When it comes to choosing a good baby name, celebrities don’t have the best reputation. With famous folks naming their kids after fruit, numbers, and directional points, it’s understandable why you might be hesitant to turn to the tabloids when choosing your own child’s name. But in the midst of all the Apples and Blankets, there are definitely some celebrity baby names we love.
But while celebs might not have the most typical taste in naming their young, that doesn’t mean that the superstars themselves don’t don some pretty awesome monikers. Maybe it’s their birth name or maybe it’s a stage name — either way, they are some pretty powerful, unique and poetic names making headlines these days.
Of course, you can always name your kid after your favorite actor or musician without going the unusual route, like Rachel as in McAdams or Ryan as in Gosling. And conversely, there are some celeb names that are so iconic, like Beyoncé, Bono, or Kanye, that endowing your child with their namesake might give them too much pressure to live up to. But other celebrities have brought our attention to some less traditional names that we’d be totally down to give our own kids.