9 Celebs Who Picked Lame Baby Names

Cristiano Ronaldo will never forget son's name
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2010 9:24 AM CDT
In this photograph taken on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world George Foreman, right, smiles as he talks about his son, George Foreman III, left, in Houston.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – For every celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow who names her baby Apple, there’s a Cristiano Ronaldo who names his baby…Cristiano Ronaldo. The Daily Beast takes a look at 9 celebrities who didn't get too creative with baby names:

  • George Foreman: Not only are his five sons all named George—he was “really close to naming all the girls George as well,” he once wrote, “but I decided that might have been overkill.”
  • Courteney Cox: Her daughter would have been named “Courteney Cox”—but dad David Arquette is half-Jewish and against naming children after a living person, so they instead combined the first two letters of mom’s first and last names to come up with “Coco.”

  • Roland Burris: The Illinois senator appointed, controversially, by Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a son named Roland II, a daughter named Rolanda, and a grandson named…wait for it…Roland.
  • Jermaine Jackson: Turns out Michael wasn’t the only one in the Jackson family with a penchant for naming kids after himself. Jermaine has a Jermaine Jr., a Jaimy, a Jermajesty, and a bunch of other J-name kids: Jeremy, Jourdynn, and Jafaar. Almost makes you feel bad for left-out children Autumn and Dawn.
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