Fruit. Days of the week. Biblical characters.
What the hey is going on with all these strange celebrity baby names?
Levi is, according to the gospel of McConaughey, a biblical name and another name for the apostle, Matthew. Whew. Because for a minute there, I thought he’d named his son after his favorite pair of jeans.
The mystery of Sunday’s name has now been solved by Kidman’s dad’s admission to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
Kidman’s dad, Dr. Antony Kidman, explains to the paper, "The name struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it." He added: "It was among other names being mentioned, but they decided that was the name they wanted."
Reed was a leading figure in Australia’s early 20th century art scene, and she spent the ’30s in a love triangle with her arts patron husband, John, and the painter Nolan.
Yikes. OK, that’s not exactly something you want to explain to your young daughter.
Let’s hope they wait until she’s older before they go into the sordid details of her namesake.
Time for a look back at some other amusing and potentially emotionally scarring celebrity spawn names.
In comparison to some of these past whoppers, Sunday and Levi sound positively normal. Well, almost.
Pick your favorite! And the worst!
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s daughter, Suri.
Richard Gere’s son, Homer.
Julia Roberts daughter, Hazel, and son, Phinnaeus.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins, Max and Emme.
Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette‘s daughter, Coco.
Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith‘s daughter, Willow, and son, Jayden. Another son boringly named Will Jr.
Rachel Griffiths‘ son, Banjo. Which always make me think of the film, "Deliverance" and that banjo pickin’ mountain inbred. Sorry, can’t help it.
Keep reading. There’s so many more…
]]>Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s daughter, Harlow Winter Kate.
Emma Thompson‘s daughter, Gaia, which means mother earth, or the eternal feminine power. Or something like that.
Arthur Ashe’s daughter, Camera. Could have been worse. Could have been Kodak.
Penn Jillette’s daughter, Moxie CrimeFighter. The mind boggles.
Erykah Badu’s daughter, Puma (for the shoes?), and son, Seven Sirius, which is gonna get this poor kid some Sirius "Harry Potter" jokes for the rest of his life.
Ving Rhames‘ son, Freedom, and daughter, Reignbeau, who, throughout her entire life, will have to spell her embarrassing name to someone. Every. Single. Day.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore‘s kids Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Belle.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin‘s daughter, Apple, and son, Moses.
Jamie Lynn Spears‘ daughter, Maddie Briann.
Christina Aguilera‘s son, Max Liron.
Tony Braxton’s sons, Denim and Diezel. Poor kids sound like a clothing line!
Christie Brinkley’s daughter with soon-to-be ex Peter Cook (yikes) is named Sailor Lee. As in "Hey, Sailor?"
Nic Cage‘s son Kal-El, which is Superman’s real birthname on the planet Krypton. Oh, dear. Maybe he can change it when he gets older. Like maybe Jor-El Jr.
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Photo: Brad Pitt has his hands full with Pax and Zahara. Got room for two more? Credit: WireImage