Gwyneth PaltrowIn 2004 Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin named their daughter Apple. In an interview with Oprah later that year, Paltrow said that she decided on the name because it was "so sweet" and "wholesome."
Gwen StefaniIn 2008 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale named their son Zuma Nesta Rock. E! tried their best to decode the meaning behind the name and arrived at the conclusion that Rossdale was at Zuma beach in Malibu, Calif., when he decided to become a musician while Nesta was Bob Marley’s middle name.
Alicia SilverstoneIn 2011, “Clueless” actress Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki named their newborn son Bear Blu. Later that year Silverstone told US Weekly that the “super cute” name was her husband’s idea. "We had narrowed our list to five boy names, and then we couldn't really decide," the actress said. "He suggested Bear or Blu, and I loved them both."
Ashlee SimpsonIn 2008 Ashlee Simpson and then-husband Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz named their baby boy Bronx Mowgli. In 2008 Wentz told Ryan Seacrest that the name Mowgli came from he and Simpson’s shared love of “The Jungle Book.” He gave less details about why they chose to name their son after a New York City borough. "We came up with the idea Bronx. We've been throwing [ideas] back and forth a while," he says. "It's kind of cool to just leave the narrative what it is. People are stoked or pissed or whatever. And you're like, you know what: I don't think anyone really has the real story."
The 2012 birth of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter was one of the most widely reported on celeb births in recent years and fact that the couple chose to name their child Blue Ivy caused quite a stir. The significance of the name Blue is still unclear but US Weekly suspects that Ivy could refer to the Roman numeral IV for four, which is reportedly a significant number for the pair. Beyoncé was born on Sept. 4 while Jay-Z’s was born on Dec. 4. The two wed on April 4, 2008 while the singer’s last album was called “4.”
In 1995, Director Robert Rodriguez and his then-wife Elizabeth Avellán named their son Rocket. According to Cracked magazine, the “Desperado” director named his other four children Racer, Rebel, Rhiannon and Rogue.
Mariah CareyMariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon welcomed twins, daughter Monroe Cannon and son Moroccan Scott Cannon in 2011. According to People, Carey’s daughter was named after legendary actress Marylyn Monroe. Yet the meaning behind the name Moroccan seems just a tad less inspired. According to the site, the name reflects Carey’s love of “Moroccan-inspired décor.”
Jason LeeIn 2000, “My Name is Earl” star Jason Lee named his son Pilot Inspektor. In 2005, Lee told Entertainment Weekly that he and then-girlfriend Beth Riesgraf chose the name after hearing the song “He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot” on Grandaddy's 2000 album The Sophtware Slump.
Frank ZappaLate musician Frank Zappa left behind more than just a legacy. He also fathered some of the most bizarrely named children in Hollywood history. His four children, with wife Gail Sloatman, bear the names Moon Unit, Diva Thin Muffin, Dweezil, and Ahmet.
Jermaine JacksonIn 2000 Jermaine Jackson decided to bestow the name Jermajesty on his newborn son. According to Time magazine, Jackson has explained the meaning behind the name as follows: "Well, I like the letter J. Both my first name and my last name start with it. So that's nice. Also, my three previous kids — Jeremy, Jourdynn and Jaafar — obviously have done well by it. But I want something different, a name the majesty of which will both make my other kids feel inferior and guarantee that no one will be able to say it without laughing. The letter J. Majesty. Majestic ... Oh, oh, I got it."
Uma Thurman, who welcomed a daughter with French financier Arpad Busson on July 15, has finally announced the baby’s name.
On Wednesday, the actress’s rep revealed the bizarre and lengthy name to People.
“I would like to announce Uma and Arki’s daughter’s name for the first time officially: Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, better known to family and friends as Luna.”
Thurman joins countless stars that have given their off-spring ridiculous names.
Here are ten of the most puzzling celebrity baby names of all time.