In case you didn’t hear the news, Amber Rose and Alexander "AE" Edwards have welcomed their baby boy. His name: Slash Electric. Don’t you just wish they’d come up with something more original? Slash was actually on my list of possible names that they would pick, right behind John and Mike.
Celebrities choose seldom-before-heard baby names often enough that it’s not always easy to keep track of them all. So, in honor of baby Slash, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of those obscure monikers, because obviously there's no better way to remember the myriad of ways one can think beyond the baby name book if they want a truly newsworthy moment.
Apple Blythe Alison Martin → Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin (b. 2004)
To kick off this list, an oldie but a goodie; you simply can’t talk about obscure celebrity baby names without including this one. She's grown up to bear a striking resemblance to her Goop-founding mom all while remaining set on carving her own path, so it definitely seems like she's developed a personality to match her headline-making name.
Lazer Lee Louis Pentz → Diplo & Kathryn Lockhart (b. 2014)
I had no idea Diplo had a child, let alone two, but here we are. Lazer, named after his dad's hit dance music trio Major Lazer, obviously, has an older brother named Lockett. It's safe to say the youngest Pentz's name is...major.
River Rocket Blue Dallas Oliver → Jamie Oliver & Juliette Norton (b. 2016)
The Oliver family also has a collection of obscure names to choose from, and while River is the youngest, his name felt the most ‘out there’ (although his brother, Buddy Bear Maurice, was certainly close competition).
Dusty Rose Levine → Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo (b. 2016)
The Namibian runway goddess and her musician husband now have two baby girls, and while the newest, Gio Grace, doesn’t exactly have a boring name, I’m gonna give this one to Dusty Rose. Fun fact: if you Google "dusty rose," it shows you a variety of items in that color (because before it was a baby name, it was the subtle trendy shade that preceded full-blown millennial pink). If the three-year-old decides to grow an internet presence when she's older, she's going to have to retrain some stubborn algorithms, but if anyone can do it, it's Dusty Rose Levine.
Story Annabelle Paul → Aaron Paul & Lauren Parsekian (b. 2018)
Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian really threw me for a loop on this one. Once again, I had missed that they had a child, but I was far more surprised by the name than the actual information that a baby existed.
Maverick Nicholas Phelps → Michael Phelps & Nicole Johnson (b. 2019)
We all know about the first-born Phelps baby, Boomer (Baby Boomer. That was fun to say). But did you know about his youngest brother, Maverick? It seems that with their third child, the Olympian and the former Miss California paid tribute to their fiercely independent naming tendencies. Surely there's another reason, but it's fun to think about.