Australian artist/engineer Natalie Jeremijenko has three children:
- Mister Jamba-Djang Vladimir Ulysses Hope (girl)
- E Harper Nora (girl)
- Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles (boy)
Mister was born in 1987 to Jeremijenko and her then-boyfriend, an Australian rock musician. She goes by “Jamba-Djang” now. Jeremijenko had been “reading and loving Nabokov and Joyce at the time,” and admits to getting “a little carried away.”
E and Yo were born a few years later to to Jeremijenko and her husband, American sociologist Dalton Conley. E was inspired by the mathematical constant, and her parents call the name interactive because E can choose what “E” stands for. Yo’s name was lengthened in 2003 at his request to include the name of his father’s childhood dog, Knuckles. As of 2003, his was the longest name in NYC’s register.