Best & Worst Baby Names of 2008

Let’s face it: it seems like part of being a celebrity these days is giving your child an unusual name. Some are just exotic, but some are downright baffling, and Babynames.com surveyed 5,000 visitors to find out how they felt about the names celebrities gave their babies this year – the names they loved, the names they hated, and even which set of twin names they liked best!

Bronx Mowgli Wentz took the crown for worst baby boy name, while Soleil Moon Frye’s daughter Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg was deemed the worst for the girls.

However, not all unusual names are bad. For instance, Harlow Winter Kate received praise because it’s “a glamorous name, without being too unusual.”

Below is the rest of the list. Voters were given 72 celebrity baby names to choose from. How does your own list match up? Which names do you love, and which do you just love to hate?

Bottom Five Boys’ Names:

Bronx Mowgli Wentz – Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson

Sophocles Iraia Clement – Jermaine Clement and Miranda Manasiadis

Barnaby Borstein Douglas – Alex Borstein and Jackson Douglas

Major Harris – Rapper T.I., nee Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.

Vincenzo Kainalu Hammett – Kirk Hammett and Lani Hammett

Bottom Five Girls’ Names:

Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg – Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg

Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim – David Alan Grier and Christine Kim

Atalanta Baez – Carolina Herrera and Miguel Baez

Egypt Bennett – Paris Bennett

Mabel Ray Mulroney – Dermot Mulroney and Tharita Catulle

Top Five Boy’s Names:

Caleb James Bice – Bo Bice and Caroline Bice

Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Braydon Hart Wilkerson – Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson

Parker Foster Aiken – Clay Aiken and Jaymes Foster

Levi Alves McConaughey – Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Top Five Girls’ Names:

Harlow Winter Kate Madden – Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Maddie Briann Aldridge – Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge

Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Honor Marie Warren – Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Willow Rose Owen – Emma Ferguson and Mark Owen

Top Three Twin Names:

Max and Emme – Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Finley and Harper – Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood

Bottom Three Twin Names:

Sawyer and Coco – Diane Farr and Seung Chung

Rex and Juno – Willl and Marianne Champion

Adrian and Adriana – Tony and Lina Dovolani

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  1. melanie

    i dont think theres anything wrong with coco, juno, rex, sawyer, luisa, or major..wow there are alot worse out there!

  2. Tony Dovolani’s twins are named Adrian and Ariana, not Adriana.

  3. Janie

    Zuma Rossdale (Gwen’s baby) is the worst name I have heard – terrible!

  4. ll

    I don’t understand how Zuma doesn’t make the worst boy’s name. But I don’t think Jagger is all that bad at all.

  5. Sam

    Jagger Joseph for a girl?? I think not lol.

    Apple is the WORST!

  6. Daze

    The best celeb baby names of the year, in my book were Harper, Harlow and Nahla for girls. For the boys: Levi, River and Sawyer. I absolutely hated Jagger Joseph blue for a girl and Zuma Nesta Rock for a boy. I like unique names with a happy sound. I strongly dislike the old, overused, worn out names like Henry or Archie or Mabel. Maddie is a terrible name for a girl as well, it sounds as if she is going to be angry the rest of her life: “Maddie the Baddie.”

  7. Jenny

    I’m surprise that no one mention Ignatius for worst boy name.

  8. I love the names Knox, Vivienne ,Nahla, Maddie, Gia Damon Emme and Max.

  9. Pencils

    What’s wrong with Luisa? It’s a Spanish name, but normal. Same thing with Vincenzo, it’s Italian. I’ve always loved the name Atalanta–it’s not from the city in Georgia, it’s from Greek mythology. I don’t like the name Harlow, and I feel bad for poor Harlow Madden when the kids start calling her “harlot” in middle school. Kids are cruel, and that one is so easy. And I’m annoyed with Ashlee Simpson and her husband for ruining the joke about how that since kids are now being named Brooklyn the only thing left to be different is to name you child “Bronx!”

  10. Lioness

    What is wrong with Jagger Joseph? It’s unique, I like it. What should’ve made the list was Pilot Inspektor- I know he isn’t a baby, and I’m all for really unique names (I have one myself), but Pilot Inspektor? Blecch, that’s one I actually really disliked. Don’t really like Major either.

  11. Roberta

    I like Luisa. Is a very common name in my country.

  12. Alisa

    how is luisa a bad name? i’ve always loved that name, but prefer the spelling with an ‘o’ (Louisa). And how is “Finley and Harper” better than “Rex and Juno”?

    But one i cant believe everyone likes is Honor. To me, it’s not a very pretty or sweet sounding girl name.

    Im sad that Sunday Rose didn’t get a mention… i thought of all the unique names celebrities name their children, Sunday is the most unique, and the most pleasing sounding girl name. It’s very beautiful.

    And how didn’t Zuma get on the worst names list?

  13. April

    For an article that seems to be about names, you think they would get the names of the parents right. It’s Jemaine Clement…not JeRmaine

  14. Anonymous

    i love the name harlow winter i think its such a stunning name

  15. Well, i have a cousin named Jaggar and I like it, there is nothing wrong with that name, however, Bronx Mowgli is a very unique, strange name, but the baby is really cute.

  16. Anonymous

    whats wrong with Adrian and Ariana they are really cute names.

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