The top 25 celebrity baby names of all time, from Apple to Zuma

Many celebrities are creative people, but seldom does their creativity get more free rein than when they’re naming their own offspring. From Beyonce and Jay-Z's firstborn Blue Ivy to Frank Zappa's daughter's avante-garde moniker Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen, there are plenty of unusual names.

14. Mirabella Bunny

Move over Easter Bunny, Mirabella Bunny is the new rabbit in town. On April 22, 2011, Canadian singer/photographer Bryan Adams and photographer Alicia Grimaldi welcomed their first baby into the world. Mr. Adams told People, “She arrived like all good Easter bunnies, on Easter Friday.”

Adams told the Canadian magazine Macleans that Mirabella Bunny’s arrival was a long time coming. “I made up this whimsical story that I tell her mother when Bunny can’t sleep – that she chose us. She was just circling overhead and thought, ‘Right, you two!’”

The rock-and-roll dad even takes the baby on tour. “I want her to get a taste of it. I want her to be a little rock’ n’ roll girl, to see the world the way I saw the world as a kid. I was on the road with my parents until I was 12.” Adams’ father worked as a Canadian diplomat, allowing the family to travel all over the world.

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