Thursday, November 17, 2005

Creative, Bizarre, or just Downright Mean?

I'm all for different and creative names for one's children, but the top ten list of the most unusually named celebrity children came out from an online poll that really push that envelope. It's one thing to be different; it's completely another to be plain bizarre. Here are the Top 10:

1 Moon Unit -- Frank Zappa
2 Apple -- Chris Martin (Coldplay)
3 Misty Kyd -- Sharleen Spiteri (Texas)
4 Geronimo -- Alex James (Blur)
5 Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily -- Michael Hutchence/Paula Yates
6 Dandelion -- Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
7 Dweezil -- Frank Zappa
8 Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q -- Bono (U2)
9 Zowie Bowie -- David Bowie
10 Rufus Tiger -- Roger Taylor (Queen)

4 Comments:

Blogger Protagonist said...

You're forgetting about Nicholas Cage's son, Kal-El.

As in Superman's Krypton name.

12:59 AM  
Blogger queen_spoo said...

I didn't know that...thanks for bringing that to our attention!

I once worked with a kid named Jorel, named after Superman's father (Jor-El), but written as one word.

However, it wasn't I who forgot his son's name on the list...these were the top ten odd names chosen by an online poll that I had nothing to do with. Perhaps we should come up with our own extended list, eh?

12:21 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

It doesn't help poor Heavenly Hirani Tiger Lily that both her parents killed themselves (one in autoerotic asphyxiation and the other in a drug overdose). She's being raised by Bob Geldof, whom Yates left for Hutchence! I didn't have much respect for Geldof before (in either his acting or music talents), but I am compelled to respect this.

10:19 AM  
Blogger queen_spoo said...

Thanks, xopher....I wasn't aware of that. I think that although these names can be strange, it also shows creativity. And sometimes those blessed with excessive creativity can also be cursed with self-destructiveness as well. A fine line between genious and insanity, eh? Thanks for your insight.

10:04 AM  

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