Celebrity Kids' Names & Why They Picked Them

Choosing a baby name can be a tricky process. Many parents — especially celebrities — grapple between choosing a classic name, a family moniker, or something completely out-of-the-ordinary. Above all else, most parents want their child's name to have a special and personal meaning.

Satisfy your curiosity, and find out the meaning behind these unique celebrity baby names: 

1. Axl Jack Duhamel

Fergie explained that she chose the name Axl Jack for her son because of a crazy "fangirl" experience she had during a dream: "I was in the audience at the festival. It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who I was," she said. "On stage singing was Jim Morrison and then came Bob Marley and then Axl Rose. I was in heaven in this dream, and I'm just dancing and just getting into the music."

She and husband, Josh Duhamel, decided to name their child after the Guns 'n Roses frontman from the dream. The middle name "Jack" pays homage to Fergie's late uncle.


2. Haven Garner Warren

Jessica Alba's youngest daughter, Haven Garner Warren, derives her name from a very special experience that happened at her birth. The actress revealed that she chose the name because the little girl was born inside her amniotic sac. Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, decided to choose a name that paid homage to the "safe place" their daughter was born inside. 


3. Summer Rain Rutler

Sources told E! News that Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler chose the name Summer Rain for their newborn daughter because they wanted something "different and unique" for her August-born baby. 

"[Christina] loves how Summer Rain Rutler flows together, and thinks summer is an amazing time of the year," the source told the site. "She has always been a more expressive person and a little bohemian who is inspired by words and daily life."


4. Baby Name: Shakira

Shakira and Gerard Pique carefully and thoughtfully chose the name Milan for their son

"The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," Shakira revealed in a statement. 


5. Moroccan & Monroe Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon didn't choose the names Moroccan and Monroe at random! Cannon reportedly proposed to Carey on the top floor of her New York City apartment in an alcove called the Moroccan Room — and they decided to remember the occasion witha  baby name. And Monroe? She gets her name from Carey's favorite Hollywood icon: Marilyn Monroe


6. Harlow Winter Kate Madden

Nicole Richie's daughter, Harlow Winter Kate, owes two Hollywood icons for her super cool name. Her father, Joel Madden, explained: "I really like Jean Harlow the actress, and [Nicole] likes Shalom Harlow the model. Harlow's cool because it feels like a classic name. Winter [is] so serene and quiet, and that's how [our daughter] is."


7. Emme Maribel & Maximilian David Muñiz

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony gave their twins, Emme Maribel and Maximilian David, middle names with deeply personal meanings. The name David pays homage to Lopez's father, while Maribel pays tribute to Anthony's sister, who passed away battling a brain tumor. 


8. Levi Alves McConaughey

Camila Alves' little guy Levi Alves McConaughey gets his unusual name from his father, Matthew McConaughey. "Our son was born at 6:22 p.m., and this particular time represents my favorite verse in the book of Matthew in the Bible: 'If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.'" McConaughey said. He noted that Levi is another name for Matthew in the Bible. 


9. Gaia Jissel & John Aether Ramirez Land

Dania Ramirez's twins with John Beverly Amos Land sport a pair of very different names: Gaia Jissel and John Aether. The Dominican actress told People that the names are based upon mythology. "Gaia is the Greek goddess of Earth. Aether is the god or personification of the upper air that only the gods can breathe, hence the medical term 'ether,'" she explained. "They were actually siblings in Greek mythology. My 12-year-old stepson's name is Kai, which means ocean, and we wanted to connect them all. So now we have water, earth and air!"

 


10. India Hemsworth

Thor star Chris Hemsworth admitted that he and Elsa Pataky kept it simple when choosing a baby name for their first child, India

"I always kind of liked Indie or Indiana as a boy, and she liked India," he told E! News. "We sort of just went, 'Oh, well, whether it's a boy or girl, that will decide."