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Friday, November 21, 2008

Celebrity Baby Names: Bronx Mowgli

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wetz named their baby boy Bronx Mowgli. Discuss.

30 comments:

Jenni said...

I think "bronx zoo" and of The Jungle Book...enough said?

f8hful_lo said...

I don't mind the name Bronx, actually, but it does NOT go with their last name. Bronx Wentz is just too much. Not the worst name ever, though!

Kristi said...

I agree with Jenni. Zoo and Jungle Book. Almost like they were trying to have the weirdest baby name of the year. Normally, I can find something positive to say about celeb baby names, but I think this one is just ridiculous.

Bekki said...

I wish I came up with this (I read it elsewhere), but it made me laugh out loud---that Bronx Wentz sounds like some disease...

"I'm sorry Mr. Walters, you have Bronx Wentz and there's no known cure."

Clarabella said...

Mowgli is not even a "real" name. Kipling made it up for his stories, but somewhere it supposedly says it means "frog," although in what language, I don't know.
It did occur to me that the baby's initials were BMW, if they're being silly kids.
Bronx I can live with, although I have to agree with other posters that Bronx Wentz is a little much.

Shepherd Family ACAL said...

Bronx Wentz is aweful, it totally doesn't have any flow to it at all! They would have been better off doing Mowgli Bronx Wentz since Mowgli Wentz sounds much better!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I suppose there have been worse celebrity baby names. Bronx is an awfull hard sounding name though and how do you sweeten it up for a baby? Bronky?

Pocket said...

Both names are cute separately. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Jungle Book so I do the the name Mowgli is cute. I don't think Bronx is any stranger than Brooklyn, which is hugely popular these days. As for Bronx Wentz, I guess they thought it was sassy and fun. Either way, I hold fast to the philosophy that anyone can name their kid whatever the heck they want and hope that karma returns the favor when I name my children.

Sarah said...

Dreadful! I call unruly children Mowgli - when they act as if they were raised by jungle animals! And Bronx is pretty hard sounding. I hope this is a joke.

Bird said...

I'm with the folks that think that its fine and all, but that the first name and last name don't go. The two endings are hard on the mouth.

Dawna Drake said...

The name doesn't flow terribly well... I like Bronx, it's strong if a bit unusual. I mean, Brooklyn is terribly popular and a few years ago we all thought, hmmm, oookaaayy.

Mowgli sucks lol. Way too many wild child references. Perhaps Jungle Book is their favorite movie...

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Blah!

brooke said...

Bronx - This really feel like two other celebrity names: Brooklyn Beckham and Knox Jolie-Pitt.

Mowgli - I don't have much to say about Mowgli. I guess they really like movie or book. Just think, the name could have been Bronx Baloo!

Jennifer said...

Seeing as I used to refer (meanly, I know) to a kid I knew who was almost totally non verbal and had no social skills whatsoever at age 4 as Mowgli (yeah, I said I know that was mean), I am against Mowgli. And for the record, I am against place names. It all started with Splash and Madison, which is an Avenue, not a girl's name. It has since spiraled to Dakota, Brooklyn, Boston, and now Bronx. Yuck, yuck, yuck. Will the madness never stop? I dread the day when I meet little Cincinnati and her brother Fort Wayne.

Mairzy said...

The name wouldn't be half so bad if you didn't suspect that the couple was just trying to make a celebrity splash with it. It annoys me when parents use their children as an accessory to themselves, whether the name be Victory Justice or Mowgli Bronx.

amy dawn said...

I agree with many of the comments. The name Bronx alone isn't too bad, but it doesn't flow whatsoever with the last name. I am, however, thrown by Mowgli as a middle name. When I think of Bronx, I picture city and Mowgli conjures up imagines of the jungle. Odd combination! But with all that being said. It's their baby and I wish them the best of luck with their new little one!

shoeaddict said...

They had an Alice in Wonderland wedding and a Winnie-the-Pooh baby shower...

I think the name is just ridiculous.

Rachel said...

HATE.

My friend and I emailed back and forth all day coming up with Place Name/Disney Name combos.

Pittsburg Mufasa
Detroit Aladdin
Kentucky Jasmine
Miami Dumbo
you get the idea.

Frazzled Mom said...

Another horrible celebrity baby name... I'm so tired of self-absorbed tasteless celebrities. There are a few celebrities who seem normal (Tom Hanks, Will Smith) but many seem to have some mental disorder where they just thrive on attention even if it means resorting to bizarre behavior and ridiculous baby names. Enough already.

bellaf said...

Terrible. Bronx is too harsh. If it wasn't for the Mowgli part, I would think they were trying to name a future bully. Any chance it's just a joke?

Erica said...

This name is what happens when a 20 year old has a baby. It's ridiculous and that child is going to hate them for it when he's older.

ps- my word verification is "monkeess."

Pocket said...

Rachel - I think you and your friend are brilliant and hilarious! Kentucky Jasmine?? I kind of LOVE it. Don't tell my husband!

Catherine said...

Ick ... but honestly it could have been a lot worse. I mean, the first, middle and last names don't go together, the Bronx isn't the nicest place to name a kid after, etc. etc. etc., but it could have been a lot worse. I guess I can see the appeal - I'm sure a little boy of a certain age with that name would seem so cool to everyone else in the class. And at least they spelled it right. Of course, I would have preferred Henry or Oliver or Nicholas.

Susan said...

Yes, it could be worse: Zeeble Zap-Unit, Avocado Jett Punch ... It IS possible to come up with a worse name. But the advantage is that the Jolie-Pitts will now almost certainly not have Maddox, Pax, Knox, and Bronx. The sad thing in my opinion is that the letter X has a great sound, and this may turn people against it.

fairydogmother said...

What's even worse is that the only built-in nickname this name even remotely offers is B.M.

Ugh, did they seriously give their child the initials BMW? My head hurts. I can't find anything remotely redeemable about this name whatsoever, and I'm typically of the who-am-I-to-judge-the-name-you-so-(hopefully)-thoughtfully-picked-out-for-your-child persuasion.

ZestyJenny said...

1. They obviously have not considered the possiblility that their child will seek any sort of responsible-type life. I mean really, can you see Senator Wentz taking any kind of oath on the capitol steps, "Do you Bronx Mowgli Wentz solemnly swear..."

2. I'm just relieved that Ashley, as one of the several celebrities knocked up at the moment, did not steal any of our names, after the whole Brangelina fiasco. At 36 weeks, I can't take it.

Anonymous said...

I think they were just trying to imitate Angelina's "x" factor names, as others have suggested. However, it really doesn't flow or go or fit or whatever it is that names need to do to sound just right. It's such a harsh name, poor little baby.

Leah said...

It just sounds like they were trying too hard to come up with a wacky celebrity baby name. So sad.

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

...Bronx Wentz sounds like some disease...

"I'm sorry Mr. Walters, you have Bronx Wentz and there's no known cure."


Well...it's kind of true...there is no known cure for having a baby. :)

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Also, I actually like Knox Jolie-Pitt...I think it flows wonderfully, which Bronx Mowgli Wentz does not.