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Rocker and Rapper Kids' Names

If you call yourself Ludacris or Slash or Flea, chances are you're not gonna name your kid Matthew or Martha or Mike. In fact, rock-and-roll and hip-hop musicians are probably the most imaginative (or outrageous, depending on your point of view) baby namers around, honoring their musical heroes (Thelonious, Lennon, Hendrix), using words as names (Million, Dream, Zeppelin), or just letting their fantasies fly. To wit:
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  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this on... Read More 

  • Ickitt

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    Rapper M.I.A. announced this as her newborn son's name, which may or may not be a joke. Read More 

  • Indigo

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    Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from pl... Read More 

  • Kama

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    This simple but exotic name -- some might associate it with the Kama Sutra -- was chosen by heavy metal rocker Sammy Hagar for his daughter.  Read More 

  • Karma

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    Some parents, including rapper Ludacris, are literally bestowing good karma on their children, but we think it should be saved for babies being raised in an ashram.  Read More 

  • King

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    King is a name that sends a mixed message. While some might think of it as more fitting for a canine, others see it as a strong name with offbeat style and a full court of rich associations, from D... Read More 

  • Lennon

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    A growing number of high-profile (and other) parents are choosing to honor their musical idols, such as Hendrix, Presley, Jagger, and now Lennon. Lennon first came to notice when Liam Gallagher and... Read More 

  • Lolita

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    Parents are beginning to ignore the adolescent sex kitten associations of the notorious Nabokov novel, seeing this as a charming, offbeat name with a good deal of style for those who defy convention.  Read More 

  • Marquise

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    Part of the name nobility that includes Prince, Earl, and Duke -- though none of these guys are very classy. Read More 

  • Memphis

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    Cool and bluesy southern city name chosen by musician-activist Bono for his daughter.  Read More 

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