1. AUDIO SCIENCE CLAYTON (SHANNYN SOSSAMON)
Audio Science — let that sink in a bit. The A Knight’s Tale and 40 Days and 40 Nights star named her now seven-year-old Audio Science, saying, “We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in Simon.”
2. KAL-EL COPPOLA (NICHOLAS CAGE)
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…Nicolas Cage’s four year-old son. Named after Superman’s Krypton name, Cage’s kid has no choice but to either become so strong he fits into his name or go entirely in the opposite direction.
3. BRONX MOWGLI WENTZ (PETE WENTZ AND ASHLEE SIMPSON-WENTZ)
Yep, they named their baby partially after the New York borough and partially after the Jungle Book character. Wentz explained, “The Jungle Book was something that me and Ashlee bonded over. It’s a cool name.” Oookay.
4. ALABAMA GYPSY ROSE JENNINGS(DREA DE MATTEO AND SHOOTER JENNINGS)
Drea stands out as the Emmy Award-winning actress from The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives. Her two-year-old will stand out for her incredible name. Drea and longtime boyfriend, musician Shooter Jennings, both say the experience has changed them. “I’ve got a shorter fuse now because I want my daughter to grow up in a better world,” Jennings said. “I want people to stand up for themselves and what they believe in, and that’s reflected in my music.”
5. REIGNBEAU AND FREEDOM RHAMES (VING RHAMES)
Ving Rhames is a big drink of water, so we’ll have to keep the joking about how bizarre the names of his daughter (Reignbeau) and son (Freedom) are to a minimum. I bet it’s hard to go through a Rhames family role call without hearing the national anthem in the background.
6. FREE CARRADINE (DAVID CARRADINE AND BARBARA HERSHEY)
Perhaps naming your kid after a state of being isn’t so nutsy after all. Taking a page from the Rhames family, the Kill Bill and Beaches stars originally named their son, Free, but changed it to Tom when he was nine.
7. ZUMA NESTA ROCK (GWEN STEFANI AND GAVIN ROSSDALE)
Named after the Malibu beach, at least one of Stefani and Rossdale’s children won’t have to worry about getting confused with other kids on the first day of school.
8. ROMEO, BROOKLYN AND CRUZ BECKHAM (DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM)
Naming your child Romeo sets him up for some pretty strong expectations in the future.
9. BIRDIE LEIGH SILVERSTEIN (BUSY PHILIPPS)
Named after the former First Lady, Birdie Leigh, daughter of Cougartown’s Busy Philipps, is just as cute has her name implies.
10. APPLE MARTIN (GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHRIS MARTIN)
We don’t even know where to start on this one. It’s a fruit. Let’s just leave it at that.
11. MOON UNIT ZAPPA (FRANK ZAPPA)
In comparison to Moon Unit, Zappa’s sons Ahmet and Dweezil seem to have gotten off easy. Now married to Matchbox Twenty drummer Paul Doucette, Moon Unit neglected to pass on the tradition when she named her own child Mathilda Plum.
12. HEAVEN LOVE’ON STONE AND GOD’ISS LOVE STONE (LIL MO)
Born Cynthia Loving, the singer/songwriter best known as Lil Mo had two children with former husband Al Stone before marrying Gospel recording artist Phillip Bryant. The two currently have one son, Justin McKenzie Phillip, thus breaking the vicious cycle of celestial-named kids.
13. PILOT INSPEKTOR (JASON LEE)
According to legend/the internet, Lee and actress Beth Weisgraf came up with the name after hearing the song “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” by indie rock band Grandaddy. That track “absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it,” Lee said. Let’s hope the kid feels the same way too.
14. SEVEN SIRIUS, PUMA ROSE SABTI AND MARS MERKABA(ERYKAH BADU AND JAY ELECTRONICA)
Badu said she named her first child Seven because “[it’s] a number and a force that cannot be divided.” Ok, we’ll buy that. As for Puma and Mars, Badu has yet to explain where the inspiration came from. Good luck solving that one, kids.
15. SOLEIL MOON FRYE (VIRGIL FRYE)
The daughter of Golden Gloves champ Virgil Frye went on to star in the 80s television series Punky Brewster as well as the show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She currently owns an environmentally-conscious children’s boutique in L.A. called The Little Seed.
16. POET SIENNA ROSE AND JAGGER JOSEPH BLUE GOLDBERG (SOLEIL MOON FRYE)
After marrying actor/TV producer Jason Goldberg in 1998, Frye continued the unusual family tradition by naming her daughters Poet and Jagger.
17. PTOLEMY JOHN WILLIAMS (GRETCHEN MOL)
The 3:10 to Yuma star purposefully relocated to New York to “have a New York baby” and then named her son after the 2nd-century Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus. Whether the child will actually excel in that subject is yet to be seen.
18. SCOUT LARUE, RUMER AND TALLULAH BELLE (BRUCE WILLIS AND DEMI MOORE)
Before Suri Cruise, before Apple Martin, and long before Audio Science, Bruce Willis and now ex-wife Demi Moore were already pros at giving their kids unorthodox names.
19. HARLOW WINTER KATE AND SPARROW JAMES MIDNIGHT(NICOLE RICHIE AND JOEL MADDEN)
Ok, Madden-Ritchie clan. We’ll give you Harlow for a girl because, well, it’s kind of adorable, but there’s a high probability that your son, Sparrow, will grow to hate his first name.
20. POPPY HONEY ROSIE, DAISY BOO PAMELA AND PETAL BLOSSOM RAINBOW OLIVER (JAMIE OLIVER)
With Oliver’s wife pregnant for a fourth time, the world waits with bated breath to see what name combo they come up with next. Our money’s on Flower Raindrop Pixiepie.
21. HOMER AND ATLAS (ANNE HECHE)
Hopefully Heche’s one-year-old son doesn’t feel the need to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. Instead, he might be inflicting it on his parents.
22. FIFI TRIXIBELL, PEACHES AND PIXIE (BOB GELDOF)
Those are the names of tiny dogs, not children, Sir Bob Geldof.
23. BANDIT LEE (GERARD WAY AND LINDSEY LYN-Z BALLATO)
Welcoming Bandit Lee into the world last May, the My Chemical Romance couple has yet to reveal the meaning behind their daughter’s name.
24. DENIM COLE AND DIEZEL KY (TONI BRAXTON)
Braxton’s never openly explained why she named her kids Denim and Diezel, but we’re really hoping they’re not named after her favorite brand of jeans and the material they’re made from.
25. NAKOA-WOLF MANAKAUAPO NAMAKAEHA MOMOA (LISA BONET)
Or as we call it, the longest name on earth.
26. KYD MILLER (DAVID DUCHOVNY AND TEA LEONI)
The couple has remained tight-lipped about where the name came from. Kyd, now 8, is busy being
27. EVER GABO (MILLA JOVOVICH AND PAUL ANDERSON)
“The name Ever is a Scottish boy’s name,” Jovovich explained on her blog. “Paul has Scottish blood in him so we wanted to give her a name that reflected her ‘Celtic’ roots…[Gabo] is a mixture of my parents names! The first two letters are after my mom’s first name, Galina and the last two letters are after my dad’s first name Bogie!”
28. SURI (TOM CRUISE AND KATIE HOLMES)
Speculation flies about where the name Suri comes from. Some muse that it’s a deviation of the name “Sarah,” which means “princess” in Hebrew and “red rose” in Persian, or that it’s formed from the letters in Cruise — but the couple has remained mum. One thing we do know: Suri might be the most adorable thing on earth.
29. BLUEBELL MADONNA (GERI HALLIWELL)
“What really clinched it for me was my mother telling me that the bluebell is increasingly rare, so it’s a precious flower, which seemed just right for my daughter,” the former Spice Girl said. As for the middle name, Halliwell says it’s partly a reference to the Virgin Mary and partly to the singer.
30. CALICO, DASHIELL AND SONORA ROSE COOPER (ALICE COOPER)
Calico, Dashiell and Sonora Rose may not know that their now Christian dad used to perform with live snakes, guillotines and execution chairs on stage. The 62-year-old rocker is tamer these days, choosing to spend his time golfing and being a dad. As for where Cooper’s kids’ names came from, that’s between Alice and his God.
31. MAGNUS, MATTIAS AND AXEL (WILL FERRELL)
They have some of the manliest names ever doled out to babies. Recently, Ferrell confessed on The Late Show with David Letterman, “[Axel, 6 months] is an unusual name here, but not in Sweden. And our two other boys are Swedish names also. We did play around with the thought of naming him, like Gary…but then it would be weird, Magnus , Mattias  and Gary.”
32. HARLEY QUINN (KEVIN SMITH)
It should surprise no one that the ultimate comic book nerd’s child is named after the joker’s girlfriend in the Batman comic series.
33. TU SIMONE AYER MORROW (ROB MORROW)
The star of Numb3rs obviously has a sense of humor. Morrow admitted where his daughter’s name came from. “My wife’s first name is Debbon and her last name is Ayer, so we wanted to carry on the tradition. So her name is Tu Morrow.” Let’s hope when the little one grows up, she finds the joke funny as well.
34. ADELAIDE ROSE, CLEMENTINE GRACE AND BANJO PATRICK(RACHEL GRIFFITHS)
It’s Griffiths’ first born, Banjo Patrick, that earns her a spot because…well…Banjo? Really? Griffiths said her son is named for Australian poet Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson.
35. PIRATE HOWSMON (JONATHAN DAVIS)
After Kal-El, Audio Science and Bronx Mowgli, Pirate seems relatively tame. Son of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and ex-porn star Deven Davis, the five-year-old is now old enough to understand what his name means.
36. HOPPER JACK (SEAN PENN AND ROBIN WRIGHT)
On top of having two celeb parents, Hopper Jack is named after Penn’s friends Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. No word on where daughter, Dylan Frances, gets her name.
37. BLUE ANGEL (THE EDGE)
First it was Hollie, then Arran and finally, Blue Angel for The Edge and ex-wife Aislinn O’Sullivan’s kids. They haven’t released how Blue Angel got her name. Sounds like a roller coaster ride to us.
38. MEMPHIS EVE, JORDAN, ELIJAH BOB PATRICIUS GUGGI Q (BONO)
Hard to choose which is more unorthodox — Memphis Eve or Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q.
39. SPECK WILDHORSE, HUD, TEDDY JO AND JUSTICE (JOHN MELLENCAMP)
Across his three marriages, John Cougar Mellencamp has collected a wide array of kids with head-turning names. While Hud and Teddy Jo make us prick up our ears, Speck Wildhorse takes the cake.
40. BAMBOO (BIG BOI)
Big Boi — real name: Antwan André Patton — made his eldest son famous when he included a brief conversation between Bamboo and younger son, Cross, on the Outkast album Idlewild.
41. BRAWLEY KING (NICK NOLTE)
Brawley King has followed in his father’s footsteps not only in terms of his career, but also his behavior. While the fledgling star gained accolades for his performances as Mel Gibson’s kidnapped son in Ransom, he also made headlines when he got busted for a DUI last year.
42. DUSTI RAINN AND KEELEE BREEZE(ROBERT VANILLA ICE VAN WINKLE)
Oh Vanilla Ice, you never cease to amaze. No word on where the names originated, but we can only imagine they came from some bizarre concoction of alcohol, parachute pants and sheer obnoxiousness.
43. SAGE MOONBLOOD AND SEARGEOH (SYLVESTER STALLONE)
Sage Moonblood borders on that thin line between interesting name and permanent punishment.
44. MOXIE CRIMEFIGHTER (PENN JILLETTE)
Upon his daughter’s birth in 2005, the co-star of Penn and Teller said, “We chose her middle name because when she’s pulled over for speeding she can say, “But officer, we’re on the same side, my middle name is CrimeFighter.” Thankfully she’s got her first name to help her pull that one off.
45. SATCHEL LEWIS LEE (SPIKE LEE)
Spike Lee was surprised and thrilled at his wife’s choice of baby names. (She named their daughter after baseball star Satchel Paige.) “She came up with the name on her own,” he said. “She’s not the baseball fan, I am.”
46. ROCKET VALENTINO, RACER MAXIMILLIANO, REBEL ANTONIO, ROGUE JOAQUIN AND RHIANNON ELIZABETH (ROBERT RODRIGUEZ)
These kids have names made for the movies. While Rebel Antonio has ventured down that path by appearing in films including Planet Terror, Shorts, and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, the rest of the Rodriguez crew is keeping out of the spotlight.
47. SONNET, TRUE, AUTUMN AND OCEAN (FOREST WHITAKER)
Taking a page from the book on naming children after your favorite things, the Academy Award-winning actor gave his kids noun names. But with a dad named Forest, what do you expect?
48. INDIO FALCONER (ROBERT DOWNEY JR.)
16-year-old Indio clearly shares his father’s love for the stage. While he landed a solid role in the Val Kilmer flick, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Indio’s passion is music; he currently fronts the band, The Jack Bambis.
49. JERMAJESTY (JERMAINE JACKSON)
Jermaine Jackson has a lot of kids — Jeremy Maldonado Jackson, Jourdynn Michael Jackson, Jaafar Jackson and coming up: Mecca and Madina Jackson. But the name that really takes the cake is Jermajesty. Say it out loud if it doesn’t sink in the first time.
50. ARPAD FLYNN ALEXANDER BUSSON AND AURELIUS CY (ELLE MACPHERSON)
If they want to blend in, Aurelius Cy & Arpad Flynn are going to have to make up whole new names for themselves or just go by A-dog.More On