Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mariah Carey Goes "Moroccan"

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Maybe it's because I have baby names on the brain, but I was taken aback by the news that Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon decided to name their just born twins, Monroe (the girl) and Moroccan (the boy). Say what?

Don't get me wrong, Meltingpot readers, I have no right to judge a person's choice for their children's name, but I'm going to anyway. Why? Because it just seems so wrong, purely from a grammatical standpoint. Apparently Mrs. Cannon named her son after her top floor apartment, a.k.a. The Moroccan Room. It's where Nick proposed and it is decorated in a Moroccan style. Notice, in that previous sentence, Moroccan is an adjective, not a noun. Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) named one of her kids Brooklyn. Gwyneth Paltrow named her kid after a piece of fruit (Apple), so clearly Hollywood baby names have gone quite loopy, but I think until now, we've obeyed the rules of grammar. I could be wrong. I probably am.

But still, maybe in the post-labor, hormonal euphoria, Nick and Mariah wrote "Moroccan" on the birth certificate, but they meant to write Morocco. Heck, I used to teach Sunday school back in the day and two little brothers in my class were named, Paris and France. I get the 'name your baby after an exotic, significant, special locale,' but can't we at least have those names make a little bit more sense? A little. I mean, think of the consequences. And what will they call the little munchkin for short? It just makes me shake my head, suck my teeth and wonder.

By the way, I'm thinking of naming my baby girl, Menopause, because soon after she's born, that's where I'm heading. What do you think?



Ola said...


Thank you for this delightful post!

Alida said...


lifeexplorerdiscovery said...

Either she is keeping up with the great tradition of weird black names that the ghetto faction come up with or the even more absurd celebrity tradition of proving they are most definitely "out of this world"...

Jay said...

Menopause now that just funny lol ... i am teacher and have heard all .. parent really need to think about what they name there child cause that there name for life... what sad is moroccan really not that bad ... i had set twins named orangejello and redjello... when the parents say the name sound all fancey but coming really .. these children are 12 . Parents just need to think i want to school with girl named truelove but she change her name to ashley when she was in collage

Lady Dee said...

No one will "mess with" a Moroccan Cannon.

LT said...

You're welcome.

Tee-hee back at you.

Nuff said.

You make a good point that this poor kid has to ive with this name for the rest of his life...or at least until he can legally change it himself.

Lady Dee,
That's funny!

Logo Design said...

I think they are interesting and unique names. Both names have a story or meaning behind them to the couple. Personally though I think Moroccan should have been the middle name and Scott the first name. I guess they could just call him by his middle name or “Moro”.

lifelearner said...

Their nicknames could be "Roccan/Roe" or "Roc and Roe" either way it's got a catchy phrase if they ever go into the music industry LOL!