Spike Myers entered the world September 29, 2011, beginning what may be a long, very quirky life. Not only is Spike the son of funnyman Mike Myers and wife Kelly Tisdale, but he's also got a kind of awkward name. Many new parents are familiar with childhood ribbing, and it's common practice to avoid names that stick out too much or rhyme with inappropriate or undesirable words. I mean, imagine the trauma of being "Take a Hike Spike" from day one. There is another potential rhyming issue...but it's not quite appropriate for a family-oriented website.
Of course, you can't blame Myers and Tisdale too much - there have been much worse naming decisions among celebrities over the years - here are a few.
Apple: This name is far and away one of the most distinct, but possibly one of the most unfortunate names one could imagine. Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay crooner Chris Martin apparently found it attractive, however, and the full name of the child is quite a mouthful: Apple Blythe Alison Martin. Impressive...in a way. But definitely not imune from ridicule.
Aleph: No, this website does not have a lisp. Aleph is the name of Natalie Portman's child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied. Aleph does have a story behind it, though - it is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet and the number one in Kabbala numerology. Given that Portman is fluent in Hebrew...this is actually logical.
Mars Merkaba: Given that the father of this child is named Jay Electronica, the moniker of Mars isn't actually that outrageous. Electronica's child with Erykah Badu was luckily enough to inherit this extraterrestrial name. Of course, given that Lil Wayne is always asserting he's not a human being, perhaps being from Mars isn't such a bad thing.
Seven: Wait, wasn't this a joke on "Seinfeld"? Indeed, it was, along with "Soda," but we haven't seen any children named after the bubbly beverage. This is another name courtesy of Badu, this time with Outkast's Andre Benjamin. Seven can go a few ways, as it's been the number of several famous sports stars, such as Mickey Mantle and hockey great Rick Martin.
Pirate: Sure, this is one a kid will think is cool for a while, at least until it's time to start putting in college and job applications. This matey is the son of Korn's Johnathon Davis and his wife Deven, who is an actress in the pornographic film industry.
Other noteworthy names include Moon Unit Zappa, Jermajesty Jackson, Sage Moonblood Stallone and Bogart Che Peyote Rainey.
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