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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  • Dream

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    Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs. Read More 

  • Elmo

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    Elmo, like fellow Sesame Street characters Kermit and Grover, has a hard time being taken seriously. (It isn't easy being red either.)

    But Elmo also calls to mind the image of St.... Read More 

  • Everly

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    Evokes 1960s brotherly close harmony. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis named his son Everly Bear, but it is beginning to be feminized: high profile actor Channing Tatum used it for his... Read More 

  • Fire

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    Even if you're hoping for a fiery child, this seems like playing with fire. One celebrity--Steve Vai--was bold enough to use it for his son.Read More 

  • Frankie-Jean

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    Funky, boyish, old-style combo name chosen for their daughter by hip couple Donna D'Ericco and Nikki Sixx.Read More 

  • Frankito

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    Frank is cool again. Frankie is cute. But frankly, Frankito is a couple of diminutives too many.Read More 

  • Geronimo

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    This name of a renowned Apache leader and mystic would be a difficult choice, since it was used as a rallying cry in so many old westerns and by paratroopers jumping out of their planes in World... Read More 

  • Giacomo

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    Giacomo is a primo member of the Giovanni-Gino-Giancarlo-Giacomo gruppo of Italian names that are beginning to be adopted by American parents. Singer/creative baby namer Sting chose it for his... Read More 

  • Happy

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    As dated as Merry and Gay. Read More 

  • Heaven

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    Last year just under one thousand little Heavens came down to earth. Among the children named Heaven are the daughters of TV personality Brooke Burke and rap singer Lil' Mo, who also has a... Read More 

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