We bet you'll never guess the baby name Uma Thurman picked ...
October 18th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

We bet you'll never guess the baby name Uma Thurman picked ...

You know we love a quirky celebrity baby name, and the one Uma Thurman chose definitely qualifies.

Although the 42-year-old actress had her little girl in July, her first child with fiance Arpad Busson, she's just now revealing the baby's name.

As Thurman's rep told People magazine, it's "Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson." Thurman's three-month-old, the rep added, is "better known to family and friends as Luna."

With a name like that, you know that Thurman and Busson didn't simply peruse a baby book, pick at random and call it a day.

"Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father," Thurman's rep said, noting that the parents plan to keep those reasons under wraps.

We don't think anything will ever top Jermajesty, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Moxie Crimefighter in our book, but Thurman gets points from us for length. We couldn't help trying to figure out possible references, but all we've got so far is that Arusha is a town in Tanzania, and Arkadina could be a reference to the character in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Google couldn't help us with Altalune, though.

The "Kill Bill" actress also has two children from her prior marriage to Ethan Hawke, Maya Ray and Levon, and Busson, 49, has two children from his relationship with Elle MacPherson.


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  1. marat 1

    Let us hope that "Luna" does not develop a "tic..."

    November 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Koor

    Did they not learn the lesson from Tikki Tikki Timbo?

    November 13, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. infonomics

    UmaBubba ?

    November 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GetMikey

    Oh well.

    At least they didn't name her Indiana Elizabeth Jones!

    I can still hear Sean Connery at the end of The Holy Grail saying "We named the DOG Indiana!"

    November 12, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kyou

    WHAT!? OMG!!! WHAT A STUPID NAME FOR A BABY!!! GTFO!!

    October 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Misty Waters

    Poor (not monetary sense) child. They were smoking some funky blue moon coming up with this name. Can you imagine if she gets married 2-3 times and dash on each name? She'll make the guinesses book of world records for the longest name...

    October 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Simply...

    Exquisite... love it!

    October 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Badly-Bent

    How's that gonna fit on a drivers license?

    October 22, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. yikes

    David Letterman has a new joke to write about Uma, Luna, and Oprah.

    October 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Great woman

    fixed herself and her mess and now she's back on track.

    October 20, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. Strong Woman

    I like her she has self esteem as a woman...she loved ethan but she had to leave him because he cheated on her
    numerous times. ethan and uma are now happy findings others and i am so thrilled for her..she's a very strong
    woman.

    October 20, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. Marn

    Let's hope the child doesn't become a movie star - the billboards won't be able to spell out her name.

    I think these celebrities just can't be happy unless even their children reflect their kookiness.

    Well, private schools might be best – the kids will all have strange names.

    My daughter changed her name because she didn't like "Ellen."

    October 20, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. Thomas R. Clauss (in diapers)

    Nathan Grossman was a Great banker!

    October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dr. Debbie Netsky

    Let Stanley Rosenthal out of Graterford prison.

    October 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. don't drink to much

    that day

    October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. we(sorry-comp jumped)

    will make it fit

    October 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  17. we

    f

    October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Thinks2010

    Good luck to her daughter when filling out forms. It'll take all day and it won't all fit.

    October 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. nice kid

    glad he's in school

    October 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  20. fistfights

    require lawsuits...not a good idea

    October 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Pliny

    In other words.....this kid is in for a lot of fistfights in the school-yard.

    October 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rock

    She always has been a weird looking broad. She must have take one too many dlcks in the right eye

    October 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jack Clauss

    Billy Clarkeie was good!

    October 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Thomas R. Clauss

    We felt Clemmens was our best Superintendent.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Snap

    flash!

    October 19, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mammy Patinkin

    Why celebritees gots to be so stoopid wit dere baby names?

    October 19, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  27. joe

    She should have gone with Oprah.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  28. Beached Whale

    thought she should be there...

    October 19, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sokman

    Dude went from Elle to Uma? Sorry man, that has to hurt every morning.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • krystal

      Um.. they aren't married anymore moron. Did you read that was a "prior" marriage?

      October 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  30. thanks again...uma has to shower and run...

    good job Pips

    October 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  31. strike a pose there is nothing to it

    vogue...bif

    October 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. HBE

    So they named her Rosalind but call her Luna? So why not just name her Luna? Or make Altalune her first name then Luna would sense. Seems like a waste of the name Rosalind and a confused kid.

    October 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sorry to Interrupt`

    what does decal mean?

    October 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  34. cnnlicksit

    In other words, its another ridiculous and pompous Hollywood baby name for a person that will never work a day in their lives, so it doesnt matter how ridiculous their name sounds to potential employers.

    October 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. CAPITALLETTERS

    having A mark harm0n fantasy and very very tired...l0l

    October 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  36. angie

    Luna...as in Luna-tic?

    October 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mark Harmon

    would be considered and older man for me..experienced, controlled and georgous

    October 18, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  38. I think

    she seems mighty dumb in real life.

    Liked her Kill Bill movies though.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  39. Gentile

    Hmmm, she’s a big obama supporter but is bearing offspring with a one percent jew hedge fund manager? Sounds a little hypocritical. And that name is ridiculous. In school, by the time the kid finishes writing her name the time allotted for the exam will have elapsed

    October 18, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |

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