Why do people decide to name their kids the weirdest of things? Well, no one does it better than celebrities – but one mom has shared her baby name woes on Reddit for a very different reason …
But becoming a parent means one huge decision – a baby name!
And one any parent wants to get right.
Or think outside the box …
As one mom shared on Reddit this week …
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 Jackson’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 opted 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.
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.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s child is named after the least glamorous food.
As a mom has shared a pretty bad complaint on Reddit.
After reading her post, people had a lot to say.
“We originally worried it may seem ‘made up’ name but upon further research, we found out it’s a real Italian name. Neither me or my SO have Italian heritage but bearing in mind we see girls native to this country named Isabella, Lucia, Alessia, Luna, etc. we didn’t think she would seem out of place with the name Romelia.”
“Romana was the name of my SO’s cousin, who we lost to cancer during her early years, but she was a very witty and positive child and we loved her and still do.”
“When I told her that I would not be changing the name and that there was nothing ‘bully-able’ about it, she started screaming that I was no sister of hers, that I was disrespecting the family by using the name of someone from my SO’s family in my daughter’s name and that she would spit on my daughter if she saw her.”
“My parents say my sister claims I’ve abandoned her and is stressed and crying a lot, and my wider family want to ban me from the Christmas video call for causing ‘drama.'”
“If a sibling of mine ever threatened to spit on my child, they were never be allowed to be in proximity to the child – or me – ever. Your family is enabling her. And the name you chose is lovely,” wrote one.
“And if your family is willing to cut YOU instead of HER from the Christmas call for ‘causing drama’ they aren’t worth speaking to.”
“At least this Christmas you have a really good excuse to not see them. Maybe, oh maybe, they will be rational by next year.”
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