When it comes to celebrities and their child-naming skills, there are generally two groups: those who nail it and those who don't. And that is exactly what we will look at today: celebrities who, for some ridiculous reason, decided to give their kids these creative, over-the-top names, and others who surprised us by how unique, classy or just normal their children's names are.
We bet celebrities often feel a lot of additional pressure many regular folks maybe can't relate to when it comes to naming children, but so many of them decided to go for a name they will most likely regret, and also one their child will dislike, too. But then there are so many celebrities who go for these unique and classy names and we just know everyone will envy their child because mom and dad gave them such a cool name! Hopefully, this list also helps some of you out there who are unsure of what to name your precious little ones, as a guide on what absolutely not to do and what we would totally approve of.
Let's start with the kids of celebs who will probably want to change their names...
24 Zuma Nesta Rock - Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale's Son
Let's kick the list of bad names off with the one and only Zuma Nesta Rock. What on earth were Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale when they decided to name their kid this? And judging from Zuma's facial expression, the kid ain't happy about his name either... and who could blame him, Zuma Nesta Rock does sound like one big mess. Apparently, they named him Zuma after the Zuma Beach in Malibu, Nesta after Bob Marley‘s given name, and Rock, well after the music genre. Sure all of those must have special meaning to the parents, but does that really justify this name choice?
23 Jermajesty - Jermaine Jackson And Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza's Son
You know those celebrity parents who are just a tiny notch too obsessed with themselves, just enough for them to decide to name their child after them? Yeah, Jermaine Jackson is one of them. He and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (although we doubt she had much say in this) decided to name one of their children Jermajesty, and let us just give you a moment to sit down and take a sip of water. Jermajesty and in a hybrid of "Jermaine" and "Your Majesty". Frankly, some people should never be allowed to name anything, regardless of how rich or successful they may be!
22 Summer Rain - Matthew Rutler And Christina Aguilera's Daughter
Christina Aguilera sure has an amazing voice, but when it comes to naming children, maybe not so much. Maybe let someone else suggest a few names she should pick from. Because if we let her decide, the child might end up being called Summer Rain... Oh wait, that already happened! Matthew Rutler And Christina Aguilera decided to give their lovely daughter the name Summer Rain, and while that might be a cute thought it is definitely not a fun sober name. That kid is bound to want to change her name when she grows up!
21 Lyric - Ashley Parker Angel And Tiffany Lynn Rowe's Son
Remember O-Town's Ashley Parker Angel? Yeah, the blonde one with beautiful eyes and an angel's voice. Well, he and Tiffany Lynn Rowe decided to name their child Lyric and honestly, we need some global name legislation that is going to keep mistakes like this from happening. I mean, Lyric? Seriously? We get it, you're artists, you love music and poems and lyrics, but that does not mean you need to name your child after one. How is the kid going to be taken seriously with a name like Lyric? Don't the parents know how much other kids are going to joke about this?
20 Tu Morrow - Rob Morrow And Debbon Ayer's Daughter
Wow. Just wow. Honestly, this one kind of deserves a slow clap, because out of all of the bad names, this one must be the best bad name! At least it is pretty hilarious, and if you're going to give your child a bad name, please at least try to make it an entertaining one rather than just a weird one. Rob Morrow And Debbon Ayer definitely nailed it when naming their daughter Tu, and honestly, we truly do hope she never decides to change her last name, because while this is on our bad names list, it is also pretty darn hilarious!
19 Bear Blu - Christopher Jarecki And Alicia Silverstone's Son
Let's just say that for some stupid reason celebrities seem to be drawn to name their kids "Bear" and frankly, we are so not here for it. Christopher Jarecki and Alicia Silverstone decided to name their son Bear Blu, and while he does look adorable and cuddly - just like a teddy bear - he sure as heck shouldn't be named after one. Bear Blu just sounds like a new cartoon character, and while that may seem like a cute name for a three-year-old, once that three-year-old becomes a seventeen-year-old things will definitely change, as his name definitely won't be "teenage cool".
18 Pilot Inspektor - Jason Lee And Beth Riesgraf's Son
Okay, if you thought Zuma was bad, let us assure you that the list of bad names will definitely get progressively worse, so you're in for a ride here. Pilot Inspektor is the second name we decided to include, and Jason Lee And Beth Riesgraf must have really wanted their child to already have his career choice sorted out. I mean can we just take a moment to imagine someone asking Pilot "what's your name?" and Pilot saying "Pilot Inspektor", only to have the person be confused and maybe even say "I meant your name, not your profession." Seriously, we bet that will happen to the poor kid so often.
17 Rainbow Aurora - Pasquale Rotella And Holly Madison's Daughter
Reality star Holly Madison and her husband Pasquale Rotella also made their daughter end on the bad part of this list, by deciding to name her Rainbow Aurora. Yup, you read that right, and *spoiler alert*, this might not be the only Rainbow we will see on this list. For real though, what on earth happened to classic, old-school names like Frank or Eleanor? Why do so many parents have to get super artsy with their child's name and name it after the weather or fruit or rainbows? Will the future be filled with Rainbow Auroras and Bear Blus?
16 Bluebell Madonna - Sacha Gervasi And Geri Halliwell's Daughter
Ginger Spice aka Geri Halliwell and her, at the time partner, Sacha Gervasi, decided to name their daughter Bluebell Madonna, and honestly, the name just doesn't have a good ring to it, no matter how many times we say it out loud. First of all, Bluebell is a quite odd name, and adding Madonna definitely doesn't help. Not to mention that naming your child Madonna regardless of whether it's after the mother of Jesus or the famous pop queen, you are setting the bar for your child quite high. Anyways, we can all just agree that Bluebell Madonna definitely belongs on this side of the list.
15 Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther - Katie Price And Peter Andre's Daughter
Honestly, are we even surprised that stars Katie Price And Peter Andre decided to name their cute little girl Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther? Yup, they gave her the name Princess and that cannot be unseen now. Couldn't they have just named her Tiaamii Crystal Esther, as if that wouldn't have been bad and complicated enough? They could have just called her princess anyways, but why did they have to make it so official? Well, anyways, the little girl sure seems to be treated like a princess, so at least she's living up to her name.
14 Moxie CrimeFighter - Emily Zolten And Penn Jillette's Daughter
Emily Zolten and Penn Jillette's went ahead and named their daughter Moxie CrimeFighter. CrimeFighter? Are they for real? Do they want their daughter to fight crime? What does that even mean? Is she supposed to become a police officer or a superhero when she grows up? Talking about parents putting pressure on their children, these two have definitely taken that a bit too far. And when we say a bit, we actually mean a lot, because how can anyone name their child CrimeFighter, are kids a joke to you Emily and Penn?
13 Buddy Bear, River Rocket Blue, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo, and Poppy Honey - Jamie Oliver And Juliette Norton's Children
Okay, we saved the last spot on our list for Jamie Oliver's kids. Yes, you read that right, kids as in plural. Jamie and his wife Juliette Norton decided to name their children Buddy Bear, River Rocket Blue, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo, and Poppy Honey. Yes, we are not kidding you, and yes these are actual kids that have these actual names now. Frankly, we can't even pick which one is the weirdest because they are all bad in their very unique way. Oh and remember when we said you'll see the names Bear and Rainbow again? Yeah, we meant Jamie's kids.
And here are the celeb kids with surprisingly beautiful names...
12 Iris Mary - Eddie Redmayne And Hannah Bagshawe's Daughter
Okay, finally we got to the good names part of the list. Let's kick the good names list off with Iris Mary, Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe's adorable daughter. The two definitely nailed the whole naming your child thing, because Iris Mary is such a cute name combo, and we bet the little girl will grow up getting a bunch of compliments on her name. Some other celebrities should definitely take a note or two from Eddie and Hannah, just saying.
11 Jack Oscar - Rosie Huntington-Whitely And Jason Statham's Son
Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitely and her partner, actor Jason Statham are another wonderful example of how parents - even when they are super famous celebs - can do it properly. The two stars decided to name their son Jack Oscar, and it totally works. It's classy, it's sophisticated, it's simple - but most important of all, it isn't weird and ridiculous. Give your child a name that won't take the attention away from their personality, please. Anyways, Jack Oscar is bound to grow up doing great things, with a classy and chic name like that, but more importantly with those boss parents are role models.
10 Jonathan Rosebanks - Anne Hathaway And Adam Schulman's Son
Another well-named celebrity baby boy is little Jonathan Rosebanks - actors Anne Hathaway and Adam Schulman's son. The two went for a slightly unusual name combo, as both Jonathan and Rosebanks are quite long names, but hey we are totally loving it. It's weird how sometimes a name doesn't really seem to be working, but then when you say it out loud that completely changes, as it turns out it has a great ring to it. And that is precisely how we feel about Jonathan Rosebanks, which is why he had to be included in the good part of this list.
9 Kirra Max - Audrina Patridge And Corey Bohan's Daughter
Honestly, who would have thought that Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan have it in them to give their daughter such a cool and unique name. Seriously, Kirra Max sounds so boss and kinda futuristic that we have no doubt the girl's friends will have some serious name-envy. Anyways, going a bit more creative, and maybe even gender-neutral with the name choice can definitely pay off, if done properly. And Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan have definitely totally nailed it. Kirra Max is one lucky girl because as we've seen a lot of her young Hollywood neighbors are definitely not.
8 Christopher Carlton And Hal Auden - Benedict Cumberbatch And Sophie Hunter's Sons
Next on our list is a wonderful name duo, Christopher Carlton and Hal Auden, two beautiful names that we just simply had to include here. Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter surely did a wonderful job at naming both of their children classic and sophisticated names. They named their three-year-old Christopher Carlton and their one-year-old Hal Auden, and the kids surely won't end up being disappointed in their name choices when they grow up. To be fair though, they might still struggle a bit with their last name, as Cumberbatch did cause some confusion in Hollywood as to how it is pronounced.
7 Stella Luna And Sienna May - Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery's Children
How adorable are Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery's children Stella Luna and Sienna May? The two lucky cuties found themselves on the good side of this list because their parents have some mad child-naming skills. Can we just talk about Stella Luna for a second? Aka Star Moon? How adorable does that sound? A little pro tip from Ellen and Chris, if you want to name your child something a bit wackier try using Latin words for it, might end up being totally cute. And Sienna May is just an effortlessly cute name, that totally suits the little one!
6 Violet And Hazel - Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Daughters
Hollywood actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski decided to name their two beautiful daughters after colors, and while at first, that may sound a bit tacky, in reality, it totally isn't. Violet and Hazel both ended up having beautiful names in their own way, but they also have that sisterly bond since they are both essentially named after colors. The only thing we wonder now is if the couple decides to have a third child, would that one also be named after a color, and if so which one? Emily and John, if you're reading this please let us know.
5 Daisy Josephine - Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis' Daughter
let's move on to another Hollywood actor couple who totally nailed the baby naming game are Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis! The two actors named their adorable bundle of joy Daisy Josephine, and that name absolutely suits her. Daisy sounds kind of fresh and fun, while Josephine adds a dose of class and sophistication to the name combo, making the name come together to perfection. Pairing two names that have slightly different vibes to them in that way can always end up being either a hit or a miss, but parents Olivia and Jason have absolutely done it right in this case.
4 Silas Randall - Jessica Biel And Justin Timberlake's Son
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are another couple who, luckily, ended up having their child on the good part of our list. Silas Randall is a pretty unique name combo, but we are absolutely loving it. Of course, we expected no less from Jessica and Justin, especially taking into account Justin is a songwriter and know his way around with words. But truthfully, as we've seen, sometimes even the best singers and songwriters fail to find a good-sounding name for their child, which is frankly a bit surprising. Yes, we're talking about a certain Mickey Club co-star of Justin's whose naming skills we've already seen earlier on this list.
3 Jameson Moon - Pink And Carey Hart's Son
Another example of a singer who nailed the naming game is Pink! She and Carey Hart named their son Jameson Moon, and frankly, the name definitely has an artsy vibe to it. Not to put any pressure on the little one, but with a name like that, we really do hope he decides to follow in his mama's footsteps and become a singer as well because Jameson Moon definitely sounds like someone who could easily fill a stadium! But regardless of what the little one ends up doing when he grows up, he will have a great name for the rest of his life!
2 Remington Alexander - Kelly Clarkson And Brandon Blackstock's Son
It seems as if singers are slightly better at naming their children than actors, and Kelly Clarkson just confirms that theory of ours. She and Brandon Blackstock named their adorable son Remington Alexander, and you can definitely hear us gasping in admiration. It's classy, it's sophisticated, it's not over-the-top, but most importantly, it's down to earth and totally suits the little fella. Just look at how happy little Remington Alexander looks in the photo with Kelly above, clearly laughing and smiling at the fact that he didn't end up with one of those names from the beginning of our list.
1 Dusty Rose And Gio Grace - Behati Prinsloo And Adam Levine's Children
Lastly, we have another duo wrapping this list up, the adorable Dusty Rose and Gio Grace! Model Behati Prinsloo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine are another celebrity couple who just knows how to do things right. Dusty Rose is a unique name, yet somehow still graceful at the same time. And Gio Grace is fun, but also sophisticated and classy, and it proves that these two parents definitely know what they are doing. And to any soon-to-be parents out there reading this, hope you learned a thing or two on what to and what not to name your child!