Cameron Diaz’s daughter’s full name is Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden

Cameron Diaz signs copies of her new book

If you hadn’t noticed, my new shady mantra is “well, it’s not MY wedding/baby/marriage.” By that I mean, when a celebrity is making an awful personal decision, instead of bitching about it endlessly, I just try to be zen and understand that people have the right to make terrible decisions. It’s particularly bad when it’s a baby name though. Well, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden welcomed their first child in late December. This baby girl was long-sought and long-awaited. And after all that time, they named the child RADDIX. Raddix Madden. And you know people are going to screw up the kid’s name forever. I personally almost called her Raddix Maddox. But it gets even worse and *deep breath* it’s not MY baby name.

Welcome to the world, Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden! Exactly two weeks after Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden announced the birth of their baby girl, her (two!) middle names are now revealed. According to the newborn’s birth certificate obtained and published by The Blast, the Hollywood couple chose to incorporate “Chloe” and “Wildflower” into Raddix’s full moniker.

The birth certificate also reveals Raddix’s birthday: Dec. 30, 2019.

A source previously described Cameron and Benji as feeling “absolutely elated” since finally becoming parents five years after they tied the knot. The actress is solely focused on motherhood nowadays, with the insider sharing, “She’s devoted to being a full-time mom. She feels she gave up a lot of time and valuable years working instead of being at home. Now is her time to be a mom and she is cherishing it. She has no plans to work at all.”

[From E! News]

I feel like a lot of women from my generation and Cameron’s generation grew up loving the name Chloe. It was everywhere in the ‘90s especially – it felt like it was the “It Name.” It got a bit oversaturated though. Still, it would have gone perfectly as a first name with this kid: Chloe Madden sounds so pretty. Then they could have done the one-two bonkers punch of Raddix Wildflower for the middle names. Basically, I think they just f–ked up the order. But I really dislike Wildflower, in case anyone is wondering. It’s cheeseball. But again, not my baby.

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  1. AmyB says:

    Why in God’s name do celebrities name their children such stupid s**t??? Like this! Or Kate Winslet naming her kid Bear, and so many others!! LMAO! I just don’t get it! You are literally setting up your kid for therapy

    :)

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      I’ve long thought Gwen Stefani’s choice of “Zuma” for her son was the pinnacle of stupid names

      • Jerusha says:

        In 1972 Barbara Hershey and David Carradine named their son Free. He changed it to Tom.

        Then there’s Blanket, Pilot, Kal-El, Apple …. The list is endless.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa

      • deezee says:

        That one never really bothered me. I’ve known a few Eastern European men (mostly Serbian) with the name Zuma.

      • Adrianna says:

        Raddix, with her ridiculous name, will be changing it as soon as she’s legally able to, probably to Chloe which is something she’ll be able to live with happily. Demi Moore’s daughter did that when she was of age, changing her name to Lula.

      • Adrianna says:

        I think Gwyneth Paltrow naming her daughter after a fruit was right up there in the stupid names top 10.

      • Olive says:

        @Adrianna did she actually go through with it? Bruce said that when she was 13 that she would change her name as soon as she turned 18 but it’s been more than a decade and she’s still going by Tallulah everywhere. it was probably a teenage phase and she grew to like her name.

      • JJ says:

        FWIW, Zuma is the name of a well-known beach in the LA area, so I always assumed that was Gwen’s inspiration. It’s pretty normal for kids to be named after places.

      • SK2 says:

        I don’t mind Zuma… my pinnacle idiotic name is by Hilary Duff calling her daughter “Banks”

    • Luna says:

      They don’t live in the same world as the rest of us.

      • me says:

        Yep, that’s it, mentally they are really off world. Probably it takes such a mind to get to celebrity and so much win in the first place, you know, chicken and egg dilemma.

    • Bebe says:

      Lots of non-celebrities give their babies SUCH awful names. I know of a woman who named her twins Wester and Chester. Lol.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        LMAO,Like,why would you…😂

      • AmyB says:

        That is just God AWFUL LMAO!!!

      • Jerusha says:

        There were male twins at my school named Gerald and Gerry and female twins named Charice and Sharice, pronounced exactly alike.

      • Veronica S. says:

        A friend of a friend named her kid Shark. I think she could tell I was unimpressed when she said the name to me from the WTF look on my face, but I just have no patience for that. Your child isn’t a f*cking doll. That name is something they have to carry with them through life. It has to go on resumes, on school forms, etc. unless they pay to change it.

      • Charfromdarock says:

        I went to school with twins Kelly (boy) and Kellie (girl) with the last name Kelly. Yes, I shit you not.

        They ended up being called boy Kelly and girl Kellie all through school.

        It made the other set of twins, Jon and Sean seem tame by comparison.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        @Char,I nearly peed myself on the Jon and Sean being tame by comparison line-Like,they dodged a major bullet there.😆

      • lucy2 says:

        Yes, the unusual/awkward/downright stupid names are not limited to celebrities! Someone I know just asked for suggestions, and good Lord, some of them!

        Give your kid a decent official name, and then call them whatever nickname you want.
        Chloe is a pretty name. At least this kid will have that option.

      • Lorelei says:

        I genuinely cannot tell if the children are girls or boys from looking at the names on my son’s class list because they’re so ridiculous. I have to ask him and make notes on it.

      • Eenie Googles says:

        @lorelei

        So what if you can’t tell gender by the name? What does it matter? You plan to treat the boys differently from the girls?

        It’s the 20s and I hope we all have a better idea about how harmful and restrictive gender expectations can be.

        (I’d personally want to give a daughter a gender neutral name, so her resume doesn’t get thrown out before it’s read in certain fields. Because that does happen. )

      • justwastingtime says:

        OMG. I met a woman who named her child Branch. Understood it was a family name but does one HAVE to use a family name? Come on people. I also met someone who seriously named her kid Bathsheba…” cause it’s a strong name”. Some names really should be retired (my apologies to all you Bathsheba’s out there.

    • AmunetMaat says:

      I mean Paw Patrol has a Zuma and I worry about that poor pup not being as popular as Chase and Marshall.

  2. Ali says:

    Ok.

    Not my baby.

    But yikes what a name.

    Chloe Wildflower Madden would have been perfect.

    I do hate the birth certificate was accessed.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Birth certificates are public record, at least. Still vaguely skeevy because it’s a celebrity’s kid, but it could be done to any of us at any time. It’s when they release personal health information that it angers me because they shouldn’t have access to any of that.

  3. Katy k says:

    Nothing beats the actor who named his kid Inspector Pilot !

    • smcollins says:

      Right? Jason Lee, but actually it’s flipped (Pilot Inspektor). And don’t forget about Penn Jillette naming his kid Moxie Crimefighter. Moxie is kinda cute, for a kid that is, but the Crimefighter bit is completely OTT.
      Raddix isn’t the greatest, but in comparison it’s not that bad either. But, you know, their kid their choice, and all that.

  4. cat says:

    It reminds me of Nicole Richie’s daughter’s name: Harlow Winter Kate. Obviously not as pretty,but with the wildlife/nature inspired name, the classic name and the “outthere”name as well.

    • Jaded says:

      And what about her son “Sparrow”? There’s a name that will garner a ton of ridicule.

      • justwastingtime says:

        Harlow sounds like Harlot to me. Sorry, can’t go there. And Sparrow better be big enough to beat up the kids who make fun of him..

  5. Jackie O'Glasses says:

    Raddix sounds like the name of a bad rip-off 90s rap metal band. At least she can go by Chloe when she grows up.

  6. T says:

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I actually think Raddix is really cute!

  7. Kathgal says:

    First thing I thought of with the Wildflower is Drew Barrymore. Her book was called Wildflower and she owns Flower films and her Flower makeup line. I wonder if it was done as a tribute of sorts, I know they are friends. Anyhow, moving on….:-)

  8. Yup, Me says:

    Raddix sounds like the plural of radishes to me. So you can have a radish, you can have several radishes, you can have a f*ck ton of raddix.

    It will grow on people, I guess- Like North and Banks and Pilot and Apple etc. (And Wyatt and James as girl names).

    • Originaltessa says:

      I always liked North, Blue… even Stormi. But I still can’t with Apple. That poor girl.

    • Jerusha says:

      I named my daughter Michael in 1965. She was never in a class with a girl with the same name.

      • Sadezilla says:

        I love Michael for a girl. It feels very modern to me, whereas Michelle feels like a period name (specifically, mid-late 20th century). I also love Micaela, and have even grown to accept alternate spellings such as McKayla.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        It’s very nice and I have also always been fond of Charlie for a girl .

      • Jerusha says:

        @Sadezilla & Spicecake. I was reading the John Barrymore bio Goodnight, Sweet Prince just before her birth. His first wife was named Michael Strange, a pen name, and I thought, “I like that!”

      • lucy2 says:

        I had a woman in my family named Michael. i’m guessing she was born in the 20s/30s or so?

        I wonder about Apple, if she really goes by that or her friends call her something else.

        Raddix does make me think of radishes also.

    • Esmom says:

      I thought of radishes, too! Lol. She will always, always be having to repeat it more than once and spell it out for people. Sigh.

  9. Hellohello says:

    “She feels she gave up a lot of time and valuable years working instead of being at home. Now is her time to be a mom and she is cherishing it.”

    I’m sorry, but what is this? I feel like it’s so damaging and retro to say that a woman who is a first time mom at an older age made a mistake by working and feels relieved to finally be doing the right thing by raising a child. I know this could be interpret differently, but the underpinnings are there and I’m just so sick of this narrative that real fulfillment for women is found in motherhood. Also, I despise the word ‘cherish’. Rant over.

    • Sarah says:

      Agree 100% Hellohello .
      It’s ridiculous that in this day and age, society still acts like being a mother is the pinnacle of every woman’s existence.
      I know that’s not Cameron’s fault, and that she does not owe the public anything but it irks me, kind of, that we have yet another woman, who was proudly childfree for years and who now has that narrative that actually, she always wanted kids, but could not have them, but now she does, and she is oh so fulfilled. Oh worse, that she didn’t want kids but has finally changed her mind, because that’s the only reasonable choice a woman can make.

    • Livvers says:

      Isn’t it gross? I physically recoiled when I read that. Also, all those years of working are what allows her now to never work a day again. This type of mommyhood deification is just not achievable for the vast majority of women, which adds to the toxicity of it.

      • Livvers says:

        I just want to clarify, if any woman told me this directly speaking of her own life experience, I would not think it was a gross thing to say, but the breezy, unquestioning way this is stated in a journalistic voice, as though “of course this is all working childless women’s greatest regret, they should have been spending more time out of the public sphere” is what repels me.

    • lucy2 says:

      That bothered me too, but it’s from a “source” who probably doesn’t exist, and some jerk tabloid reporter probably made it up. I don’t think Cameron would say that.

    • sila says:

      “She feels she gave up a lot of time and valuable years working instead of being at home. Now is her time to be a mom and she is cherishing it.”

      Oh please. Cameron was not a struggling single woman barely getting by making minimal wage and could not afford to become a mother. CD was a millionaire by the time she was 25 years old and easily could have become a mother then. I would value her comment better if she just came out and said I was having fun and did not want kids, until now.

    • Wilady says:

      I think if a woman wants to give up a lot of time working, she’s allowed to feel like she gave up a lot. If she wants to give up a lot of time becoming a mom early on, she’s allowed to feel that too. A person can feel happiness or regret, and the only thing that’s backwards or old school is telling a woman how she’s allowed to feel. 🤷‍♀️

      It reminds me of people telling a woman she isn’t a real feminist if she loves dresses and makeup, when the ironic part is, telling a woman how to look and what to wear and how to present herself isn’t feminist at all. I think we should let each other be the people we want to be, parents, not parents, flirty, sporty, simple, glamorous, and love how different and great we all are.

  10. Spicecake38 says:

    I love Cameron,but please,please…call this child Chloe!

  11. Khy says:

    She will grow up to kill her younger brother name Kakarot.

  12. jaylee says:

    Chloe was my number 1 name if I ever had a girl for years! My husband kept mixing it up with Cleo because of those psychic commercials that featured Mistress Cleo. Then Khloe Kardashian popped up on the scene and that was the end of my favorite name. We went with Mia now every child under 5 I meet has my 13 year old daughters name. She is not amused.

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Names go in waves..with my older one, it seemed like every 3rd child was named Sophie or Olivia.. now it’s Madison, Mae, and Harper.

      • Wilady says:

        You have a 7 year old and a 4 year old too, don’t you? Lol

      • justwastingtime says:

        Wilady, nope I have a 21 yo and an 11 year (same marriage)… there were three Olivia’s in my older one’s day care in NYC.. there were three Harpers, three Maes and three Madisons in various soccer teams and grades for my little one in CA. But I have only meet one Ocean and one Presley and predict that those names are next!

    • Ange says:

      Every second kid I see now has some older name like Ava, Eva, Evie, Evelyn etc etc etc. Harper is bloody everywhere too, in my friend group alone I know two Harpers with the same middle name born the same year.

    • JennEricaMS says:

      @Jaylee, I have loved the name Kylie for a girl since I was a teenager so when I had my daughter 12 years ago that’s the name we went with. If I only knew then what I know now!

    • Sassichevy says:

      My oldest is almost 18. I named her Sydney. There was nobody around us with that name. Never knew a soul named Sydney. I was so excited to have this unique name…nope…when she started K4, there were THREE Sydney’s in the K3 class behind her. Fast forward to 5 years later…pregnant with child #2. My husband and I are trying to come up with a unique name….He blurts out McKinley! I was like, yes! Done! Then, since I learned a lesson the last time, I spelled it a unique way (she hates that because some people can’t even try to sound words out)… before she was a year old, I saw a stork in a neighbor’s yard with a pink blanket and “McKinley”. HOWEVER, I have only surfed the internet and found her actual spelling once since then (I am not going to post it !) She is now 13, so I won!

  13. RedWeatherTiger says:

    “She feels she gave up a lot of time and valuable years working instead of being at home”

    Yeah, me too, Cam. Me too.

  14. Trillian says:

    I don’t mind Raddix and at least she can always use Chloe. Not like the poor Kardashian kids, those are some god-awful names.

  15. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I named my son Rio (River) and if I would have had a girl, I would have named her Luna (Moon). Yep! Apparently I’m one of those people. Lol 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Spicecake38 says:

      Hi LAUnica,I like both names,different but not so different they are alienating to a child,I have a very unusual name but have grown into it,I think names that are unusual but easy to pronounce are just so much easier than hard to say names…Love Rio ,actually very cool.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I think you have to be careful with the “hard to say” names, though, because that’s sometimes a language barrier and one that often singles out certain ethnic backgrounds in Western culture. For instance, a lot of tonal language pronunciation is difficult for untrained English speakers because the phonetics are so radically different, but the names aren’t necessarily long or difficult in appearance.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Thankyou for the reminder.I completely see your point,and what I said was meant somewhat about my own name-as in my given name is spelled differently than how it’s pronounced and I’ve lived with correcting people my entire life.
        I may not have expressed myself as well as I would have liked,I certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone and again I see you point.Thanks😊

      • Veronica says:

        Yeah, to clarify, I don’t think you were being malicious at all in intent. I get it because my first and last names are frequently misspelled and/or misstated because they’re not super common (literally would be rich if I got paid for being called Victoria), but you know some racist moron out there is waiting to run with it because they’re mad about being told Zhang isn’t pronounced “Zay-ng.”

    • lucy2 says:

      I think those are both perfectly nice names – and easy to say and spell.

  16. Cheshiresmile says:

    It actually does mean something: “Radix” means “root” or “source” – they just added a “d”. So while it sounds strange it’s not completely made up.

  17. Frida_K says:

    I’m not entirely awake yet and when I saw Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden while skimming headlines, I initially read it as Raddix Chloe CAULIFLOWER Madden.

    Yes, cauliflower. That’s what I saw. And it fits, so it took me a second before I corrected my perception.

    I need more coffee.

  18. Allergy says:

    I have two middle names and it’s such pain when you have to fill in official forms.

  19. Ava to Zeke says:

    I keep thinking the baby’s name is Raddix Maddox (and not Madden).

  20. Veronica S. says:

    Everybody is going to call her Chloe, ultimately. By the time she reaches high school, I guarantee you she will ask everyone to just go by her middle name. So why not cut out the middle man and do it that way from the start??

  21. Olive says:

    it reminds me of nicole and joel’s daughter’s name, harlow winter kate – three names, with two uncommon choices. they flow very similarly.

  22. Kimberly says:

    congratulations on the baby. it seemed like a super long road and I’m glad Cam has the child she desperately wanted for years….when was her last successful film released? not sure it was a huge sacrifice to not work all those years….but I dont know which scripts she turned down in the time it took to have her child. . .

  23. Green Desert says:

    I actually like Wildflower, that’s about it but not my kid. :)

    I’m so glad for them…it sounds like this is something they wanted for a long time. Happy, happy news. I wish we’d see Cameron on screen again but I get it. She wanted a life and it sounds like she got what she wanted.

  24. sassbr says:

    Raddix Chloe Wildflower genuinely sounds like a parody of what a celebrity would name a baby. Like absolutely equal parts “on trend”-surname-masculine-feminine-unisex-inanimate object-hipster-cool-spell it with a x. I was like surely, this is a joke, because it’s written like the type of thing Larry David would make fun of on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  25. jules says:

    special snowflake syndrome starts young.

  26. Nicegirl says:

    I think they want her to go by ‘Rad Chloe’ – ??

  27. Appalachian says:

    That is a clunky and chaotic name….
    She’s kind of dingy in my honest opinion so the name isn’t a huge shock.

  28. Miumiiiu says:

    Chloe is a gorgeous name!
    The fact that you mention it’s over saturated makes me think of names like Jessica, Angela Jennifer and Maria. They’re actually very beautiful and feminine but when you grow up hearing them often you never notice. I can’t imagine not finding Chloe beautiful but I guess that’s how saturation works in your brains?

  29. Brooke says:

    I know someone named Caterpillar. English is not spoken where I live. His parents saw the construction equipment and assumed it was a strong and mighty name. (sigh) Raddix sounds so awkward to me. It doesn’t seem to have any potential to “grow on” you. Seems it will always sound like a strange futuristic robot name… that being said, I wish them all the best with the new baby.

  30. Monica says:

    I think the whole name is pretty. Maybe she’ll end up nicknamed Dixie.

  31. Pixie says:

    Rad dicks. Cool *eyeroll*

  32. Jocey says:

    I feel like as long as people aren’t giving kids demeaning or insulting names, it’s none of my business. Like you said, not my baby.

  33. Dee Kells says:

    Is this Cameron’s biological child? Can we assume so if her name is on the birth certificate?

    • Tinas says:

      Her name will also be on the birth certificate if they had a surrogate or if she adopted the child. Although, “proper” legal adoption usually doesn’t happen until the baby is half a year old or even older.