The famous may be able to provide their children with everything they could ever need or want, but the names they sometimes bestow upon their offspring may leave us scratching our heads. While some stars give their children perfectly normal names, some name their babies after fruit, other famous people or even themselves.
Common Baby Names
Quite a few famous actors and musicians seem to have the same taste when it comes to baby names. These stars chose the same names for their children. Ava, for example, was chosen by Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe for their daughter. The same name was also chosen by Lisa and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, as well as Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora. Jack is a popular name for sons, apparently, as it was chosen by parents Christie Brinkley, Johnny Depp, Matt Lauer and Denis Leary. Other popular stars’ baby names include Henry, Zoe, and Sara, according to the Pregnancy and Baby website.
Unusual Baby Names
Some stars want their babies to have names as rare as their upbringing will surely be. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may have a love of fruit, as they named their daughter Apple. Christie Brinkley, on the other hand, reflects a love of the sea with her choice of the name Sailor for her little girl. James Oliver named his daughter Poppy Honey, while Madonna named her son Rocco and her daughter Lourdes. Jodie Foster named her son Kit, and Deven and Jonathan Davis named their son Pirate.
Some famous parents stick with a theme when they name subsequent children. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks named their boys after presidents — Chester and Truman. Flowers are a common theme in girls’ names. Sylvester and Jennifer Stallone named their daughters Sophia Rose, Sistine Rose and Scarlet Rose. George Foreman kept it simple: He named all five of his sons after himself. They are George Jr, followed by George III, IV, V and George VI.