Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mariah Carey Names Her Kids


In the world of messed up celebrity names, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon stayed in the wading pool. Sure, their son is an adjective named Moroccan Scott Cannon, but Monroe for the girl is not bad. Apparently Marilyn Monroe is Mariah's hero so she named the girl after Marilyn. Why she did not go with Marilyn instead of Monroe is because she is obviously a fan of the President with the same last name. As for Moroccan, apparently Mariah's apartment is named the Moroccan room because of its theme. That's a great idea. If I have a child, I think I will name them Futon or Alcohol Bottles.

42 comments:

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I've heard worse. What's Katie Price's daughter named? Princess Tiam'ami or something? Personally, I'm big on family names.

Ida Blankenship said...

Enty, if you have twins, you should name them Pork and Chop. Or Bacon and Grease.

I like Monroe WAY better than Marilyn, but I'm biased towards names that are kinda unisex. These choices are WAY more tame than I expected, though.

Moroccan? That's awkward. Morocco would be better. Maybe they'll call him Rocco or Rock or something like that.

Either way, I'm genuinely happy for them. I have a soft spot for Mimi.

Miss X said...

Monroe is a boy's name. And Moroccan might be a better fit for a girl.

Maja. With a J. said...

I don't mind Monroe actually. I thought the names would be somewhere closer to Honeyblossom Butterfly or something like that.


I like simple and old fashioned names myself.

timebob said...

I might be showing my age here but any time I hear the name Monroe all I can think of Jim J. Bullock's character in Too Close for Comfort

I have a feeling "Moroccan" if he isn't as insane as his mom will be going by the name Scott.

mikey said...

I heard they are calling the boy Roc - which works. I would have like Morocco better as a name than Moroccan. Monroe is actually kind of pretty.

Ida Blankenship said...

"I might be showing my age here but any time I hear the name Monroe all I can think of Jim J. Bullock's character in Too Close for Comfort"

Oh my God. That show was BOSS.

jp said...

@MissX: A lot of "girls names" start off as "boys names". Robin. Ashley.

But Monroe is one of those names that start off as last names and become some girl's first (or middle) name. Hunter. Madison. Rooney.

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parissucksliterally said...

STUPID names, but they did not disappoint me. I never expected good ones from these two.

RocketQueen said...

@timebob - that's the first Monroe I thought of, too! NOT a good association ;)

JasonBlueEyes said...

I've never understood the appeal of Marilyn Monroe. And I'll never understand why so many stars are so enamored of her.

Megan Fox is (or was.)

And of course Lindsay (barf) has said many times Marilyn Monroe is her hero.

Which I'm sure if there is an afterlife and Marilyn is looking down from it is saying to Lindsay "Bitch - don't you EVER compare me to you."

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Rose said...

I love the name Monroe as I am a huge MM fan.

JasonBlueEyes said...

@timebob - Only thing I remember about that show were the two outrageously sexy daughters.

Hoochi-mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chopchop said...

Jim J Bullock FTW!

bluebonnetmom said...

I think that the names are kind of sweet and I like that there is a personal meaning behind them. My children have similar family names and words that have special meanings. Their first names could make them part of the British Royal Family lol..... And you know that Diva wanted those babies badly to wreck her body that badly. Tummy tuck is in order.

Ida Blankenship said...

I rolled my eyes at MM worship for years, too -- partly because of morons like Lindsay. I think there are more interesting icons -- personally, Liz Taylor was my QUEEN, but I'm sure some people think she's frivolous, too. Ingrid Bergman is my favorite old-timey movie star, though.

From the articles, books, shows, etc that I've encountered, Marilyn Monroe was actually a pretty interesting person: enormously well-read, witty, articulate, and curious about the world. I think the platinum-haired, baby-voiced image has eclipsed her actual artistry, but it really is kind of magical to watch her onscreen.

The ONLY celebrity I love enough to name a child after is Emmylou Harris. We'll see...

looserdude said...

Knowing Mimi, I guess we should be grateful that they're names that can be written using a standard keyboard.

Krab said...

Those names are absolutely horrible. If you "love" Marilyn Monroe, then name your kid Marilyn. Or even Norma Jean. If you "love" Jean Harlow, then name your kid Jean, not Harlow. Why do people have to try to have uneeeek names? So tacky and horrible. And of course she made sure her kids had the same initials she does.

lisap515 said...

I'm almost ashamed to admit when Mikey said they were going to call the boy Roc...my mind went Roc and Roe. I don't like either name.

Pookie said...

what timebob said.

'moroccan'? srly? *headdesk*

at least paris isn't named parisian, and the eldest little beckham isn't brooklynite. kids, this is why it's important to stay in school.

nancer said...

ida, i named my DOG emmylou after emmylou harris. i call her emmy.

emmylou's a huge dog lover and has her own rescue. she's my hero too!

Ida Blankenship said...

@nancer -- oh, I know. That's part of the reason why I adore EH so much. I've seen her in concert four times, and she ALWAYS asks her audience to support their local humane society. It always brings tears to my eyes. She is the best the best the best the best EVER!

Does your dog have long, silky, silver hair? :-)

MISCH said...

I'm happy for them both....

timebob said...

I just hope there are lots and lots of mentally stable nannies to take care of them.

Crystalrope said...

So when the boy gets to school the kids will call him "Morey Carey."

Me said...

i was so sure she would name one of them America for a middle name. damn.

nancer said...

no ida. my dog is a 'little black dog' as opposed to the 'big black dog' emmylou sings about on her new album.

ghost said...

Morrocan Cannon? Don't even need to point out how dumb that sounds.

Monroe as a name is kinda cute, but I never have understood all the hype and adoration for Marilyn Monroe. She was pretty, yeah, but she wasn't that great of an actress. She was more famous for sleeping with virtually the entire Kennedy clan. How does this make her some kind of idol?

At least she didn't name them Butterfly Charmbracelet or HoneyLamb Rainbow like everyone half expected.

MCH said...

LOL @ that last sentence.

I quite like Monroe but not so much Moroccan. Don't really understand the significance of naming your kid after the current theme/style your house is in.

Whatever. Coulda' been worse, right Pilot Inspektor?

Miss X said...

@jp I've only known men named Monroe so I think of it as a masculine name.
And, of course, there was President James Monroe. I personally hate unisex names (or names that go from one sex to the other).

New Life and Attitude said...

Timebob - add me to the list that immediately thought of Too Close for Comfort too. I just recently watched an episode on some cable channel. That used to be one of my favorite shows. I loved Jm J. Bullock (I watched that game show and his talk show with Tammy Faye just because I thought he was so damned funny). And who didn't love Ted Knight?

Amy said...

He'll go by Rocc or Roccan, not that far off from Rocco.

Anonymous said...

Stupid names although really, who's surprised. And when will these actresses please stop being "inspired" by Marilyn Monroe. And ugh, Monroe? Don't do that to a girl. But how much dumber is Moroccan?

It's stupid shit like that that bugs me. Or when parents name their children on whims or based on a letter (the letter K being the worst culprit).

People will tell the parents to their faces that they love their originality because at that point, the child has been named, you can't be honest. But they are made fun of behind their backs.

trashtalker said...

@MCH: Jason Lee never announced the name of his second kid, did he?

@lisap515: I thought the same thing on the nicknames.

ardleigh said...

I'm just glad she didn't name her girl Champagne or Pinkie. If she LOVED MM so much; why not Norma Jean?

Morrocan? Seriously Morrocan Cannon sounds like a hotel chain or a toilet tissue.

People PLEASE when naming your children have some consideration to the child. I can see them getting bullied now. "Hey Mor--on Cannon. My Daddy says your Mom keeps your Dad's anatomy in her Hello Kitty purse."

Mango said...

The names are not nearly as goofy and fanciful as I expected from that fruitloop.

sunnyside1213 said...

She is definitely a fruit loop in a world of cheerios.

Mr. M said...

Morrocan Cannon sounds like a cartoon terrorist.

MCH said...

@trashtalker - I looked it up. Can't find it! Funniest one I saw (guesses) was Stewardess Analyzer. :)

shakey said...

Morrocan Cannon sounds like the result of eating too much hummus and chick peas. "I just fired off a Morrocan Cannon. Don't go in there."

I wonder if I should put that on urbandictionary.com.

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