July 7th, 2011
09:41 AM ET
Natalie Portman names son Aleph
Natalie Portman is the latest celebrity to join our unique baby name round-up: The Oscar winner and her fiance Benjamin Millepied decided on "Aleph" for their recently born son.
People reports that Aleph, alternately spelled alef, is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has a meaning relating to the "origin of the universe...the primordial one that contains all numbers."
And while Aleph may not be a common first name - it's also the number one in Hebrew - neither is Pilot Inspektor, the name Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf gave their son after listening to a song by the indie rock group Grandaddy.
Here’s a list of a few of our other favorite celebrity baby names:
1. Jermajesty – The name bestowed on Jermaine Jackson’s son.
2. Banjo – “Brothers & Sisters” actress Rachel Griffiths and her husband wanted a very Australian name, and this is what they came up with.
3. Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen – The late and great Frank Zappa concocted these names. He used his creative genius for more than just music.
4. Sage Moonblood – Sylvester Stallone: You knew he wouldn’t pick something feminine for his son.
5. Audio Science – Actress Shannyn Sossamon chose this name with kickboxing instructor Dallas Clayton. We don’t know why either.
6. Moxie CrimeFighter and Zolten – Penn Jillette – of the famous magic duo Penn & Teller – named his two children with the American and Hungarian spirit in mind.
7. Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Buddy Bear Maurice – Jamie Oliver and his wife must have been in baby bliss while naming their four young children.
8. Last, but most certainly not least, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's kids Apple and Moses.
9. And the names that started it all and got us thinking of other unique baby names: Monroe and Moroccan Cannon, which is what Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their twins.
Which names do you think should've made the list?
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Brilliant! Congratulations Natalie Portman! 🙂 Baby Aleph like the first letter of Hebrew and Arabic alphabets, the cardinality of infinite sets, the story by Jorge Luis Borges and Project The Aleph which will end the war on terror in 3 days time tops.
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It isn't just celebrities that are giving their children unique names. When these children grow up, what we know as "normal" names will be strange to them. In 5 years there will be classrooms full of Suris and Apples and Cruzes and possibly even Pilot Inspektors. It will be Melissa and Steven and Joy that are the "weird" names.
Even what we consider normal, children can make fun of (Madison = Medicine just for an example)
Sounds too much like 'Adolf'
I once met this chick who spelled her name La-a,, pronounced LaDasha. She would actually get mad when people didnt say her name correctly. who would think to pronounce the dash sign?! Then I met this family who named their daughter Chlamydia, they heard it and thought it sounded pretty...poor child.
So Mariah and Nick can call their kids 'Roc' and 'Roe'? You would think with the money these celebs make they could afford to buy a baby name book!
My neighbors' last name is Monk. They named their son Chip, and their daughter Capucin.
My last name is Caisse. I'm going to name my first son "Justin". j/k
Aleph isn't bad. but some of the other's will seriously regret having these names...Audio Science?? Banjo.... why not name the kids TrashCan.
How about Centipede Millipede for Natalie's kid?
My godsister has a classmate, and her name is ABCD (AB-SI-DEE). Very strange name!
These parents will someday wonder why their children are so screwed up and need a psychologist! Name them a stupid name and they'll grow up acting out and wondering why a parent with a normal name would do this to their children...
You forgot to mention Hazel Patricia and her twin Phineous, Julia Roberts's children. Sounds like a bunch of Cabbage Patch Kids to me.
I wonder if she had fraternal twins if they would have been named Luke and Leia.
Try topping Winona and Sunyata.. Two sisters and they ain't even blood related. Like what are the odds of that!!
But God willing.. and if I ever deserve it, and the coast is safe and clear, etc. etc. and if I ever find the right Christian lady who will give me a set of twins (a beautiful baby girl and a boy...)
They should have another son and name him "Arite" that way when grandma comes over to pick up her grand kids she can say "I'm here to take Aleph and Arite."
They can tell her to pick a direction because you cannot go left and right at the same time...
I am going to one-up all these celbrities and name my kid retard.
Hey retard come here
Hey retard go get me a beer and sandwich
Hey retard do better in school
@Waltham – that was from a Bill Cosby routine. (You forgot his brother Dammit)
@Pedro-don't be surprised if a celeb names their kid Duck Butter!
LOL! Some of these names (Little Pixie, Fifi Trixiebelle) sound more like names for Chihuahuas. I mean – they're really kinda cute, but can u imagine growing up and trying to get a job as, say, a lawyer? 'I'm Little Pixie Geldof, and I will be representing you' – doesn't exactly inspire confidence! I guess she'll really have to prove herself. (It IS a girl's name, right?)
Their baby shower presents should come with a selection of "kick me" signs to get the kids ready for the next 12 years of school.
Aleph is not the Hebrew word for the number one. It is Echad (masculine) and Achat (feminine). Aleph is the first lettle of the Hebrew Alphabet though.
that is what the article said if you had read it correctly.
The worst part of all, none of these children will ever experience the joy of walking into a gift shop and scanning through those racks of keychains/mugs/fridge magnets/cheap jewellery and saying "Hey, they have one with my name on it!"
Greg – I was thinking the same thing and then I remembered that their excessively rich parents could just call the company, point out that there isn't one with their kids' names on it, and then the company would make them keychains or what have you for free, just so they could say that so and so's kids have our keychains.
Isn't it funny how the richer they get the more free stuff people throw their way?
I keep wait for someone to name their kid Caligula.
I am a teacher and I see uncommon names all the time...Queban, Kwest, Taqqee, JayZ, Jarquez, Motherly, Precious, America, Jazzy, etc.
I also see names come across my desk that boggle my brain: Shawabban, Adodo, Tyheem, Geneysha, Arnacia, Jermel, Juqan, Dayques....roll call is a hilarious event as I stand there trying to pronounce these names. Whatever happened to Linda, Sheila, Michael, John, David, Susan, Mary? I miss them so.
it think CNN roles this article out eveytime a celebrity names their child something dumb, I'm pretty sure they put it out when Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their kids Moraccon andsomethign else stupid
I new a Eilene Dover (I lean) and her brother Benjamin. Honestly.
I think it's nice to have an unusual name.
Pilot Inspektor is pushing it though.
Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii
Number 16 Bus Shelter
Benson and Hedges (twins)
Real names. Stupid names. But, real. At least Aleph has a "normal" nick name to go with it in "Al".
Everyone just has to be different. Apparently even at the expense of naming their kid something retarded.
Thank goodness for name changes... too bad he won't realize until he grows up.
Nick cage's son, Cal El.
It drives me NUTS when people give their kids these crazy names. Don't they realize that their kid will get massively picked on in school for a weird name? Or that, statistically speaking, it's much harder for people with unusual names to get jobs? Give me a break. THINK, PARENTS!!!!
yeah, I don't foresee too many of them getting picked on in school. "Ha ha! You're name's Sage Moonblood" "Yeah, and my dad is ROCKY BALBOA! Wanna come over to our massive mansion and play?" "ummmm, yes!"
Neither of my folks are celebrities and look what they named me..
Some of these kids will probably smack their parents when they grow up and have had to explain their names for the gazillionth time.
No, I think every one of them will grow up to thank their parents for being super rich and famous, even if they are a little odd, and for letting them be spoiled rotten. They'll learn to get over it.
There was a girl a few years a head of me in High School who was named Marijuana Pepsi Jackson-Sawer. She was a very well educated young women and I don't remember what she does now, but I did read a news paper article on her and her extremely unique name.
I'm not saying it's right, but she seems to have adapted just fine. I'm sure most of these kids will be fine, they will grow to embrace the free spirt their parents obviously what them to be.
Go ahead and look her up. She is from Beloit, WI.
Even retards learn how to adapt. These children just have different challenges.
Better than Americus....lol!
celebrities should stop using drugs!!
EVERYBODY should stop using (illegal) drugs. But you have a good point – being celebrities, they should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us, since so many people look up to them.
Great unique name! Best wishes to the new mom, dad and baby Aleph 🙂
Umm... ok... people have the right to name their kids whatever. But seriously all I can do is roll on the floor laughing at that list of names.... I mean come on!! What are these people thinking? Perhaps they aren't and that's the problem.
I'm always amused at the kind of people who get the most upset over names of babies – adults. Adults scream, yell, and insult the names of these children, and say "they're going to be made fun of" as though it's children being the meanest. No, it's you. Maybe if you weren't such an ass about someones name, then your children wouldn't be either.
"...the primordial one that contains all numbers..." What does THAT even mean? It sounds like something from World of Warcraft.
My cousin named her son Vedder, after Eddie Vedder. We all kinda inwardly groaned when we heard it.
What about Blanket
They must really want their kids to get beat up in school.
My old landlord's name is Alison. Which is a perfectly nice name, but her middle name is Wonderland. Her little sister is Sunny Rainbow, and her little brother is Rainn Storm. Her reasoning was that her parents were pot-smoking hippies in the 60s...lol! She also said that as kids they never told anyone their middle names, and never really got bullied as Alison and Sunny are not so unusual names, and Rainn is a bit weird but not unheard of...
I went to school with Chrystal Leer. Of course, her middle name was Chanda.
Actress Swoosie Kurtz – Her name "Swoosie" is derived from "Swoose" – half swan, half goose – which was the name of the B-17D bomber that her father piloted in World War II.
She must be a Scientolof@g lol
Her father's name is Avner, I don't know that Aleph is that odd. It's not unheard of to name a child Quintas if they are the fifth kid in the family, or for similar reasons. I don't think this compares with Jermjesty or Pilot Inspektor.
How about Lemonjello and Orangello pronounced: Lem-on-jelo and O-ron-jelo. Twins. Now that's stupid!!!
"Woman in Cleveland gets on bus"......."Seagul in Wasaga Beach picks up french fries"......"World leaders plead for more headlines about Celeb name choices".
What is the Hebrew name for illegitimate child?
A guy I used to work with went to visit his friends in the hospital when they had their new baby. He asked what they named her and they said, "Amanda Lynn" To which he replied, " is the next one going to be called A Bango".
I couldn't help but laugh. Even if the kids name looks normal a creative enough person can turn it into something to be made fun of.
So I think that unique names aren't that awful.
Sorry I mean to say, "A Banjo" Hopefully that makes more sense.
They need to stop calling them unique names and start calling them what they are. STUPID names. They only do this for attention.
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A priest I know(who is the youngest of 9 children) was named Enda McKenna. Why? . . . His father said when the boy was born "because he's the Enda the McKennas!" Makes me smile every time I see this lovely pastor!
Aleph is a very cool name with a lot of cool symbolism. Nice work, Ms. Portman...a huge difference from the silly names most celebrities seem to come up with.
Yes my love, we will have a child, we will name him Aleph and he will be autistic.....
...and just what do you mean by that comment? Surely you are not making fun of people on the Autism Spectrum, are you? Because that would be wrong. And if so, I am offended. And yes, it is because my son is on the spectrum.
It's almost insulting that this article compares the number one Hebrew name, that has actual meaning and tradition in another culture, to "Jermajesty". Just because Portman picked a name that wasn't what Americans consider to be 'normal' does not make the name weird or unusual. And it certainly does not put it on the level of complete idoicy of the made up names that were listed.
This isn't the number one Hebrew name....you're insulting to pretend you know people you don't.
I going to name my son Buuuurrrrp.
Sadly, these names are all about the selfish parents who want the spotlight on continue to shine on them. They kids suffer in the end, but they again they will get their parents money so who really cares.
Well, I hope her second child is a girl, otherwise it'd be kind of cruel to name a boy "Beth".
The second letter is Bet......which can be Anglicized to Beth, but why would she do that when she did not Anglicize the first child's name?
Actually, "echad" is the number 1 in the Hebrew alphabet...
Correcting my own post.... "Echad" is the number one in Hebrew, not to be confused with "Aleph" which is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Also, in case anyone was wondering where the word "alphabet" comes from, it is derived from the first two letters of both the Greek and Hebrew alphabets... In Greek, alpha and beta, and in Hebrew, aleph and bet... which makes me wonder which language evolved first...
Rob Morrow's daughter Tu. It is certainly creative.
How could he leave out Bronx Mowgli?
the Al in Al Qaeda also comes from Aleph which coincedentally is also the first letter of the Arabic alphabet.
"smiz", not sure what you're implying here (or maybe I am).. but there is no "coincidence"... And the only reason there is no coincidence is because Hebrew and Arabic come from the same derivative lexicon, and have evolved into their own dialects. And "Al" does not come from the letter Aleph, it is it's own word. A little education goes a long way. In your case, you might be in need of a LOT of education.
It would be so awesome if she named her son Luke Skywalker.
Funny,.... thats what I named my son.
That would only have worked if she had twins and named the girl Leia Organa.
She named him WHAT? Oh. That's right. She's jewish. Oh, well... such will be life for the poor kid.
aleph..... ant!!!!! HAHAHAHA
Aleph is the first letter of Aramaic languages including Arabic and is not limited to the Hebrew language. Just for clarification.
I'm going to name my son Vegeta and buy him a visor for his first birthday.
What will she name her seventh son? (Those in the know, know...)
Until I was 9 I thought my mom named me "Jesus Christ"
"Jesus Christ" who made a mess in the kitchen?
"Jesus Christ" who told you to stay out this late?
HAAAAAAA that made me laugh out loud at my desk.. everyone is now looking at me 🙂 .. thanks for making my day.
Stolen from Bill Cosby.
Natalie Portman is Jewish, so it shouldn't be surprising that she'd give her son a Hebrew name. Yeah, it's a number, but is that any stranger than American kids being named January, April, or Summer? I've known several people over the years with those names, and no one made any comment that they were odd names.
I once read that a girl was named Disney Landia Rodriguez. Look it up, you can find her ID in google LOLs!!!!!
"9. And the names that started it all: Monroe and Moroccan Cannon, which is what Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their twins."
How the heck can they be "the names that started it all" when other than Natalie's son those children are the youngest ones mentioned at just over two months old??
The "names that started it all" refers to the reason for this article. The Cannons' unique names for their twins inspired the author to write about unique names. Comprehend much?
Granted that Aleph is unusual. However, first a parent could name their child anything they chose. If this causes a problem for the child it is strictly between the child and the parents once the child is old enough to discuss it. The second issue is that anyone who understands the Hebrew alphabet and the significant meaning of each letter knows that this actually makes sense. It definitely makes more sense for a Jewish woman to give her child a Hebrew name than for non Jewish parents to give their daughter the yiddish derivative of the hebrew name of Sara like Suri Cruise.
I also know a family with the last name of Day – they had 5 daughters and named them Summer, Winter, Stormy, Sunny, and Spring. I kid you not, and what happens if they decide to take their partner's name Stormy Jones sounds like a romance author. I also have known an Evan Evans, Star Spangler, and a Staley (the mascot for the Cubs).
Alephant Millipied. Sounds like a new insect. Poor kid.
Your comment is great!
Congrats to subjecting your child to a lifetime of Alephant. Here come the weight problems.
Sure it sounds a little weird, but Natalie is Israeli and it shouldn't be weird if she gives her son an Hebrew name.
This name is like if you named your son "A." Is that weird to you?
Poop is not very culture aware is he...
"And the names that started it all:..." What the heck CNN? The twins were born in 2011. How were these the names that started it all?!?!
Apparently you didn't comprehend the last paragraph. In a nutshell, they said that the Cannon's were the inspiration for this article. . . not the other people's weird choices for baby names.
You forgot Bruce and Demi's girls...Rumer, Scout abd Tallulah.
Ugg there are so many bad celebrity names out there: I especially hate Bear Blu (Alicia Silverstone) Tu Morrow (Rob Morrow) Kyd (David Duchovny and Tea Leoni) Memphis Eve (Bono) – basically anything that sounds like the celebrity threw a dart at a board of random words and came up with a name. None of these people are going to be able to have a normal job and honestly it might be cute when they are an infant but wait until these children are 40 and fat – not quiet so cute anymore. Also I hate when celebrities name their kids after the place where they were conceived, TMI.
I teach in the public school system so I see all kinds of names. Try this one:
La-a.(pronounce the 'dash')
It's also the first alphabet in Arabic...
1. In Arabic it is Alif, not Alef.
2. The Hebrew alphabet precedes the Arabic one by several centuries.
Shouki, you're right about Hebrew being older then Arabic, but I am not sure what's the point of that comment.
Wasn't "ALF" a TV show in the 80's? LOL
"Seven" – what George Costanza wanted to name his future kid until another couple stole his idea...
Thank God for the German registrar who would simply forbid such names. Poor kids!
George Foreman had the right idea when he named all his kids George.
If Portman has a daughter next she can name her Beth.
I appreciate that she named her baby "Aleph". It's a sign that she's proud of her Jewish heritage.
What's up with the dates on these comments?
I know some1 who named her 2 boys after vacuums, Kirby and Hoover. Now doesn't that "suck"? (Pun intended!)
Those names are so funny, poor kids. They might not get teased but they might need to explain what there names mean everytime someone says there name. That gets boring very fast. My name means candy or sweet in spanish.
Abcd. pronounced 'AB-sid-ee'. a little girl my sister knows. isn't that child abuse?
Yes, I believe it is. My son knows a kid named "Jaques" which I thought was a great French name...until I learned it is being pronounced "jah-kez" smdh.
I feel downright boring 🙂
@ Jane, you are boring, and it is becuase you have a boring name.
I want to name something Dweezil!
JennifUR ANUSton is an unusual name.
If they think these names are the best. I would hate to see their worst picks. These names are terrible. Being unique was a bad choice in these cases.
By "faves" do you mean "dumbest"? If so, great list.
I havea cousin with ansual name,
Guthrie Ethan Allen.
You forgot all of the Phoenix siblings (who originally had the last name of Bottom until their parents decided to change the family surname to Phoenix after the birth of the youngest child):
River Jude (Bottom) Phoenix
Rain Joan of Arc (Bottom) Phoenix
Joaquin Rafael (Bottom) Phoenix
Libertad Mariposa (Bottom) Phoenix
Summer Joy (Bottom) Phoenix
I named my daughter Jujube.
Oh who cares. Whats in a name, anyway.
I named my daughter Cornhole Cathy.
AWESOME!!!! I laughed so hard. Thanks for the laugh 🙂
In my son's 1st grade class having a "common" name puts a child in the minority. Think again when you say their doomed to be made fun of!!
lolwut? If they're in the minority, then they're not common.
I had a student named Passionate Speech. Now, there's a name!
I spared my children but our last name is Hickey....I named my dog Dew
HAHAHAHA Love it!
LOL...loved your post!
my grandkis middle names are Justice, Puzzle & Craig.... Craig? What kind of craziness is that?
Always disliked my boring name Karen, everywhere I went growing up there were 2 or 3 others. Wish my parents had been a little more creative (I work in design) such as Kara or Caryn...so I named my kids somewhat unique names without being crazy Taylor Renee, Shanna Jade, Parker North and Jared Cole. Nothing wrong with a little creative as long as you are not cursing the child with something awful.
My cousins names are – NBC and ABC
Frank Zappa famously commented that it was his kids' LAST name that would be the true burden to bear.
My name is – first name: Tom – Middle name: Jerry and friends. So Tom Jerry and friends G:&$@. I didn't have any problems growing up, I'm 18 and still alive. My sisters name is Gem and the holograms G:&$@.
sounds like some one has too much time on their hands
Rember there is good carma and bad. i perfer the good till "someone"needs their own carma in check
Try being named carma!
Unique names are one thing. Nothing wrong with that. But come on now. Some of these celebrities have just gone to the extreme. Rather embarrassing Id say.
You should write a book with all the $h-it you wrote. yack yack yack. Some of you are way too into this post. Get a life.
Your parents name you Miss Crankypants?
I know a girl named Alice Dee (LSD???)
Bob Geldof's children should surely make this list –
and his adopted (from his late ex-wife) Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily
I love unusually spelled names as well as unusual names. My name is Isybellah and my husbands name is eron (pronounced like aaron) and our son is Lycan Valkyrie (Lie-kan Val-ka-ree). I love my name and my husband loves his. And of course we love our sons name. I grew up with an unusual name and I never had any bad comments on it and my son has never had any bad reactions to his name. Some people just need to lighten up. all kids will end up being teased about something. weather its their name, their hair, their color, the way they talk, because they have 2 moms, because they are smarter than the other kids... Thats just the way kids are.
You do realize that a valkyrie is a female character in Norse mythology, right?
And "lycan" refers to werewolves.
I work at a perfume store and I kid you not when I sprayed Girgio Armani Acqua Di Gio for a couple who was expecting their frist child they decided right there on the spot to give their son the middle name of Di Gio so his full name was decided to be Sincere Di Gio Valdez. What are people thinking when they name their kid after a cologne!!!! After all that they didn't even buy the cologne from me!!!!!
You gorgot INXS frontman and that one lady's baby girl – Tigerlilly something.
So pretentious tese names, like there's something so important about their kids. Lennon named his kids normally, Julian, Sean...the rest of The Beatles named their kids pretty humbly in fact. And they are like bigger than all these idiots.= includin Ghett-Lo_Slelator and Mariah+Cannon.
Tigerlilly was a character from PeterPan. It isn't that bad. River Phonex was named River. I like that. True some of the names are out there. My sister-in-law is expecting now. She wants a classic name. She thought my suggestion of Chloe was too strange. What is strange to one is normal to another.
Didn't Nick Cage name his son Kal-El
So because they give their children bad names you think the children are going to put them in a nursing home just for that? Anyway, with all their money, they won't need to step in one of those places. Think before you speak people.
See Figure of speech: hyperbole.
@ tapu...great...now you've given someone else an idea for a rediculous name (hyperbole) (LMAO)
My children have normal names. However I used unique spelling on my middle child's name by spelling it Donivin rather then the traditional Donovan. Why? He goes by Doni; which is why I chose to spell it the way I did. He hasn't been ridiculed at all for it; and in fact he likes that his father and I chose to make his name unique without being extreme. I was also going to name my daughter Sarafina; which many found appalling. However if you look up the meaning of the name is means Angel; which she is. I suffered a massive miscarriage and almost lost my life. I was told I would never be able to carry another child to term and then had her! She beat all the odds and made it to 36 weeks. (Doctor wanted me to abort; found a new doctor). the only reason why I didn't is because my husband wasn't fond of the name; and his first child's name is Sara.
My friend on the other hand named her children River; (rain) Rayanne and (snow) Snowe; due to a fascination with water names. the next one will be Lake (boy) or (ravine) Ravinee (girl).
This from someone who spells Jen with two n's.
What does "ravine" have to do with water?
@Whitney, what's wrong with my name? How about me giving you a new name which is " B**ch"
My sons middle name is actually 'Danger'. Figured it would be a great line for the ladies without lying. "Danger is my middle name" I know its not original butif he dont like it I will let him do with what he wants when he is of age and I will pay for it.
As somebody with a unique name; Hibiscus Joy Rainbow. This is what I have to say, to all of you people who say it's wrong, think of all the ridicule the kids will get....blah blah blah. Well I guess they just did, by ignorant YOU! Ya I will say when I was a kid I didn't like my nickname (biscuit) but now as a grown women I LOVE my name! It's nobody's but mine...and is always a great conversation! I don't think of my parents as narcissistic or selfish. And ya one day they will get old, and I (nobody else) will take care of them, as they did me.
Thank you. I agree that some of the celebrity names are a little outrageous, but I adore unique names. The coolest people I knew had strange or different names.
These names are for pets not human children. Does anyone think outside the fact these babies will be adults one day?
I agree, the names are ridiculous, but when they grow up everyone around them will have ridiculous names so they wont feel weird, lol
I just had to laugh...you are right about those names sounding like pet's names. The funny thing is, dogs seem to have the more normal human names now. My dog, Layla, goes to dog school with Bri, Drew, Ellie and Toby. Sounds like a kindergarten class, not dog school. My mom's last dog was Susie and my aunt had Penny and Maggie.
I know of a couple that wanted to name their child after Cher but they wanted a different spelling. What did they decide? Chair. That's right. Chair.
That made me lol.
??? How do they pronounce it ???
Apple and Moses are not unique...here in the philippines we have a lot of Apple and Moses even before gwyneth gave them to their children
If pilot had a sister it could be flight attendent. Locomotive and cattle car.
Michael Jackson's youngest child is named Prince Michael II. Blanket is not his real name.
Audio visual? What gym locker was taken? Saw moon unit speak on her name. HATED IT. Parents should think b4 giving these swirlling inviting names. No wonder so many kids are f up. Their parents are nuts. Makes u think they didnt like their kids. Jermagesty? What fly spray was taken?
Ummm hi im moroccan (im a rockin') nice job stupid parents
Don't forget about Tu Morrow (daughter of Rob Morrow from "Northern Exposure") and Blue Angel from U2's the Edge...
U2 is one of the most over rated bands EVER. Basically they STINK.
Honour – Jessica Alba's daughter
River – Keri Russell's son
She spells it the American way, Honor, not the British, Honour. And I am rather partial to that name, having had it for almost 41 years.
I have a cousin who named her two boys Tru Maziah and Cash! I cant remember Cash's middle name right now, but its equally as out there as Maziah!
I have a cousin named Jaden Blaze....Blaze from the Fantastic 4....kinda cool...kinda off the wall.
Is Tru Mazia supposed to be True Messiah?
We chose a name that's easy to spell, say, remember and will hopefully NOT subject our son to painful tormenting/bullying! Come on parents-Think about your kids!!!!!
How about Michael Jackson's son, Blanket?
Blanket is his nickname. His real name is Prince Michael II. His brother is Prince Michael Joseph Jackson.
Let me guess. She's an anime fan?
Why no Peaches Geldof?
Tell me, is that something I could throw together quickly for dessert?
I rly like the name moses and cruz. And i dont think there is anything wrong with the name brooklyn. I have a 4 yr old and thats her name. I stole it from a little boy break dancing on mtv when i was 7 months pregnant. Her father wanted to name her aqua.
Brilliant. "Mommy, who was I named after?" "A little kid I saw dancing on MTV." Please tell me that's your only child.
What's wrong with that? I was named after a character in Logan's Run, and I grew up to be a well adjusted adult. Names don't have to have deep meaning.
I think Jermajesty is so pompous and shows how full of himself Jermaine Jackson is. These celebrities are not picturing their kids with these names when they are older... you should try and imagine if this name will or will not fit your child at different stages in his or her life. The names can be unique, but they should not be so out there that the kid is going to constantly have to explain how to spell or pronounce it. And it should not invite ridicule! And make sure the first name goes well with the last name. Orlando Bloom's son is named Flynn which is a perfectly nice name, but say it with his last name... Flynn Bloom. ICK. I think celebrities should let real people name their kids!
Compared to a majority of the freaky Hoolywood names, Apple and Moses are quite tame. As are Roc and Monroe. And you did forget Bronx Mogli and the Willis kids-Rumor and Scout are just stupid.
Bob Geldorf's daughter Fifi Trixiebell. Now that's a name.
Dweezil's birth name was something like James Euclid Ian Donald (after members of the Mothers of Invvention), though he had always been called Dweezil. Upon seeing his birth certificate at a very young age, he demanded his name be legally changed – or so the syory goes.
And that's a bit of nostalgia for the old folks.
I never heard that story before...but wasn't Moon Unit first? And someone else posted that she hated her name...
Look Here Brother...Who You Jivin' with that Kosmik Debris?
I think they're alright names I wouldn't name my kids that but they're cute. Personally I like old fashioned names.
You forgot Fifi Trixibelle Geldof!
Bob certainly had his thinking cap on for that one!
Fifi Trixiebelle Geldof
Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof
Little Pixie Geldof
Heavenly Hiranni Tiger Lilly Hutchence
(Paula Yates really hated kids, didn't she?)
Shiloh is pretty but it does not go well with the last name Pitt.
Shiloh Pitt begs to be transposed into Pile o' ****
hahaha Pile of Sh** is good.
Doesn't anyone remember Johnny Cash and the song A Boy Named Sue?
Audio Science, turn that stereo down! Pilot Inspektor, are you a REAL pilot? Crazy, but I love the Geldorfs names.
My cousin named his son Atlas and his daughter Jetta (as in the VW car). Cute kids and the names have grown on us, but the family was quite aghast when they were first born.
I know a 4yo Tarzan (male). After we got used to it, it seemed kind of... okay. Wouldn't want to yell for him in public, though.
Just sayin my uncle named his son axl. now thats manly just sayin, and he sed the next one will b rachet.
Never mind the comment was removed. My sons name is Cash Cruz, Cruz is a family name and Cash of course came from Johnny. We put it together to be unique without going over the top.
I would think a cash cruise would be one I couldn't put on a credit card.
We had a cousin named Tom Cruz. You know he got second looks when he presented his credit card. People were probably really let down when he showed up for a reservation! We named our oldest son "Nash" after Nashville, TN where he was born. We call him our little Nashville souvenir!
I bet all of those kids will be getting their name changed as soon as they know how too! It's cool to be unique but that's taking it a little too far..
To all those parents giving children wierd names, YOUR FIRED!
And you're even more fired for throwing that out there without knowing how to spell properly.
Audio Science get your punk@ss back in this house right now mister!
Hahahahaha. That literally made me LOL.
lol that was a good one
What about "dumb parents".
Okay, I laughed.
I really believe that celebrities that name their children these bizarre names are incredibly narcissistic. It's just another way of saying "Hey look at me.". They have no idea how truly hurtful those names can be. I agree totally–karma can be a b****!
Sadly, that has become the norm for most new parents, too. Just look at the birth announcements in your local paper. Most of the names are so trendy/cutesie it physically hurts. Even those that you think have a normal name , like when your co-worker introduces her new son "Jason" – you later find out is actually "Jaey'Sunn" or some other such nonsense. I dare you to find a nice normal, "Steven" or "Melissa" anymore.
Do these people even realize that someday these kids are going to be 35? Could you possibly find a way to take a lawyer named "Ka-El" seriously? Would you let anyone called "Pilot Inspektor" do your biopsy? Hell, would you trust "Audio Science" to rotate your tires? No, it's not their fault their parents are idiots, but the stigma will always stick with them anyway.
Oh Sally – you make excellent points! Even my own step child has a few extra Ys that her name certainly doesn't need. Luckily for Pilot, if he becomes a doctor he'll just be Dr. Lee and maybe Audio Science will just prefer Cy (as in short for science..)
Kal-El is a great name. It tends toward appearing to be middle-eastern, with the "El" suffix & it is certainly not laughable. I think a lawyers last name is more commonly used anyhow. Every name was "made up" at some point.
@Sally it's Kal-El...not Ka-El. (pronounced "call-el") If you're gonna pinpoint names that shouldn't be taken seriously, "Sally" sounds more like a waitress than a brain surgeon. I'm just sayin'.
Jason Lee's kid's name is Pilot Inspektor.
idk how someone can do rod of there names to their kids but my daughters middle name is jellybean but its her middle name if she really hates it no one ever has to know it
Jellybean? Are you stupid? Why would you do that to your kid?
She does kind of sound like she would name her kid Jellybean. (READ: stupid.)
I'm sure there are many others I can't remember right now, but Jenna Elfman's son is named Story. Also, the Beckhams with Cruz, Romeo, and Brooklyn. What will their daughter be named?!
Well, cinsidering that the Beckhams have already given two of their three boys girl's names – I am guessing the girl is going to be named Buzz. Or Festus.
They actually named their kids after the places they were conceived. On a Curse, in Rome and In Brooklyn.
I hope she wasn't conceived in Detroit
Cruz is not because he was conceived on a cruise, it's a Spanish name and David was playing in Real Madrid at the time! Ha ha ha, that was funny though!
She's so beautiful and aging gracefully! Not to mention popping out twins after 40?! Jeeze, we women certainly have to deal with fighting the biological clock, but she's winning the battle quite well 🙂
I know two people named Sage– both female.
I'm pretty sure "Sage" is not the reason that one made it to the list ...
Rumer, Tallulah and Scout Willis.
But at least those come literature – those are characters.
What about Palin's kids? Those are messed up.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Gwen Stefani who named her son Zuma
she named her daughter puma nesta rock. her son is named kingston. which is a little out there but much more normal sounding than puma
Kingston and Zuma are both boys
Actually I think Zuma means "joy" or "bliss" in arab... So it doesn't sound too bad. I think it's kinda cute for a little boy but later ? I'm not sure... When these kids will be adult with jobs and business cards and will have to do things like meet their boyfriend or girlfriend's parents for the first time. And when they have to say "Hi, I'm Pilot Inspektor" they're going to have to explain that name over and over and it is always going to precede them. It actually detracts from your personality and could be totally incongruous with it.
Unless, of course, you are named Kutter and smell like bug spray.
Sabato's son's name is Harvey Kamanaalohamaikalani. Hawaiian for beloved gift from the heavens. Wow
I don't like the twins names. Mariah Carey is out there!
Try these names my daughter came up for her brood of kids..Mystery, Sasuke, Sayuri, and Zorii..hope she knows she won't get a nice nursing home!!
I'm not even going to try to spell it out. But, Antonio Sabato Jr. became a dad again over the weekend and their kid has an extremely long first name.
Antonio Kamakanaalohamaikalani Harvey Sabato Iii – I just copy and pasted... lol SMH
In Hawaii it is traditional (for many) to give a hawaiian middle name. Yes they are long names but there meaning is beautiful. Usually the child is called by their first name or a short version of their Hawaiian name. For example, the babies middle name is Kamakanaalohamaikalani (Kah- mah-kana-aloha-my-kah-lani) maybe they will call him Makana (gift) or Kalani (the heavens)
The kids will just change their names when they grow up, like David Bowie's son Zowie did and Susan St. James son Harmony did, too.
a child may be able to change their name legally when they turn 18 but years of bullying and name calling can't be erased, not even with years of therapy. why put a child through that? its not worth their mental health.
They don't have to wait until they are 18. A name can be changed at any age. Miley Cyrus did it at like 15.
Nic Cage's little boy...Kal-El.
For any who may not be familiar, that's Superman's real Kryptonian name.
Knox and Pax are such harsh, awful names. Ironically, though Shiloh and Vivian are very cheery.
Doesn't pax mean peace?
It may mean peace but it sounds like he carries a gun.
Pax sounds like Max. I never pictured a gun when I heard it. Our opinions don't matter, anyway.
I actually like Knox and Pax – they seem appropriate when you see pictures of the kids. The name Shiloh reminds me of a dog (as in the children's book), so I don't know that's just kinda weird. And Vivian sounds like someone who wears fur jackets and smokes cigarettes in quellazaires.
You forgot Rebel, Renegade, Racer, Rocket, and Rogue! Though I can't remember which celebrity that was.
Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue, Rhiannon, children of director Robert Rodriguez
It sounds like Scooby Doo named them.
Tapu, I think I wet myself a little reading your comment. Hilarious!!!!
all these celebs should undergo a psych evaluation. who in their right mind would name these children this? any person should have an evaluation before naming their child if they are going to put something like these or similar on the birth certificate because, guess what is going to happen? you are subjugating your child to a lifetime of bullying and name calling all because you thought jermagesty or audio science was cool. you obivously don't understand the reprecussions this will have as the child grows. I love most of these celebs but come on, what kind of parental responsibility are you displaying?
Aleph is a wonderfully ethnic sounding name. My cousin (2nd cousin) wrote a series where one of the character's names sounded like "O snot". It was an actual isreali name.
why cant they give them names they will not hate when they get older some of them names are pretty selfish on the parents part God bless their children when they get older and keep them from the harrassment
I spy with my little eye a bunch of Mary Sue names~ Let's just hope the kids don't end up being Mary Sues themselves...
Pilot Inspektor- Jason Lee's daughter. K is not a typo.
Its very unique the babies names of mariah and nick cannon. Their names r strong and with that they r going to b beautiful in life. Congrats!
Um yea. Real strong. One named for her style of decorating and the other named for Marilyn Monroe. Stupid, like all the other stupid celeb names.
Hate to break it to the author of this article, and Stallone, but "Sage" is not a masculine name, nor particularly feminine either. I know several people with this name, both men and women. The first person I met with this name was a woman. I think it works okay for either gender, however, I think that if it leans in either direction, it sounds a little more feminine than it does masculine. It sounds like a stupid hippie name either way, but definitely a bit more girly than manly.
Not to mention that "Moonblood" sorta reminds me of menstruation.
It's called sarcasm.
Cindy – I was thinking the same thing. Happens once a moon cycle...
Mariah was HUGE when they took this pic. She musta been eating for 10.
I bet her cans are huge right now...
I thought all the Mormons were on the Charlie Sheen thread.
Hope these people realize that their kids will be picking out their nursing homes when the time comes. Karma is a bi*ch.
I don't know, while Aleph may be uncommon in the US, it may be a little less odd in the Jewish circle. If she's raising her son Jewish, then perhaps his name can double as his hebrew name! My middle name is like that, though it's Arielle, not one of the coolest looking letters in the world.
"Aleph" is like naming your kid "A." It's not more common in "Jewish circles" than the name "A" is in "English circles."
I was thinking the same thing- I feel sorry for the Geldorf girls!
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof and Little Pixie Geldof should have made this list. As well as Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence -Geldof .Those names are way more out there than Moses and Apple.
Can you imagine that girl introduces hereself to a potential suitor, "Hi, my name is Little!" Though Fifi doesn't sound much better.
Busy Phillips. That's a stupid name.
Busy isn't her real name. It was a nickname. I think her name is actually Jennifer or something
My bad. It's actually Elizabeth Jean. I knew it was something normal.
"Jermajesty" That's hilarious.
All celebs that give their kids STUPID names, are big wet flapping D-Bags. End of story.
Yeah – just call him "Jerm" for short. hahaha
Banjo is an awesome name, very cool choice. Wish I had a name like that.
His future friends will probably just call him Al or Big Al.
Not as funny as his brother, "Jercoff".
Jermajesty is a name that will make him (and his back end) a target in the prison system
Illiterate morons, all.
I have a really bad case of duck butter
what happened to "Seven".... "Seven Costanza....it's in honor of Mickey Mantle Jerry,,,my idol...Seven"
I'd say andy was anti-semitic.
Aleph, not just for hebrew first alphabet..but arabic languages firts alphabet too...!!!!
I love it! Being Jewish myself, that name is perfect! Way to go Natalie and Benjamin!