Celebrity baby names keep getting weirder

Atlas Clark, Features Editor

While most parents name their children after relatives, themselves, or just get their baby names from an online list, there are some celebrities who really went outside of the box when naming their kids. Many of us are familiar with some of the more talked about celebrity baby names, such as North West and Blue Ivy. However, there are dozens of other names that are so strange and aren’t talked about nearly enough.

Late musician Frank Zappa has four children who all have names that sound like they were drawn out of a hat. In order from oldest to youngest, their names are Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha, and Diva Muffin. Zappa’s wife, Gail, explained that all of their children’s names do, in fact, have meaning. In an article published by hollywood.com, Zappa’s widow tells the interviewer that Dweezil was a nickname that ended up sticking, Ahmet was the name of an imaginary butler, and Diva was given the name because of how noisy she was as a baby. Moon Unit’s name was chosen because, according to Gail, it was either Moon or Motorhead. Her middle name was based on the fact that since she was their firstborn, they were now a “family unit,” said Gail.

American rapper Chief Keef chose to name his son in honor of his record label. His full name is Sno FilmOn Dot Com. However, the rapper has confirmed that he just calls his son Sno, for simplicity. 

Famous magician Penn Jillette, of the magic duo Penn and Teller, has two children. His son’s name is Zolten, which sounds like the name of a 1990s cartoon character. His daughter is named Moxie CrimeFighter, which continues to stick to the theme of cartoon supervillain-sounding names.

Lastly, Kim Kardashian’s three other children deserve some recognition. We all know about her oldest daughter, North, but the unusual names didn’t stop there. Her next three children were named Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. These clearly aren’t the strangest names on the list, but they were notable enough to talk about. 

With all that being said, baby names don’t have to stick to a standard. Whether you name your kid after your favorite character, or flower, or just think it sounds cute, it’s important that your child’s name is something you like.