10 celebrity babies who were named after where they were conceived
We're into it.
Geographical names, that is. The trend has long since been a thing with celebrities, who, let's face it, tend to go for something on the eccentric side when naming their offspring.
In fact, there are a whole host of celebrity kids out there named after geographical locations. From Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson's son Bronx, to Shakira and Gerard Pique, who went with the name Milan for their son. And, of course, who can forget Chicago West, Kim and Kanye's daughter – or her sister, for that matter – North?
Some celebrities willingly admit they went ahead and names their kids after the place they were conceived, while others are more secretive, leaving it up to our imagination to figure out why their child is named after a spot on the map.
Regardless of the reason, here are 10 really pretty geographical baby names to inspired you:
1. Paris Jackson
Paris is, of course, the daughter of Debbie Rowe and the late Michael Jackson. In an interview with the Daily Mail back in February 2008, Rowe revealed that she became pregnant with Paris through artificial insemination, and that "Paris was conceived in Paris, that's how she got her name."
2. Brooklyn Lachey
Daughter of Nick and Vanessa, Brooklyn was evidently conceived in Brooklyn... well, kind of.
Speaking to People, Nick revealed it was "not in Brooklyn, per se, but we felt the Upper West Side didn't have a good ring to it and we wanted to pay a homage to New York."
3. Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran
This one is rather interesting.
Although nothing has been confirmed in regards to their daughter's unusual name, the notoriously private Ed Sheeran was photographed on a boat in (you guessed it) Antarctica pretty much exactly nine months prior to little Lyra Antarctica's birth.
And although no photos surfaced of his wife, Cherry Seaborn, being there with him, we're going to assume that she was indeed present...
4. Brooklyn Beckham
In her autobiography Learning To Fly, Victoria Beckham reveals the inspiration for her eldest son's moniker, and says although Brooklyn was not, as it was rumoured, conceived in Brooklyn, she had always liked the New York borough as it was a "very grounded" place.
"And it was only afterwards that I realised how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant and where David came after the World Cup."
As it turns out, the eldest Beckham boy was conceived somewhere far from New York.
Speaking to Danish tabloid BT, Victoria revealed a while back: "I became pregnant with Brooklyn in Denmark. We were on tour with the Spice Girls, and had come to Copenhagen. David visited me and yes...so it happened."
5. Tennessee Witherspoon Toth
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth's son was born in September 2012. But while it is a known fact that Witherspoon is from the South and has a deep love for her roots and the place she grew up, neither she nor her husband have never revealed publicly why they picked the name Tennessee for their son.
6. Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard's father, director Ron Howard, has admitted he chose to give each of his children their middle name dependent on where they were conceived.
"The rule was it's wherever we were conceived, it's so disgusting!" Bryce said on ABC.
"For me, it was a city, for my sisters, it was a hotel [Carlyle]."
It's Howard's brother, however, who got the worst deal. His middle name is Cross, inspired by the name of the road the family used to live on. But, as Howard revealed:"My dad would make this joke, 'I didn't want to call him back of the Volvo!'"
7. Zuma Stefani Rossdale
Back in 2008, when they were still an item, former spouses Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed a son, Zuma.
And while it is still unknown whether or not the child was named after the place he was conceived, Stefani has spoken about how she picked the name because of how much she loves Zuma Beach in California.
8. India Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth says India holds a special place in his and wife Elsa Pataky’s heart, which is why they named their daughter India Rose after the country.
“My wife spent lot of time in India and that was where the name originally came from,” he said in a recent interview
9. Ireland Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin has explained exactly why he chose to call his daughter Ireland – and it looks like he predicted Ireland’s economic disaster even back in the 1990s.
Asked by a Twitter user a while back as to why he chose the name, Baldwin responded: “Bc she’s beautiful but can’t manage her finances”.
10. Egypt Daoud Dean
Although Alicia Keys' son was not conceived in the African country, the singer has revealed her specific reason for naming him Egypt.
“I took an important trip for myself to Egypt," Keys said in an interview back when her son was born.
"There were a lot of things that needed to change. I was not as experienced then, so I felt close to a breakdown. I went to Egypt, and I went alone. I sailed down the Nile and I saw the temples, the tombs and the pyramids. It was powerful. It was very Cleopatra. When we found out I was pregnant, my husband said, ‘Egypt was such an important time for you. That really changed your life. Wouldn’t that be amazing as a name?’ Once he said that, I was like, ‘Yes.'”