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Blue Ivy's In Good Company! More Celeb Kids Named for Colors and Plants (Photos)

Little boy Blu

Good grief. The way people are carrying on about Beyonce and Jay-Z’s choice in names for their baby girl, you’d think they were the first famous parents to ever  – um – let’s say, think outside of the box when they filled out the birth certificate.

Surely you’ve heard of Pilot Inspektor? Fifi Trixiebelle? Dweezil? Audio Science? Moxie Crimefighter? Jermajesty? Compared to them, Blue Ivy Carter sounds positively pedestrian.  (Somewhere, a famous child is asking her mom, “Why couldn’t you have named me something normal like Blue Ivy?”)

Why, little Blue isn’t even the first celebrity’s child to be named after a color. Remember this little sweetheart here? That’s wee Bear Blu, son of Alicia Silverstone. Guy’s coming up on his first birthday, and he’s probably relieved that he’s no longer the center of attention as far as “what-were-they-thinking” names are concerned. It’s barely 2012, and there are a lot of other famous moms-to-be who have their chance to outdo the Carters.

Point is, notable parents have been inspired by colors and plants for years when it comes to naming. (I don’t count Rose, which is such a popular choice that it’s not considered the least bit unusual. And I’m not just saying that because it also happens to be my daughter’s middle name.)

Want proof? Look here…


  • Ella Bleu 1 of 9
    Ella Bleu
    Long before Beyonce's baby bump, John Travolta and Kelly Preston gave their daughter a colorful middle moniker.
  • Elijah Blue 2 of 9
    Elijah Blue
    Even though her Chaz (nee Chastity) has been getting all the attention lately, Cher has another son - who's out of the spotlight but "in" as far as color names.
  • Bluebell Madonna 3 of 9
    Bluebell Madonna
    Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell gave her daughter this unusual name combo.
  • Sage 4 of 9
    Sage
    Sylvester Stallone has an adult son named after the fragrant herb.
  • Sage 5 of 9
    Sage
    Yet ANOTHER Sage! This time, it's one of Tracey Gold's four sons. He was featured with his family on the new "Celebrity Wife Swap."
  • Willow Sage 6 of 9
    Willow Sage
    Pink double-teamed her daughter by giving her two of the most popular celeb plant names
  • Willow 7 of 9
    Willow
    Okay, so she was named for dad Will Smith and not the graceful tree. It still counts in our book.
  • Scarlett Rose 8 of 9
    Scarlett Rose
    Sly also gets props for naming one of his daughters (by wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone) after both a color AND a plant.
  • Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal Blossom 9 of 9
    Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal Blossom
    Celeb chef Jamie Oliver holds the record for most creative flowery names. (He also has a baby son, Buddy Bear.)

[Photos: Pacific Coast News; PR Photos]

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