Father-To-Be Asks if He’s Wrong for Dismissing Wife’s ‘Controversial’ Baby Name

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Why do people decide to name their kids the weirdest of things? No one does it better than celebrities, except for maybe this one couple who decided on one “controversial” name.

And celebrities especially like to think outside of the box, when it comes to their children.

Friends star Courteney Cox’s baby sounds delicious!

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

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

Busy Phillips took her inspiration from the animal kingdom instead.

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

Mariah Carey clearly wishes stardom on her kids!

Gwen Stefani thinks her baby is out of this world!

Cardi B totally went for it with her baby name!

Mike Myers clearly has a favorite day of the week!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend also took inspo from outer space!

Kourtney Kardashian went for a regal theme.

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

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

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

Kate Winslet clearly wanted a baby to cuddle with.

George Lucas went for a pretty epic-sounding name.

Madonna played into her own offbeat name with her daughter’s.

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

Yep, Usher’s son is also called Usher. Good lord.

Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna’s baby is certainly dreamier than their current relationship status.

Jason Bateman is clearly a big syrup fan.

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

Was Josh Holloway tired when he came up with this one?

Fergie is a huge ice-skating fan.

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

Is Alicia Keyes a British prog-rock fan?

Dusty? Are you sure, Adam Levine?

Nicole Richie went for the least glamorous of birds.

Hey, at least David Duchovny went for something accurate.

Michael Jackon’s very offbeat choice here.

Spike Lee went with a more practical name.

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

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

Jessica Simpson clearly thought her kid was a winner.

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

Jena Malone is clearly a poetry and nature fan.

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

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

Really not sure what Jason Lee was going for here.

Miranda Kerr feeling all romantic …

While Alanis Morisette is feeling darker.

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

A pretty cute name for Liv Tyler’s offspring.

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

Kelly Rowland opted for something altogether more violent.

Pink opted for another “natural” name …

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

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

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

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher paid tribute to John when naming his son.

Hilary Duff wanted to get fiscal with her baby name.

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

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

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

Now, we know celebrities love to name their kids weird things, but one couple might have taken things a little too far with this “controversial option.”

He took to Reddit to ask if he was wrong for not doing so, writing this: “My wife and I recently found out we’re having a daughter. We hadn’t really talked about names before but we both agreed that each of us will retain veto power. When we did start discussing names, both of us wanted to name her after our late mothers.”

He continued: “I told her the baby can take my mom’s name as her first name and her mom’s name as a middle name, or have an entirely different name, but I can’t okay “Karen” as a first name in any case.”

“She got offended because she just wants to honor her mother and thinks I have a problem with that. I just don’t want to set our daughter up to be bullied throughout her life. I told her I’d be fine with whatever first name she picks as long as it doesn’t lead to the baby being picked on later in life, but she’s pretty insistent on Karen.”






For the baby’s sake.