A Boy Named Sue or a Girl Named Apple? What in the world is going
on with celebrity babies names these days? Gravel-throated
singer Johnny Cash cracked us up years ago when he sang of the hilarious,
character-building plight of a boy whose parents had named him Sue.
As the song went, it all turned out in the end and Sue
became a stronger person for it. But modern celebrities seem to
be outdoing themselves with unique monikers.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and rock musician hubby Chris Martin saw
fit to pick a fruit when naming the Apple of
their eye. Earlier, as the baby boomers tie-dyed and freedom fought,
their offspring were left to fend off jibes at names like Six-Pack,
River, Blade and Lay. As expectant parents check out the latest
listings on favorite names for baby, they often look to Hollywood
for guidance from celebrities. Talk about attention-getting. Here
are a few choice picks:
Dweezil (Frank and Gail Zappa), Rumer
(Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) Rocco (Madonna and Guy
Ritchie), Zowie (Angie and David Bowie), Puma (singer
Erika Badu), Makenalei (actress Helen Hunt), Zahra
Savannah (actor Chris Rock), and finally, Whizdom (basketball
player Jayson Williams).
Whats in a name? Shakespeare said a rose by any other name
would smell as sweet. But a stinky name may be a burden baby will
bear forever. Or, perhaps, well just be looking at some stronger,
more confident psyches in a few years.