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The Bizarre Stories Behind These Celebrity Baby Names

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    Every name has a story — even the Genes and Hortenses of the world were lovingly designated as such by their parents. Once upon a time, celebrities named their children things like Gene and Hortense, too. As our obsession with fame grew, however, so did the pressure for celebrities to grant their offspring unique, different, and sometimes just plain weird monikers. It’s not enough to be Kim Kardashian’s daughter. The offspring of Kimye must have an appellation that will leave people in shock and awe when she introduces herself for the rest of her life.

    You may already know many of the celebrity children’s names we’re about to discuss. What you may be less familiar with, however, are the bizarre ways in which their parents arrived at said names. Grab yourself an Apple and get ready for some of the strangest decisions of our time.

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