Kanye’s lady Kim Kardashian West may have denied rumors that they couple were going to name their baby North West initially, and also maybe we just didn't want to believe it. Nonetheless when the day came, they announced their daughter's name was indeed North. West.
It may sound like a compass point to most of us, but KimYe revealed that the inspiration behind the name was to symbolize their “highest point together”.
Blue Ivy is not the most normal of names to give your child, but if your parents are Jay Z and Bey, then you know it had to be something special.
The reasons behind the choice hasn't been fully explained, but there are plenty of theories. Rumors say that blue is Jay’s favorite color as noted from his rap in “Go Crazy” with Young Jeezy, “My favorite hue is Jay-Z blue”. The number 4 is also important to both Bey (she did have an album named after it) and Jigga, and in roman numerals it is IV, which may have made up the second part of the name.
If you want a real conspiracy behind the name, Blue Ivy backwards is Eulb Yvi, Latin for Lucifer’s Daughter. Mr and Mrs Carter are so protective over the name, they have even trademarked it.
King Cairo Stevenson
Parents: Tyga and Blac Chyna
At just 22, Tyga and his girlfriend welcomed their baby boy, King Cairo Stevenson. Perhaps the only thing regular about this little guy’s is his surname, otherwise he’s pretty much treated like royalty. You only have to look at his first birthday in which King Cairo was treated to a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse experience and given a mini black matte Lamborghini and gray Range Rover as gifts.
Egypt Dauode Dean
Parents: Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz
Countries and locations seem to be a favorite when it comes to the baby names of rappers. Out of all the world's countries, Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz chose to name their son Egypt. The inspiration behind the name came from Alicia Keys’ trip to Egypt when she was undergoing a lot of change. Enjoying the Nile, the tombs, the pyramid, both Swiss and Keys felt that it would be an awesome name, yes really.
Parents: The Game and Tiffney Cambridge
The Game loves California so much that he had to name his little girl Cali Dream. The rapper gets much kudos for giving his adorable little girl this unique name even if it is kinda cray.
Future Zahir Wilburn
Parents: Ciara and Future
Recently Future and Ciara welcomed their new baby boy. What they named him was a surprise to many of us, as they gave him his daddy's rap moniker as a real name. Yes, Future. We’re not sure if the couple thought this through when thinking about how much confusion this may cause when Ciara shouts for her man or baby boy!
One thing we’re sure of is that Erykah Badu has a knack for picking some very odd names for her children, with other children named Seven Sirius and Puma Sabti. It therefore should come as no surprise that Badu and Electronica made the list with their addition of Mars Merkaba, born in 2009. It could have been worse though. Initial rumors claimed that the child was to be named Twitty Milk.
Parents: T.I and Tiny
T.I also known as the King of the South, chose to boastfully name his eldest son Messiah Ya’Majesty. Though he’s never explained why, it seems that T.I. considers his blood as royalty. Last year Messiah celebrated his 13th birthday, and there’s no doubt that his name carries a lot of weight to how he is treated. Messiah’s lavish birthday party was completed with a cake which looked like Egyptian pyramids with "Ya Majesty" written across the middle.
These two are fraternal twins. Monroe may not be the worst baby name on this list, but Moroccan is just weird. Naming a child after a nationality? Why? Apparently it is because Nick proposed to Mariah in a "Moroccan-style" room. Hopefully he doesn't run into any classroom bullying, but, then again, if your Mama is Mariah Carey, you probably won’t be having any problems.
Bamboo Patton and Cross Patton
Parents: Sherlita Patton (to Cross only) and Big Boi
Symbols and types of wood are not usual choices for naming your children, but for Big Boi it was. Fortunately, when it came to naming his daughter, he reigned in the craziness and went for something more simple, Jordan.
Parents: Ludacris and Christine White
Back before Ludacris started having more serious baby mama drama, his then-partner gave birth to a daughter who they named Karma. Karma may be one of those life lessons to live by, but as a name it’s a lot of weight on this young girl’s shoulders. “What goes around, comes around” will forever follow her.
King Coy Deel
Parents: DMX and Tashera Simmons
We may not know too much DMX’s son King Coy Deel, but we do know he got a rough deal on his name. DMX was just another rapper who was inspired to name his child after a royalty. But we all know that X is hella crazy, so we can’t be too surprised.
Yela’s naming choice is no doubt influenced by his Cherokee descent. But you have to admit it’s a bit of an odd name when you hear that Phoenix’s older brother is simply named Tariq. Unfortunately both of Yelawolf’s children have been given the Blackfeather middle name, sentenced to much teasing for the rest of their lives.
Parents: Lil Kim and Mr Papers
Lil Kim very recently gave birth to a precious little girl. So precious that she decided to name her Royal Reign. Unique it is, and definitely fit for a princess. From the start of her pregnancy, “Everything had a royal twist” (Touch Magazine), which was also the theme of her baby shower.
Rocket Ayer Williams
Parents: Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh
Pharrell and his lady sure did some hard thinking when it came to naming their son.
He told Oprah, “In the same way that the Indians name their children like behind a force or an animal or an element, we named him after a manmade machine that was meant to go up. Meant to ascend".
Rocket also refers to some of the songs made by Pharrell’s favorite musicians such as Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
We take a look at 15 of the strangest names that rappers have given their offspring.
When a rapper has a kid, you can pretty much guarantee that they won't be opting for those normal, everyday names. The average hip hop artist-- this seems to ring true for your average celebrity as well-- will do their utmost to make sure it is unique