Pilot Inspektor. Fifi Trixibelle. Moxie Crimefighter. They sound like character names on some weird superhero cartoon show, but no, these are just some of the bizarre names that celebrities have bestowed on their children over the years. What possesses a celebrity to give their child a name like Jermajesty? Do they think they aren’t getting enough attention and figure this is one way to make a splash? Perhaps Nicolas Cage was looking for kudos from fans when he gave his son Superman’s birth name, Kal-El. Or maybe the late Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates were hoping for some good press when they named their daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
A more likely explanation is that, as creative and artistic types, celebrities are just naturally drawn to original and inventive names. Add that predisposition to all their fame and money, and they probably feel completely at ease pushing the boundaries. No one’s going to cut off their inheritance if they don’t name their son Jonathan Edward Sebastian III.
In the end, some celebrity baby names are undeniably worse than others. Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyonc and Jay Z, has an offbeat name, but she doesn’t have it nearly as bad as Rob Morrow’s daughter, Tu (wait for it).
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July 3rd, 2012