BabyNames.com conducted a survey of the best and worst celebrity baby names. Bronx Mowgli was voted the worst celebrity boy name, with a somewhat similar boy’s name, Knox, voted the best.
Bottom Five Boys’ Names:
Bronx Mowgli Wentz – Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson
Sophocles Iraia Clement – Jermaine Clement and Miranda Manasiadis
Barnaby Borstein Douglas – Alex Borstein and Jackson Douglas
Major Harris – Rapper T.I., nee Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.
Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett – Kirk Hammett and Lani Hammett
Bottom Five Girls’ Names:
Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg – Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg
Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim – David Alan Grier and Christine Kim
Atalanta Baez – Carolina Herrera and Miguel Baez
Egypt Bennett – Paris Bennett
Mabel Ray Mulroney – Dermot Mulroney and Tharita Catulle
Top Five Boy’s Names:
Caleb James Bice – Bo Bice and Caroline Bice
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Braydon Hart Wilkerson – Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson
Parker Foster Aiken – Clay Aiken and Jaymes Foster
Levi Alves McConaughey – Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Top Five Girls’ Names:
Harlow Winter Kate Madden – Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Maddie Briann Aldridge – Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Honor Marie Warren – Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Willow Rose Owen – Emma Ferguson and Mark Owen
Top Three Twin Names:
Max and Emme – Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Finley and Harper – Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood
Bottom Three Twin Names:
Sawyer and Coco – Diane Farr and Seung Chung
Rex and Juno – Willl and Marianne Champion
Adrian and Adriana – Tony and Lina Dovolani
Twins named Adrian and Adriana? How cruel.
The survey shows that while there seems to be a trend towards unique baby names, and not just with celebrities but in general, most people prefer average names for their children.
Jason Lee’s first son is famously named Pilot Inspektor, the spelling of which annoys me so much. If you’re going to give your child a noun for a name you need to spell it like the dictionary does, the name is confusing enough. Jason and his wife Ceren Alkac had a child this year and chose not to reveal the name, because otherwise this poll could have come out with some very different results.
Here’s a bit of celebrity name trivia for you: Ron Howard, award winning director and Happy Days actor, has four children with middle names based on their places of conception. They are daughters Bryce Dallas Howard, and twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle. ‘Carlyle’ refers to the Hotel and Dallas the city, where the children were conceived. His son is named Reed Cross, after a street, as according to Ron ‘Volvo’ wasn’t a good middle name. Victoria and David Beckham are said to have named Brooklyn after his place of conception also.