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Into The Illuminati Of (strange) Names

Last week, after a month of waiting with bated breath, power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z revealed the names of their newborn twins in a way over the top creative social media post. The seemingly simple caption read: “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today”.

Over a post that now ranks as the highest liked picture on Instagram, the internet instantly went into overdrive over the ambiguity of one of the names. I repeat the caption, “Sir Carter and Rumi, 1 month today”… Say what?

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Does this mean the blessed twins are named Sir Carter and Rumi Carter? OR, does this mean their names are Sir Carter Carter and Rumi Carter? We have questions.

Regardless, congrats on your squishy little folds of joy and on your name choices guys,  ‘cos even if it is Sir Carter Carter, after Blue Ivy that’s pretty damn tame.

All this hype about celebrity names got me thinking about some absolute crackers celebrities have given to their kids.

So, for a bit of a chuckle or a little confidence boost (unless your name is in fact, Orange), I’ve compiled a list of some of the greatest celebrity names you may or may not have heard of…

Rocket Zot – Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington

Allegedly an ode to Lara’s late father, I almost feel bad for typing this as Lara has previously lashed out at the Aussie media for their negative reaction to their naming choice. But really, Rocket Zot?

Moroccan – Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Apparently, the couple named their son Moroccan after a Moroccan themed room in their home. This is said to be where Cannon proposed and where I assume they did the deed to create little Moroccan….And you thought hearing your parents schmack was embarrassing.


North West – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Can we revisit the pre-birth period in which there were ‘rumours’ being circulated about the name of Kim’s first child and we all thought this was a joke?

Egypt – Alicia Keys

Yes, as in the country, Egypt.


Michael Jackson/Blanket – Michael Jackson

Allegedly, all three of Michael Jackson’s children have the joy of having Michael in their name. Prince Michael Jackson, Paris-Michael Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II. However, they went by names Prince, Paris and Blanket (mmm much better) for the disparity.

Pilot Inspektor – Jason Lee

Yes, you read that correctly, funnyman Jason Lee has ensured his son will be mocked universally by calling him Pilot Inspektor – yes with a k, because why not when it’s already that weird.


Usher – Usher

Celebs just love naming their children after themselves.

Dream – Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

Trying to compete with his (slightly more famous) sibling, Rob Kardashian is said to have given his daughter her name as she was a dream come true for the sock mogul. Sadly for poor old Rob, his life seems to have been everything but a dream since.

And I’ve saved the best ‘til last….

River Rocket, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom, Poppy Honey and Buddy Bear – Jamie Oliver

Dweezil, Moon Unit, Ahmet and Diva – Frank Zappa

I have no words that would justify a possible reason for any of these. I’m done.


In all seriousness, names are a personal choice for parents and all opinions should be taken with a grain of salt. In regards to your kids? You do you.

Words by April Murphy. 

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