Celeb babies are the best accessory in Hollywood. If you aren't photographed carrying your munchkin, you're not relevant, and one look at celebrity social media will show you that having a kid is 100% "in." Celebs have gotten a bit of a reputation for picking unconventional baby names. A few have stuck to traditional names (like Blake Lively's daughter, James, and Anne Hathaway's boy, Jonathan), but they're in the minority.
Maybe it's the money or the fame going to their heads, but celebs have picked some of the wackiest baby names possible, and announcing them can raise some serious eyebrows. Apples aren't just a food anymore, directions and colors are apparently names, and for some reason, cities are very hip. Although these celeb parents have been laughed at for being a bit "out there" with their baby names, the results mean they're laughing all the way to the bank. Celeb babies grow up fast, and before we know it, they're millionaire teenagers in their own right. Whether they're rocking fashion labels before they're 20 or gaining 100,000 Instagram followers overnight, these celeb kids are owning their questionable names. Here are 20 of celeb land's unusually named kids (and how they're basically already ruling Hollywood).
20 BLUE IVY IS WRITING HER NAME IN DIAMOND INK
When your parents are music's biggest power couple, you can expect a lot of luxuries. Beyonce and Jay-Z are parents to twins, Blue Ivy and Sir Carter.
Definitely unusual on the name front, although we do know from Jay-Z's lyrics that "my favorite hue is Jay-Z blue." As to the "Ivy" part, it's pretty unique. IV are the Roman numerals for the number four, and any fan of Bey will know that her birthday is September 4th.
Die-hard fans will also know that Jay-Z birthday is December 4th and that the couple got married on April 4th. Blue Ivy may have grown up with People's reported $80,000 diamond-encrusted barbies and $2,500 crystal bathtubs, but this kid is old enough to write her name now. Of course, she's probably doing it in diamond ink. Blue Ivy is leading the way for Hollywood toddlers by a mile, and ABC News even reported that she has her own shopper. We wouldn't expect anything else.
19 NORTH WEST IS OWNING THE PLAYGROUND
To be fair, when you're Kim Kardashian, you can name your kid anything. Kim K and her husband, Kanye West have three kids–and yes, they all have somewhat strange names. Just this year, the couple announced their latest arrival, Chicago, and this baby joins older siblings, Saint and North West.
Little Northie may still be in pre-school, but she's ruling the playground one snappy outfit at a time. North features regularly on her mommy's Instagram, although when she's painting $50,000 purses for fun, it's clear that she's no regular kid.
Her ballet outfits and leather jackets are bang on-trend, but it's shots like these that prove she's the cutie she is. According to She Knows, North's name was personally approved by the editor of Vogue, and this kid is already getting front-row invites to fashion week. Not bad.
18 SURI CRUISE IS IRRITATINGLY STYLISH
Suri Cruise may have a reputation as being the most spoiled kid on the planet, but there's something about her style that's irritatingly addictive. The Daily Mail reported that Suri walks around in a $2 million wardrobe, so it's not surprising she also plays in a $100,000 treehouse.
Suri's parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may no longer be a couple, but they've definitely raised a celeb. Their 11-year-old daughter is wearing designer labels from French boutiques, and she's been spotted in Christian Louboutin shoes.
FYI, those retail for at least $1000 a pair. When your dad is earning $100 million from the Mission Impossible franchise alone though, that's like dropping a quarter in the street. It's not quite clear what Suri will do with her life, but we're predicting big things for this girl (despite her somewhat quirky name).
17 WILLOW SMITH IS THE COOLEST KID IN HOLLYWOOD
Willow Smith doesn't have time for haters (and to be fair, she doesn't have many). Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith's beautiful daughter is now 17 years old, and she's already a super-respected music artist and actress. Her debut single, Whip My Hair came out when she was just ten, and she's appeared live on The Oprah Show, plus collaborations with the likes of Nicki Minaj.
Willow is known for her effortless style, super-chilled Instagram posts, and edgy look. In 2016, she was taking Met Gala selfies with Kristen Stewart and just last year, she revealed to The Independent that we can expect a brother and sister duo track. Her first name may be a bit kooky, but Willow has a solid head on her shoulders and she's no weakling.
16 SILAS TIMBERLAKE IS BASICALLY WINNING "TOP BABY"
When your dad is a nine-time Grammy award winner and your mom is one of Hollywood's most-beautiful actresses, chances are you're in for something sweet. Of course, being sweet yourself helps.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have had us loving their baby Silas Randall one Instagram post at a time, and this shot is no exception.
Silas is putting Kim K's Chicago to shame, and so are the comments from his parents. Speaking to NBC's Today, Justin said that watching his baby learn new things was "humiliating and humbling at the same time." Silas may have an unusual name, but when you're that cute, who cares?
15 APPLE PALTROW PROVED HER NAME ISN'T JUST A FOOD
You could say that Gwyneth Paltrow started the whole "baby name" craze. The actress made major headlines when she named her kids "Apple" and "Moses." Way back in 2004, Gwyneth and her then-husband Chris Martin told People that they'd actually been inspired to call their daughter "Apple" after Chris' booking agent had called her kid just that.
Apple Paltrow has grown up fast, and at just 14, she's already an amazing dancer. Apple has definitely inherited her mom's good looks, and her celeb status is about to skyrocket.
Instagram posts have shown her chilling with Jay-Z, and she's won major dance competitions. An apple may be the way you finish your lunch, but in celeb land, it's a whole different story.
14 SHILOH JOLIE-PITT IS SET TO BE A HIT TEEN
It's hard to keep track of the six Jolie-Pitt kids, and even harder to keep track of their parents' relationships. Everyone is still talking about the Brad Pitt and Angelina divorce, and People reported that the settlement figure was around $100 million dollars (looks like Brad is Mr. Generous).
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is the spitting image of her beautiful mother, and her angelic face is getting noticed. Shiloh is known for already having her own "Montenegro" style. Her masculine aesthetic and bohemian wardrobe give us lots of bowler hats and pastel linens, and Angie herself is super proud of her daughter.
Angie told US Magazine that Shiloh is "able to share her voice at a young age." With the full name, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, you might think that's a tall order, but this 11 year-old is owning it.
13 PARIS JACKSON IS A GORGEOUS MODEL
Look out, Paris Hilton: there's a new kid in town. Paris Jackson is the only child of the late Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe (although she has half-siblings called Blanket and Prince). The 20-year-old model, actress, and activist is one of Hollywood's coolest power gangs, and her #squadgoals probably make Kim K nervous.
Steel-blue eyes and a captivating gaze are set to take this starlet far, and her star-studded birthday bashes are the most exclusive around.
Paris has seen her name on People Magazine's "Most Beautiful" list, and in 2017, she appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. Celeb kids get bashed for inheriting their fame, but with a modelling contract under her belt and a 2018 movie debut, Paris is earning her place in the walk of fame.
12 LOURDES LEON IS WAY COOLER THAN HER MOM, MADONNA
Madonna needs to watch out. Alongside her five other kids, her daughter, Lourdes Leon has become a veritable style icon, and she's in with Hollywood's cool kids–big time. Lourdes is named after the French city of healing, where many centuries worth of illnesses have been reported to be miraculously cured.
Lourdes' contributions are more about leaving her footprint on teen fashion than anything else, but with a mommy who is worth $600 million dollars, can you blame her? Paparazzi camp outside Lourdes' home just to get a snap of the rising star, and where this 21-year-old goes for coffee and bagels can make or break a business. Lourdes may have an unusual name, but it's going to be bring her all kinds of unusual money.
11 STORMI WEBSTER CAN PULL ANYTHING OFF THANKS TO HER MOM
Although celebs go all-out with their baby names, most of them give us the heads up that they're expecting. Kim K has done it three times, and sister Khloe Kardashian is due any day now. Way less predictable, though, was Kylie Jenner's surprise 2018 baby announcement. Over 17 million of us liked her Instagram pic introducing her baby Stormi Webster to the world, and it was the most-liked post in history.
Stormi Webster seems an odd choice of names, and Kylie has kept very hush hush about being a new mom. While that means no interviews or magazine exclusives, it's unlikely that baby Stormi will have any trouble finding her feet.
Her mom has turned around $420 million in sales from her Kylie Cosmetics line, and Forbes has predicted that she will be the first Kardashian billionaire.
Comfy enough, Stormi?
10 MOROCCAN AND MONROE PROBABLY HAVE THEIR OWN ISLAND
What, you thought Mariah Carey was going to give her kids regular names? Moroccan and Monroe were born in 2011, back when mom Mariah was, oh, already worth an estimated $535 million. They get some fortune from their dad, Nick Cannon, but it's mommy power for these two. People reported that they've been spoiled with diamond iPads and a $100,000 nursery, but these twins don't stay home.
In 2017, The Daily Mail reported that they had been invited to The Lego Batman Movie premiere, and these two wear designer labels like Balmain. If you've never heard of it, Kim K and her squad basically wear the label head-to-toe. Moroccan and Monroe may have weird names, although Mariah has revealed the reasons for them to ABC News.
Monroe is named after the pin-up icon, Marilyn Monroe. As to Moroccan: the third tier of her NYC apartment is called the "Moroccan room."
Nick proposed to Mariah there, so we're assuming it's somehow linked. These two have some unusual names, but they make sense if you consider their diva mom.
9 HARPER BECKHAM WILL PROBABLY HAVE HER OWN FASHION LABEL
Harper Beckham may still be a toddler, but did you know that her name has already been trademarked? When your mom is Victoria Beckham and worth $450 million, and your dad is a soccer superstar, it's generally expected that you'll be big news.
Alongside her siblings, Romeo, Cruz, and Brooklyn, little Harper Beckham is the most stylish baby in Hollywood, and this pic is proving it.
Harper Seven may have a name that makes you go "what?", but this mini fashionista is already turning heads. She wears micro versions of her mom's Victoria Beckham fashion line, and Victoria even told Vogue magazine that Harper inspires her designs. The Victoria Beckham "Harper" shoe may retail at around $1000 a pair, but it looks like Harper is stepping out with one foot forward.
8 CHRISSY TEIGEN IS REALLY GLAD SHE CALLED HER GIRL "LUNA"
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are one of the most powerful couples in Hollywood. Their daughter, Luna might have an unusual name, but she's enjoying plenty of fame already. Her mom, Chrissy is one of the world's most followed food bloggers and social media stars, so it works out handy in terms of showing off the world's cutest baby.
Luna became a household name virtually overnight. 16.7 million of us get the inside scoop on baby Luna and Chrissy's lives, and it sure seems sweet.
Luna goes bowling, cuddles up to puppies, and takes naps with her dad, although she's probably too young to even understand fame. This kid is headed for great things, especially with parents like hers.
7 IF WILLOW SMITH IS ON THIS LIST, SO IS JADEN
Celeb kids will break their backs just to be photographed with Willow and Jaden Smith, and these two teens are already rocking Hollywood. One look at them, and you will know why. They both have amazing style.
Willow is embracing her stylish charm and edgy fashion vibes, and Jaden is already signed to multiple record labels.
The 19 year-old has 8.2 million Instagram followers, and if he gives interviews, he's dropping names like Kanye West and Drake as his buddies. Will and Jaden may be celebs in their own right, but they were raised with great family values from parents, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Looks like these two have the whole package.
6 AVA PHILLIPPE IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS REESE WITHERSPOON
Celeb kids can become fashion icons in the blink of an eye, and that's certainly been the case with Ava Philippe: daughter of mega-stars Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe.
Despite being just 18, Ava has joined the modelling ranks, and with friends like Kendall Jenner and Paris Jackson, she's officially cool.
Just this year, W Magazine reported that Ava had been chosen to star in designer fashion label, Rodarte's look book. Ava has been spotted at the Golden Globes awards and launch parties. She stays close to her mom though–probably why Reese picked Ava as the face of her own clothing line. Ava has clearly inherited her mom and dad's cherub blonde vibes, and she's making major waves as a result.
5 MALIA OBAMA IS NOW STUDYING AT HARVARD
You might think that Malia Obama has an unusual name, but it sure does have a great meaning. Malia is the equivalent of "Mary" in Hawaiian, although it's said that the name also means "gentle waters." Former president, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle may have opted for a more-traditional name with their other daughter, Sasha, but Malia hasn't missed out on the spotlight.
Following in her parents' footsteps, the 19-year-old is now studying at Harvard University, where Vanity Fair reported that she's dating British beau Rory Farquharson.
This teenager may be studying like most kids her age, but with the most famous parents on the planet, she's headed for big things.
4 COCO ARQUETTE HAS SONGS WRITTEN ABOUT HER
Coco Arquette is just one more Hollywood kid proving that having an unusual name is a good thing. Her mom Courteney Cox is best known for her role as Monica Geller on the 90s sitcom Friends. As to her dad, David Arquette: he has a career that's spanned from wrestling to screenwriting. Coco is frequently photographed with her mom, but at just 13, she's already a music artist.
When she was 12, Coco starred in her music video debut, and her name really fits the indie band, Monogem. According to US Weekly, the band chose Coco as their muse. Since Coco is too young to be announcing her own achievements on social media, her parents did it for her. Courteney also co-directed the video–it's hardly like this mom doesn't have on-set experience.
3 ROCKET WILLIAMS IS AS CUTE AS DADDY PHARRELL
Pharrell Williams hit us like a bomb with his crisp voice and cheeky charm. The Despicable Me 2 singer definitely puts his money where his mouth is, with tracks like "Happy" and "Fun, Fun, Fun." Pharrell is a serious recording artist though, and his opinions are watched by millions on the reality show The Voice.
You might think "Rocket" is a weird name, but Pharrell actually wrote a Despicable Me 2 song in honor of his baby boy, whom he confirmed with Oprah as having been named after an Elton John track.
Rocket is super cute and super stylish. With a charitable daddy building a $35 million after school center in Virginia Beach according to MSNBC, this kid will also have a wholesome place to hang after class.
2 ROMEO BECKHAM IS ALREADY THE FACE OF BURBERRY
Oh, look. Another Beckham kid on the cool list. David and Victoria Beckham went "unconventional" with all four of their kids' names: Brooklyn, Cruz, Harper, and Romeo.
You might think pulling off a Shakespearean name like Romeo is hard work, but when you're good looking, mega rich, and mega famous, it's surprisingly easy.
Romeo may not be as famous as his older brother, Cruz (who is dating Chloe Grace Mortez), but this kid is already a tennis pro and the face of designer fashion house, Burberry. Romeo has also featured in Vogue magazine–we're sure that would make mommy Victoria very proud indeed.
1 RUMER WILLIS IS NOW AS FAMOUS AS MOM, DEMI
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are getting on in age, but they were right there with unusual baby names back in the day. Their three kids are named Scout LaRue, Tallulah Belle, and Rumer, although Rumer is by far the most famous.
The Dancing With The Stars winner is considered as unconventionally beautiful as her name is, although she's more famous for her tattoos than anything else.
Demi has never opened up about the meanings behind her kids' names, but to be fair, they've not needed it. Rumer is super successful and though she may be last on this list, she's by no means the least.
If you or someone you know has named their kid something wacky, chill. These kids have proven that you can own a name from Apple to North West, although if your Facebook friends are turning to the Kardashians for baby advice, you might not be agreeing with them. Leave us a comment on which name you think is the best and worst, and get your friends to read this.
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