10 Unusual Celebrity Baby Names That Will Make You Ask “Why?”

Admit it, following (ahem, we mean stalking) celebrities is a great way to past time. Most of us follow our favourite actors or singers on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

We want to know everything – where they go, who they hang out with, and even what they name their children.

If you’re as curious as we are, here’s a list of weird celebrity baby names that will make you raise an eyebrow:

1. Audio Science

Yup, this is the name of actress Shannyn Sossaman and Dallas Clayton’s son. “We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in SIMON,” said the star in an interview.

2. North West

When KimYe (short for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) first announced their daughter’s name to be North West, many fans wondered why. Apparently, the unusual name was supported Pharrell William and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. “It was a rumor in the press, and we’d never really considered it seriously at all, but Kanye and I were having lunch right over there at that table about a year ago, and Pharrell [Williams] came over to us and said, ‘Oh my God, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name.’ I said, ‘No, we’re not. That’s just a rumor,’” Kim told GQ. “Then a little while later, Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing. She told us, ‘North is a genius name.’ Kanye and I looked at one another and just laughed. I guess at that point it sort of stuck.” 

3. Rocket, Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo & Petal Blossom Rainbow

Jamie Oliver and his wife, Jools, named their son River Rocket (rocket is the common British word for arugula) and their daughters Poppy, Daisy and Petal.

4. Kyd

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni literally named their kid “Kyd”.

5. Pilot Inspektor

We’re not joking – Actor Jason Lee and his wife Beth Riesgraf actually named their child Pilot Inspektor. Lee named his son after a song on the indie rock band Grandaddy’s 2000 album The Sophtware Slump. He explained, “The opening track, ‘He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot,’ absolutely blew my mind when I first heard it.”

6. Moxie Crimefighter

Magician Penn Jillette’s daughter has a really cool (yet wacky) name. He said of his daughter, “Moxie is a name that was created by an American for the first national soft drink and then went on to mean chutzpah, and that’s nice.” He then went on to defend unusual names in general, stating, “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.”

7. Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen

This list wouldn’t be complete without the name of Frank Zappa’s youngest daughter. His other kids’ names are Moon Unit, Dweezil and Ahmet Emuukha Rodan.

8. Jermajesty

This name is pronounced like “Your Majesty,” but with a J. This comes from Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza.

9. Kal-El

Nicolas Cage named his son Kal-El, which is the first name of Superman.

10. Shiloh Nouvel

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a thing for unusual baby names. We think their biological daughter Shiloh Nouvel takes the cake in the family. Her siblings include Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Knox and Vivienne.