October 6, 2009
10 Celebrity Baby Names
Recently someone I know, who’s 40ish changed their name from Lyn a name she’d always hated to Susie a name she likes, fair enough I say and simple enough apparently – it can be done online in a jiffy and for free. However her father who chose her name is not speaking to her anymore and some people she knows still insist on calling her by her ‘real’ name. My point or rather suggestion is, what if we get to officially re-name ourselves at 18 as a kind of ceremony into adulthood, it’s a bizarre thing that lots of us get lumbered with names we don’t like, find embarrassing or that are just plain weird and never change them because we don’t want to offend our parents or behave unusually – when surely all birth names are sort of mini labels that say more about the parents than the child – so how about we get to acceptably re-name ourselves in a way that suits us, including surnames – having just done a list of medical Aptronyms [apt-names] and 50 Really Mad Baby Names – I think there’s a strong case for more of us to go running to the name registry for absolution.
With that in mind here are some high listers from the great minds of celebrities…
1) Seven Sirius
Andre Benjamin. Not too bad in itself but I just keep thinking of the film – the severed head the well you know, I couldn’t live with it.
2) Sage Moonblood
Sly Stallone. Sage is nice but Moonblood what the hell……
3) Pilot Inspektor
Jason Lee, named after the song “He’s simple, he’s dumb, he’s the pilot.” Oh yeah, and Inspektor? It looks like a German job title.
4) Moxie Crimefighter
Penn Jillette. Sounds like some kind of armed elite vigilante.
5) Audio Science
Shannyn Sossamon. Wouldn’t mind taking a degree in it.
6) Tu Morrow
Rob Morrow. Tu is good Morrow is good – but tugether – no.
Jermaine Jackson – pretentious moi?
8) Moon Unit
It’s a girl! – Frank & Gail Zappa, yes that’s Frank and Gail – also parents to Dweezil and Diva Thin Muffin. So got to have the really famous parents – or death.
Arthur Ashe, well that’s photography and film-directing out then.
10) Prince Michael II
Michael Jackson – he may have been a great dad but I personally wouldn’t be pleased with this, being named the same as a parent gets confusing at the best of times but to be named after a sibling that has already been named after the parent – I wouldn’t know where I was.