Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon announced the names of their newborn twins. Their son is named Moroccan Scott Cannon and their daughter is named Monroe Cannon.
So why and where do celebrities come up with such wacky names for their kids? HeadDrama asked baby name expert and author Amanda Barden her thoughts. She wrote the book Baby Names Made Easy and has interviewed many celebrities about the subject of names.
Describe the pressure that a famous person faces when naming their child. How is it different from other parents?
Famous parents have all the same pressures that non-famous parents face when naming a child like finding a name both parents agree on, making sure the first name goes with the last name, accommodating family naming traditions and the pressure to please family and friends. Then on top of that, the whole world is watching and waiting to critique their choice. You can bet that’s a lot of pressure!
Do you think today's celebrities seem more apt to pick unusual - and even outlandish - names for their children?
Absolutely. Elizabeth Taylor named her kids Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth and Maria — all common, classic names. Today, you have the Jolie Pitts – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne—all quite unique names.
What’s interesting is that not only are celebrities choosing unique names, they’re starting name trends.
So what names are likely to become trends? Click over to our partner site HeadDrama for the complete story.