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10 Most Unusual Celebrity Baby Names

By Edited May 14, 2014 1 3

Why do celebrities give their children such strange names? It’s as if they don’t have enough attention already. It’s as much of a mystery to you as it is to me. Unfortunately, their creativity may not bode well for their children as they grow up. Here are ten of the strangest, most unusual baby names of celebrities:

10. Makena’Lei Gordon

She is the daughter of Helent Hunt and Matthew Carnahan.

Helen Hunt


Makena’Lei was named after a friend of Helen had a dream. Her name literally means “many flowers of heaven.” I like flowers too, Helen, but did you have to go and name your child after heavenly flowers? Plus, the dream that you named your daughter after wasn’t even your own dream!


Helen also likes to go toHawaiioften, stating that “It’s where I feel right.” “Flowers” and “lei’s”? I think I see a connection here. 

9. Apple

She is the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Christ Martin.


We know that Gwyneth undergoes a crazy detox diet and exercises like crazy, so 

Gwyneth Paltrow Chris Martin

one would think that she was the one who came up with the idea to

name her daughter Apple since she’s all about eating healthy. Turns out, she wasn’t the one to come up with the name. On Oprah, this is what she had to say about her daughter’s name: "Right, well, um, basically it was because when we were first pregnant, her daddy said, if it's, basically one day he just said if it's a girl I think her name should be Apple. And I just, it sounded so sweet, and it conjures such a lovely picture for me, you know apples are so sweet and they're wholesome, and it's biblical and it's just, they're so, and I just thought it sounded so lovely and ..."

On the other hand, Chris Martin is known for being very mushy and soft. For example, he once said “In my mind, when God made women, he did an amazing job. I think girls are just perfect.” Well biblically speaking, Eve wasn't so perfect when she offered the apple to Adam...

8. Sailor Lee

She is the daughter of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook.

Christie Brinkley(91012)


Why Christie Brinkley decided to name her daughter Sailor, no one knows. When you think of Sailor, you probably think of something along the lines of Popeye, right? Here’s to hoping that her daughter doesn’t live up to what she’s been named. But with her mom’s supermodel genes, she should be okay.

7. Pirate Houseman

 He is the son of Jonathan Davis, member of the band Korn and Deven Davis, former porn star.

Jonathan Davis


Arr! Remember when you were younger and you pretended to be a pirate? Well, believe it or not, there’s a real modern-day Pirate, and he’s been one since birth! Be careful there, Jonathan and Deven, you sure don’t want a mutiny on your hands.

6. Kal-El Coppola

He is the son of Nicolas Cage and his wife Alice Kim.

Nicolas Cage


Nicolas Cage claims that he originally wanted to name his son Kyle, but his wife Alice wanted something even more unique…and this is where trouble happens. He thought back to the Superman comics and decided to go with Kal-El, the birth name of Superman. Nicolas says, “I wanted a name that stood for something good, was unique and American”. It’s unique alright. Just wait until “Superman” gets teased and bullied for his name.

5. Blanket

He is the son of Michael Jackson. The mother is unidentified.

Michael Jackson(91009)


According to Michael Jackson, “Blanket” is an expression he uses with family and employees saying that you should blanket someone, meaning that a blanket is a blessing. He says that blanket is a way of showing love and carrying. Blankets may be lovely and carrying on cold days, but coming from Michael Jackson, it’s a little strange and creepy.

4. Moon Unit, Diva Thin Muffin, Dweezil, Ahmet

They are the children (daughter, daughter, son, son, respectively) of Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa.

Frank Zappa


Yikes. Technically, this should take up four spots on the list, but we’ll just combine them into one since they were the creations of one couple. Sure, Frank Zappa had a good sense of humor, but to name your children funny names is cruel.

3. Jermajesty

He is the son of Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Jackson.

Jermaine Jackson


Interestingly enough, Jermajesty’s mother had children with another of theJacksonbrothers, Randy Jackson. Anyway, I imagine it might be difficult it reprimand his son whenever he’s misbehaving. “No pulling pranks at school anymore, Jermajesty!” Sounds a little disrespectful towards “royalty”, doesn’t it?

2. Fifi Trixibelle, Little Pixie, Peaches Honeyblossom

They are the children (all daughters) of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.

Paula Yates Bob Geldof


This is another one of those cases where there are so many names that could have taken up a good chunk of this list, but are put together since they’re all from the same couple. Fifi’s name was taken from Bob’s aunt, fair enough, while belle comes from Paula’s interest in southern belles. Trixi? Who knows.


Did I also mention that Paula Yates has anther daughter from a previous relationship named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily? Yikes. How seriously are they taken as grownups?

Their names sound very familiar… it almost reminds me of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan.

1. Pilot Inspektor

 He is the son of Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf.


Jason Lee

This celebrity tops the list for having the strangest celebrity baby names (yes, plural because it is "pilot" and "inspektor"). The name Pilot is unique enough, but Pilot Inspektor? This really takes the cake. It makes no sense why he mispelt “Inspector” and where he got the inspiration for combining these two words together. Being known for being funny is no excuse for strange names.


There are so many unique, bizarre, and strange celebrity baby names out there that are crying for attention. Unfortunately, since there are so many, we can only look at some of the stranger ones. Hopefully the fact thatHollywoodis so saturated with strange celebrity baby names means that celebrities will stop giving their children unique names. 



Apr 1, 2012 9:06pm
I sometimes think they name thier children names that are so unusual as a publicity thing. I agree they are already famous enough why do this to the child? I am all for giving your children different and unique names, my three children have different names, but some of those are just plain mean. Imagine being a child, grade 1 having to stand up and say your name when it is something really wierd. I don't think some of them consider the impacts it may have on the children as they grow up. Interesting article.
Apr 1, 2012 9:06pm
their* rather.
Jun 15, 2012 8:06am
I'm a big fan of Jason Lee, but Pilot Inspektor? Very interesting article though.
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