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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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  • Rocco

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    Madonna did much to polish up the image of this old-neighborhood Italian choice when she picked it for her son with British director Guy Ritchie; it now feels much more mainstream, sharing the quir... Read More 

  • Romeo

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    It wasn't so long ago that Romeo was considered as outre for an American baby as Casanova or Cupid. But that really changed when David and Victoria Beckham chose it for their second son in 2002, a ... Read More 

  • Saffron

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    Spice names are increasingly appealing to the senses of prospective parents; this one, belonging to a precious spice derived from the crocus has a vaguely orange-scented-incense sixties feel. Eng... Read More 

  • Sage

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    Fits many criteria sought by modern parents: it's short and strong, with intimations of wisdom as well as fragrant herbal properties. At this point, Sage is given about a third of the time to boys... Read More 

  • Salvador

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    A common epithet of Christ, frequently heard in the Hispanic community.  Read More 

  • Samaria

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    Similar to but distinct from Samara, this pretty name was chosen for his daughter by rapper LL Cool J.  Read More 

  • Seven

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    Only if your preceding children are named One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six. Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 broke that rule when naming their son.  Read More 

  • Sindri

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    Idiosyncratic Icelandic singer Bjork chose this exotic name -- it's also an Indian place-name -- for her son.  Read More 

  • Speck

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    Not only did rocker John Mellencamp name his son Speck, but he appended the middle name Wildhorse to it.  Read More 

  • Story

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    A new unisex word name with a lot of charm, especially appropriate for the child of writers. Jenna Elfman called her son Story Elias.  Read More 

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