Everybody knows that celebrity actors and musicians want nothing better than to be left alone to practice their art without the prying eyes of the paparazzi ruthlessly splashing their lives across the tabloid media. So why then, do they come up with such attention grabbing names for their offspring, surely they don’t want to attract attention to their kids as well?
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin chose ‘Apple’, not in reference to the latest Hollywood diet, but because, “Apples are so sweet, and they’re wholesome, and it’s biblical and I just thought it sounded so lovely and clean”, as she told Oprah in an interview in 2004. David and Victoria Beckham, obviously hoped the ugly gene wouldn’t conspire against them, calling their son Romeo. While Brangelina must have betted that rhyming slang will never be used to create nick-names at their daughter’s future exclusive school; Umm? Shiloh Pit, Pile of. . .
Silus and Apple, as it stands, are abnormally-normal when compared to other celebrity bub names on offer, particularly in the US. Comedian Penn Jillette chose the name Moxie CrimeFighter, for his daughter, while Pilot Inspektor, is another shocker, cooked up by “My Name is Earl” star, Jason Lee.
However while all these names may leave celeb-sprogs hoping it’s possible to change their names and parents by deed poll (yet easily find a new G-mail address) it is not a new phenomena.
Flashback to sixties experimental rocker Frank Zapper, who is quoted as saying that his job is “extrapolating everything to its most absurd extreme”, a philosophy he obviously applied to naming his kids.
Are Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet, or Diva Muffin in class today?