Saint West, Kal-El Cage and Zuma Nesta Rock: the weirdest celeb baby names

By Samantha Luiz
15 December 2015

While many people might Baby West’s unconventional name bizarre, the pair is certainly not the first celeb couple to give their child an unusual name. Here are just some of the wackiest ones!

After much anticipation, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have revealed the name of their baby boy born on 5 December. No, it’s not Easton, South or any direction-related fan favourites.  Instead, the couple decided to go another route by naming their baby Saint.

This comes after months of guessing the couple would choose another compass direction for the little boy, after naming their two-year-old daughter North.

Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani)

Parents: Gwen Stephani and Gavin Rossdale

South Africans are bound to find this moniker particularly strange! The story goes that the famous couple named their son after Zuma Beach in Malibu, where the two reportedly fell in love. Zuma’s second name is said taken from one of the names of Bob Marley, a big inspiration of Gwen’s band No Doubt.

 Pilot Inspektor

Parents: Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf

Jason Lee, famous for his role in the sitcom My Name Is Earl star named his son after a song on the indie rock band Grandaddy's 2000 album The Sophtware Slump. "The opening track, 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot,' absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it. It was from this track that my wife, Beth, came up with the name Pilot for our son."

Kal-El Cage

Parents: Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim

The action hero was once a favourite option to play the role of Superman in an adaption by director Tim Burton. Although the movie never saw the light of day, that didn’t stop Nicholas from naming his son Kal-El, the superhero’s Kryptonian moniker.

Moxie Crimefighter

Parents: Penn Jillette and Emily Zolten Jillette

While some celeb baby names have a deeper meaning, comedian and magician Penn Jillette preferred keeping the naming of his daughter simple. "Moxie is a name that was created by an American for the first national soft drink and then went on to mean chutzpah [audacity], and that's nice,” he told New York Times in 2006. "It's only the losers named Dave that think having an unusual name is bad, and who cares what they think. They're named Dave."

Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Buddy Bear Maurice and Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver

Parents: Jamie and Juliette Oliver
The couple has in the past been lambasted over their choice of baby names, with some calling it “abuse”. “I’m not sure where Petal Rainbow came from - apparently it’s a My Little Pony! I wanted to call her Rainbow but Jamie told me to calm down,” said Juliette. The former model explained how their children have so many names because “I couldn’t decide.”

Blue Ivy

Parents: Beyoncé and Jay Z

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While fans were stunned when Jay and Bey named their little one Blue Ivy, the moniker is quite tame compared to the others.  Dedicated fans believe that the name Ivy is a reference to the Roman numeral IV. This wouldn’t be too far-fetched as the number 4 is quite significant in the power couple’s history.  The two were married on April 4, 2008 and 4 is also the title of Beyoncé’s album released months before her daughter’s birth. In case you aren’t convinced, the singer’s birthday is September 4 while Jay’s s is December 4. The name Blue is believed to be inspired by a passage from Rebecca Solnit's 2005 novel, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, an excerpt Bey shared on her Tumblr page.


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