Bandit Lee Way Came 9th...

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Bandit Lee Way Came 9th...

I came home from uni when my sister asked me to ensure that she had read correctly that Gerard and Lyn-Z Way's baby girl was indeed named Bandit Lee Way, and I confirmed it, she burst out laughing...I was curious and wondering why on earth did my sister just asked me stuff about Gerard Way 'cause she had never been a fan of MCR. I went upstairs to her room to see what's up and I found that she came across accidentally to a website with this year's most unusual celebrity baby names and Bandit Lee Way came 9th.
Celebrities have set a high bar when it comes to wince-worthy baby names. Who could forget classics like Moxie Crimefighter (daughter of Penn and Emily Jillette) and Kal-El (son of Nicholas and Alice Kim Cage)?
This year is no less memorable than years past, when it comes to our stars and the blazing baby trails they leave in their wake. Some first-timers welcomed in their babies by giving them a name to remember (Echo Hexum). Others added to their already attention-getting clan: Erykah Badu, mother of Puma and Seven has added Mars to the triumvirate, while Chef Jamie Oliver, father of Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo, added to his whimsical genetic treasure chest a daughter named Petal Blossom Rainbow. But there’s more, so much more.

Here’s our list of the most unusual celebrity baby names for 2009.
1. Mars Merkaba
Daughter of Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica. After tweeting through her labor (Mars was delivered by a midwife born at home with no drugs) Badu sent out a message on Twitter that she was going to name her new daughter Twitty Milk. That did not happen, but Mars Merkaba did. Though Badu hasn’t discussed the name’s origin, “Mars,” in addition to being a planet, is the Roman god of war, and “Merkaba” is Hebrew for “stone-chariot of god.” Arrange those meanings as you will.

2. Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver
Daughter of Chef Jamie Oliver and his wife, Jools. No explanation of the name was given, but considering her sisters’ names are Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo, we’re guessing he’s just sticking with the whole Naked Chef/natural/garden theme.

3. Sparrow James Midnight Madden
Son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. There seems to be a code to break when it comes to Nicole and Joel’s kids. Their daughter, Harlow Kate Winter Madden was born in January, the middle of winter, hence, the second to last name. Sparrow was born in the middle of the night, so we’ve got the Midnight part down. The rest of the code -- specifically, “Sparrow” -- we’re still working on breaking.

4. Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman
Son of Rapper M.I.A. (real name Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam) and musician Benjamin Bronfman (aka Benjamin Brewer). Ikhyd was one of the biggest hot-button names of the year, because when first announced by M.I.A., the general public thought she was naming her boy Ickitt. She addressed the media through her blog, “MY BABY IS NOT CALLED ICKITT, PICKIT OR LICKIT THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THE HOLLYWOOD PRESS. HES A BABY, HE DONT NEED PRESS!” She did not give any hints to the meaning of Ikhyd, but “Arular” is the code name her political activist father adopted for himself while fighting for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, as well as the title of her debut album. “Edgar” is his paternal grandfather’s name (Edgar Bronfman Jr., who is CEO of Warner Music Group).

5. Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa
Son of Lilakoi Moon (aka Lisa Bonet) and boyfriend Jason Momoa. Momoa explained the Hawaiian origin in a forum on his official fan site, “He was born on the stormest, rainy night. so Nakoa(warrior)...Mana(strength/spirit) Kaua(rain) po(dark)...”

6. Java Kumala Holloway
Daughter of “Lost” star Josh Holloway and his wife, Yessica Kumala. Yessica was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is located on the island, Java.

7. Dreavyn Kingslee
Son of Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) and Linzi. No word on its origin, and when it comes to the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular baby names ( perhaps not surprisingly Dreavyn doesn’t have an entry.

8. Atlas Heche Tupper
Son of Anne Heche and James Tupper. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan who bore the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. He joins his older brother, 7-year-old Homer, in a classical-friendly household.

9. Bandit Lee Way
Daughter of Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) and wife Lin-Z (of Mindless Self Indulgence). No explanation was given and this one’s just a little too out there for us to even speculate.

10. Gunnar Flowers
Son of Brandon Flowers (The Killers) and his wife, Tana. Flowers said that he wanted a tough name for his child that “combats against Flowers.”

Worth Mentioning

Though not as far out as the above set, these names still made our list for most unusual this year.

1. Stella Luna, daughter of Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) and husband, Chris Ivery.

2. Echo Hexum, daughter of Nick Hexum (311) and his wife, Nikki.

3. Lou Sulola Samuel, daughter of Heidi Klum and Seal.

4. Blaise Ray, son of Amanda Beard (Olympic swimmer) and her husband and fellow swimmer, Sacha Brown.

5. Bardot Vita Boreanaz, daughter of actors David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman.

6. West Flynn, daughter of Marley Shelton and Beau Flynn.

7. Roman Stylianos Gianopoulos and Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos, twins (boy and girl, respectively) born to Molly Ringwald and her husband, Panio Gianopoulos.

8. Goldie Priya, daughter of Ione Skye and Ben Lee.

9. Jett Hamilton, son of Jill Scott and Lil John Roberts.

10. Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.