Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend, Holly Madison is no stranger to having to defend herself. It should come as no shock to some that on March 11 Madison felt the need to speak out about her newborn daughter’s colorful name, according to the New York Daily News. Celebrities are known for giving their children odd names to stand out from a crowd. At a week old, Rainbow Aurora already has the Internet in a tizzy over her birth and her name.
Taking some time away from being an ecstatic mother, Holly decided to take to her own website to explain her reason for picking the name, Rainbow. “There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag my choice of a name, but I don’t care what they think. There was a girl in my school…and I was so envious of her name because it was so pretty and unusual.
Holly goes on to say that she just wants her daughter to grow up proud; after all, her mother was a Playboy bunny living in the Playboy Mansion paired up with Hugh Hefner. That’s every girls dream growing up; right? “I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don’t want that for her.” Madison does not feel her daughter will be “traumatized” for having a name different from others.
Growing up did you have any colorful or odd names in your classes? What do you think of the name “Rainbow?” Sound off in the comments below. Read on for the author's interesting classmate names.
Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple.
Famous tennis player Arthur Ashe named his daughter Camera.
Eryka Badu named her son Seven.
Brent Smith; lead singer of Shinedown, named his son Lyric.
Beyonce and Jay-Z named their daughter Blue Ivy.
Christine Brinklee has a daughter named Sailor.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes named their daughter Suri.
Courtney Cox and David Arquette named their daughter Coco.
Rachel Griffiths named her daughter Banjo.
Bono, front man for U2, has a daughter named Memphis Eve.
The Edge, guitarist for U2 has a child named Blue Angel.
Barbara Hershey has a son with David Carradine; they named him Free.
Mila Jovocich named her son Ever Gabo.
Alicia Key and Swiss Beats named their son Egypt.
Simon Lebon has a daughter named Saffron.
Comedian Penn Jillette has a child named Moxie Crimefighter.
Ving Rhames has a son named Freedom.
Forest Whitaker has a son named Ocean.
Rob Morrow named his child Tu. For, Tu Morrow. Get it?
Robert Rodriguez named his children Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue, and Rhiannon.
Shannon Sossamon and Dallas Clayton had a son named Audio Science.
Jermaine Jackson named a son Jermajesty.
Sylvester Stallone named his daughter with Sasha Czach Sage Moonblood and their son Seargeoh. His daughters with Jennifer Flavin all have the same middle name; Rose.
Bruce Willis and Demi More have three daughters; Rumor, Scout, and Tallulah.
Frank Zappa’s children all have what could be considered odd names; Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, Moon Unit, and Diva Muffin.
Comedian Jason Lee has a son named Pilot Inspektor.
David Duchovny and Tea Leoni have a son named Kyd.
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