Anything goes when it comes to Tinsel Town guys and dolls, so it's no surprise that some of Hollywood's newest mamas and papas threw common sense to the wind by slapping their new bambinos with some seriously bizarre --and in some cases, just plain wrong-- names in 2011. Here's a look back at the year's strangest, most omg-worthy selections.
Ah, Bear Blu. The name conjures up warm thoughts of a huggable, squeezable little sweetie wrapped in a fuzzy blue blanket. Which is totally adorable, until you remember that Alicia Silverstone's bundle, born on May 5 in L.A., will be a teenager some day. Just imagine what his first day of high school will be like. Maybe he'll get lucky and Will Ferrell will follow him around all day shouting " you're my boy, Blu!"
On the surface, it's a totally cool rip-off of a very famous movie name. The problem? Ethan Hawke and wife Ryan Shawhughes' little Indy, born in July, is a girl. Not to be a genderist, but such a kick-butt, tomb-raiding name just doesn't have quite the same ring to it when you add ruffles and bows.
When "Captain America: The First Avenger" star Neal McDonough and wife Ruve let 5-year old Morgan choose their baby's name, they were lucky that she went with something as mild as Clover. After all, options like Stinky Feet, Toilet Bowl Brush and Crayon were ripe for the taking. So props to the little gal for picking a decent moniker for her sis when she emerged on August 15. But negative points to mom and dad for actually going with the suggestion and naming their kid after grass.
Kate Hudson and Muse rocker Matthew Bellamy clearly never watched "Friends". If they had, there's no way they'd ever be able to call out the name of their little boy, who was born on July 9, without immediately thinking "Bing!" Goes to show that just because you can use a family name --in their case, Bingham-- doesn't mean you should.
So Vin Diesel is pretty cool and all. And little Diesel's mama Jennie Finch is a high-octane softball star, so if the punny-ness isn't too much for you, it kind of works. On top of that, Finch and her hubby, former major leaguer Casey Daigle, have a history of choosing unconventional names; they named their first little one Ace. Our beef with this one? The tyke's full name is Diesel Dean Daigle. What a redundant mouthful.
Mike Myers theoretically could've chosen a more ridiculous name for his baby boy, who entered the world in September, but the former "Austin Powers" star takes a rap on the knuckles for the silly Mike-and-Spike rhyming thing.
"The Bachelor" winner Shayne Lamas and hubby Nik Richie delivered the biggest celebrity baby name don't of 2011 when they literally named their daughter after the press. Sure, it's funny that Lamas and Richie embraced the paparazzi in such a tangible way. But little Press, who was born on November 11, will have to live with that decision for the rest of her life here in the real world. We feel a name change petition coming in, oh, 18 years.
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