Uma Thurman recently announced the birth of her daughter, and the kid has a mouthful of a name: Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. And, the kid will be called “Luna,” because going for the name that’s somewhere in the middle makes perfect sense.
Uma and her husband are far from being the only celebrities to choose an odd name for their child. In fact, weird celebrity baby names are closer to being the norm. A few of the crazier ones:
Apple Martin. The trend of making fun of every single thing that Gwyneth Paltrow does probably started here. She’s also saddled another of her offspring with the name “Moses,” which he is probably never, ever teased about.
Worried you might forget your kid’s name? Not a problem for David Duchovny, who decided to name his kid Kyd.
When Beyonce and Jay-Z named their child Blue Ivy Carter, the madness spread quickly. Ivy, perhaps unsurprisingly, gained 137% popularity on baby-name tracking site NameBerry. Blue, on the other hand, saw a 499% jump.
Robert Rodriguez has apparently taken to heart those studies that say that alliterative names are a marker for success, but ignored the advice about not sticking your kid with a strange or unusual name. He has given alliterative (and odd) names to his entire brood: Rocket, Rebel, Racer, Rogue and Rhiannon.
Quite a few celebs seem to have skipped to the back of the baby name book when it came to choosing monikers for their kids. A few celebrity kids who wound up with odd Z-names: Gwen Stefani’s younger child Zuma, Corey Feldman’s son Zen, Eddie Murphy’s child Zola Ivy, and David Bowie’s son Zowie Bowie (who, quite sensibly, chose to go by “Duncan” instead).