So most of you probably know by now that Beyonce has officially had her baby girl. There were rumours over the past month that she had already had the kid, that it was done via C-section or (oddly) surrogate (although how people could think it was surrogate when Beyonce was clearly massively pregnant in every picture taken of her is a little confusing), but all of those ended up being untrue. The little baby girl was finally born on Saturday. And her name is Blue Ivy.
Ivy isn't a strange name. I've known a couple people named Ivy over my life. But Blue Ivy IS a bit of a weird name. Really? What's wrong with Clara and Mary and Jessica? Why Blue?
Apprently there is a reason behind this according to people.com. "Sources and fans suggest the couple chose the name "Ivy" because of the number 4 or Roman numeral IV, which is significant in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's relationship. Beyoncé's birthday is Sept. 4, while Jay-Z's is Dec. 4; the two married on April 4 in 2008; they reportedly have matching "IV" tattoos on their wedding fingers; and Beyoncé named her latest album 4. And the significance of the baby's first name, Blue? Well, Jay-Z has three albums with the word "blueprint" in their titles: The Blueprint was released in 2001; The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, in 2002; and The Blueprint 3, in 2009."
Okay. Makes sort of sense. Better than some of the other names out there, at least.
Christie Brinkley named her daughter Sailor.
Nicholas Cage named his son Kal-el. (Yes, after Superman... poor kid... you just KNOW he's going to be beaten up...)
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love named their daughter Frances Bean. Apparently the middle name 'Bean' comes from Kurt thinking she looked like a kidney bean on the ultrasound.
John Mellencamp named his son Spec Wildhorse. Not even joking with that one.
Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, allegedly because she is the "apple of her mother's eye" and apples are "fresh and pure". Um... okay.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's love child is named Shiloh. In the annoying way of theirs, they chose this name Shiloh, pronounced Shye-loh, because it means 'his gift' or 'the peaceful one' and is understood to refer to the Messiah. I know. A little disturbing. Okay, make that alot disturbing. Magazines leading up to Shiloh's birth were saying this was the most anticipated birth since Jesus Christ. Which makes me sad. Wow, society. That's a new low.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's three girls all have odd ones: Rumer, Scout and Tallullah. I'm thinking Tallullah got the short straw. Scout is the only one that isn't totally brutal, simply because of the whole "To Kill a Mockingbird" side of it which makes it kind of artsy.
But I think the real winner for the whole odd baby name thing goes to: (drum roll please) Frank Zappa, a not-super-well-known musician. His kids? Son named Dweezil. Another son named Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and two daughters, named Moon Unit and Diva Muffin. Diva Muffin just makes me hungry.
Anyway... what odd names have you heard for babies? Is it just celebrities who name their kids bizarre things, or do normal people do it too??
Until next time, stay warm, amigos!