Why Stars Like Lisa Bonet Opt For the Bizarre

 - Jan 9, 2009
The possibilities for strange baby names are endless. Actress Lisa Bonet named her third child Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa—that’s more than two hand-fulls of a name, but not at all strange when you look at today’s offbeat baby-naming phenomenon.

The reason parents opt for eccentric names for their children varies greatly, as the cluster below demonstrates. Some parents, like Lisa Bonet and her former Baywatch hunk beau Jason Mamoa, choose baby names for cultural reasons, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa clearing being chosen based on Jason’s Hawaiian background.

Cracked.com had a great list of weird celebrity baby names, which included:

Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson)
Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin (Frank Zappa)
Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee)
Fifi Trixibelle (Bob Geldof and Paula Yates)
Sage Moonblood (Sylvester Stallone)
Memphis Eve (Bono)
Blue Angel (The Edge (From U2))
Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon)
Moxie Crimefighter (Penn Jillette)
Tu Morrow (Rob Morrow)

The innovations below list a few of the strangest baby names featured on Trend Hunter, from parents who name their babies based on Googleability, to those who named them after historic events.