What are the five worst celebrity baby names of 2013? I voted in a survey developed by Celebrity Baby Scoop to answer that question. My reward for voting was a peek at the latest results. (Voting didn’t take more than a few seconds–so I hope you’ll vote too. It was fun!)
Meanwhile, here are the latest results as of today. (No drum-roll needed–everybody but Kim and Kanye could predict that North West would have a long lead on the rest of the lame names.) So here they are–the five worst celebrity baby names of 2013, based on results from almost 1,000 survey respondents (along with information about the parents plus a few snarky comments):
1. North West
Parents: Kanye West is a rapper and Kim Kardashian is a reality TV star.
Comment: Kanye West told Jay Leno on the “Tonight” show that he was thinking about naming his unborn child North West. That comment got a laugh. Now the joke is on Kim and Kanye’s daughter.
2. Rainbow Aurora Rotella
Parents: Holly Madison is a former Playboy Playmate and Pasquale Rotella produces documentaries.
Comment Rainbow Aurora is a throwback to the psychedelic 60’s. It’s a perfect name for a child conceived at Woodstock.
3. Cricket Silverstein
Parents: Busy Phillips is an actor (“Cougar Town”) and Marc Silverstein is a Hollywood writer and producer.
Comment: Believe it or not, Cricket has a big sister named Birdie. The parents are disappointed that the girls don’t chirp and tweet when they are hungry or need a diaper change (rather than crying).
4. Rekker Gigandet
Parents: Cam Gigandet (pronounced JI-gon-day) and Dominique Geisendorff are both actors.
Comment: I worry about the impression Rekker will make on blind dates and job interviews.
5. Rhythm Myer Overbey
Parents: Whitney Whatley and Brandon Overbey are both reality stars on “Big Rich Texas.”
Comment: I’d expect musical parents to select a name like Rhythm (or Melody or Harmony). I wonder if the reality-star parents picked the name Rhythm out of frustration with the rhythm method.