Monday, January 23, 2006

Celebrity Kinder Nomenclature Capers

Cute names for kids are cute as long as the kids remain cute, and remain kids. Then they grow up. And get hairy.

Frank Zappa started all this with Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva.

Bob Geldof -- (4 daughters) Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa, Fifi Trixabelle, Pixie Frou-Frou, and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lilly.

Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) -- (daughter) Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis -- Rumer Glenn, Scout LaRue and Tallulah Belle.

Sylvester Stallone -- Sage Moonblood and Sistine Rose.

Christie Brinkley -- (daughter) Sailor.

And finally, Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure, NUMB3RS) -- named his daughter Tu -- that's right, he named his kid Tu Morrow.


siren said...

Right, it's ok if your parents are famous and/or you have money. If I did that to my child people would say I'm a lunatic (which they probably say anyway).

I once saw where a woman had named her son Ponce DeLeon Jones.
other kids would call him Pounce, and then would -- he would be "Pounce DeLaverne" -- if she have been a girl, in the cruel school that I went to, she would have been "Pounds De La Tons" -- such is the way of children.

OFF TOPICS -- how can it only be Tuesday???

Carnealian said...

Ok most of those are just ridiculous. But some of them I have to say I kinda like; Rumer, Sailor. And I've always had a thing for Dweezil, and how did I miss that edition of Playgirl???
"Sailor" got a lot of press becuase it's an occupation, like naming your kid "Butcher" -- but, I can think of others, "Mason," <== ok, I can only think of one.

If you Google Dweezil, the Playgirl cover is the first image that appears -- I picked it becuase it fit my joke. I thought Playgirl went belly up (sorry) after Brad Pitt or somebody sued them and won, I guess not.

stan said...

Those names only prove how self-centered the parents are. "Look at how clever we are!"

I mean, maybe when your kids get older, their peers might say, "Oh, that's a cool name," but there's a good chance that they'll get made fun of, with oddball names like those.

Tu Morrow? I hope that Tu is short for something, like Tulip.
It's just "Tu" -- he thought it was clever, he was wrong -- saw him on a talk show once, he nuts.

I think they do it to get press -- the idea for the post came when I saw an entire segment on Penn's new baby on Access Hollywood, complete with a tour of their home in Vegas and the kid's 5000 or 7000 sq foot addition.

I had a roommate named Tom Collins, but his parents were Baptists in Amarillo who had never heard of the mixed drink.

The Phoenix said...

Tu Morrow...that's crazy.

Then there's Nick Cage naming his son "Kal El", after Superman. And Gwyneth Paltro naming her kid "Apple."
Courtney Cox and David Arquette named their daughter "Coco," like a dog.

My favorite is David Bowie naming his son "Zowie." Zowie Bowie????
Nick Cage, very very strange person -- wonder if the kid is Kal El Cage or Kal El Coppola??

David Arquette is strange, but it's very strained, he works too hard at it.

I had not heard "Zowie Bowie" -- but then I had never heard of Bowie being with a woman!!!!!

stan said...

Perhaps David is Zowie's mother.

hehe, I knew you would have a theory

siren said...

Off topic -Every day is starting to feel like Monday; except for the Fridays that are payday :)
both yesterday and today have seemed like they were a week long each

Spinster said...

Actually, I think Coco is a French name, as in Coco Chanel.

Not only rich/famous people do this. I knew a girl in high school who had the first and middle names of Piper Hamlin. Yeah. As in the dude with the flute and the rats. She claims they were stoned.
nice of her parents to share that with her -- you just know somewhere there's a Coco Kola