5 Celebs Who’ve Defended Giving Their Kids Quirky Names

Unusual baby names are nothing out of the ordinary in Hollywood, and these 5 stars each decided to give their kids unusual monikers, defending against the critics who’ve said the name might even be harmful as the child grows up. Saying that they simply fell in love with the original name or that it has a personal meaning to them, these stars have commented that they don’t care what their critics have to say because they have no regrets about the names they have selected.

Busy Philipps


Busy’s kids are called Cricket and Birdie, but she thinks it won’t negatively harm them so she laughs off her critics: “It’s weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names. Guys, my kids will be (in) therapy for lots of reasons, I’m sure.”

Holly Madison

Holly named her daughter Rainbow but says there is a meaning behind it: “I have always loved the name Rainbow. There was a girl in my school a few years younger than me named Rainbow and I was so envious of her name because it was so pretty and unusual. She was perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I’m not worried about my daughter being “traumatised” by having an unusual name.”

Kate Winslet

Kate recently named her son Bear and says people just need to get over her personal choice: “People might judge all they like, but I’m a f*****g grown-up.”

Myleene Klass

When a fan asked if she would ever change her daughter Hero’s name, Myleene was quick to say no: “Are you crazy?! Her name’s amazing!”

Shannyn Sossamon

Shannyn named her son Audio Science and she explained that she wanted to pick a word name: “We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in Simon.”