Celebrities, politicians have a knack for quirky and unusual names – including Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA.


Curious Birth Names & Titles For Celebrities, Politicians That Baffle//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made headlines after naming their daughter Apple?

Unusual: Nicole Richie and Joel Madden named their two-year-old son Sparrow – but as ten per cent of parents admit to baby name remorse, do they regret it?

Before that, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis gave us Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Belle.

Demi Moore spilled all on Bruce Willis marriage as she compares him to impulsive mum (Demi pictured in September 2019, New York City) (Image: Getty Images for ABA)

Even before that, odd-name pioneer Frank Zappa named his kids Moon Unit, Dweezil and Diva Thin Muffin.

And the trend continues.

In November 2018, rapper Rick Ross aka William Leonard Roberts II named his newest son Billion. In late October, Hilary Duff named her daughter Banks Violet Bair.

Ross performing for the Mastermind Tour in June 2014
  1. Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern – New Zealand Prime Minister
  2. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party, which offices he has held since 2019. He was formerly Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, in which latter role he first achieved political prominence.

    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by staff as he returns to 10 Downing Street, London, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and accepting her invitation to form a new government, Friday Dec. 13, 2019. Boris Johnson led his Conservative Party to a landslide victory in Britain’s election that was dominated by Brexit. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

  3. Willard Carroll Smith Jr. – Fresh Prince o Bel Air’s Will Smith
  4. Alfonso Ribeiro – Fresh Prince’s Carlton Banks: But the Bronx-born actor says he was pigeonholed by the show, preventing his acting career from really taking off. Ribeiro recently appeared on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars, where he showcased the famous Carlton Dance, which he invented.