Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury have revealed that they’ve called their newborn daughter Bambi, after admitting some fans would ‘hate’ it.
But they’re not the only celebrity parents to plump for an adventurous moniker, with Kylie Jenner finally unveiling her son’s name as Aire, and Elon Musk hitting headlines when calling his son X AE A-XII.
Elsewhere, Cheryl and Liam Payne named their son – who is now five years old – Bear, while Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn named their firstborn daughter – now two-years-old – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the very creative titles famous faces have opted for when naming their children…
MOLLY-MAE HAGUE AND HER DAUGHTER BAMBI
Sweet! Molly-Mae Hague has revealed she’s named her baby daughter Bambi, as she posted a sweet snap of her newborn nestled in her cot
On Tuesday, Molly-Mae Hague revealed she and her boyfriend Tommy Fury have named their baby daughter Bambi.
The Love Island star, 23, took to Instagram to share a snap of her baby girl’s name in illuminated letters overlooking her little girl in her cot, having previously admitted that some fans would ‘hate’ it.
Molly-Mae secretly gave birth to her first child on Monday January 23, but only announced her arrival on social media a week later.
She shared an adorable image of her daughter nestled in her cot next to a Bambi toy, with her name illuminated in lights on the wall. She captioned the post: ‘Bambi’ along with a heart emoji.
The name Bambi is of Italian origin and is thought to derive from the word ‘bambino’, which means ‘child’.
Doting mum: The Love Island star had previously admitted she always knew what she was going to call her daughter, adding that she knew some of her fans wouldn’t like it
Unusual: Molly-Mae teased last year her daughter’s name would be ‘really, really unusual and different’
Molly-Mae had previously admitted she always knew what she was going to call her daughter, adding that she knew some of her fans wouldn’t like it.
In a previous YouTube Q&A she said: ‘It’s not made up, it’s totally not made up, I can’t explain it. It’s just not a name that’s ever been used before. It’s very very different and rare and you’re either going to love it or hate it.
‘I’ve had the name picked out since I was a baby girl myself. It’s always been a dream baby girl name and luckily when I met Tommy and I told him the name I’ve always dreamt of using, he absolutely loved it too.
‘It’s a really really unusual and a different name, I do not know anybody else with the name. I’ve not seen any other girls with the name before, it’s that different.’
KYLIE JENNER AND HER SON AIRE
Big revelation: Kylie Jenner, 25, revealed that her baby son’s unique name Aire is pronounced ‘air’
Question answered: After the mother-of-two announced the news of her baby’s name, a fan account questioned how to pronounce it, and Kylie took to the comments to deliver the answer
Adorable: The TV personality shared a photo series that showcased her 11-month-old son’s face for the first time almost a year after his birth
Earlier this month, Kylie Jenner finally revealed her son’s unique name, as well as how to pronounce it.
The 25-year-old cosmetics mogul also shared pictures of her 11-month-old son’s face for the first time on Instagram, while revealing his name is Aire. She then shared that the unique moniker is pronounced ‘air’.
The reality star finally unveiled his name ahead of his first birthday on February 2 and just two weeks after she reportedly split from 31-year-old rapper Travis Scott – with whom she also shares four-year-old daughter Stormi.
After the mother-of-two announced the name, a fan account shared photos of Aire from Kylie’s post and prompted the question: ‘Do you think it’s pronounced air or airey?’
To answer the question and clarify, Kylie commented ‘AIR’ alongside a red heart emoji.
Kylie and Travis welcomed their son together on February 2, 2022. Originally, the former couple had named him ‘Wolf’ but opted to change his name after deciding it didn’t fit his personality.
Almost a year after his birth, The Kardashians star uploaded an Instagram photo series and penned the simple caption, ‘Aire,’ to announce to her 378 million followers her son’s new name.
The first snap that she shared was an adorable mirror selfie she had taken as she held her Aire in her arms. She then shared a cute photo of her son sitting comfortably on a cream-colored couch.
CHERYL AND HER SON BEAR
Cheryl and Liam Payne named their son – who is now five years old – Bear (pictured, the doting mother with her son)
Cheryl and Liam Payne named their son – who is now five years old – Bear.
The former One Direction star confirmed the unusual moniker during a surprising Twitter exchange in 2017, when he responded to a tweet sent by television adventurer Bear Grylls, who praised the couple on their choice of name.
Bear wrote: ‘Great choice! Love & blessings to you guys as you start on the greatest adventure… @CherylOfficial @LiamPayne. (sic)’
To which Liam responded: ‘Thanks man hope he grows with an ounce of your courage! Your a boss. (sic)’
It was previously suggested the pair – who confirmed their split in 2018 – may have been inspired by Grylls, whom they both know.
They are not the first celebrity parents to plump for the adventurous moniker, following Jamie and Jools Oliver whose 12-year-old son is called Buddy Bear.
At the time, a friend said: ‘Liam and Cheryl couldn’t decide on a name for ages and kept toing and froing between options. But they both loved Bear.’
ELON MUSK AND HIS SON X AE A-XII
Musk started dating singer Grimes in May 2018 and she gave birth to their son X AE A-Xii, in May 2020 (Musk pictured with X)
Musk and singer Grimes began dating in April 2018 after reportedly meeting online, a month before they made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala (pictured). They share two kids together
X is one of Musk’s ten children
In June 2020, Grimes and Elon Musk officially named their son X AE A-XII Musk on his birth certificate – after the eccentric couple had to slightly adapt their firstborn’s moniker to comply with California law.
The Canadian singer – real name Claire Elise Boucher – and the Tesla CEO had previously announced their newborn’s name was X Æ A-12.
But birth names in California must only contain letters from the English alphabet, with no numbers or special characters, TMZ reported at the time.
The parents therefore had to change the character Æ, which is used in Norwegian and Danish and is often pronounced ‘Ash’, to ‘AE’ in their son’s name.
The final part of his unusual name, A-12, named after a 1960s spy plane, was changed to Roman numerals to comply with state law. Their son’s nickname is X.
Grimes and Elon Musk broke up in September 2021. They later welcomed their first daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, via surrogate in December 2021.
Grimes referred to Musk as her ‘boyfriend’ in a Vanity Fair interview, but after the interview was published, she took to Twitter to reveal that they had since broken up.
‘Me and E have broken up *again* since the writing of this article,’ she wrote on March 10. ‘But he’s my best friend and the love of my life.’
ED SHEERAN AND HIS DAUGHTER LYRA ANTARCTICA
Ed and Cherry gave birth to their second child in May, announcing the news on Instagram (pictured above)
Same again: Ed announced the birth of their first child Lyra in a similar way, sharing a snap of her baby socks on a blanket alongside his message
Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn named their firstborn daughter – who is now two years old – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
Explaining the reason behind his daughter’s name, he told ITV’s Lorraine in July 2021: ‘I realise some people think it’s a strange and weird, but my wife is called Cherry and I think she’s the only Cherry I’ve ever met and I think we wanted to give her a name that was unique.
‘And we went to Antartica when tour finished so that was always on our list. We went down there at the end of 2019 and it was just incredible the most amazing place on earth.’
It was previously reported Ed called his daughter Lyra after the central character in Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.
On Desert Island Discs in 2017, Sheeran chose His Dark Material as his book choice and described it as ‘the greatest love story ever told’.
Of her middle name, Ed told Lorraine: ‘The idea was we were wanting to have children but we said we need to go to Antarctica before we have them because you can’t take little kids there so we will take her when she’s older.’
Ed and Cherry gave birth to their second child in May, and decided to name the newest member of the family Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran.
A source told The Sun in July 2022: ‘Ed and Cherry loved the name both in terms of what it stands for and its uniqueness.’ They continued: ‘Everyone thinks Jupiter works perfectly for her’.
KIM KARDASHIAN’S DAUGHTER NORTH WEST
North West (pictured with Kim) has already become a massive star thanks to her appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well as her performances at dad West’s Yeezy fashion shows
North West has already become a massive star thanks to her appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well as her performances at dad West’s Yeezy fashion shows.
But when she was born and controversially named, some fans were baffled when the now divorced couple named their daughter North.
One female tweeter said that she hoped the couple’s baby becomes a fashion designer, so she could launch a diffusion line and call it ‘North by North West’.
The name North had previously been suggested as a possibility for the child. However back in March 2013, Kim denied rumours that Kanye wanted to name the baby North.
While North was to prove her final choice, Kim was said to be very keen on Kaidence, to match her family’s fondness of the letter ‘K’. The reality star was reported to like the idea of calling the baby Kai for short.
And further reports claimed the middle name would be Donda, in honour of Kanye’s late mother, who died in 2007 due to complications from cosmetic surgery.
GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHRIS MARTIN’S DAUGHTER APPLE
Family: Gwyneth Paltrow shares two teenage children – 18-year-old daughter Apple and 16-year-old son Moses – with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t taking any credit for her daughter Apple’s name.
While hosting a previous Instagram Q&A, the actress revealed that it was her ex-husband Chris Martin who came up with the unique moniker.
‘Her dad came up with name and I fell in love with it,’ she wrote in pink lettering against a gray background. ‘I thought it was original and cool. I can’t imagine her being called anything else!’
Apple, now 18, got in on the action during her mother’s Instagram live jokingly asking, ‘Who’s your favorite child? (Only one right answer).’
The Iron Man actress refused to take sides, responding, ‘@applemartin I love you both the same, nice try.’
Apple is one of two children Paltrow shares with the Coldplay frontman, 45. They also have a son named Moses who turned 16 earlier this month.
The pair were married from 2003 to 2016. According to The Sun, they originally separated on May 6, 2013.
In March of last year, the Oscar winner revealed that she never really wanted to get divorced from Martin.
‘I’ve learned so much from something I wanted least in the world,’ she said on Anna Faris podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified. ‘I never wanted to get divorced. I never wanted to not be married to the father of my kids, theoretically.’
Jamie Oliver and son River Rocket
Jamie Oliver has given his children creative names, including his son River Rocket, born in 2016
Jamie Oliver has given his children creative names, including his son River Rocket, born in 2016.
Taking to Instagram, the celebrity chef confirmed his fifth child with wife Jools was named River Rocket Oliver.
Captioning a cute snap of himself and his family, he wrote: ‘Wow what a Hot Day today guys so the littlest one is stared out and sleeping again.
‘It’s probably polite to formally introduce the new boy to you, his names River Rocket Oliver we think it suits him and he’s a little gift and we are all very happy…. Thanks for all your kind wishes big love jamie and gang.’
The couple initially dropped a major hint about their newborn’s moniker in an Instagram post days before.
Jools shared a photo showing a piece of nursery artwork, which featured the words ‘DREAM BIG RIVER’ in all the colours of the rainbow.
She added a rocket and a blue heart emoji, leading some fans to guess correctly that the baby’s full name is River Oliver.
A spokesman spokesman later confirmed that their child has a name that is just as unique as his siblings’.
Cardi B’s baby Wave Set Cephus
Moniker: Grammy winner Cardi B’s husband of four years – Migos rapper Offset – came up with the name for their seven-month-old son Wave Set Cephus, which they didn’t publicly reveal until Thursday (pictured September 4)
Squeee! The Bronx-born 29-year-old and the 30-year-old Georgia native settled on his nickname ‘Set’ after she didn’t like the way ‘Marley’ (based on her middle name Marlenis) flowed off the tongue
Grammy winner Cardi B’s husband of four years – Migos rapper Offset – came up with the name for their seven-month-old son Wave Set Cephus, which they didn’t publicly reveal until Thursday.
And while ‘Wave’ came right after the hip-hop power couple discovered the baby’s gender, it took a bit longer to come up with ‘Set’ as his middle name – according to TMZ.
The Bronx-born 29-year-old and the 30-year-old Georgia native settled on his nickname ‘Set’ after she didn’t like the way ‘Marley’ (based on her middle name Marlenis) flowed off the tongue.
Little Wave already has substantial bling including a $200K wave-shaped diamond pendant necklace designed by jeweler Elliot Eliantte.
Cardi (born Belcalis Almánzar) and Offset (born Kiari Cephus) just co-starred with their three-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari in last Friday’s episode of Nickelodeon animated series Baby Shark.
The Bet It hitmaker is also stepmother to the three-time Grammy nominee’s three older children – son Jordan, 12; daughter Kody, 7; and daughter Kalea, 7 – from his relationships with Justine Watson, Oriel Jamie, and Shya L’amour.
‘It’s a blessing to be able to have them all together, and to have a wife who’s open and treats them as if they’re her kids,’ Offset gushed in their new Essence cover story.
‘It could be an issue, but I don’t have to go through that, and that’s beautiful.’
Cardi and The Hype producer-judge – who met in January 2017 – famously separated from between December 5, 2018 and January 31, 2019 amid cheating allegations.
Usain Bolt and his child Olympia Lightning
So sweet: Usain Bolt was every inch the doting father as he shared a sweet video of himself talking to baby daughter Olympia Lighting in 2020
Usain Bolt posted pictures of his baby daughter days after she was born, revealing her name is Olympia Lightning.
The Olympic gold medallist, 33, took to Twitter to wish his partner Kasi Bennett, now 31, a happy birthday as they begin a new chapter of their lives together.
The pair welcomed their first child on June 14 but this is the first time the couple have revealed her name or shared photos of the new arrival.
Usain uploaded a series of images of Kasi draped in a flowing ballgown as she sat cradling their little girl.
He wrote: ‘I want to wish my gf @kasi__b a happy birthday. I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u & will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face.
‘We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt [sic].’
It comes after Kasi herself shared a series of pictures from her personal family photo album last month as she celebrated the sportsman’s first Father’s Day.
Kasi posted pictures from her ultrasound, her labour and from the trip they conceived their baby on, just eight days after giving birth.
Taking to Instagram Stories, Kasi posted a picture of Bolt, her boyfriend of five years, posing up a storm on a boat as she praised him as a father.