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We rate the most bizarre celebrity baby names

From the cute and quirky to the downright strange.
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You can always bet on celebrities choosing a left-of-centre name for their bubs.

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From the Kardashian brood of North, Saint, Reign, Psalm and True to Elon Musk and Grimes’ infamous X Æ A-Xii, A-listers have prided themselves in recent years on their ability to choose unique and unheard of names – and perhaps the extra media attention it generates.

Days after Ed Sheeran announced the name of his second daughter, Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran, we’ve rounded up the most odd celebrity baby names to see what Ed’s daughter is up against.  

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn (Credit: Getty)

Lyra Antarctica 

Ed and wife Cherry announced the birth of their first daughter Lyra Antarctica in 2020 explaining they wanted “a name that was unique, so that she would be the only one.”

During a conversation with British morning show Lorraine, Ed explained the meaning behind his daughter’s name.

“I realise some people think it’s quite a strange name” he explained, “but my wife’s called Cherry, and she is the only Cherry that I’ve ever met and I think that she’s the only Cherry that she’s ever met and I quite like that.”

The singer also explained the sentiment behind his eldest daughter’s middle name ‘Antarctica’:

“I’ve basically toured every single continent but I’ve never been to Antarctica so that was always on our list,” Ed explained. 

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (Credit: Getty)

Apple

When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced the name of their daughter in 2004 the world was confused. 

Whilst definitely not anywhere close to the controversial baby names of recent years, the name Apple made headlines around the world as people struggled to understand the fruit-inspired name. 

Recently Gwyneth explained how the couple came across the name in an Instagram Q&A. 

“Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it,” she wrote.

“I thought it was original and cool. I can’t imagine her being called anything else.”

Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z (Credit: Getty)

Blue Ivy

Another OG celeb baby name that almost broke the internet. 

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced their daughter’s name as Blue Ivy Carter in 2012, the name was met with very mixed responses. 

From conspiracy theories on the influence of the illuminati to in-depth analyses of the name’s origins, people were very intrigued to say the least. 

Beyoncé and Jay-Z also welcomed twins Rumi and Sir Carter in 2017 and whilst their names were also met with some hesitation, the world was far more accustomed to the bizarre baby name trend and we weren’t quite as taken aback.

Elon Musk and Grimes
Elon Musk and Grimes (Credit: Getty)

X Æ A-Xii

Once Elon Musk and off-on partner Grimes revealed the name of their newborn son in 2020, it soon became clear that weird celeb baby names had reached another level of strange. 

Grimes revealed on twitter the detailed meaning behind the name X Æ A-Xii, explaining that the X represented “the unknown variable.” 

The tweet also explained that the Æ was an “elven spelling of Ai” and meant “love &/or Artificial intelligence.” 

As for the A-12? Grimes explained it was the couple’s favourite aircraft and the “precursor to SR-17.”

The couple also welcomed daughter Exa Dark Sideræl in 2021, sticking to the one-of-a-kind baby name theme. 

Jesinta and Buddy Franklin
Jesinta and Buddy Franklin (Credit: Instagram)

Rocky 

Jesinta and Buddy Franklin revealed the unique name of their son a month after he was born in 2021, announcing that their second child was Rocky. 

The name Rocky is of Italian descent and means “rest.”

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban (Credit: Getty)

Sunday Rose 

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban introduced Sunday Rose to the world in 2008. 

According to her grandfather, Dr. Antony Kidman, the name Sunday was inspired by the art world, telling The Daily Telegraph, “there was a lady named Sunday Reed who was a prominent patron of the arts in Victoria.”

“I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John. She was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century. The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it.”

The couple also had another daughter, Faith Margaret in 2010.

Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall
Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall (Credit: Instagram)

Hendrix

Jennifer Hawkins and husband Jake Wall introduced their second child Hendrix Hawkins-Wall in October 2021. 

The name means “ruler of the home” and has been popular in recent years thanks to the famous musician Jimi Hendrix.  

Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton
Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton (Credit: Getty)

Petal Blossom Rainbow

British chef Jamie Oliver and wife Juliette Norton have five children, all with exceedingly unique names. 

Not only taking into consideration first names, the couple have also given each child a number of quirky middle names as well. 

Poppy Honey Rosie, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo Pamela, Buddy Bear Maurice and River Rocket Blue will never have to worry about crossing paths with anyone of the same name, that’s for sure!

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