21 Unusual Celebrity Baby Names
The baby name trends for 2020 and the forecast for hot new baby names are in full swing. Already, some models have emerged: girls are named after things found in the natural world, like flowers and precious stones, for example, while international names are hot for boys. Unisex names and short four-letter names are also on the rise.
But if you really want to find unusual baby name trends, you need to turn to celebrities. Sometimes they’re just ahead of the curve: remember when Apple was considered a wacky name when Gwyneth Paltrow chose it for his daughter in 2004? Now fruit names are the norm, with kiwi and clementine gaining popularity. Other times, celebrities choose a name that will never happen again, no matter what. (Sorry, pilot inspector.) And still other times, you hear a celebrity name that sounds totally weird – like, say, Banjo – and then everything makes sense when you hear the story behind it.
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These 21 famous baby names definitely fall on the unique and unusual end of the spectrum. It remains to be seen if they will inspire next year’s trends, but at this point, doesn’t it seem like names like “Gary” or “Jennifer” are weird?
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X Æ A-12 Musk
Shortly after the birth of his son, Elon Musk tweeted that he and rapper Grimes had chosen baby X Æ A-12 Musk. No one knows what it means, but the assumptions are circulating. (The Æ is pronounced “ash”, so we assume it could be what it is actually called.)
Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah Davis Jeter are notoriously deprived of their children, but the word has circulated on the name of Baby No. 2. And although we do not know the story behind the name Story, we are sure that is a great tale.
Comic book fans know that Kal-El is the Kryptonian name for Superman. So how did Nic Cage’s son, born in 2005, end up with the nickname? Cage said to his then wife, Alice Kim, “I wanted a unique name. Originally I thought of Kyle’s name, and then she said,” No, something more unusual but beautiful “” . People reports. “Then I remembered the old Superman comics and Kal-El was his original name on Krypton. So I wanted a name that represented something good, was unique and was American, and that’s all three . ”
Actor Jason Lee didn’t choose that name because he wants his son to fly planes or, well, inspect things. Lee explains that he named his boy (pictured here with his sister Casper), born in September 2003, after a song from the album by the group Grandaddy The Sophtware crisis: “The opening song,” It’s simple, it’s stupid, it’s the pilot, “absolutely blew me away when I heard it for the first time. It was from this track that my wife , Beth, found Pilot’s name for our son. ”
Of course, it is a stringed musical instrument, but it is also the name of the son of actress / director Rachel Griffiths, now 16 years old. And while the choice may seem strange to American ears, it has major significance for Griffiths of Australian origin. Banjo Patterson was an iconic indigenous activist and poet, best known for works such as Waltzing Matilda and Snowy river man.
The magician Penn Jillette has certainly given his daughter, born in 2005, a name you will never forget. Jillette said he chose the name because “Moxie is a name that was created by an American for the first national soft drink and which then meant chutzpah, and that’s good,” he told the New york times, add. “It’s just the losers by the name of Dave who think having an unusual name is bad and who cares what they think. Their name is Dave.” (Sorry, Daves of the world.)