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Celebrities love the spotlight, and what better way to grab public attention than a birth announcement complete with a strange and unique baby name

Celebrity baby names are famously odd and interesting. Recently, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott made headlines when they announced that their second child’s name is Wolf Webster. And then they shocked us all again by...taking that back! The couple changed the name after much public ridicule, proving that even celebs aren’t immune from regretting their baby name choice. Maybe that’s a lesson to save the really out there choices for a middle name. 

And not to be outdone by their first unusual name choice of X Æ A-12, on and off again couple Elon Musk and Grimes just revealed their new baby girl is called Exa Dark Sideræl. Clearly, she won’t have to worry about sharing a name with anyone else in her class! 

But Hollywood names aren’t all weird and unpronounceable, over the years, A-listers have given us some beautiful baby name inspiration. Want a mythical baby name that sounds like it came straight out of Game of Thrones? Ed Sheeran gave his first child the name Cherry Seaborn! 

Or if you want a modern name that’s cool and cute, we’re a fan of Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s son’s name: Cosmo! Now, that’s a baby name fit for a star. And who could forget the baby name that started our whole fascination with celebrity baby names? Back in 2004, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made the world do a double-take when they revealed they chose the name Apple for their daughter. 

If these unusual name options aren’t your thing, celebrities also have revived some of our favorite traditional names and brought them back into fashion. Movie star couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively gave their three daughters a mix of classic and modern girl names: James, Betty, and Inez. 

Gender-neutral name choices like James are currently trending among the celebrity crowd. Choosing a unisex name is a great way to make sure your child has a memorable moniker. 

Other cute name options we’re obsessed with recently are Jessica Simpson's baby girl Birdie, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s son, Reign and Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry’s daughter, Daisy Dove! 

Whether you want your baby to share a connection with your favorite actress or singer, or you just think some of these names are insanely cool, there’s no shame in taking inspiration from celeb baby names! Search our celebrity baby name list below to discover what names stars chose for their kids, and maybe find the perfect name for your baby boy or baby girl! 

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