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North West joins the unusual baby name club

 

Perhaps the inspiration came from One Direction?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter North is certainly not the first celebrity baby with an unorthodox name — and plenty of those names have set trends. Brooklyn may have seemed exotic when Victoria and David Beckham chose it in 1999, but last year it was the 29th most popular baby name in the U.S., according to the Social Security Administration. (Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s choice of another New York borough, Bronx, remains less popular.)

North has not cracked the Social Security Administration’s top 1,000 baby names over the past 100 years, though West ranked 949 for boys in the year 1913. But given the popularity of place names — Paris, London, Sydney and Savannah were also in the top 100 for girls — perhaps we can expect more babies with a sense of direction in years to come.

Here are some other unusual celebrity offspring names:

•  Banjo Patrick, son of actress Rachel Griffiths

•  Bear Blu, son of actress Alicia Silverstone

•  Buddy Bear Maurice, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo Pamela and Poppy Honey Rosie, children of chef Jamie Oliver

•  Fifi Trixibelle, daughter of Bob Geldof

•  Mirabella Bunny, daughter of musician Bryan Adams

•  Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Muffin Zappa, children of Frank Zappa

•  Moxie Crimefighter, daughter of comedian Penn Jillette

•  Pilot Inspektor, son of actors Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf

•  Seven, son of Erykah Badu and Andre Benjamin

•  Sparrow James Midnight, son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

•  Speck Wildhorse, son of John Mellencamp

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