The eight categories of bizarre celebrity baby names

The newborn North West is not alone

Published June 21, 2013 6:52PM (EDT)

If Kim Kardashian is famous for being famous, her baby daughter may soon be famous for having a crazy name. That name, reportedly, is North West.

Although a source earlier this week said that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby's name was Kaidence Donda West, TMZ reports that "North" is the name on the child's birth certificate at Cedars-Sinai.

As various media outlets have noted, Kardashian had talked about the prospect of turning her child's name into a cute jokey plaything-of-a-name with Jay Leno several months ago:

That is not true, [North is] not one of the names on our list. But you know what name I do like but it probably won’t be on is, I do like — ‘cause it kinda goes with North — I like Easton. Easton West. I think that’s cute.

Easton West? North West? Why not SXS West? (Kimye just missed out on a major endorsement deal.)

Sadly, "North" is only the latest in a long tradition of bizarre names celebrities have chosen for children. There are so many bad baby names that we've developed a system of categories to help you keep them straight:

Baby names that are adjectives
Free Carradine
Moroccan Cannon

Baby names that are places
Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale
Bronx Mowgli Wentz
Brooklyn Beckham

Baby names that are fruits, flowers, or animals
Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver
Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver
Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver
Apple Martin
Alabama Gypsy Rose Jennings (also a place)
Blue Ivy Carter
Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp
Sparrow James Midnight Madden-Ritchie
Peaches Geldof

Baby names that are things
Moon Unit Zappa
Reignbeau Rhames

Baby names that are types of people
Pilot Ispektor Lee
Kyd Miller Duchovny
Diva Muffin Wentz

Baby names that are concepts
Audio Science Clayton
Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette (also, we suppose, a type of person)

Baby names that are superheroes  or supervillains
Kal-El Coppola Cage
Harley Quinn Smith

Baby names that transcend all other categories
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence
Heaven Love'on Stone
God'Iss Love Stone

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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