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.

2. Moroccan and Monroe

The son of singer Mariah Carey and comedian-rapper-actor Nick Cannon, Moroccan was born on April 30, 2011, alongside his twin sister Monroe.

According to CNN, Moroccan’s nickname is “Roc” and his name has been traced to the top tier of Ms. Carey’s New York penthouse, called the Moroccan Room because of the decor inspired by that country. Apparently, Mr. Cannon proposed there to Carey with a great view of the city as a backdrop. 

So if the room with the view was the inspiration, why wasn’t the view – Manhattan – the name for Roc’s twin? Well, Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe because the sex symbol has always been an inspiration to Carey, who bought the superstar’s white piano from the auction house Christie’s.

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