The process of naming a child is a highly individual and personal one and most people put a great deal of thought and care into the decision. Yet it seems that some people put no more thought into naming their child than they might put into the decision-making process of buying accessories like blanket buddies for their children. Want to know the most outrageous and jaw-dropping names of 2012?
Beyonce and Jay-Z kicked off the start of 2012 with the much-anticipated and highly-publicized birth of their firstborn daughter, Blue Ivy. 2012 was a popular year for color names with Scarlett, Violet, and Grey also making baby name lists.
The highly unusual, plant-based name of the heroine from the incredibly popular Hunger Games Trilogy generated a lot of buzz on baby naming sites this year, receiving more views than any other name.
3. Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence
In what is certainly the longest outrageous name of 2012, Uma Thurman, perhaps making up for her own short first name, gave her daughter four middle names.
It’s almost unbelievable, and indeed news sources have yet to confirm that this was anything more than a publicity stunt, but parents of baby Hashtag Jameson announced the name via Facebook this year.
It sounds more like a cartoon character, but London Olympics inspired name Zamzam is the given name of Somali athlete Zamzam Mohamed Farah. She didn’t win any medals but won the affection of many viewers with her steadfast recognition of the holy fast of Ramadan and proud representation of war-torn Somalia.
It might be more fit for a male superhero but that didn’t stop Maxwell from being the choice of the year for the female infants of celebrities. Songstress Jessica Simpson named her daughter Maxwell Drew and actress Lindsay Sloane used Maxwell Lee for her baby girl.
Bristol Palin’s daughter will bear the impossibly tough and gentle combination of Breeze Beretta.
You don’t have to be royal to have a royally inspired name. The name Kingsolomon adorned the birth certificates of five baby boys born in 2012.
Disney writers must have had flavors on the brain when they named the latest Disney princess in the popular film “Wreck-It-Ralph.”
10. Mykale, Linzi, Payzlee
Unique spellings continue to turn common names into outrageous additions every year and 2012 was no exception with these unusual takes on traditional classics.
Rockers are known for their outrageous antics, and that includes baby names as well. Rock-n-roller Zakk Wylde named 2012 born daughter Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde and not in honor of the holy day but rather admired rock legends like Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osborne and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
Anything goes for middle names in 2012 and that includes action verbs. Actor Jeremy Sisto gave son Bastian Kick a “kickin’” middle name this year.
Author Byline: Derek enjoys blogging about parenting and fatherhood. When he is not blogging, he enjoys spending time with this family. The article above is for blanket buddies.