Mariah Carey & Nick named their babies: Monroe & Moroccan!


We finally know the baby named for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s twins. They are (drum roll)…. Moroccan Scott (for the boy) and Monroe Cannon. Little Monroe doesn’t get a middle name, because Mariah doesn’t have a middle name, and she didn’t want her daughter to have one either. I don’t have a middle name either, but I do have an Indian nickname that my family uses that I HATE, so kudos to Mariah and Monroe. Here’s the explanation behind the names:

Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon have finally revealed the names of their twins who were born in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Their son is named Moroccan Scott Cannon, with the nickname “Roc”. Scott is Nick’s middle name, as well as his grandmother’s maiden name.

The top tier of Mariah’s New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room, because of the Moroccan-inspired decor. It’s also the place where Nick proposed to his wife, overlooking Manhattan!

Their daughter’s name is Monroe Cannon. Mariah’s rep says she does not have a middle name because Mariah herself does not have one. Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe, who has been an inspiration to Mariah her whole life.

In fact, Mariah purchased the Hollywood icon’s white piano from Christie’s auction house and it is in Mariah’s will that the piano will one day go to the Smithsonian.

Mariah’s rep, Cindi Berger, tells CNN, “It has been a long, emotional journey for this family, and I couldn’t be happier for all of them.”

[From CNN]

Oh, I had forgotten that Mariah has Marilyn’s piano. For some reason, that makes it a little bit better, although I generally hate the trend of naming your baby after a long-dead celebrity. No Peck Cannon or James Dean Cannon, and please, nothing with Marilyn Monroe. But whatever. As for Moroccan… UGH. True, it’s totally not as bad as it could be (Sparklepony Blueberry Razzle Cannon), but it still kind of sucks. Poor babies.



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  1. ladybert62 says:

    Monroe and Moroccan? What is it with these stars and their silly names for children – I feel sorry for the kids having to grow up with such names. Sorry just a pet peeve of mine – give your kids names that are not going to embarrass them!

  2. Isa says:

    I like both names, they are original.
    At least they didn’t name them after some sort of fruit or a super hero.

  3. Franny says:

    my family also has a German nickname for me which I also hate!

  4. DGO says:

    I like her – she can sing, and she seems like a genuinely nice person – but those names are stupid.

  5. NayNay says:

    I am so sick of these two. I am still dumbfounded by their whole marriage, but it does seem like their in love. I guess.

  6. EarthWindFire82 says:

    While they are different, at least they have meaning and symbolism to the parents. ANNND they are a tad better than other twin names I’ve heard:

    Satan & Jesus (per a FB friend’s page)

    Shaquille & O’Neal

    Yeah, I can work with her choices. At least she didn’t do Oreo & Cookie.

  7. stephanie says:

    because money can’t buy class.

  8. Mikki says:

    So the nicknames will be Roc ‘n Roe!

  9. bigchili says:

    Moroccan? Really?? Really?? I could almost handle Morocco but Moroccan?? Really??

    I kind of wish they were named Cupcake & Sparklepony.

  10. ghoulish_moose says:

    Awful names! I thought she’d pick out some really pretty names, what with her being into all things glittery and sparkly.

    Wouldn’t it have made more sense for her to name her baby girl Marilyn instead? A much nicer name than Monroe.

    Aah well, they’re her babies and she can name them whatever she wants =)

  11. Kiks says:

    I really don’t understand naming your baby the name of an ethnicity. I wouldn’t name my child Swedish….

  12. Ruby Red Lips says:

    At first I was like which is the boy and girls name, but after a bit I have taken to Monroe…but Moroccan…ugh!! Poor kid!

    There is original and there is plain idiotic naming…guess which one this is!!

  13. The_Porscha says:

    I actually like Monroe for a girl, Marilyn or otherwise, and I dislike Moroccan. Lainey pointed out that they should’ve gone with “Morocco” as it goes better with Cannon but whatevs. At least it isn’t Unicorn Moroccan-Scott Cannon and Tootsie Pop Monroe-Bell Cannon. There are truly worse things and I for one am just glad that Mariah didn’t embrace them like I thought she would.

  14. couldnthelpit says:

    @Mikki- oh man, I wish I thought of that! (golf clap)

  15. lrm says:

    yea, that was my first thought-morocco would have been do able….but moroccan??? that’s rough.
    Monroe is workable. Though I thought it was the boy’s name when i read the title.
    Still, the names are more tame than i expected.
    good luck and congrats to the happy family.

  16. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    Well…as excited as I was (shamefully) to know the names of these precious babies, kowing that I am a person who has no business even knowing the names — I’m disappointed.
    Monroe is alright – for a middle name maybe, but Moroccan??

    Oh well, as long as they are happy, that’s all that matters. I’m sure they could care less what I think anyway! :)

  17. constance says:

    eh, no phonetic rhythm at all.

    I bet Sparkles doesn’t even know that her real name wasn’t Marilyn or Monroe. /le sigh

    She should stick to singing and naming songs like: Thanx 4 Nothin’

  18. brin says:

    @Mikki….or Mo & Mo.

  19. Obvious says:

    wow….i’m hoping they change the names. monroe? really??? moroccan??? poor things. bye bye glittery princess sparkle pony. it would have been a better name.

  20. Rasputina says:

    Pardon my language but what the shit?

    Hell. Imma name my kid American. Or no, no. Japanese! That’s a great name, ain’t it?
    Good Christ.

  21. alma says:

    the boy name is eh. i like monroe.
    i’m happy for them. they seem very happy and in love.

  22. jc126 says:

    Horrid. “Moroccan” is a damn adjective – at LEAST name him Morocco if you insist on referencing Morocco. Moroccan Cannon sounds like either a nickname for a weapon, or a variety of heroin.
    And Monroe for a GIRL’s first name? Who looks at an infant and says “Let’s name her Monroe”.
    I thought it would be Moses and Marzipan.

  23. melinda says:

    I kind of like Monroe, it’s cute. At least they spelled the names correctly. My pet peeve is when people misspell names to make them “unique” or just add a bunch of superfluous e’s. Gah. Drives me nuts.

  24. OXA says:

    Morticia and Montague were my choices for the twins.

  25. fabchick says:

    Love mariah. Hate those baby names.

  26. mommyesq says:

    Oh, Mikki, that made me smile!!!
    I don’t mind the names—they aren’t weird for the sake of being weird, they’re a bit off but they have meaning. I think that’s all that matters.

  27. Neil says:

    Hmmm Roc and Roe. Seem like a coincidence?

  28. serena says:

    Weren’t they the ones telling the babies would not have weird names?

    Moroccan and Monroe? Poor babies.

  29. original kate says:

    i would have thought butterflykittensparkles and unicornkittensparkles for mimi. monroe & moroccan are actually a bit subdued for her.

  30. You don't say says:

    To be named after the decor in a room is bizarre. I don’t care if that is where he proposed. Parents should think of how cruel other children can be when they find out this poor child’s name. Monroe could be either kid’s name, so again, odd to me, but easier to live with. Unisex names.

  31. hellen says:

    Oh they did not! Get out of here! MOROCCAN?! Wow, imagine all the fun kids will have with that: maracas, moron, marokaka (yes, I am 5 years old). Jeez, he would have been better off with Berber. Or Tuareg.

    Or Sparklepony.

  32. lucy2 says:

    I can’t say I like either name. Moroccan on its own is tough enough but “Moroccan Cannon” just doesn’t even sound good. Monroe isn’t as bad, but I too can’t imagine looking at a baby girl and thinking “Monroe!”

  33. courtney says:

    shut up there’s always been crazy names in hollywood nor do most entertainers use their given names so get over it Moroccan is after the room in their NYC appartment where Nick Propossed to her and Monore is after Marilyn which other stars have also done so it’s not new.

  34. Joe's Mom says:

    Monroe’s not so bad. I was kinda of liking what I heard was Mariah’s school nickname . . . Mirage. But thanks to what @jc126 above had to say, I’ll probably now always think of that classic Eagles song “warm smell of ‘Moroccan Cannon’, rising up through the air . . . . ” when I read about what Moroccan and Monroe have been up to in the future. Oh well.

  35. RobN says:

    Really not that bad considering what I expected out of them. Neither one is the kind of name that will make them be made fun of in the second grade, and that’s a major achievement considering who the parents are.

  36. lulu says:

    I thought the same thing Miki – those names are totallu roc’n'roe.
    Calling your child after an interior decorating scheme is ridiculous but if you’re going to do it, then why not Rococo and Art Nouveau? I bet if Mariah is reading this she changes those names.
    Yup, they should have asked us first, Celebitches.

  37. Kloops says:

    Awful and stupid. We knew they would be trashy and they didn’t disappoint. Seriously, Moroccan Cannon? I agree with the poster who said it sounds like a street name for drugs. That is the worst. Monroe is stupid, but at least in the orbit of celebrity trash feasibility. Congratulations to the new family. They may be crazy but they seem to be genuinely devoted to each other and that’s good for the babies.

  38. TQB says:

    Booo… I expected more. Monroe is fine; I guess I would have preferred “Morocco” as opposed to Moroccan, but whatever, it’s OK. Both are just really rather dull compared to what I expected. Not flamboyant or crazy at all. Hrumph. What’s the giant giraffe in the nursery going to think of all this??

  39. Quest says:

    I feel sorry for their school years. It’s like: Hey Monroe you were named after the famous Marilyn Monroe and Moroccan, well you were named after the place were I excreted my placenta. :(

  40. Jane Q. Doe says:

    Monroe’s not bad at all, considering.
    The other one, sheesh. If you want him to be called “Roc”, just name him that! Roc Scott Cannon isn’t great, but at least he doesn’t have an adjective as a 1st name. And it makes me think of TV guy Mo Rocca, who has no ties to Mimi I’m aware of…

  41. Jackson says:

    I’m happy for them. That being said….’Roc Cannon’ sounds like a porn star name. And I will never understand women naming their daughters after Marilyn Monroe. MM was a sad, messed up woman who led a tragic life that was cut short, presumably by her own hand. Not exactly an inspirational figure. But, whatever, they’re not my kids.

  42. Hollz says:

    I actually don’t mind Moroccan. Monroe just makes me think of Dr. Marvin Monroe from the simpsons :S

  43. Cat says:

    I thought it said they discussed & agreed on names when they were dating as to what they would name their kids should they have had any…Moroccan room?

  44. Kim123 says:

    I would have preferred Morocco nickname Rocco or Rocky. I hate the name Monroe because of a douchey classmate I had in HS.

  45. anonymoose says:

    Morry and Money?

  46. RHONYC says:

    my dreams of Hello Kitty & Drum Line Cannon are dashed! :-(

  47. Sassy says:

    Congrats to the family! But seriously, those names are shitty. Poor babies!

  48. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Too bad he didn’t propose in the Hello Kitty room, huh?

  49. gee says:

    Rococo and Art Nouveau are periods in art, not decorating styles. It would be calling a room with a statue Antiquity.

  50. Cha Cha Loca says:

    Pretty much what I expected from these two dumb twats. Poor baby Moroccan, he got truly f*&$ed on this one.

  51. the original bellaluna says:

    @ jc126 – LMFAO @ that!!

    I must say, I’m v-e-r-y disappointed. After all these years (seems like) of anticipation and build up, it’s a real let-down.

  52. Leticia says:

    Moroccan doesn’t make any sense as a name. Morocco would have been better. I have known a few people named Dallas and Alabama, but I’ve never known anyone named Dallasite or Alabaman. Might have been cool if they would have named him Sheikh or Casbah Cannon.

  53. dorothy says:

    Why not Miami or Michigan? Oh hey…there’s also Monaco and Mobile.

  54. Violelia says:

    If she is a true fan of Marilyn Monroe then shouldn’t she have named her Norma or Jean. Marilyn disliked her hollywood persona as it was not who she is, she was Norma Jean not Marilyn and it was the world that called her Marilyn Monroe as the model and sex symbol not the actual woman she was.

  55. Kasey says:

    *sigh* In my ecstatic glee at Mariah showing mercy on me and doing something (birthing ‘DEM babies’) that would result in a post about anything other than the boring Royal wedding last weekend, I hastily gave Mariah a future, unlimited CRAZY pass….all I can say is after learning this I’ve checked my calendar a few times to make sure it isn’t April 1st.

    And why’d you have to use that pic of Mariah looking drugged/drunk and Nic looking slow? It makes it just too hard not to be snarky!

  56. KCT says:

    @Mikki – So the nicknames will be Roc ‘n Roe!

    I was thinking the same thing! That would be cute. It could have been a lot worse, y’all.

  57. skibunny says:

    Moroccan?? Puke!

  58. mew says:

    Bad names. Outch. There goes that “we have normal names for them”.

    They said they picked out the baby names the first time they met. Just. Wow.

    Moroccan Cannon… gotta agree, sounds like a gun or bad heroin.

    I think I should call my kid Italian Winterbottom. Because it’s cool to give ethnicity and someone’s last name as baby name. Whoo!

  59. vanessa says:

    At least he can go by Rocky or Rocco, I like that name. I love nicknames. Monroe is kinda different but it’s a cool name for a girl. I’m really surprised they didn’t have crazier names….Their thought process is interesting.

  60. jessica says:

    He looks like he is a bird picking at her face in that first pic.. lol

  61. the scribbler says:

    Monroe is fine, but Moroccan, the adjective? Kid will have to go through life with conversations like this:

    “Morocco? That’s a cool name.”

    “No, it’s Moroccan…N.”


    “N! N!”

  62. Lisa Turtle says:

    Moroccan Cannon is really bad. First of all, Moroccan isn’t even an noun. Its an adjective. A description. Fail. Fail fail fail. When you’re last name is a noun, you really shouldn’t be using adjectives to “modify” that noun. It just sounds like a joke. A really bad joke.

    Moroccan Cannon sounds like a medival Moorish weapon.

    Don’t you think you could read this in a History text:
    “The Moors were able to take Grenada because of the destructive power of the Moroccan Cannon.”

    Bad names.

    Also, Mariah was pregnant for ….. forever. Seriously, it was at least like 2 years?

  63. Dingles says:

    If my mother named me after a damn adjective I’d slap her in the face.

  64. Lynne says:

    Stupid names. I also really hate it when parents decide (before the kid is even born), what the “nickname” is going to be. If you want somebody to call your kids some stupid nickname, why don’t you just put that on the birth certificate. I always remember a nickname as something that came naturally or just happened, not something a parent plans in advance…..ugh.

  65. DetRiotgirl says:

    My Czech family has a nick name for me too, but I like mine. They call me Amicka (pronounced Ah-meech-ka). It’s kind of the Czech-ized version of my name, Amy.

    (Or Czechered, if you will… *ba-dum-ching*)

  66. seVen says:

    The…hell… *face palm*

  67. karma says:

    Bah, I used to seriously dislike Mariah “roll me a pink velvet carpet from my limo to the hotel door” Carey, but I like them so much as a couple that it has completely negated my previous feelings of dislike. They seem so freakin’ happy together, and he never runs out of amazingly sweet things to say about her. Screw the haters, major congrats to them. (Also, a baby girl named Monroe? I love it!)

  68. Janna says:

    LOL Sorry, the boys name is horrible. I bet they want to call him Rocco, cool name, but it’s Madonna’s son’s name. Roc, well it’s better than the full name, but not much.

  69. Janna says:

    Do you think she will be bleaching her little girl’s hair blond ala Marilyn? LOL

  70. Kasey says:

    You know I just realized, back in December I predicted their names would be Princess Nicola and Prince/Royal Marjesty. Strangely Mariah but still understandable. But I think that was before those royal nuptials were even announced. And then her kids ended up being born the very next day. Now I can’t get mad at Mariah anymore because she got messed up and only had a day to think up something different. Aarrgghhh! This Royal wedding just took over the world!!! I won’t be revoking her unlimited crazy pass any time soon then.

  71. Clem OKONKWO says:

    Very delightful couple in excellent love. God is kind to them and gave them wealth, good health and beautiful twins (boy and girl).They’re grateful.

    Why naming their babies ethnic title without conectivity? Were the babies born there or did any of the parents had anything to do with Moroco in North Africa?

    Why not check true meaning and ways of naming infants from elderly family members? This slip of the tongue would remain a mockry.

  72. alfandindi says:

    @Lisa Turtle …. “Moroccan Cannon sounds like a medival Moorish weapon” – hahaha!! You literally gave me the best laugh of the day! Classic!

  73. Newbie says:

    Never a dull moment in celebrity baby-land. Yikes!

  74. Sparkly says:

    LMAO Roc & Roe…I love it. Although I did like Kaiser’s choices better.

  75. Dina says:

    Haha I was born in Tetouan, Morocco and I’m Moroccan so I very muchhhh like the name :)

  76. Zzzzzzzzz says:

    I can live with Monroe (insert eyeroll here) but Moroccan??? Isn’t that an adjective? It most certainly is not a name, nor should it be used as one. Mariah is just off her rocker.

  77. Caity says:

    When I first read the headline I though it said Macaroon!! That would have been so Mariah.

  78. Sumodo1 says:

    Hey, Mo Rocca is that funny guy! He’s GOT to be the inspiration for that little baby’s name! They’re just telling lies…

  79. Estella says:

    @jc126, lucy26, Turtle, et al


    I totally agree that Morocco Cannon would have been a better moniker than “Moroccan Cannon.” That poor kid. Now “Monroe” I dont mind at all and I predict many young girls will begin naming their female tots similarly. I work in a child support agency and popular culture has a real impact on what regular folks name their offspring. So many Brittneys, Rihannas, and yes, even Baracks!

  80. Flan says:

    I’m happy for them. They look happy too and Mariah always seems genuinely nice.

    Compared to some celebrity children names, this is quite sane.

  81. S says:

    I like Monroe, but I think Moroccan could at least have not been an adjective (and, clearly an incorrect one, at that), maybe Morocco would suffice?

  82. Catherine says:

    They aren’t hideous and outrageous, just different picks for a baby name. I hope the twins are healthy.

  83. lolas says:

    I was thinking Princess Butterfly and Lexus Superstar but then neither begin’s with ‘M’.

  84. chasingadalia says:

    My significant other just pointed out another problem with Moroccan…

    “Look at Moroccan Cannon!” (points to his crotch)

    EDIT: Are there trigger words that get you moderated? Like crotch?

  85. Me says:

    I bet as a teen/adult, that poor boy will go by Scott or Scotty!

  86. ladycj says:

    um…My daughter’s name is Monroe and she’s beautiful and the name fits her well. I’m sorry others don’t like the name but isn’t it really the parents decision?

  87. ladycj says:

    Oh, and it’s a family name not after Marilyn.

  88. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Though nothing is worse than ‘Jermajesty’, (a name I can’t even think about without laughing) or ‘Audio Science’ (why do you hate your baby?), or freaking ‘Moxie CrimeFighter’ or ‘Pilot Inspektor’, this ‘Moroccan’ stuff is odd.

    Anyway, congratulations to the happy family. Marriage has somehow made her more likeable to me.

  89. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Monroe? Now Linnocent and Megan Fox will have to think of new names for their future daughters.

  90. CeeCee says:

    dear lord…. you should wait for the epidural and gas to wear off before you choose names.

  91. Tim Whatley says:

    Isn’t “Monroe” the crazy neighbor/JM J Bullock character on “one day at a time”? Well done.

  92. all of the posters above caused me to laugh until i cried. im sitting in tuscaloosa county,albama and everything has been torn to hell by recent storms.thanks for helping me to forget for a few minutes.

  93. all of the posters above caused me to laugh until i cried. im sitting in tuscaloosa county,alabama and everything has been torn to hell by recent storms.thanks for helping me to forget for a few minutes.

  94. sorry that i sent this twice.

  95. Trillion says:

    “Moroccan Cannon” totally sounds like a euphemism for something you smoke hashish out of.

  96. jemshoes says:

    Definitely not the worst celebrity baby names out there, but close to it! :)

    I’m pink-sparkles happy for Mariah and Nick, and wish them all the best in these next few months!

  97. Addie says:

    Funniest comments ever!!

    At least Alicia Key’s named her son Egypt(still bad)but atleast it wasn’t Egyptian.

  98. chris says:

    Awww, M&Ms.

  99. ladybug says:

    I like this couple. They love each other and show the world that they do. He seems to bring out her humanity. I like the names although I agree that Morocco would have had a better ring to it. I have a feeling that will be the first nickname.
    I can’t wait to see these adorable little ones. I nee to know which doctor I’ve gotta see to have my one boy one girl twins when I’m ready… knock it all out at once like these older, wealthy women.

  100. tapioca says:

    I think Mariah & Nick are a lovely couple but, seriously, those names! You can’t spell “Moroccan” or “Monroe” without “Moron”…

  101. ViktoryGin says:

    @ stephanie,


    No. taste. whatsoever.

  102. TXCinderella says:

    I guess they could have been worse.

  103. Bella Mama says:

    so the twins are Roc and Roe? hmm

  104. Slim says:

    They mistake morroco for morrocan

  105. Cheyenne says:

    There oughta be a law…

  106. Louisa says:

    She could do worse than “Monroe,” although it comes off a little like she’s trying to follow the same instinct as those naming their babies “Harlow.” “Moroccan” though is just dumb. Makes both parents sound illiterate, though clearly Mariah is getting most of the dubious credit. She can expect her little son to appear on lists of dumb celebrity baby names for a long time.

  107. Amy says:

    Moroccan Cannon… hahahaha I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at a celebrity baby name in awhile. I live in Spain and here all the Moroccan restaurants have hookah bars… that is what the name reminds me of. A hookah bar.

    Monroe is not so bad though.