they want. I hated my birth name and did just that, finally, at age 40. It's easy to do.
the worst are families that insist on all of their kids having the same first letter: Jake, Jerry, Jim, Jill, etc... it doesn't even qualify as clever. It's just purely stupid.
And lazy – just think they only have to crack open one section of a baby book under the letter they are using and grab the next name.
My opinion is that if your looking through a J C Penny catalog to find your baby a name or embarrass and ruin your child for life, then go ahead and name your child something ridiculous. They will have to endure that name unless, Lord willing, they change it, and go on about their business. I would slap my moma in the face if she named me something stupid like named after an animal or a crayola crayon, roll of toilet paper or anything else! I would rather be named Barbara, Wilma, Jean than all that jazz. Just sayin'
Barbara was fine until Streisand came along. Now everyone spells it wrong! But in my generation there were so many girls named Barbara that there were two or three in every classroom. I would name a kid something less common but not bizarre. Maybe Leigh, or Liana, and for a boy, Jeffrey or Nathan. Real names, but not too boring or common.
Zuzu was Jimmy Stuarts little girls name in the movie, Its a wonderful Life. Truly This Girl Might grow hating her name but She will be very wealthy and will be raised by Nanny's and I feel she will never once be insulted for her name.
It's her kid, she carried it for 9 months, she can name it whatever the hell she wants.
Did I really just read this article? I need to get a life...
Did anyone notice that when you say both of her childrens nic names together its: Roc & Roe (Get it? Rock and Roll) Kinda of cute!
A list of "worst celeb baby names"? Really?!? By no stretch of the imagination am I a celebrity hound, but this list is simply hateful. What is wrong with people?
Some celebrity names are wack! But to each their own. I thought my sister was weird when she named her kids Adreem, Azlin, and Avyon but it totally fits them! Her own name is Abbra
is her last name cadabra?
My kids are names Laila, Ben and Sam.
You can see them here...
Mariah Carey and Nick Canon named their son Morroccan because that Nick purpose to Mariah in the Morroccan room in Los Angeles
still stupid. My husband proposed on the couch in the living room and I didn't name my child couch, living-room or lazyboy!
Actually, I thought Nick proposed to Mariah in the "Moroccan Room" of their copiously opulent New York City apartment. Either way, that's a terrible name. My husband proposed to me in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, but we didn't name our Gate 29.
Hugh G. Rection
"Monroe" is just another US President Last Name Used as a First Name. It goes along with Kennedy, Reagan, Pierce, Madison, Jackson, Polk (Laffoon), Roosevelt (Rosey Grier's real name), Washington, Jefferson, Carter, Grant, Harrison and so on. There's probably a Wilson out there, too, after Tom Hanks called his volleyball that in "Castaway". No kid named "Bush" or "Nixon", though–yet.
I know a "Nickson". Father's name is Nick, but rather than having the boy be a "Jr."...
Brings to mind: what were the parents thinking who named their daughter ZaSu Pitts? She goes back to the silent movies and all the way up into television in the fifties.
Women in my family seemed to have been named old fashion names for their first names and more modern names for their middle names.
After a few years, at least 4 of them legally had their middle and first names swapped.
Clearly, not enough "research" was done for this article. I think a little visit to the urban parts of town may change your opinion on worst name. The one that tops my list is...DaRealist. Yup. Real name. Feel sorry. obviously there is no chance for this kid.
I so agree! Go to an urban area or watch a paternity test show on Maury. My favorite is a little baby boy on Maury named "Trevionshay" – pronounced "Tray-vee-uhn-shay." Horrible. I have one of those awful made up names, too. But the new names take the cake!
This is why my faith gets so shaken. People like Truth are allowed to exist, and horrible names are administered to helpless babies. God, seriously... Do something!!
All those names sound fine to me.
Actually, Mariah could have been naming her daughter for Monroe, the Wieder Blutbad on GRIMM.
I understand wanting to give your child a name that will make them unforgettable, I understand wanting your child to stand out and be special. But really, some of the names that celebrities come up with for their children are beyond wierd if not freakish. Unless these children stay within a certain social circle, they will be teased, bullied and stigmatized the rest of their natural life. My mother thought she was being stylish by giving me a name that she thought was unique. I could never get one of those bicycle license plates or name plates for my room, everyone misspelled it, and nobody ever remembers it. I'll be at a party and tell someone my name and during the course of the conversation they'll address me as "Rosemarie", "Roxanne", "Rosalie"–anything but my name. Finally in exasperation they'll ask if they can just call me "Rose" because it's easier for them to remember and I always say the same thing; "Not if you want me to answer." People, think about you're child's future when you give them a strange or unique name–they have to live with it not you.
Rosie O'Donnell might beg to differ with you. And good old "Sweet Rosie O'Grady"?
"Moroccan Cannon" sounds like some type of medieval weaponry. Poor kid. At least Zuzu Audrey can go by her lovely middle name.
Actually, he could go by Roc(k) Cannon. Has sort of a male porn star ring to it, but it wouldn't be a bad name if he actually was in show business someday.
People just trying to exert some sort of holier then thou individuality and not taking in account the repercussions for the child.
Not so much odd names so much as it is the combination of first and last names that dont work... I had a friend whose last name was Turner and her first name was Paige. Paige Turner... Two seemingly normal names by themselves but together it's only going to invite ridicule on the kid when they get older... My friend went through hell in Middle and High School... Sorry parents but trying to be cute with your kid when he/she is a baby is gonna hurt them in the long run as they get older....
Somewhere out there is a very nice gentleman, probably successful with a nice family. His folks named him Richard Douglas, but he went by "Dick Douglas". More than one person slipped up and called him "Doug" by accident. He was a good sport, but I sure hope he goes by "Rich" or "Rick" now.
just another way for these people to get attention. too bad it's their kids that will suffer later in life b/c of it. I'm guessing as soon as these kids hit legal age, they will opt for a name change.
Granted that service is still around by the time they are adults. I doubt America even exist by then....which is sad.
Morroccan and Bear aren't even that bad. It's not like Kal-El or Jermajesty.
Imagine having to explain for the umpteenth time about the name Kal-El!!! And Jermajesty has always been a pet peeve...it's just plain horrible! Leave it to one of those freak Jackson brothers to burden his kid with it.
Unless they actually expect the kid to be called "Bear Blu" in full, that's not the worst name. Bear is actually a legitimate name. It has a discernible meaning; it isn't wackily misspelled, although Blu is. No one mocks "Björn," do they? That name means Bear. It could be worse.
I still can't get past "Apple". Now that is just stupid.
Especially since her mother has such a lovely name. I lost a lot of respect for Gweneth Paltrow when she saddled her child with a name that others would find ridiculous. I guess there was nobody around with any better sense.
I'd put my Rod between Alicia's knees, anytime. -Art
big is that rod?
@Rodney at least your name's not boo hoo I hate my name.STFU losers.
I'm surprised no one thought Echo Lazarus Reznor wasn't the worst name. That one makes me wince. Poor kid.
Hahah! That really is terrible. And if you think about– Echo was originally a female name. That's what you get for being a rock star's kid, I guess.
It should be a free to change your name when you turn 18. My parents named me Rodney. It's a stupid name and unless I want to pay alot of money, I'm stuck with it. I ask my parents all the time what the hell were they thinking.
Your parents did ok. At least you're not Curtain Rod. I was stuck with Dorothy. Thank your parents right now!!!
actually it's pretty cheap to legally change your name-you just have to pay some tiny filing fee in court, and then the normal costs to get a new license etc
Both of you have fairly normal names and can go by nicknames like Hot Rod and Dotty–there are far worse names than that
Rodney – you have a great name. It's not run-of-the-mill like Bill, Mike, Bob, Jack, Joe, Steve, etc. They are all good names but overused. If I were a guy I'd rather be named/called Rodney than have everyone call me Tom when my given name is Thomas. Be proud, it's a cool name. Rodney has a lot of cache and it's memorable.
@Doug that's the same thing my dad told his children,he's no longer with and it was some of the best advice he ever gave me.My babies names are beautiful,Sarah with an h I don't like your name but I wouldn't tell you that it sounds like the name some old country woman in the 18OOs.
What someone wants to name their baby is "their" business. That is what is wrong with our world...everyone has "opinions" save it... worry about yourself...live "your" life, which is all that really matters!!! Mariah can do no wrong in my eyes!!!
I wish someone would have intervened when my parents were trying to name me Rodney. My brother's name is Scott. My cousins are Ashley, Alicia, Tyler, Angela, April, Natasha, Rick, Jonathon yet I'm the one odd ball with the name of Rodney. I'm the oldest so no one knew any better I guess.
Unfortunately it is not the parent but the child who gets saddled with the name that his/her retard parents pick out. Hopefully these kids have the money when they turn 18 to legally change their names.
I remember growing up, Frank Zappa caught He!! for naming his kids "Moon Unit" & "Dweezil". Bear Blu & Moroccan have nothing on Pilot Inspektor & Blanket.
Moroccan – It's not a typical name, but it does grow on you after a while.
And Blanket is not his actual name btw, it's his nickname.
Nope, Blanket is just a nickname for Prince Michael #2. I wonder if one of the boys goes by Prince, and the other one Michael, or if they both answer when somebody calls Prince Michael, or if they're referred to as #1 and #2. Their cousin Jermajesty must be old enough to have girlfriends or a wife, I wonder if she calls him Jermajesty, or if he has a nickname, maybe Jerm.
you know parents suck when they name their kids crazy crap. because for that kid's whole life they are gonna have to spell their name or correct it spelling every other day... i'm lucky that all i have to say is 'it's sarah with an h' god help kids that have to spell the whole bloody thing out! yeah your kid's name is unique that doesn't make them speical just makes them appear trashy or that their parents are trashy. also to add to the rant: if you're gonna name your kid a name or word of another language spell it correctly dont 'ghetto-fy' it
my daughter is a Sara without an H :) and half the time people can't figure out how to spell that. Why stick some poor kid with a name for life that no one can ever spell or pronounce correctly? seems kinda selfish to me.
how about Jin Giovanni? :)
I'd have a baby with Alicia. And she can name it anything she wants. -DJB
I actually like the name Zuzu. Just like the character from my favorite movie of all time It's a Wonderful life. That was one of George Bailey's little girl's names. I love it, i was I had called my daughter that!
I was just thinking, I thought we were in the US. I thought people had the right to choose the names for their children. As long as it isn't profane, why is there a problem? When I hear ZuZu, I think of Josephine Baker (admittedly spelled differently- ZouZou). I agree with you. Zuzu is fine.
I think ZuZu is cute too. I think it is a nickname for Susan.
@truth (slap) watch yer mouth young man! How can u say that knowing your gramma is blak?
Well, at least Alicia Silverstone isn't some interbred half-ni66er, with ni66er children.
I can't believe people like you still exist. Your ignorance is an embarrassment for you, and you are humanity's mistake. Love has always and will always win.
Hes mad because he has two sets of lady parts inside of him
I bet you spit at yourself when you look in the mirror.
What a very sad and hurfful comment to make about a bi-raticial child...
Also if a child was called Zuzu...Zuleka is an old fashioned name from the 1800's.....if you watched the movie "it's a Wonderful Life"....the character Jimmy Stewart portrays clearly states:
Zuzu's petals.....i.e the rose petals that fell of the flower the child had brought home..watch the movie.
My 1st born son's name is JuJu. Look it up. @ Truth, what are you, if you dare!
But you obviously are inbred. Their brains never fully develop. You've made it obvious that yours didn't.
And the Darwin Award goes to Truth! Please do not procreate.
worse, she is a half jew mongrel infiltrator.
You appear to be a horrible, racist person. My three beautiful children are interracial, and I am offended for them. You seem to think that a person is bad or inferior when his skin pigmentation is different than yours. Come into 2012! There are many successful, wonderful professionals who are all shapes, sizes, and colors. My children are going to grow up to be important and wonderful people regardless of the hatred and prejudice of bad-hearted people like you.
Lindsay Hunter Lopez is swirling the drain of journalism. I hope you didn't hurt your brain writing this crap.
I think Lindsey is doing better than you sitting in your parents basement using the veil of the internet to bully people because you are so fat and ugly no one wants to see you
"sitting in your parents basement" That's a new one. What magazine do you write for?
Trol Patroll...the pot calling the kettle black. You are a bully by calling someone fat and ugly.
Thanks for taking the time to post Alicia, I mean "Triumph".
Is this Ron from the Paris Hilton blog?
ahh internet trolls, back under the bridge
Did you just accuse someone of bullying, and then call them "fat" and "ugly" – IN THE SAME SENTENCE?!? Isn't that what... bullies do, you bully?
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