Most Unique Baby Names
From North to Tennessee, recap which stars have given their offspring the most unusual baby names.
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Kylie Jenner revealed the name of her baby girl, Stormi, in a sweet picture of the newborn holding onto the proud mom’s thumb on Tuesday, February 6. The reality star had confirmed just two days earlier that she had given birth on February 1, 2018.
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North, Saint and Chicago
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their first child, a baby girl born on June 15, 2013, North West. "Kim sort of explained it to me," grandma Kris Jenner told Huffington Post Live about the name at the time. "She said North is the highest power. And their baby North, their little girl, is the highest point and power between the two of them. So I thought that was really cool.”
The couple named their second child, a son born on December 5, 2015, Saint West. Kardashian announced the name two days later on her website. Kardashian and West named their third child, a daughter born on January 15, 2018, via surrogate, Chicago West.
The reality star announced the name via her app on January 19. Her nickname is “Chi,” which is pronounced “Shy."
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Superstar parents Beyonce and Jay Z reportedly filed an application to trademark daughter Blue Ivy's name just one month after her Jan. 7, 2012 birth. Possible inspiration for the name? Jay Z has released three Blueprint albums, and Ivy reportedly references the Roman numeral (IV) for 4, which is the date of their wedding.
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Maxwell and Ace
Keeping it in the family! Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson daughter Maxwell Drew, born on May 1, 2012, was named after Johnson's middle name and Simpson's mother Tina's maiden name. Their son, Ace Knute, born on June 30, 2013, was named after Johnson's Swedish paternal grandfather, Knute Johnson.
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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and Josh Duhamel welcomed son Axl Jack on Aug. 29, 2013. "Fergie is a huge Guns 'N Roses fan . . . so Axl makes perfect sense," a source close to the singer told Us Weekly of reportedly naming her son after frontman Axl Rose.
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Cricket and Birdie
Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps and husband Marc Silverstein named their daughters Birdie (born August 2008) and Cricket (born born July 2013). "It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names," Philipps tweeted. "Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure."
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Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson
So nice they named her . . . five times! Uma Thurman and boyfriend Arpad Busson named their daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. "We couldn't quite agree on the name, so we call her Luna," Thurman told Jimmy Fallon after the July 2012 birth. "She's lucky that way."
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Holly Madison and now-husband Pasquale Rotella welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora on March 5, 2013. "There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don't care about what they think," the former Playboy model blogged on March 8. "I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age."
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After welcoming their first child on May 31, 2013, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum gave their daughter, Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum, two middle names in honor of both of their grandmothers. Why Everly? "Jenna just heard it in her head one day. I guess she likes The Everly Brothers," Tatum joked to David Letterman.
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After Reese Witherspoon welcomed her first child with husband Jim Toth in September 2012, her friend Chelsea Handler joked, "You had the baby and you named it Tennessee and I still couldn't figure out if it was a boy or a girl." Witherspoon quipped, "Or just a redneck!" (Witherspoon, who was raised in Tennessee, is also mom to daughter Ava and son Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.)
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Two months after their son was born in September 2012, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. revealed they named him Rocky James. James is dad Prinze's middle name. The spouses also are parents to daughter Charlotte.
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Ahead of their daughter September 2012 birth, Levi Johnston and then-girlfriend Sunny Oglesby revealed they were naming her Breeze Beretta Johnston. Johnston told Inside Edition that the name was an homage to his "favorite shotgun."
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Avengers actor Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky welcomed daughter India Rose in May 2012. "It was just a name we liked," Hemsworth told E! News. "I always kind of liked Indie or Indiana for a boy, and she liked India. We sort of went, 'Oh well, whether it's a boy or girl, that will decide.' It just seemed to fit."
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's son Egypt was born on Oct. 14, 2010. "I've never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE," the proud mom wrote on her blog.
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Alicia Silverstone and hubby Christopher Jarecki named their cute lil' cub Bear Blu. "I didn't leave the house at all for six weeks after his birth," she admitted. "I wanted to soak in every moment of his scrumptiousness."
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Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom and Buddy Bear Maurice
Naked Chef's Jamie Oliver and wife Juliette Norton gave all four of their children extremely unique names.
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Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy named their son Bingham Hawn Bellamy. "For those wondering, Bingham is my mum's maiden name," the Muse frontman tweeted. "Bing Russell was also Kurt [Russell's] dad. Family connections all around!"
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Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim named their son -- born Oct. 3, 2005 - Kal. El, after Superman's birth name.
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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their second child, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, on Aug. 21, 2008.
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Jermaine Jackson and then-wife Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza welcomed Jermajesty Jermaine Jackson on Oct. 7, 2000.
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Ashlee Simpson gave birth to her and Pete Wentz's son Bronx Mowgli on Nov. 20, 2008.
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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden welcomed their son Sparrow James Midnight Madden on Sept. 9, 2009.
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Geri Haliwell gave birth to daughter Bluebell Madonna on May 14, 2006.
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Gwyneth Paltrow explained her unique name choice to Oprah Winfrey. "It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me –- you know, apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical –- and I just thought it sounded so lovely and… clean," she said.
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their twin boy Moroccan Scott. The top tier of Carey's NYC apartment is called the Moroccan Room, because of its Moroccan-inspired decor. It's also where Cannon proposed to Carey in 2008.
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