Constantly being in the spotlight can lead people to do strange things. The combination of being creative, wanting to appear unique, and the public’s expectation that famous people are not ordinary may cause a lot of pressure for new parents. The result can be downright weird baby names.
There is an emerging pattern: Names of countries and nature seem popular. “Rain” appeared several times as both a first and middle name — Rainbow Aurora (Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella’s daughter), Heaven Rain (Brooke Burke and David Charvet’s daughter), and Meadow Rain (Paul Walker’s daughter). Some parents looked for inspiration across the globe — Morocco (Mike Tyson’ son), Egypt (Alicia Keys and Kaseem Dean’s son), and Ireland (Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s daughter).
The name Sailor, both for a girl and a boy, and sometimes spelled Saylor, also seems to be popular among the rich — Sailor Gene Gardner (Liv Tyler’s son), Sailor Lee (Christie Brinkley’s daughter), and Saylor James (Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s daughter). In fact, the name James is given to a girl by at least one more famous couple — Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughter.
Would you name your child after an animal? What if that animal is a bear? At least three rich and famous people chose it for their little bundle of joy — Kate Winslet for her son Bear Blaze, Jamie Oliver for his son Budde Bear, and Cheryl Cole for her son Bear.
One more unusual name that also seems to be trending among the rich and famous is Reign. Lil Kim’s daughter’s name is Royal Reign, Timbaland’s daughter is just plain Reign, and Kourtney Kardashian’s son is Reign Aston. (She wanted Rain if the baby was a girl, and just changed the spelling to fit the pronunciation.)
The following list is a selection of unusual and sometimes unique names that famous actors, athletes, singers, and business executives have given their children. None of the names are in the Social Security Administration database of names on Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States after 1879. In order to be included in the database, the name has to have been given to babies at least five times a year.
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