For all their complaining about the spotlight and the paparazzi and the fans, some celebrities nevertheless believe theyâ€™re special and a cut above the rest of us. They donâ€™t think they need to abide by the normal expectations of society. Some of them park their massive Hummers wherever they want and donâ€™t care about parking fines; some laugh-off driving violations and sweet-talk police out of giving them tickets; and some even give their defenceless children ridiculous names.
Hereâ€™s my top 5 most ridiculous names of celebrity children:
- Rob Morrowâ€™s daughter: Tu Morrow (pronounced â€œtomorrowâ€)
- Jamie Oliverâ€™s daughter: Boo Daisy
- Gwyneth Paltrowâ€™s daughter: Apple
- Bob Geldofâ€™s Daughter: Fifi Trixibelle
- Nicholas Cageâ€™s son: Kal-el (Supermanâ€™s birth name from the planet Krypton)
And special mention (since no oneâ€™s heard of her really anyway) goes to...
Shannyn Sossamonâ€™s son: Audio Science.
Thereâ€™s definitely a surprise or two on the list. Iâ€™m talking specifically about Jamie Oliver; he seems like such a down-to-earth kind of guy, donâ€™t you think? I mean, he had that TV show where he went around the UK trying to teach people how to eat healthy. Great. But then he goes and names his daughter â€œBoo Daisy.â€ Hmmmm; based on that name I take back what I said about Jamie and replace it with (to use an English expression) â€œtosser.â€
But thereâ€™s no surprises from Rob Morrow and Gwyneth. You can tell from the way he plays that character in Numb3rs that Rob thinks heâ€™s pretty much some kind of legend, and only a legend sitting way above us ordinary folk would come up with something as lamely obnoxious as Tu Morrow for his daughter. Gwyneth, on the other hand, is just naive. I mean, she just doesnâ€™t get it. Donâ€™t believe me? Check out her blog â€œGoop.â€
I think celebrities name their kids these crazy names because they operate in a different world from the rest of the public. Maybe they do, and maybe thatâ€™s our (read: fans) fault. But whatever the reason, what about considering their childrenâ€™sâ€™ teenage years and the endless insults Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™ll be taking on the chin?