Congratulations to Peter Wentz and Ashlee Simpson, their four week old baby boy Brownx Mowgli Wentz has topped this year’s 2008 list of worst celebrity baby names, according to babynames.com
The one-month-old’s name was voted the most disliked male baby name in a survey of visitors to the baby names website.
The daughter of actress Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg, Jagger Joseph Blue was crowned the worst girl’s name of 2008. If this site was around when Soleil Moon Frye was born we bet she would have taken out that title.
Second worst boys name was Sophocles Iraia Clement son of Flight of the Conchord’s star Jemaine Clement and his wife Miranda Manasiadis.
BabyNames.com CEO Jennifer Moss praised Nicole Richie and Joel Madden for calling their daughter Harlow Winter Kate saying: “Harlow Winter Kate is a glamorous name, without being too unusual.”
Other names adored by the masses in 2008 include: Brendan Joseph (Mark Walhberg and Rhea Durham’s son), and Maddie Briann ( Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge’s daughter)
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins Max and Emme won best twin names beating out Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon in second place. We bet this is the only time those twins will be beaten by the Lopez twins on any poll.
Although 2008 has been pretty tame when you consider these other terrible celebrity baby names:
Kal-El – who could forget the crash course in superman we all got when Nicholas Cage named his son after a comic book character. Way to go Nic.
Pilot Inspektor – Jason Lee’s child. WTF? no further commentary needed.
Apple – Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin what were you thinking? In this case Chris Martin it would have been ok to plagiarize someone else’s name.
Tu Morrow – Rob Morrow – the guy from Numbers. We thought names like eileen down and richard head were urban legends. Apparently not.
Kyd, David Duchovny and Tea Leoni. One step above Oi or You.
Sage Moonblood – Sylvester Stallone. Another in the WTF category.
Blanket – Michael Jackson. Actually given how screwed up Michael Jackson is, Blanket can probably count himself lucky.
Given how many celeb babies are coming in 2009, it should be fun to watch as they try to out do each other with the most ridiculous names possible.
If I have forgotten any of the truly horrendous names, feel free to add them in the comments.