Lil Kim's Royal Reign & 10 More (Wacky) Baby Names

Lil' Kim is upping the baby-naming game. On June 9, the rapper gave birth to her first child, a girl named Royal Reign. But in today's world, when the next generation of superstars is routinely given handles like Blue Ivy and North West, it takes extra effort to help your kid stand out - and there have been some memorable offerings from artists with especially inventive parental instincts.

-Pharrell Williams created the ultimate ode to a musical hero by christening his son Rocket, after Elton John's hit "Rocket Man."

-Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz named their child Bronx Mowgli, a sprightly blend of the New York borough and the Jungle Book hero.

-Michael Jackson named his son Prince Michael Jackson II (aka Blanket). MJ's brother Jermaine called his son Jermajesty.

-Erykah Badu and Outkast singer Andre 3000 have a thing for numbers. In 1997, they dubbed their little one Seven Sirius.

-The Edge of U2 may have inspired Beyonce and Jay Z's name for daughter Blue Ivy. He gave his daughter the name Blue Angel in 1989.

-Frank Zappa belongs in the baby-name hall of fame. His kids with wife Gail: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Muffin.

-Kara Cutruzzula


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