Celebrity Baby Name: Bronx Mowgli

Musicians Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz welcomed their first child, a boy, on November 20th.

They named him Bronx Mowgli.

The Bronx is a borough of NYC, while Mowgli is the name of the boy from The Jungle Book.

(According to Wikipedia, the name Mowgli was created by Kipling and its first syllable should rhyme with cow…though it is often not pronounced this way in the U.S.)

What do you think of the name?

6 thoughts on “Celebrity Baby Name: Bronx Mowgli

  1. Didn’t want to admit this in the post itself, but I’ll put it here in the comments…

    I couldn’t immediately remember where “Mowgli” came from. For about 30 seconds, I thought it came from Gremlins (because I got it confused with mogwai). Then I came to my senses.

    Mogwai, btw, is a Chinese word that means something along the lines of evil spirit or demon, according to Monstropedia.

  2. It is an awful name. The Bronx, if you are familiar with New York, isn’t even a very nice place. No offense to those who live there. I mean that it isn’t a place you’d ever find yourself vacationing, staying the night, checking out the sites. Aside from that, it is a terrible word that sounds bad with Wentz. It is as if they wanted to jump on the Brooklyn bandwagon, but decided to go with Bronx. Why not Staten Island? Mowgli? Ugh. I give up.

  3. I’m from Staten Island and I would never pick a borough for a baby name. I think Ashlee and Pete were going for the ultra cool factor. It’s as though they think the name Bronx will give them street credibility. I instantly think of dated movies like A Bronx Tale which bring a rough and tough NY attitude to life. Mowgli on the other hand instantly sounds exotic. Maybe The Jungle Book is one of their favorite childhood movies, but most people will think they tried too hard to be edgy and different. Bronx Mowgli is certainly one of the most extreme celebrity baby names I have heard in awhile.

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