Celebrities Who Gave Their Children Famous People's Names
You never know what to anticipate from celebrities when it comes to baby names. Celebrities have been at the forefront of a significant trend away from common names toward really original names during the past twenty years.
The current Hollywood standard is wacky names, but even those might have real-world inspirations.
Here are the biographies of some great people who served as the basis for certain famous people's children's names. Here's a list of celebrities who gave their children famous people's names.
When the first pictures of Harper Seven Beckham were made public, she appeared blissfully ignorant that she was already one of the most well-known newborns in the world.
Pictures of the infant have been shared on social media by Victoria and David Beckham.
Victoria shared a picture of her spouse and the child with her 1.5 million Twitter followers.
In the black-and-white image, Harper, who is covered in a blanket and wearing a light hat and has her eyes closed, and David are touching noses.
The caption, "Daddy's little girl," has been inserted by the fashion designer.
David wrote, "I snapped this picture of my two children sleeping," beside a black-and-white photo of Victoria resting with the infant curled up on her bosom.
The LA Galaxy player wore a set of football boots with the names of all four of his kids embroidered on in pink when playing Real Madrid on Saturday.
He explained in a video on his Facebook page on Friday why he chose the name Harper Seven for the young girl who was born on July 10.
The author of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, was the inspiration for the baby's name, he revealed, putting an end to days of rumors.
He said: "Victoria's favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, it's a very strong, passionate book, and the author was Harper Lee, and that is where Harper came from."
Charles Mingus, A Jazz Musician, Inspired Norman Reedus And Helena Christensen To Name Their Son Mingus
Charlie Mingus is extremely popular with his father, Christensen recalled to The Independent at the time.
I preferred Thelonious Monk, Chet Baker, and Billie Holiday, but we decided "Mingus" sounded better as a first name than "Monk."
Nick Cannon, 30, and Mariah Carey, 41, had twins. Carey disclosed their names on her official website today after asking her Twitter fans to guess them: Moroccan Scott Cannon (her son) and Monroe Cannon (her daughter).
Marilyn Monroe, one of Carey's idols, inspired the name Monroe. The word "Moroccan" was derived from the top floor of Carey's New York City apartment, which had Moroccan-themed furnishings and is where Cannon proposed to Carey.
It seems like everything related to Carey's pregnancy has become an event, from her pregnancy announcement to revealing the names of her children. Before the kids were even born, she even came up with a name for them: "dembabies," which she wrote along with a butterfly on her expanding tummy. She then tweeted a picture of her creation to her more than four million followers.
Carey, or rather, a representative of Carey, also announced the birth of the twins on Twitter: "Mariah and Nick deserve congratulations on the arrival of their #dembabies! April 30 at 12:07 PM ET, birth. All three parents and the #dembabies are doing great!"
When asked about his daughter Harlow's name, Madden remarked, "I really like Jean Harlow the actress, and Nicole likes Shalom Harlow the model." "Because it seems like a vintage name, Harlow is cool. Winter is very calm and tranquil, much like our daughter."
As Linda explains, "there was tremendous expectation about what Nicole and Joel would come up with for their second child after giving their daughter the imaginative name Harlow Winter Kate.
And they didn't disappoint with their baby son's name, the similarly odd Sparrow James Midnight.
According to Linda, the two names "had a beautiful, almost twin-like symmetry, with one being quite feminine and the other extremely masculine."
While Harlow exudes Old Hollywood feminissima splendor, the name Sparrow has previously been used for females.
However, since Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow made a powerfully masculine appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean, it has acquired a swashbuckling pirate attitude.
However, there is such a thing as too much symmetry, and Linda points out that the problem with Harlow and Sparrow is that they "may be extremely similar in pronunciation and spelling, making it look a little like an outmoded twin coupling."
Everything is in the name! A newborn boy was born to Fergie and Josh Duhamel on Thursday, August 29, in Los Angeles.
The couple gave their kid the name Axl Jack in honor of one of Fergie's all-time favorite bands, Guns 'N Roses, which was famously headed by Axl Rose.
According to a source close to the singer, "Fergie is a tremendous Guns 'N Roses fan. One of her career highlights has been playing and recording with Slash.
Just one year after her fall 2009 wedding with Duhamel, the rocker raved about her love for the band. "Rock & roll contains some of my favorite vocal role models.
Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, Axl Rose, and Robert Plant come to mind "Fergie spoke with Us in September 2010 exclusively. "I have verbally imitated these folks."
Aww! Bowie Ezio and Cy Aridio's names were inspired by their mother, Zoe Saldana, who gave birth to the twins in November.
She told Yahoo! UK, "My husband is really Italian and I am very Latina so every day we get texts from our parents simply saying, 'Oh, it should be Rocco, Giovanni, Luigi, Antonio Ramon Jose.'" And you think, "Oh my gosh, folks, calm down."
Zoe and her husband Marco Perego ultimately decided on the first names Bowie (perhaps a reference to David Bowie?) and Cy, but they paid homage to their heritage with the names Ezio (an Italian name) and Aridio (honoring Saldana's Dominican-born father, Aridio Saldana).
His middle name is in honor of the politician and philanthropist William Wilberforce.
Another of their kids was given the name Spurgeon in honor of the mid to late1800s British evangelist Charles Spurgeon.
Celebrities have been at the forefront of a significant trend away from common names toward really original names during the past twenty years. Would you give your kid a celebrity name? If you were famous, would that be different?