Quiz: Celebrity Baby Names

Think you're up on all the latest news about celebrity babies? Take our quiz to find out if you're an expert on red-carpet cuties.

Quiz

Think you're up on all the latest news about celebrity babies? Take our quiz to find out if you're an expert on red-carpet cuties.

1. Courtney Cox-Arquette and David Arquette named their daughter Coco because:

  • Coco is short for "Courtney Cox."
  • The couple shared a mug of hot cocoa on their first date.
  • David is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
  • Coco Chanel is Courtney's favorite designer.

2. The American rock group Grandaddy inspired actor Jason Lee to name his son:

  • Lytle, after the band's lead singer.
  • Pop-Pop, in honor of the pet name he used for his own grandfather.
  • Pilot, after a hit song by the group.
  • Indie, after the genre ascribed to the band's music.

3. Singer/songwriter John Mellencamp is a Paul Newman fan who has made subtle references to Newman's movies in his music. The musician took his adulation to a whole new level when he named his first son after a character played by Newman. Which character was it?

  • Hud in Hud
  • Luke in Cool Hand Luke
  • Eddie in The Hustler
  • Butch in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

4. Performance artist Toni Braxton named her older son Denim. Consistent with the jeans theme, she named her second child:

  • Seven
  • Dungaree
  • Diezel
  • Levi

5. The former leader of the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson, used a variation of his own name for his youngest son:

  • Jerry
  • Jermajesty
  • Jack
  • Jemal

6. Modern Hebrew speakers were puzzled when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced that their daughter's name, Suri, means "princess" in Hebrew. The translation for the Hebrew word "suri" is better known as:

  • Beautiful smile
  • Go away
  • Fields of grass
  • Fair-haired

7. Nicholas Cage's love for comic books inspired him to name his son:

  • Robin
  • Spidey
  • Gotham
  • Kal-el

8. Duncan Jones, the fashion director behind the famous and controversial French Connection U.K. ad campaign, changed his name while in college because he didn't want his famous lineage to affect his directing career. Who is the real Duncan Jones?

  • Zowie Bowie, son of David and Angie Bowie
  • Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  • James Leroy Augustin Jagger, son of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
  • Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank Zappa and Gail Sloatman

9. Legendary baseball pitcher Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was famous for one-liners and witticisms such as, "Never look behind, you may see somebody catchin' up on you." Many people revered and admired this pitcher; one celebrity even named his son "Satchel." Which celebrity was it?

  • Bono
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Woody Allen
  • Sean Connery

10. Magician Pen Jillette, of the famous duo Penn and Teller, welcomed his daughter, Moxie, on June 3, 2005. He jokingly stated that he chose her unusual middle name just in case she would one day get pulled over for speeding. He explained, "She can say, 'But officer, we're on the same side. My middle name is __________ !'"

  • Justice
  • Constable
  • CrimeFighter
  • Safeguard

11. Among his many eccentricities, Frank Zappa was known for the unique names he chose for his children. His oldest daughter once remarked, "I don't want to lose my name because that's how I know myself. There is a legacy here." What is her name?

  • Moon Unit
  • Unicorn
  • Story
  • Shooting Star

Your Results:

1. Courtney Cox-Arquette and David Arquette named their daughter Coco because:
Coco is short for "Courtney Cox."

2. The American rock group Grandaddy inspired actor Jason Lee to name his son:
Pilot, after a hit song by the group.

3. Singer/songwriter John Mellencamp is a Paul Newman fan who has made subtle references to Newman's movies in his music. The musician took his adulation to a whole new level when he named his first son after a character played by Newman. Which character was it?
Hud in Hud

4. Performance artist Toni Braxton named her older son Denim. Consistent with the jeans theme, she named her second child:
Diezel

5. The former leader of the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson, used a variation of his own name for his youngest son:
Jermajesty

6. Modern Hebrew speakers were puzzled when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced that their daughter's name, Suri, means "princess" in Hebrew. The translation for the Hebrew word "suri" is better known as:
Go away

7. Nicholas Cage's love for comic books inspired him to name his son:
Kal-el

8. Duncan Jones, the fashion director behind the famous and controversial French Connection U.K. ad campaign, changed his name while in college because he didn't want his famous lineage to affect his directing career. Who is the real Duncan Jones?
Zowie Bowie, son of David and Angie Bowie

9. Legendary baseball pitcher Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was famous for one-liners and witticisms such as, "Never look behind, you may see somebody catchin' up on you." Many people revered and admired this pitcher; one celebrity even named his son "Satchel." Which celebrity was it?
Woody Allen

10. Magician Pen Jillette, of the famous duo Penn and Teller, welcomed his daughter, Moxie, on June 3, 2005. He jokingly stated that he chose her unusual middle name just in case she would one day get pulled over for speeding. He explained, "She can say, 'But officer, we're on the same side. My middle name is __________ !'"
CrimeFighter

11. Among his many eccentricities, Frank Zappa was known for the unique names he chose for his children. His oldest daughter once remarked, "I don't want to lose my name because that's how I know myself. There is a legacy here." What is her name?
Moon Unit

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