News that Paul Weller had become a father again at the tender age of 53, was tempered somewhat by the dubious names he gave his twin boys, Bowie and John-Paul. Hmmm, wonder where he got the inspiration for those humdingers? Anyway, Weller isn't the worst celebrity culprit when it comes naming offspring as this list demonstrates.
1. FRANK ZAPPA
The daddy (literally) of bizarrely-named children, Zappa has fathered Moon Unit (pictured), Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and, our favourite, Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.
2. JASON LEE
“My name is Earl,” Lee said at the start of his sitcom, but he didn’t add “and my son’s name is Pilot Inspektor”. Wonder why?
3. JONATHAN DAVIS
Like Lee, the Korn frontman, has also imposed job aspirations on his son, Pirate.
4. NICOLAS CAGE
Any career pressure from Lee and Davis is nothing compared to that faced by Kal-El Cage in sharing Superman’s birth name.
5. JOHN MELLENCAMP
He sang about Jack and Diane, but he called his son Speck Wildhorse.
6. GWEN STEFANI
Along with Gavin Rossdale, Gwen conspired to name their son Zuma Nesta Rock.
7. WOODY ALLEN
Things are bad if you leave for school and don’t know if your mum’s shouting your name or a reminder. That’s probably why Satchel Farrow changed his name to Ronan.
8. JAMIE OLIVER
Take your pick from Oliver’s brood of Buddy Bear, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo and Poppy Honey.
9. ASHLEE SIMPSON
The sometime musician and reality star appears to be pitching a California Man-style comedy with her boy Bronx Mowgli.
10. PENN JILlETTE
He may be an illusionist, but there’s no disguising that Moxie Crimefighter is a ridiculous name — especially for a girl. His son got off lightly with Zolten.
11. BOB GELDOF
Also in the serial-offender category, Geldof, along with Paula Yates, was responsible for naming his daughters Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Little Pixie.
12. SHANNYN SOSSAMON
Best known as the love interest in A Knight’s Tale, she makes the list for calling her daughter Audio Science.
13. JERMAINE JACKSON
If you thought his nephew Prince Michael was bad, we give you Jermajesty.
14. SYLVESTER STALLONE
You wouldn’t tell Sly to his face, but Sage Moonblood sounds like a Twilight character. At best.
15. ROB MORROW
The Emmy-winning star earns the prize for the simplest naming offence — he called his daughter Tu.
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