MSNBC published an article a few days ago on celebrity kids with notable names. Here’s a summary:
- Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, said in 2006: “I hate ridiculous names.” More recently, though, she said: “[My name] haunted me in my youth, but now I like it. I always got teased about it at primary school, being named after a fruit. Now people find it appealing. I like my name. I think it’s sexy and unusual.”
- Tallulah Belle Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, plans to legally change her name to Lula.
- George Foreman III, son of boxer George Foreman, also shares his name with 4 brothers. He likes “being named George Foreman because my reputation precedes me. I don’t have to focus on making a good impression. I just have to maintain the impression that people have of the Foreman name.” He also said his name serves as a source of motivation: “When I may doubt myself, I know that anybody can do it. That always drives me.”
- Soleil Moon Frye, a.k.a. Punky Brewster, said “I really liked having an odd name, and I loved that there was a story behind it.” She also mentioned that “really wild names” are somewhat of a family tradition. Soleil now has two daughters, Poet (nicknamed Poe) and Jagger.
Source: Bronx Mowgli? Can celeb tots survive their names? by Adrienne Mand Lewin