Baby Names, Oscar® Edition: Celebs Who Gave Their Kids Movie-Inspired Names! (Photos)

collage celeb kid movie namesOn Sunday, the world’s attention will be focused on that prestigious little gold statuette called Oscar®. But for A-list actor Hugh Jackman, Oscar is on his mind every day of the year.

Is he that obsessed with winning acting awards? Nah. Oscar also happens to be the name of Hugh’s 12-year-old son. But now that the Les Miserables star is one of the Best Actor nominees, things can get kind of confusing.

“Whenever I first hear [someone mention the award], I go – what? What’s he done?” Hugh told Fox News back in December.

Carrying on the entertainment theme, Hugh and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, named their daughter Ava. Were they thinking of the famous Ava Gardner when they chose it? Whether or not they did, it still calls to mind the glamour of old Hollywood.

A number of other famous parents kept the movies and legendary stars in mind when naming their children. Who are they? And who else has sons who share the moniker of a certain award?

Find out in our gallery here!

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  • Oscar 1 of 14
    Hugh Jackman gave his son this distinguished name. On Sunday, there might just be another Oscar in the Jackman house!
  • Oscar 2 of 14
    Gillian Anderson also gave her son this "statuesque" name.
  • Oscar 3 of 14
    The name Oscar takes first prize with Andy Richter, too.
  • Rocky 4 of 14
    Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. had a baby boy last year and gave him this distinctive name. But how many times will he have to hear people say, "Yo, Adrian!"?
  • Harlow Winter 5 of 14
    Harlow Winter
    Nicole Richie and Joel Madden honored the screen legend Jean Harlow when naming their daughter.
  • Monroe 6 of 14
    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's daughter is named after sultry screen star Marilyn Monroe, one of Mariah's personal idols.
  • Indiana 7 of 14
    All he needs is a hat and a bullwhip! Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix must have been thinking of a certain movie archeologist-adventurer when they named their son.
  • Bronx Mowgli 8 of 14
    Bronx Mowgli
    It's doubtful Ashlee Simpson had "Fort Apache, the Bronx" in mind when naming her son, but his middle name is definitely a nod to "The Jungle Book."
  • Scarlett 9 of 14
    It's possible that rocker Jack White chose this name for his daughter because of the "color" theme. But for film fans, the name immediately brings to mind a certain famous Southern belle from "Gone With the Wind." (Mick Jagger and Rob Schneider also chose Scarlett as the middle names for their daughters.)
  • Scout and Tallulah 10 of 14
    Scout and Tallulah
    Demi Moore and ex Bruce Willis gave two of their three daughters movie-inspired names. Scout is the young narrator of "To Kill a Mockingbird," while Tallulah shares her name with screen legend Tallulah Bankhead.
  • Rex Harrison 11 of 14
    Rex Harrison
    Supermodel Niki Taylor and her husband, Burney Lamar, gave their son the same name as the famed "My Fair Lady" star.
  • Bardot 12 of 14
    "Bones" star David Boreanaz and wife Jaime originally gave their daughter this first name, perhaps inspired by French actress Brigitte Bardot. Later, they did a little switching around, and their daughter's name is now Bella Vita Bardot Boreanaz.
  • Harper 13 of 14
    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka named their daughter after Harper Lee, author of the acclaimed book-turned-film "To Kill a Mockingbird." It's also the name of David and Victoria Beckham's baby girl.
  • Kal-El 14 of 14
    This cute guy, who shares Superman's birth name (he was born on Krypton, remember?), is the son of Nicolas Cage.

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews]

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