Raddix isn’t a name you encounter every day, with the exception of a 28-year-old DJ from Texas and Diaz and Madden’s little one. Should she decide to take a different path from the EDM scene, she could go by Wildflower, Chloe, or simply RAD.
Sparrow James Midnight
Parents: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
For their son, Richie and Madden wanted a name that would nicely pair with their first child, Harlow Winter Kate.
Parents: Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran
Sheeran wanted a one-of-a-kind name for his baby girl, like that of his wife Cherry, eventually deciding on Lyra. Antarctica came from a memorable voyage the couple made to the continent in 2019, just before Seaborn’s pregnancy.
Kingston James McGregor, Zuma Nesta Rock, and Apollo Bowie Flynn
Parents: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Kingston is named after the capital city of Jamaica and Rossdale’s middle name, McGregor. Zuma’s name combines influences from Zuma Beach in Malibu, Bob Nesta Marley, and possibly a subtle ode to rock music. Apollo’s middle names, Bowie Flynn, are a blend of their mothers’ maiden names.
Parents: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
The name was chosen in honor of the New York county and beloved character Mowgli from The Jungle Book.
Parents: Kate Winslet and Edward Abel Smith (AKA Ned Rocknroll)
Bear was the nickname of Winslet’s close childhood friend, and she went with Blaze because “my husband and I met in a house fire, basically,” she told The Cut.
Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf
Parents: Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
Because they truly adored the name Elsie, and otters. One thing is certain: Elsie better share their love for these adorable creatures.
Parents: Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton
After reading the dictionary multiple times, Clayton finally settled on Audio Science.
Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet, and Diva Thin Muffin
Parents: Adelaide Gail Zappa and Frank Zappa
Moon or Motörhood were the two original contenders, and Unit was chosen because, as the eldest, Moon’s birth symbolized the family as a unit. Dweezil actually began as a pet name coined by Zappa for his wife’s pinky toe and was later adapted for their son. However, the hospital refused to register Dweezil under that name, so it remained a nickname (born Ian Donald Calvin Euclid) until he insisted on legally changing it at the age of five. Ahmet, a common Turkish name, was in tribute to the co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun. And, lastly, Diva’s name was apparently a result of her being a particularly vocal baby. An intriguing backstory, to say the least.