How celeb babies got their strange names

July 17, 2018
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z
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    In Hollywood there seems to be a strange unspoken competition between celebrities to outdo each other in the bizarre baby name department.

    Rapper Cardi B and her partner Offset are the latest ones to jump on the weird baby name train, after they welcomed their baby daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. And no, that isn’t a spelling mistake.

    But with names like North, Apple, Blue Ivy and Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence, we had to wonder, what’s the meaning behind these monikers? Let’s take a look at some of the more unusual baby names that have been bestowed on celebrity offspring.

    Beyonce and Jay-Z called their daughter Ivy Blue Carter after a passage from Beyonce’s favourite book, A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. As for their twins, Jay-Z revealed daughter Rumi was named for their “favourite poet”, the 13th-century Persian lyricist, while their son Sir “carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

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  • Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
    2 / 8 Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

    Kate Winslet named her son Bear Blaze Rocknroll after the house fire that took place on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island, Necker, in 2011, where she and her husband Ned met.

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  • Cardi B and Offset
    3 / 8 Cardi B and Offset

    Cardi B and partner Offset named their daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. While her middle and last names are directly taken from Offset’s birth name, Kiari Kendrell Cephus, fans suspect her first name is inspired by the Migos albums Culture and Culture II.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
    4 / 8 Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

    Gwyneth Paltrow called her daughter Apple because “apples are sweet, wholesome, clean and biblical”.

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  • Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
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    Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman named their baby daughter Olive because when they discovered Drew was pregnant, that’s what size the baby was.

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  • Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West
    6 / 8 Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West

    Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West christened their bub North West and momager Kris Jenner revealed why.

    “The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power and she says that North is their highest point together. I thought that was very sweet.”

    And North isn’t the only one. Kim and Kanye’s son was named Saint as Kanye wanted a name with spiritual significance, and youngest daughter Chicago (nickname Chi, pronounced “Shy”) is named after the city her father grew up in.

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  • Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
    7 / 8 Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson

    Khloe Kardashian kept it in the family when she named her bub True, whom she shares with partner Tristan Thompson. Matriarch Kris Jenner posted on Instagram: “Fun Fact… my grandfather’s name on my Dad’s side was True Otis Houghton.  My real dad’s name was Robert True Houghton… so I’m so excited Khloe named her daughter True!”

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  • Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
    8 / 8 Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

    Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban called their daughter Sunday Rose because Sunday was the least favourite day of the week until they met each other.

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