Celebrities are no strangers to the world of wacky baby names. And this year, BabyNames.com is calling out the worst of the worst. The website recently polled more than 10,000 visitors on the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2011.
In the worst celebrity boys’ names category, Bear Blu Jarecki, son of Alicia Silverstone and hubby Christopher Jarecki, tied for “worst” place with Moroccan Cannon, son of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. On the other hand, Mariah and Nick’s twin daughter Monroe was voted one of the best celebrity girls’ names of the year.
In the worst celebrity girls’ names category, Zuzu Audrey Peterson, daughter of “Top Chef: Just Desserts” contestant Tania Peterson, took the top spot.
“Worst” runner-ups include Mirabella Bunny Adams, daughter of singer Bryan Adams, and Kannon James, son of actor Kevin James.
The best celebrity baby name honors went to Mason Evan Smith, son of singer Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw, and Willow Sage Hart, daughter of singer Pink and husband Carey Hart. Runner-ups include Penelope Athena Richmond, daughter of Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond.
According to BabyNames.com founder and CEO Jennifer Moss, the name Harper – used by Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffani Thiessen and Victoria and David Beckham – is also one of the best names of the year. In fact, its use by celebrities helped catapult the name into the top 10 most popular baby names of the year.
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