Top 10 worst celebrity baby names

Last updated 11:23 22/05/2014

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"I made me a vow to the moon and stars,

I'd search the honky-tonks and bars

and kill that man that give me that awful name."  

A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash

Celebrity baby names: Some are arguably cool, even cute, others are plain cruel.

Why do the rich and famous have such a penchant for zany names?

I'm no Katie Hopkins -- Charmaine and Tyler are relatively tasteful compared to the list below -- but pet rocks deserve better monikers than these:

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and wife Jools say their children's names are nobody else's business. Fair enough, but did they not consider that one day Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Buddy Bear will grow up? At which stage, the My Little Pony-inspired names may fall short of cute, and become hurdles in the way of getting taken seriously.

Television personality Kim Kardashian and hip-hop star Kanye West said their baby's name - North West - was not a prank, but apparently chosen because North means highest power, and the child was the couple's "highest point together".
Combined with that surname, however ...

What's the worst thing you could do with the surname Morrow? Name your daughter Tu, of course. Which is what actors Rob Morrow and and Debbon Ayer did.

Moon isn't such a bad name considering the other option was Motorhead, Frank Zappa's widow, Gail, said, in attempt to justify her children's outrageous names: Moon Unit, Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen, Dweezil and Ahmet Emuukha Rodan.

Norman Reedus and Helena Christensen wanted to name their child after jazz artist Charles Mingus. Unfortunately, they overlooked the name Charles, and instead went with Mingus. Full name: Mingus Lucien Reedus.

Retired boxer George Edward Foreman has 12 children; 10 are his biological offspring, and two - Isabella Brandie Lilja and Courtney Isaac - are adopted. Unlike other celebrities listed here, his children have semi-normal names: Natalie, Michi, Leona, Freeda, George, and Georgetta. But wait, that doesn't add up to 12? That's because his five boys are all called George: George Edward Foreman Jr, George Edward Foreman III, George Edward Foreman IV, George Edward Foreman V, George Edward Foreman VI.

Actors Elizabeth Jean Philipps (Busy Philipps) and Marc Silverstein called their two girls Cricket Pearl and Birdie Leigh, but refer to them as The Bird or Goose, and Don Rickles, respectively.

Comedian and illusionist Penn Jillette must've been joking when he named his children Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette and Zolten Penn Jillette.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden wanted to give their son "something to stand up for", which was apparently the motivation behind naming him Sparrow James Midnight.

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Closer to home, RadioLive host Marcus Lush's baby is called Tracker. Tracker Alpaca. Alpaca is the boy's "unofficial" middle name, after his partner's baby shower involved an alpaca-walking experience in Northland. But, get this: the tot's nickname is Eric.

"I give you that name and I said goodbye

I knew you'd have to get tough or die.

It's that name that helped make you strong."

- Stuff


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