Odd Celebrity Baby Name Trend: Stop the Madness!

Heather Chaet

weird baby namesOkay, all of you pregnant celebrities out there, we need to have a talk. We were on a good roll here for a while with the baby names celebs were choosing for their kiddos. But, ahem, recently we've traveled to the dark wackadoodle side of baby naming.

Natalie! Kate! Victoria! Alyssa! Pink! Please, please, please -- yes, I am begging you to listen -- put a stop to the madness!

Like we've said over and over again, your baby's name doesn't have to be plain or usual or boring. Over the past year, we've seen some great not-so-common names that are still very nice and don't venture into the red "Wonko" area on our Baby-Name-o-Meter. Leo, Faith, Gideon, Harper, Bennett -- all good. But the latest announcements really have me worried:

Mirabella Bunny -- Bryan Adams and his wife gave their daughter this one. I admit, not the worst one ever, in the "Random, but Whatever" area on the Baby-Name-o-Meter.

Journey -- Taboo, part of the Black Eyed Peas (one of my fave bands), named his kiddo Journey. Not sure if it's after the band from the '70s and '80s or what. Again, not in the realm of Apple or Pilot Inspektor, but smack in the "Huh?" area.

Moroccan -- Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's boy, named after a room in their apartment. Moroccan's new sis, Monroe, fared a little better in the name department ... only a little. Both measured in the red "Wonko" area.

Bear Blu -- Alicia Silverstone named her baby boy Bear Blu. I am just not even sure what to say about this one. Again, the arrow shot straight to "Wonko."

Sigh. Just remember, pregnant ladies everywhere, the name is something to think about before you enter the amazing bliss of seeing your child for the first time, before you get into the haze that is the first weeks of being a new parent. And for some reason, we all watch and are interested in what celebs name their kiddos when we think of naming our little ones. We do it here at The Stir. It is what it is ... so, celeb mamas-to-be, please be kind to us and the baby list of 2012.

What do you think of recent celebrity baby names?

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