A new wave of little babies has arrived to a host of lucky celebs, and they’ve all picked left-of-centre names. See what you think …

Rocker Dave Grohl has welcomed his third daughter with wife Jordyn Blum, and they named their little girl Ophelia Saint. Ophelia already has big sisters Violet, 8, and Harper, 5.

Not that out of the ordinary. But take the Saint part and make that a first name? That’s what Fall Out Boy’s bass player Pete Wentz has chosen for his new little boy – Saint Lazslo. 

His girlfriend, model Meagan Camper, gave birth to Saint on Aug. 20 and “They are thrilled at the addition to the family and Bronx is over the moon to be a big brother,” said a rep.

Bronx, now 5 1/2, is Wentz’s son with former wife Ashlee Simpson. His full name? Bronx Mowgli Wentz. Mowgli is because the parents “bonded over” The Jungle Book, said his dad, but with Bronx, “We came up with the idea.”

TV host Carson Daly has a new arrival as well – his third child, daughter London Rose. He and fiancé Siri Pinter already have Etta Jones, nearly 2, and Jackson James, 5.

Unusual names are nothing unusual in celebrity-land, and it doesn’t take long to get used to what seems at first a strange name choice. 

Remember how you first reacted on hearing Apple and Moses, Harlow and Sparrow, Shiloh and Pax and their gang and the late Paula Yates’s collection of odd but now quite sweet-seeming daughter’s names?

But perhaps it takes a little longer to get used to Pilot Inspektor, Audio Science, Kal-El, Sage Moonblood and Bear Blu. 

US magician Penn Jillette has a little girl called Moxie Crimefighter – yes really.  “Moxie is a name that was created by an American for the first national soft drink and then went on to mean chutzpah, and that’s nice,” said her father, in defence of unusual names. “It’s only the losers named Dave that think having an unusual name is bad, and who cares what they think. They’re named Dave.”

What’s your child-naming philosophy? Will you follow Poppy Montgomery’s advice?

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  • It is a hard thing naming your children, then the children might change the names themselves. My aunt’s birth name was Robyn but she was know as Rob or like my step sister who uses her middle name as her 1st name is Valencia like the orange. At least some parents use the unusual name in the middle like colour or old fashion name. Not many Horace or flower names these days but they are coming back. Look at the 60’s some weird names there too. Rainbow Loopsy (surname) was my name until I legally changed it, I called myself Lou instead of using that name. Must admit a different name means less chance of finding someone else with the same name.


  • They name their children to be different. Then the name becomes popular. The difference is that they are celebrities and they have lots of money so kids suck up to them instead of bullying them.


  • OMG!


  • Sometimes I don’t parents give any thought to the impact their choice of name will have on their children when they are older. Either they will be teased, their name abbreviated by others or they will hate their own name…..It can be bad enough when old fashioned family names are used. When one of my Great Aunties passed away I discovered that my Mum had both her first and middle name of her Mother’s 2 sisters.


  • Celebrities are weird people…each to his own I guess, but the kids have to live with those names. :/


  • you can name your child whatever you like but consider that fact that they will have to be the face of the name, so don’t embarrass them lol


  • Thanks for sharing these interesting and in some cases unusual names. Certainly very individual!


  • ummmm what??? some of those are ridiculous its like a competition to see who can get the biggest response from naming there kids something outrageous.


  • I was thinking of choosing something unusual for my first child due in feb, but I am rethinking it and now leaning towards something traditional but not too common. Maybe little people need a chance to find their own ways to be unique in this world.


  • don’t like the wired names these children have to live with it. I have 3 sons and choose names that will one day be mens names Brendan, Nathan and Matthew. My sister choose a uncommon name but I really like it Maverick.


  • Some names are really out there but for some reason I can’t get my head around ‘Apple’


  • each to their own I say, what one person likes another won’t.


  • Normal names, people! Normal names!!!


  • I have a “weird” name and wouldn’t change it for the world :) I’m not a sharer and this I don’t have to share haha


  • some of those names aren’t bad.


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