Wrong direction for celeb baby names

A baby being christened.
A baby being christened.

Naming a child must be up there with one of life’s most difficult decisions - it nearly tipped me over the edge coming up with a name for my dog so I can only imagine the pressure when it’s a child on the receiving end.

But it seems whilst the majority of parents to be turn to the big book of baby names or past relatives for inspiration, celebrities go in a whole different direction - quite literally.

Take Kim Kardashian and Kanye West who after months of speculation and (ill advised maternity outfits) have called their daughter (drum roll please).........North West.

I expected something a bit out of the ordinary but seriously - is it a joke?

The reality TV star even sniggered herself at suggestions she would call their baby North when it came up on a talk show months before the birth.

But is seems she obviously had a change of heart.

The pair aren’t the first celebrity couple to pick such an obscure name for their child.

Half of the time the names aren’t even names at all but inanimate objects or simply made up words.

At the time I remember thinking it was a bit odd when Victoria and David Beckham called their son Brooklyn but that seems practically boring compared with some of the offerings we’ve had in the last few years.

Take Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin who decided to name their daughter after the popular fruit - Apple.

On the plus side I suppose at least when the youngster was learning the alphabet the A is for apple will have applied.

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy was another classic and Nicole Kidman’s daughter Sunday Rose that just reminds me of a roast dinner.

Former playboy girl Holly Maddison has also shunned any kind of sensible name in favour of calling her daughter Rainbow.

Whilst Penn of Penn and Teller opted for Moxie Crimefighter for his daughter.

And the old classic and my personal favourite from the Jackson clan of Jermajesty courtesy of Jermaine Jackson.

I’m all for something unique but in my opinion some of these names are just ridiculous.

And the worst thing about it is “normal” folk have started following suit.

Fair enough follow celebrity fashion but don’t call your child something strange just because they have.

At least the celebs children will all be in the same classes at school so there will be a playground full of crazy named kids.

But the odd Apple, Blue, and Rainbow surrounded by Catherines, Rebeccas and Emmas in our world are going to stick out like a sore thumb.