Christina Ricci Found Out Her Newborn Baby’s Name on Instagram When Her Husband Announced It

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Actress Christina Ricci has revealed the moment she found out her daughter’s name thanks to her husband’s Instagram post…

It turns out her husband announced their baby’s name to the world before discussing it with her first…

And the name itself is pretty unusual.

Ricci shared the whole ordeal on  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and fans were shocked.

But, before we reveal the name, let’s take a look at some of the unusual celebrity baby names that have made waves over the past few years…

Coco…

Friends star Courteney Cox’s baby sounds delicious!

Apple…

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin also went for a foody option.

Blue Ivy…



You can’t expect Beyonce to do things by halves, right?

Birdie…

Busy Phillips took her inspiration from the animal kingdom instead.

Bronx…

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s kid is so over Brooklyn …

Monroe…

Mariah Carey clearly wishes stardom on her kids!

Kulture…

Cardi B totally went for it with her baby name!

Reign…

Kourtney Kardashian went for a regal theme.

North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm…

We literally can’t choose the weirdest of Kimye’s baby names.

Stormi…

Kylie Jenner’s kid did give us one of the most iconic memes of the year, though.

Lazer…

Well, you didn’t expect Diplo to go for a conventional name, did you?

Bear…

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Kate Winslet clearly wanted a baby to cuddle with.

Everest…

George Lucas went for a pretty epic-sounding name.

Denim…

Toni Braxton paid tribute to everyone’s favorite pants material.

Puma…

Erykah Badu was obviously never going to go for a common name.

Axl…

Fergie is a huge ice-skating fan.

Bluebell…

Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) took the floral name theme to the next level.

Dusty Rose…

Dusty? Are you sure, Adam Levine?

Sparrow…

Nicole Richie went for the least glamorous of birds.

Blanket…

Michael Jackson’s very offbeat choice here.

True…

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s baby name is kind of sadly ironic.

Esmerelda…

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes plumped for one of the lesser-known Disney princesses.

Rocket…

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Sam Worthington went more “out of this world” with his choice.

Ode Mountain…

Jena Malone is clearly a poetry and nature fan.

Rainbow…

Holly Madison’s choice is very kitschy – and colorful.

Elsie Otter…

We hate to admit we find Zooey Deschanel’s choice kind of cute.

Pilot Inspektor…

Really not sure what Jason Lee was going for here.

Onyx…

While Alanis Morisette is feeling darker.

James…

You may not think Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ choice is too unusual – until you realize that choice was for their daughter…

Sailor…

A pretty cute name for Liv Tyler’s offspring.

Briar Rose…

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are obviously fans of Sleeping Beauty.

Titan…

Kelly Rowland opted for something altogether more violent.

Willow…

Pink opted for another “natural” name …

Brooklyn…

Was David and Victoria Beckham’s kid named after the place he was conceived?

Kal-El…

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Nicholas Cage paid tribute to his love for Superman by giving his kid Clark Kent’s Kryptonite name.

Peaches…

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Bob Geldof actually went off-piste with all his kids’ names – from Fifi Trixabelle to Pixie.

Banks…

Hilary Duff wanted to get fiscal with her baby name.

Homer…

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Richard Gere was apparently inspired by a family name – but we know your mind just goes to The Simpsons

Frances Bean…

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s child is named after the least glamorous food.

Sunny…

Adam Sandler’s baby name brings positivity – or at least, he hopes so!

And now, Christina Ricci has shared her ordeal of how she found out her daughters name…

Ricci and husband Mark Hampton welcomed their baby girl in December, and it turns out Hampton revealed the name of their daughter to the world before running it by Ricci first.

Ricci spoke out on  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, sharing that she only found out the name of her daughter when she checked Instagram.

And people were shocked…

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Ricci shared with Ellen that while she was recovering from a c-section, Hampton had taken to Instagram to share the name…

And while they had discussed their daughter’s name, they hadn’t agreed to anything.

“My husband was like, ‘Well, we’re going to give her a full name, right? And then the nickname’s Cleo,'” she explained during her recent chat with Ellen DeGeneres.

After he suggested her full name, Ricci recalled saying: “‘OK, fine. We’ll talk about this later.'”

However, “later” never came, and he went on to share her new name with their fans…

Writing: “My heart has exploded @riccigrams and baby Cleo are doing fantastic, we’re all resting after such an eventful morning… Welcome to the world baby Cleopatra Ricci Hampton.”

“He got so excited that he put it on Instagram and media outlets picked up that her full name is Cleopatra Ricci Hampton,” Christina said.

“And so I was like, ‘I guess we named her Cleopatra.'”

What do you make of the name?