Is it me, or can Ellen DeGeneres pretty much get away with anything? It's hard to imagine too many other celebrities making fun of Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby's name, Blue Ivy, right out of the gate, unusual though the moniker may be, and coming off smelling like such a (very funny) rose. But DeGeneres, who notes that she and wife Portia de Rossi do not have kids -- "which is why we get to eat our food while it's still hot," she quips -- totally pulls it off. Big time.
In fact, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres has bravely gone where no celebrity has gone before -- she reveals the secret behind all those weird celebrity baby names, of which Blue Ivy is really only a mild example (it's no Fifi Trixibelle or Sage Moonblood, after all): "The Celebrity Baby Name Generator!" (As soon as you become a celebrity, you get one -- natch!) Pairing names like "Banjo" with "Fire Escape" and "Elbow" with "Gas Lamp" -- with only the press of a button -- the Celebrity Baby Name Generator is really a wonderful tool. Wish I'd had it when I was naming my two kids.
Seriously, I have to hand it to DeGeneres, I think she could market this thing and make a few bucks. Think of all the time she could save prospective parents seeking a name for their kids they won't hear a million times over on the playground. No more poring over the Social Security Administration's Popular Baby Names website. Forget reading piles of baby name books. Just press a button and you too could have a perfect -- and perfectly peculiar -- star-offspring-worthy tag for your tyke: "Key Chain Moon"? "Lozenge Morocco"? Love it. Thanks, Ellen!
Do you wish you had a Celebrity Baby Name Generator for naming your kids?
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