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Worst celebrity baby names of 2009

Published on: December 30, 2013

What were they thinking?

I just find this so amusing! Here's the list, according to "Baby Name Guru" and book author Bruce Lansky:

The Worst Celebrity Baby Girls' Names of 2009

1) Bandit Lee Way

(Singer Gerard Way and bassist Lindsey Ballato)

Why? Will Bandit grow up to be a crook, thief,robber, or arsonist?

2) Mars Merkaba

(Singer Erykah Badu and boyfriend Jay Electronica)

Why? I like the alliteration; however, Mars was the Roman God of War. What a strange namesake for a little girl.

3) Lou Sulola Samuel

(Model Heidi Klum and singer Seal Samuel)

Why? The child might not like being "a girl name Lou" (remember "A Boy Named Sue"?)—but she doesn’t have a safe middle name to fall back on.

4) Charlie Tamara Tulip O’Connell

(Actress Rebecca Romijn and actor Jerry O’Connell)

Why? Remember those commercials for Chicken of the Sea starring Charlie the Tulip (I mean, Charlie the Tuna)?

5) Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver

(TV Chef Jamie Oliver and wife Jools Norton)

Why? Petal Blossom joins older sisters Daisy Boo and Poppy Honey as the third silly-name sister. (Blossoms have petals, but do petals have blossoms? I don’t think so.)

The Worst Celebrity Baby Boys' Names of 2009

1) Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa

(Actress Lisa Bonet and actor Jason Momoa)

Why? Most people won't know what to make of this hyphenated, multi-syllabic, will-it-ever-end? name.

2) Enoch Daniel Costa

(Dancing with the Stars dancer Ashley Costa and producer Mike Costa)

Why? Unfortunately, Enoch looks and sounds a little too much like eunuch (a word that describes an emasculated male).

3) Gunnar Flowers

(Singer Brandon Flowers and wife Tana Flowers)

Why? Gunnar is a Scandinavian name that means "warrior," which hardly goes with a last name like Flowers. (Would you believe his dad, Brandon Flowers, is the lead singer for a band called The Killers?)

4) Dreavyn Kingslee Martin

(Guitarist Billy Martin and wife Linzi Martin)

Why? Draven is a made-in-America name created by adding a D to the word raven. Dreavyn is an obscure variation that I’d describe as "alphabet soup."

5) Sparrow James Midnight Madden

(Singer Joel Madden and socialite Nicole Richie)

Why? Why name a boy after one of the least of God’s creatures, the common sparrow, when you could name him Hawk or Tiger?

Bruce Lansky is the author of several name books, which have sold over 11.5 million copies, include 5-Star Baby Name Advisor, The Very Best Baby Name Book, and The New Baby Name Survey.

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