Twitty Milk Hoax! Real Name: Mars Merkaba

Twitty Milk, the reported name of the new daughter of singer Erykah Badu and rapper Jay Electronica, was thankfully just a hoax.  No one knows quite how the Twitty Milk rumor got started, except that the new mom Twittered her way through the baby’s birth.  The real crazy celebrity baby name: Mars Merkaba.

Badu, also the mother of son Seven and daughter Puma, is obviously a leader in crazy celebrity baby naming.  Here, with Mars’ birth, our new Top 10 Craziest Celebrity Baby Names:

1. MOXIE CRIMEFIGHTER — The daughter of magician Penn Jillette, whose assertive word name can be called unique in the truest sense of that term, is the bearer of what may still be the absolute craziest celebrity baby name.

2. PILOT INSPEKTOR — Jason Lee took a lot of flack for this occupational name, to the extent that he’s keeping his second child’s name secret.

3. BRONX MOWGLI — Rockers Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz hit a new low with this New York neighborhood-Disney moniker, giving their son the initials B.M.W.

4. KAL-ELNicolas Cage’s son’s name seems fit for a child from another planet.

5. MARS MERKABA —  Okay, it’s better than Twitty Milk.  But it’s still from Outer Space.

6. PEANUT — Soap star Ingo Rademacher’s son’s name might give any child an inferiority complex.

7. DIEZEL — Word names are in, but fuel names?  Sorry, Toni Braxton, but this one is full of gas.

8. ZUMA NESTA ROCK — The name of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s second son is simply trying way too hard on every level.

9.HUCKLEBERRYBear Gryll’s newborn son and big brother Marmaduke sound like a pair of cartoon characters.  But what can you expect when Dad’s name is Bear?

10. PUMA — We have to cite Erykah Badu for being a two-time offender, as she gave her daughter this feline and sneaker name.  But Badu also has a wicked sense of humor, as anyone who’s ever heard her fabulous song “Call Tyrone” can attest.

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Jenmb Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 1:10 am

Kal-el wouldn’t be bad if it was just plain Kalel or Khalil. I think Peanut’s the worst on the list. I was surprised/disappointed with Gwen and Gavin. After choosing a great name like Kingston, they really dropped the ball with Zuma.

Jenmb Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 1:11 am

Also, Moxie by itself isn’t too horrible. It reminds me of Roxie which I find pretty spunky.

violetsmom Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 2:42 am

Sure, Inspektor is really weird but what’s so bad about Pilot? Its fine for people to name their kids Archer, Hunter, and Sailor. I actually think it has kind of a nice sound. My daughters name is Violet and we call her Pilot as a silly nickname.

pam Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 8:25 am

I think you’re all right: the Crimefighter, Inspektor, and hyphen tip these names over the edge from intriguing to insane.

Abby Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 8:26 am

Let’s hope Twitty Milk is a hoax.

Lola Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 10:37 am

I wanna shake Nick Cage, What was wrong with Clark, you twit? I do have to confess, Moxie has grown on me, I think it’s kind of cute in a bold, brash way but I cannot forgive crimefighter, makes her sound like a superhero drawn by a 5 year old. But Twitter Milk? That totally takes the cake as far as celebrity bad taste goes. I’m not a fan of hers at all.

pam Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 12:20 pm

But have you heard “Call Tyrone”? I love that song so much it makes me forgive her anything.

Lola Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I have. Not my cup of tuna, exactly. I don’t deny she appeals to others, just not me.

susan Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Twitty Milk wouldn’t even be a good name for a hamster. Twitty Milk makes me think of breastfeeding. Of all the names listed above, the least offensive are Zuma and Pilot. But I think I would only use them for pets. Zuma would be great for a cat or a dog and Pilot would be a fine name for a dog like the dog in Jane Eyre. Inspektor is really lame. These celebrities need name consultants.

Jenmb Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I love “Tyrone”. I always have to sing along whenever I hear it

Veris Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 9:51 pm

According to Erykah’s twitter and Celebrity Baby Blog, the baby is named Mars Merkaba.

Who made up Twitty Milk?

Deb Bumblebee Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I was surprised to see Diezel on this list. Seems like a regular, if somewhat spunky, name to me. I wouldn’t put it in this category. I vote for Dweezil (Zappa) instead.

pam Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Yes, he had the original crazy celebrity baby name.

Lola Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Mars Merkaba? This is a girl? I’d expect Mars on a boy. *shrug* Beats Twitter Milk by a long shot. Yeah it’s weird, but this is from the lasy with kids named Seven & Puma already. I would have expected something a little less masculine, but it’s at least classic!

Lesley Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Mars is not so bad. I’d take a girl Mars over a boy Zuma Nesta anyday. And Mars is a lot more pleasant on the ears than Bronx.

pam Says:

February 3rd, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Puma is not exactly a sweet girly girl name. I think Erykah likes power names.

Wv Says:

February 4th, 2009 at 12:23 am

I think this topic is a dead horse that keeps getting beaten over and over in every single media outlet. Do we really have to recap the entire list EVERY time a new kooky celebrity baby name surfaces? If you at all interested in this topic, you already know the whole story.

That said, I love your site 🙂

p.s. You missed the worst of all: Jermain Jackson’s son is named Jermajesty.

Tirzah Says:

February 4th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Mars is the Roman God of War. Kind of violent and millitant.

Merkaba is *very* interesting. “Merkaba, also spelled Merkabah, is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. ” See this website for more info:

*person* Says:

June 14th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Hey, why not? It’s their baby!

I’d love it if my name was crazed.
My freako favourites (which may or may not have been on the list 😉 ) are:
India (Gotta love I’s :))
Phsyke (at least I think it’s spelled that way 😮 )

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