Worst Celebrity Baby Names (Awful, terrible, horrible, no good, very bad ideas for famous children)
Celebrities — they’re just like us! Or are they? Stars are notorious for choosing some off-the-wall, bizarre names for their offspring.
There’s no rhyme or reason; perhaps they’re trying to stay relevant or get additional media coverage (we can think of a few who certainly do this… Kardashians, anyone?). Or maybe the outrageous names they choose for their children accurately reflect how eccentric some famous people are.
Whatever the reason, they sure do provide interesting conversations and (maybe) even some name inspiration for your own baby’s name. Here are some of the most unusual, awful, and weirdly wonderful baby names from Tinseltown’s most (in)famous families.
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Blue Ivy Carter
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z know how to pick unique names for their children — all in the name of being different.
Blue Ivy, their first-born daughter, is rumored to be coined after Jay-Z’s Blueprint albums, along with IV, the Roman numeral for the number 4. The number has held some importance in the couple’s life, with their birthdays falling on the 4th day of the month, and Beyonce’s album at that time was titled Four.
Blue Ivy is likely to be one of the most awful names in the industry, regardless of its inspiration or meaning.
In case you were curious, her younger siblings are twins named Sir (boy) and Rumi (girl), born in 2017.
Zuma Nesta Rock
Born to the iconic rocker then-couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Zuma is speculated to have been named after Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. Zuma’s middle name, Nesta, is Welsh for “pure,” and the second middle name, Rock, pretty much explains itself.
Zuma is Gwen and Gavin’s middle child and will likely answer questions for his entire life about the inspiration behind his ridiculously wordy name.
Zuma’s oldest brother is named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, and his youngest bro is Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale.
Seven Sirius Benjamin
Born to Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 in 1997, Seven Sirius certainly did not hit the jackpot regarding a cool, different name. Seven is considered a lucky number in many cultures and languages, while Sirius is the name for the brightest star in the sky. While the symbolism behind Seven’s name may be somewhat meaningful, we’re still asking ourselves why his parents didn’t choose one name over the other to give their son some semblance of normalcy.
Dusty Rose Levine
It’s difficult to imagine what Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo were thinking when they named their second daughter Dusty Rose. It sounds like a perfume sold in department stores that resembles a wilting, dirty flower. Is that what they were going for? Hopefully not!
Dusty’s younger sister is named Gio Grace.
Winter Mercy Treadway
Born to Alanis Morisette and Mario Treadway in 2019, Winter Mercy is the couple’s third child together. We expected an odd name with older siblings named Ever and Onyx, but Winter Mercy truly takes the cake for the most bizarrely named child in the Morissette/ Treadway family.
Rapper Lil’ Kim must think highly of her bloodline to give her daughter the name Royal Reign. Born in 2014, Royal Reign has no royalty in her lineage, but that didn’t stop her parents from naming her as such. While she has walked many red carpets in her young life, Royal seems to have lived most of her life out of the spotlight — probably for the best!
Lovely Symphani Brown
Born in early 2022 to Chris Brown and Diamond Brown, Lovely Brown has siblings named Royalty and Aeko, so having a familiar name wasn’t really in the cards for her as Chris Brown’s third child. While Lovely is a beautiful baby with doting parents and siblings, it’s difficult to imagine her walking around as an adult introducing herself as “Lovely.” Still, maybe the rapper already has a cute nickname in mind for his new baby. Only time will tell!
Daughter of Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress and lifestyle guru Gwenyth Paltrow, Apple Martin was born right into stardom in 2004. She is notorious for demanding privacy when it comes to her parents sharing her life on social media, even from a young age. While Apple isn’t the most noteworthy name on this list, it still begs the question, “Why?” (For what it’s worth, their second child is a boy named Moses Martin)
Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Whether a nod to the New York neighborhood or the childhood classic The Jungle Book, Bronx Mowgli has minimal flow and cohesiveness. We won’t pretend to understand why Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz chose this name for their son, but let’s hope they’ve got some solid options for nicknames now that Bronx is a teenager.
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Billion Leonard Roberts
The son of rapper Rick Ross and Briana Camille, Billion has a lot to live up to. Whether he inherits his family’s wealth or earns his own, Billion will surely have money on his mind from a very young age.
Billion is the youngest of their four children. His older siblings are Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, and Berkeley Hermes Roberts.
Lyric Lennon Parker-Angel
Born to former boy-band star Ashley Parker Angel and model Tiffany Lynn, Lyric Lennon Parker-Angel sounds like the name of a poorly named super-villain in a children’s story. His full name is quite a mouthful, and we wouldn’t blame him for legally shortening it when he gets the chance.
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Arguably one of the most famous children of all time, North West got her ridiculous moniker from her fame-obsessed parents, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. As she was their first child together, the pair claim they chose North’s name as a metaphor for “Up.” While it’s sweet to consider your child as an indication of rising up in life, introducing herself as a point on a compass will likely garner a certain amount of ridicule throughout her life.
Kanye and Kim’s four kids are: North West, Saint West, Chicago West, and Psalm West.
Wrap Up- The worst celebrity baby names
Celebrities live a very different life than us ordinary folk. From their ridiculously priced homes, lavish vacations, questionable lifestyle choices, and the bizarre names they give their children, we have no doubt that celebrities are not like us whatsoever.
We can only hope their offspring and future children will find good alternative names or have nicknames picked out so they can experience life without a silly name that sounds like a supervillain or a department store perfume. Best of luck to those kiddos; we’re rooting for them!