Kourtney Kardashian, the socialite and reality TV show star, gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday. Her name? Penelope Scotland Disick.
It’s tame, considering how outrageous some celebrity baby names can be. Here are some of the wildest names in entertainment:
1) Kal-el Cage (Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim)
Kal-el is Superman’s original name. Cage was once considered for the role of Superman in a big-budget film set to be directed by Tim Burton. He's also obsessed with comics.
2) Blue Ivy Carter (Béyonce Knowles and Jay-Z)
Jay-Z has been known for loving the color blue. But the power couple officially decided on a name after walking by a blue tree in Hvar, a coastal town in Croatia. (Thrilled with the expected influx of tourism, Hvar has named Blue Ivy an honorary citizen of the town).
Celebrities love naming children after colors, especially blue. Elijah Blue (Cher), Ella Bleu (John Travolta and Kelly Preston), and Bluebell (Geri Halliwell) are only a few examples.
3) Fifi Trixibelle (Bob Geldof and Paula Yates)
The Irish singer named his daughter Fifi after his aunt, and Trixibelle because Yates wanted a Southern “belle” in the family. Too bad I thought she was a dog.
4) Sage Moonblood (Sylvester Stallone)
Moonblood is Sly's middle name, too.
5) Prince Michael Jackson → "Blanket" (Michael Jackson)
The King of Pop named his son after himself, but later began to call him by the affectionate name Blanket. He's adorable. RIP, MJ.
6) Banjo (Rachel Griffiths and Andrew Taylor)
I guess the Australians didn't have any instruments.
7) Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates)
The name was a collaborative effort: Little Pixie chose "Heavenly," Hutchence picked "Hiraani," and Yates chose "Lily Tiger." Legend says she was born in their bathroom.
8) Moxie CrimeFighter (Penn Jilette and Emily Zolten)
I think she's chosen a different path.
9) Tu Morrow (Rob Morrow)
He loves you, Tu Morrow.
10) Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo (Jamie Oliver)
Aww! I hope they're five years old forever!
11) Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin)
“Basically one day [Chris Martin] just said if it's a girl I think her name should be Apple,” Paltrow told Oprah. “It sounded so sweet, and it conjures such a lovely picture for me, you know apples are so sweet and they're wholesome, and it's biblical and ... it sounded so lovely and clean ... ”… OK, “goop.”
12) Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon)
13) Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani)
Zuma? A dance workout, a computer video game, an LMFAO song? Apparently it’s a beach in Miami.
14) Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodin, Moon Unit, and Diva Thin Muffin (Frank Zappa)
Best. Dad. Ever.
15) Pirate (Jonathan and Deven Davis)
I think the Korn rocker meant to name himself.
16) Peanut Kai (Ingo Rademacher)
The General Hospital actor said the legume "kind of represented joy and happiness to us. It puts a smile on everyone's face." Kai comes from the Hawaiian word for water.
17) Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson)
Yer majesty? Jerma(ine)jesty? Very clever. But not actually.
18) Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee)
The My Name is Earl star found inspiration from a song by Grandaddy (“He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot”).
19) Bronx Mowgli (Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz)
They really like the Jungle Book. And the Bronx, I guess.
Names define us. “The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers," said famous philosopher Marshall McLuham. Our understanding of each word is influenced by its associations with periods in history and cultural trends, as well as aural effects; our understanding of each child, therefore, is shaped by his or her name. Luckily, we are more than "just" our names, so we don't have to worry that Gwyneth Paltrow will eat her daughter.