Cardi B and Offset raised more than a few eyebrows when they revealed the name of their newborn baby girl – Kulture Kiari Cephus. Who names their child Kulture?? Well, Cardi and Offset.
The baby girl is born to Cardi B and Offset, parents with equally exotic names themselves. Cardi’s government name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar while Offset is Kiari Kendrell Cephus.
Cardi’s baby is named after the father, Kiari. Surely not the kind of names you come across every day but there you have it.
But their’s isn’t the first time-stopping name the world has been blessed with. Actually, there’s been quite a number of such names in recent years as you’ll see in this list.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had our eyeballs rolling all the way up and to the back when they revealed their first child’s name.
Years have gone by and not only do we realise her name isn’t just a geographical reference anymore, we’ve become accustomed to it and call her “Nori” for short.
Kim and Kanye have got three kids. After North, we got Saint West and to be honest, that wasn’t such a hair-raising one even though it does stand out.
Guess the celebrity couple caught that vibe and thought up a fancy name to give their third. Hello, Chicago West.
Chicago pays homage to the city her father, Kanye, hails from. And due to complications experienced in her previous pregnancies, Kim and Kanye decided to have Chicago via surrogacy.
Better safe than sorry.
What’s a family if a trait doesn’t run through their veins? So North, Saint, and Chicago are sure to have cousins with similarly choice names, including Dream Kardashian.
Dream is the first and, for now, still the only actual heir to the money-making Kardashian name after being born to Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian.
Rob and Chyna, however, saw their marriage come to quite the messy end, with Chyna getting child support cheques for Dream while taking care of Tyga’s child with her.
Another cousin in the Kardashian-Jenner family tree is Stormi – Kylie Jenner’s baby girl with music star, Travis Scott.
Stormi’s pregnancy was shrouded in such secrecy that Kylie, who’s basically the queen of social media, stayed off the internet all the while she was pregnant.
She did pop up close to her due date for a photo shoot, but fashionably covered her baby bump in the shoot to leave everyone guessing until finally break-in the internet with the announcement of Stormi’s birth.
In 2018, Kim had a baby, Kylie had a baby, and Khloe, after years of trying, finally got her baby, too. The Kardashian gave birth to True from her relationship with basketball star, Tristan Thompson.
Now imagine a Kardashian-Jenner family vacation with high-street names like True, Stormi, Chicago, and North ringing around along with more names to come.
Stuff of a Dream really.
Having previously suffered a miscarriage, music superstars, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, welcomed their first child in 2012 and we were all left with jaws ajar when they revealed their girl’s name as Blue-Ivy.
Six years down and we’ve simply come around to calling her Blu. In this fast paced Generation X we’re witnessing, there just isn’t any time to spare at all.
Sir and Rumi Carter
But Beyoncé and Jay-Z weren’t done with us. No. After rumours of a pregnancy, Beyoncé popped on the ‘gram in February 2017 heavily pregnant with twins like she’s been dropping albums out of nowhere in recent times.
Twins! Then the wait began for their names. Certainly nothing mainstream like Taiye and Kehinde. Not anything corny like Bread and Butter or whatever some of y’all were coming with at the time.
Queen Bey gave birth to the twins in June 2017 and duly went on to name them Sir and Rumi. Most certainly not anything anyone would have guessed.
We aren’t even going to imagine a teenage Sir booking a hotel room.
“May we know your name, sir?”
“You just said it, bro.”
“I don’t follow, sir. I just said your name?”
“And you just did again.”
“Forgive me sir, I’m confused.”
Moving on, Hollywood actress, Gwyneth Paltrow and her Coldplay front man ex-husband, Chris Martin, have a daughter named Apple Blythe together.
Apple is rarely spotted by the paparazzi, though, Paltrow did share a photo of both of them with Moses, her son with Martin, from Apple’s 14th birthday earlier this year in May.
Jamie Oliver’s children
Controversial celebrity UK chef, Jamie Oliver, arguably takes the crown, though, when it comes to this chatter about unique baby names having given quite a few to his five children with Juliette Norton.
The children had the following names cooked up and served them by their parents: Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver, Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver, Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver, and Poppie Honey Rosie Oliver.
Yes, we said five and only listed four names. That’s all to keep the best for the last and youngest of them, Rocket Blue Dallas, who was born in 2016.