While most expecting mothers who want a truly unique name for their babies stick to weird spelling, celebrities really think outside of the box and some of their choices are downright questionable. Discover some the worst celebrity baby names, that really push boundaries the wrong way.
In the quest for a baby name that stands out, some celebs really misfire multiple times. From North West to Tu Morrow, here are some of the most cringe-worthy baby names celebrities came up with.
North West (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West)
Becoming one of the most famous babies of the century even before she was born, North West might have been named after a cardinal direction, but her nickname is unusual as well. Kanye and Kim said they’ll nickname her Nori, like the seaweed.
Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale)
After naming their first son Kingston James McGregor, the No Doubt singer and Bush frontman took it up a notch with Zuma Nesta Rock. Did they dial it back for their third son Apollo Bowie Flynn or did they create another top contender for the list of worst celebrity baby names?
Kyd (Tea Leoni and David Duchovny)
Lack of inspiration can lead to ideas just as bad as too much creativity. After a good rocky with their daughter Madelaine West, David Duchovny and Tea Leoni really hit it out of the park for their son, Kyd Miller.
Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Christ Martin)
“It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and… clean!” Gwyneth Paltrow explained her choice, widely considered one of the worst celebrity baby names.
Bear Blu (Alicia Silverstone)
Vegan and PETA supporter Alicia Silverstone made headlines with a video of her feeding him chewed food from her mouth. Was it enough to distract from his name?
Buddy Bear Maurice, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Poppy Honey Rosie (Jamie Oliver)
Weird names seem to be a tradition in celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s family. His son and all three of his daughters deserve a mention on the list worst celebrity baby names.
Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson)
Having to come up with names for 8 children is difficult for any parent, but Jermaine Jacksun (formerly Jackson) saved the best for last, naming his youngest son Jermajesty.
Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee)
Former professional skateboarded turned actor Jason Lee named his first son Pilot Inspektor, a name apparently inspired by a Grandaddy song. Luckily for his other two children, Lee toned down the quirky factor, naming his daughter Casper and his second son Sonny.
Tu (Rob Morrow)
North West is definitely less original than most people think, and when it comes to puns, actor Rob Morrow reached for one of the worst celebrity baby names. Luckily, his daughter Tu Morrow, can always use her middle name, the more reasonable Simone.
Moxie CrimeFighter (Penn Jillette)
The vocal half of Penn & Teller really brought out the Las Vegas flair when he named his daughter Moxie CrimeFighter. The illusionist went for a safer name for his son Zolten.
Rocket (Robert Rodriguez)
Director Robert Rodriguez seems to love alliteration as much as Chris Jenner, so chose names that start with the letter R for all his children. While Racer, Rebel, Rogue and Rhiannon are a bit out there, it’s Rocket that reaches for the “honor” of being one of the worst celebrity baby names.
Kal-El (Nicolas Cage)
Cage never got to play Superman and apparently hasn’t let it go. The actor named his son Kal-El, the superhero’s Kryptonian name.
Bronx Mowgli (Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz)
Whether you love or hate the trend of naming babies after the place where they were conceived, adding the name of a Disney character is clearly taking things in the wrong direction.
Kannon Valentine (Kevin James)
Actors Kevin James and Steffiana de la Cruz started with a regular name for their first daughter, Sienna-Marie, jumped on the places-as-baby-names trend with Shea Joelle (named after the New York ballpark, not the butter) and really went earned a place among the worst celebrity baby names with their son, Kannon Valentine.