From Pilot Inspektor to Blue Ivy these are the niche celebrity baby names to inspire youApril 21, 2020
Let’s not lie, the best part about a celebrity announcing the birth of their new baby is the name reveal. We eagerly await the sweet Instagram post confirming the chosen moniker which is more often than not pretty damn unique and quirky. Celebrities LOVE a niche name.
The rise of the ‘niche’ celebrity name began all the way back in 2004 when the Queen of wellness, Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth to her first child, Apple, with Chris Martin. At the time, Apple seemed an unusual choice, but as Apple is set to turn 16, it’s basically, well basic, in comparison to the other celebrity baby names.
For instance, take Cameron Diaz. Our ultimate rom-com star gave birth to her first child earlier this year. Taking to Instagram to reveal the birth of her child, with Benji Madden, the actress said, “She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family. She is really really cute! Some would even say RAD.” The name? Raddix, which was practically un-Googelable at the time, apparently means root in Latin. Who said celebrity names can’t be educational, too?!
Of course, the family with the greatest penchant for a somewhat random or downright strange celebrity baby name is the Kardashians. All the children of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a niche name, from North West to Chicago and of course Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi.
If you’re currently pregnant and looking to give your tot a name that’ll stand out from the crowd then look no further than the A-list set who are providing all the inspiration we need. There’s not an ‘Emily’ or ‘Ed’ in sight.
From Jessica Simpson’s baby girl Birdie, to Kourtney Kardashian’s child, Reign, and Cardi B’s daughter, Kulture, the decision to opt for more unusual baby names is only set to rise. Here, GLAMOUR looks at the most unique and surprising celebrity baby names you certainly won’t have heard of before, and perhaps some inspiration for the post-Coronavirus baby boom…
Cricket Pearl and Birdie Leigh
Parents: Marc Silverstein and Busy Philipps
Name Explained: Busy attempted to explain why her daughters are called Cricket and Birdie by saying, “Since I grew up with a nickname — Busy being short for Elizabeth — when my husband and I started to have our babies, we decided that if wanted to call our kids something, we would just name them that thing that we wanted to call them.” Right.
Parents: Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
Name Explained: Cameron Diaz is yet to confirm just why she called her first born daughter Raddix, but when announcing the baby’s arrival she posted the following statement on Instagram, “She is really really cute! Some would even say RAD.”
Parents: Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Name Explained: As if Ned Rocknroll wasn’t niche enough, along comes Bear Blaze – but the name was chosen because the pair met in an actual fire blaze. The house they were staying in on Necker Island burned to the ground as they holidayed with Ned’s uncle, Richard Branson.
Parents: Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
Name Explained: The name was chosen after Lee reportedly heard a song called, Pilot. JUST. WOW.
Moroccan and Monroe
Parents: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
Name Explained: The two most extra twins of all time need big names.
Parents: Cardi B and Offset
Name Explained: Because Cardi B is CULTURE.