With all due props to parents who invent an interesting first name for their baby, sometimes the choices go beyond creative to just plain cuckoo. Check out these unexpected, funny names from real live moms and dads
Let's kick things off with a cautionary example: the original recipe for naming disaster (think Ima Hogg or Ima Grossman). We recommend avoiding this name altogether.
Actor Jason Lee bestowed this name upon his son. Sure, it's a little over-the-top and will guarantee a lifetime of reassuring everyone that, no, he's not making a joke, and yes, that is his real name. Still, we think the name Pilot is nevertheless a cool occupational name choice that could actually catch on.
Get it? Har-har! Believe it or not, 12 real people are listed in phone books nationwide as having this name, and it was chosen for at least one American baby last year. (Really, Mom and Dad? Really?)
We have no words. Except "Please tell us that M. doesn't stand for Mustard."
Fifi Trixibell is the name of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates' daughter; they have two others, named Peaches and Pixie, but should perhaps have just raised poodles instead.
Nicholas Cage, a huge comic book fan, named his son after Superman's given name, Kal-El. (FYI, Cage's original last name was Coppola.) Our first thought? "Nerd fest!" Our second thought? "That's actually kind of cool…" Check out our roundup of other superhero-inspired names!
Diva Muffin is the daughter of Frank Zappa, who named his other daughters Moon Unit and Dweezil. Wow. Just wow.
This name, belonging to a baby boy born last year, sounds upstanding enough. Let's just hope he doesn't monogram anything, ever.