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These days it’s all about being unique, but unique can get weird pretty fast. Whoever asked “What’s in a name?” asked a good question because trying to figure out attributes based on the names some of the most popular celebrities have given their children is enough to give anyone a headache!
Actors, actresses, singers and the like are all involved in the world of the arts, and so it’s a real wonder why creativity is lacking in some names. In others, we think they took the creativity just a little too far.
Here are the top 10 Craziest Celebrity Baby Names!
10. Tennessee (Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth)
Naming your baby after a state? That’s exactly what actress Reese and husband, Jim, did when their son was born September 27, 2012.
9. Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson)
Save the best for…..8th? That seems to be what Jermaine did when he topped the names of his other seven kids, which include Autumn and Jourdynn, and proclaimed his eighth child as Jackson royalty with the name “Jermajesty.”
8. Egypt (Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz)
Alicia explained naming her child after the beautiful country in an interview with Complex Magazine. She said, “I took an important trip for myself to Egypt. There were a lot of things that needed to change. I was not as experienced then, so I felt close to a breakdown. I went to Egypt, and I went alone. I sailed down the Nile and I saw the temples, the tombs, and the pyramids. It was powerful. It was very Cleopatra. When we found out I was pregnant, my husband said, ‘Egypt was such an important time for you. That really changed your life. Wouldn’t that be amazing as a name?’ Once he said that, I was like, ‘Yes.’ ”
7. Seven Sirius (Erykah Badu)
The always different Erykah Badu reportedly named her son Seven because it is a prime number and cannot broken. We’re just glad she didn’t name him “one” or “three” or “five.”
6. Rainbow (Holly Madison)
Holly’s cute little baby girl, delivered earlier this year, was named after a former classmate. According to NY Daily News, she doesn’t care what people think about it. “I was always envious of her name!” Holly explained. “If getting teased about her name is the worst thing that’s going to happen to her…bring it on.”
It has been brought on from people all around the world.
5. Sailor (Christie Brinkley)
Model Sailor - Of The Minute http://t.co/ga339UMvJd proud of my youngest ...Sailor!
— Christie Brinkley (@seabrinkley) August 28, 2013
Christie Brinkley, at 59, is still hot enough to name anyone anything she wants. So, when she named her daughter Sailor, it was just accepted but weird nonetheless.
4. Pilot (Jason Lee)
The word on the street is that “Teacher,” “Actor,” “Bus Driver,” and “Conductor” didn’t make the final cut. But Pilot? Oh, yes, that seemed to be the winner!
3. Blue Ivy (Jay Z and Beyonce)
From confirming Illuminati suspicions to being the base of a bunch of late-night talk show jokes, the birth of Blue Ivy was a big one in the world of the stars. The unusual name probably stems from a mixture of The Blueprint, Jay-Z’s classic album and the number 4 (in roman numerals IV), which is the date on which both were born, got married, and the name of Beyonce’s last album.
2. Cricket (Busy Phillips and Marc Silverstein)
It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names. Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure.
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 11, 2013
Reports are that “Grasshopper” was not available at the time of naming.
1. North West (Kanye West and Kim Kardashian)
One of the most famous celebrity couples of them all in the entertainment world, Kanye and Kim decided to name their baby girl a direction. Their good friends Jay Z and Beyonce probably did a much better job creatively, but like Big Sean said, "If a girl came up to you like, 'Hi, my name is North.' You’d probably be like 'Oh sh*t!'"