Bruce and Demi’s Daughter Tallulah Is Changing Her Name

I would have hated to have had Bruce and Demi as my parents. Who looks at their precious little girl when they are born and says “I know! Let me call my daughter the most imaginable name I can think of, a name other children can’t possibly make fun of at her school playground. I’m going to call her…SCOUT!”

Usually any girl would hold in the aggression they feel at being called such a ridiculous name, and then rebel when they are older by dropping out of university, dating losers, and becoming a complete slacker (like Rumer has done). Tallulah, however, is a sensible girl and is legally changing her name with her parents’ permission. One problem: she’s changing it to an even weirder name.

Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for LULA WILLIS!


Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s teenage daughter Talulah [sic] is legally changing her name — because she has never liked the one her parents picked for her.

Willis went public with his 13-year-old’s name-change plans during a taped appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday night.

He revealed, “She wanted me to mention here on the big show that she’s legally changing her name from Talullah to Lula, just Lula. She doesn’t like her name.”

I admire Lula for having the courage to go up to her parents and saying that they suck at picking baby names. But, really–why get out of one ridiculous name to go and pick another one? Surely she didn’t think she was getting enough attention with a name Tallulah?

I’m pretty sure Shiloh, Bluebell Madonna, Fortuna Daphne Bay, Brooklyn, Apple, and all the other unfortunately named celebrity babies right now will follow Lula’s revolutionary lead when they are older. I bet that they will change their names to something like Sarah or David, though.

Note by Celebitchy: While the source article spells Lula’s original name as Talullah, it is spelled with two Ls after the A according to IMDB and according to the low number of search results for the other spelling on Google. So her original full name was Tallulah Belle Willis, not Talullah as reported by SFGate.

Tallulah, I mean Lula is shown as the middle daughter below at the Over the Hedge premiere with her dad and two other unfortunately-named sisters, Rumer and Scout. [via]. She is shown in the header image at the Open Season premiere with her step father Ashton Kutcher and mom, Demi Moore.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    that is just Stooopid

  2. Hammy Hampster says:

    i don’t blame her! atleast she is being kind to them and picking lula as her name, it’s still a bit unfortunate.

  3. Diva says:

    She’s probably already CALLED Lula for short, so it makes sense.

    Off topic… does anyone else see a young Paula Poundstone in Rumer????

  4. ER says:

    Why does she feel the need to legally change her name? Lula is basically part of her name and she can just go by that. My sister goes by a nick-name, on her checks, bills, etc. and it never causes problems.

  5. FF says:

    Lula – like that chick in Wild At Heart.

  6. Angelika says:

    Patrick Dempsey’s daughter goes by the same name and no-one talks about that.. Lula is kinda cute, I like it! It reminds me of Lola which isn’t such a rare name, so why not? =)

  7. Bex says:

    That’s what I was thinking too! It’s cute. I support it.

  8. amara says:

    She is just the first in a long line of celebrity kids that will change thier names. David Bowie’s son changed his.

  9. Sar says:

    Oh that’s priceless. She’s probably not aware that “lula” means “squid” in portuguese. Wow, what foreign languages can do..

  10. Mr. T says:

    She should dump her mom and her mom’s boy toy while she’s at it.

  11. Pecarrie says:

    I went through that phase where I wanted a different name after I used to hate it- I was around 14 yrs old. But it passed, and now I love my name. This may pass with her too…. but hopefully she can just switch it back again if she changes her mind.

  12. arbincita says:

    Jessie, I’m sorry your employer seems to think your not doing well enough to write an article without a “Note by Celebitchy”
    I think you’re doing great and that these notes are superfluous.

  13. Anonymous says:

    It’s just a phase. Remember when Joaquin Phoenix changed his name to Leaf than changed it back again later?

  14. Dia says:

    Joaquin Phoenix was born Leaf, just like his sis was named Rain…His parents were hippies…He changed it to Phoenix when he “hit” Hollywood.

  15. Neil Street says:

    I did a post about this the other day on Celebrity Baby Names Blog (and I agree with you, SFGate got the spelling wrong) — and got a really interesting reader’s comment:

    “The word “lula” means “penis” in Urdu, the second most spoken language in the world.”
    That makes it “Penis Willis” in Urdu. I leave it to others to editorialize on that one!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I think she looks a lot like a young Emma Watson in these pictures…

  17. celebitchy says:

    arbincita, Jessie is doing a great job, thanks. If I didn’t correct the name spelling, which was incorrect in the source Jessie found, someone would have pointed it out. I wish she was editing my posts instead of the other way around and we do talk about it ahead of time. She is a great writer and we are lucky to have found her.

  18. Cha Cha Loca says:

    Her name is the least of her worries. The poor girl looks like her father in drag.

  19. AC says:

    I like Tellulah, and she’s basically changing her name to her nickname. I bet thats what people call her anyway.

    Whats wrong with Shiloh!?! thats a really pretty name!

  20. AC says:

    oh and for such breautiful people their kids are kinda scary lookin!

  21. Lindsay Robbins says:

    I like Lula, it’s my cat’s name! She was named after Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The character Holly Golightly’s ‘real’ name is Lula Mae.

  22. Miss M says:

    I don’t like any of the Willis’ kids names. Scout? Rumer? Come on. Tallulah is the best out of those three! Mind you at least these poor girls don’t have names similar to Bob Geldorf’s girls.

  23. Rex Tyler says:

    In portuguese Lula means squid, so she would be Squid Willis. As a nice ring, don’t you think?

  24. Leah says:

    Lulah is a great person. I know her personally. Please do not talk badly about her.

  25. Seg says:

    Personally, Leah? As opposed to knowing someone in the biblical sense, I imagine *rolleyes*?

  26. Allison ( Tallulah ) says:

    My nickname has been ” Tallulah ” for 49 yrs. i love it …My husband even has it tattooed down his leg Big even for everyone to see …No one ever forgets a Tallulah !

  27. Peyton says:

    i went to school with Lula and everyone called her that even before she changed her name legally. she is really nice and i would totally understand this

  28. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone else notice that Lula looks like Rob Lowe? Am I the only one who sees the resemblance?

  29. Anonymous says:

    That’s lame, especially as it is a nickname for her name that she can use anyways. Tallulah Bankhead was a great actress and a very, very interesting person. Legendary. Bette Davis’ character in All About Eve was based on Tallulah Bankhead.
    They also are both Aquarius. And Tallulah Bankhead was named after Tallulah Falls, some cool waterfall in some southern state. So, she is basically subtracting cool awesomeness by changing her name. Changing it to Lula…lame, pedestrian. Especially since it is so much like Lola.