When you’re famous, you become a household name. So maybe when your name carries a certain status and you have kids of your own, you want them to carry a sense of pride in their own names, right? Well, these celebrities may have taken it a step too far with their unique and poetic baby names. Some of these choices are beautiful, but others are worth more than an eyebrow raise. Decide for yourself!
1. Dream Renée Kardashian – Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
This is definitely up there on the WTF factor. Apparently the name was inspired by the fact that it was always Rob’s “dream” to have a baby. Wow. We feel like the definition of waxing poetic has really changed over time. At least it doesn’t start with a K!
2. York Banks Asla – Tyra Banks and Erik Asla
We get that they tried to go classy with this one, but it sort of ends up sounding more like an avenue or a neighborhood instead of an elegant debutante’s name. Especially with a last name that sounds sort of like the car brand Tesla.
3. Luna Simone Stephens – Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy and John are relationship goals and can do no wrong – obviously, this name is the cutest and most normal on the list, but the most unique and pretty! The name was apparently inspired by Nina Simone, and of course, because they were both that cool.
4. Dusty Rose Levine – Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Not entirely sure why you would name your child after a dusty flower, but apparently it’s alluding to a lovely and muted pink color. Whatever. If your mom has a weird name and your dad has a normal one, you’re bound to come out with something half weird, half normal. Couldn’t they have just gone with rose?
5. North West – Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
People really went crazy over this one! Don’t worry, Kimye didn’t name their little girl after a direction – it was named after the North Star, since Kim and Kanye see their daughter as their own North Star, guiding them to their destiny. Aw!
6. Elsie Otter Pechenik – Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
We’re somehow not surprised at all by the quirky name choice, since Zooey is such a quirky gal herself. This sounds like a character in a children’s book, sort of, and we’re ok with it. If you say it quick, it sounds like sea otter! So cute!
7. Rainbow Aurora – Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella
When you think of Playboy playmates, you think of all things glitzy and pink and glam, so why not go the same way when naming your baby? Her name was Rainbow Aurora, and if someone told us that was a Playmate’s daughter’s name, we wouldn’t be too shocked. Apparently the name was inspired by a girl Holly Madison was jealous of in high school.
8. Journey River Green – Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
This takes the cake for weird Hollywood names. River is a debatable one, but we’ll take it. Journey River though? Well, “Bodhi Ransom” was the name of the kid before this one, so these guys aren’t great at choosing names that won’t result in at least a little bullying. Their kid’s name means “enlightenment” but neither of these names sound that enlightened, if we’re being honest.
9. Egypt Daoud Dean – Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats
Alicia and Swizz went the dubious route of naming your child after a country, and ended up with Egypt Daoud. It actually sounds pretty cute – better than something obnoxious like Dallas or London!
10. Aviana Olea – Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
This name sounds like something out of a fairy tale or a fantasy novel, but hopefully it will catch on. It kind of makes us think of Aurora Bourealis. Apparently when she was born they just kept calling her “Avi” and it stuck!
11. Blue Ivy Carter – Beyonce and Jay Z
This name caused such a riot, people even named marijuana strains after it! Supposedly it was inspired by Jay Z and Beyonce’s love for the number four, which is written in roman numerals as IV. IV, Ivy – get it?
12. Sage Moonblood Stallone – Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack
Sylvester Stallone is a name that packs a punch, so why not go all out for your next of kin as well and give them something memorable? This is a Gmail address that definitely has never been taken before.
13. Heiress Diana Harris – T.I. and Tameka Harris
We get that they want their kid to be treated like royalty and have high self esteem, but is naming your kid after an heiress taking it too far? At least it sounds fun to say out loud, but we can’t imagine this is going to bode well when the teacher is reading class attendance. Lets just go with Diana!
14. Arlo Day Brody – Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
This is a weird one, but it kind of has an edgy old Hollywood charm to it. Your favorite dream couple that finally linked up from the OC. There’s no explanation given for it…but maybe it’s a combination of their names? Ar (Adam) and Lo (Leighton). So sweet!