Tossing around baby names is a fun part of pregnancy and an important one. What you choose will define your child for the rest of their life. But have you ever felt like maybe you gave your child the wrong name? That it doesn’t fit them? That what was supposed to be creative has just become confusing and led to weird associations? Like Sayten, for example. It sounded pretty at the time, but…
Today in the New York Times writer Lisa Belkin discusses this feeling and includes an anecdote of a mother who actually changed her child’s name legally after realizing that what was written on the birth certificate just didn’t fit. One of Babble.com’s own writers has struggled with this and a survey by BabyCenter.com found that 3% of parents feel regret over their choice. Do you feel like this?
With all the crazy names floating around Hollywood today there is sure to be some “What was I thinking” moments amongst creative A-listers. We’ve compiled a list of 10 celebrity kids with unfortunate names and what they make us think of. For the record, it’s all in good fun-we’re sure all these kids are great!
Leave your opinions in the comments-Did we miss anyone? What do these names sound like to you?
10) Name: Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Parents: Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz
Sounds like: Forgotten Jungle Book character.
Parents: Singer M.I.A. & Ben Brewer
Sounds like: What? Um, what?
8 ) Name: Jermajesty
Parents: Jermaine Jackson & Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza
Sounds like: The sound of my own laughter. Really Jermaine?
7) Name: Pilot Inspektor
Parents: Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf
Sounds like: Inspector Gadget’s evil twin who tries to foil his plans but is stopped by Penny.
6) Name:Sailor Lee
Parents: Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook
Sounds like: Porn star.
5) Names:Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen Zappa
Parents:Gail & Frank Zappa
Sounds like: Short end of a very short stick. Frank’s other children are named Moon Unit and Dweezil.
4) Name: Zowie Bowie
Parents: David and Angela Bowie
Sounds like: Cartoon character tagline from the 1950’s. He actually did change his name and now goes by Duncan.
3) Name:Sage Moonblood
Parents: Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack
Sounds like: Pagan ritual.
2) Name: Zuma Nesta Rocks
Parents: Gwen Steffani and Gavin Rossdale
Sounds: Cool new candy that’s a mix of Nestle chocolate and Pop Rocks.
1) Name: Kyd
Parents: David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
Sounds like: Endless confusion, a horrible sense of humor, the assurance that your child will hate you forever.