Mariah Carey's Baby Names: Monroe & Moroccan
Monroe isn't a surprise. Not only does the name perfectly match current celebrity trends (See: Jason Schwarzmann's infant daughter Marlowe), it also honors Mariah Carey's love of Marilyn Monroe. As for Moroccan? This fits celebrity trends, too. Last year, Alicia Keyes chose Egypt for her son. Earlier this year, Mike Tyson actually chose Morocco.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon chose the adjective form Moroccan to invoke the "top-tier of Carey's New York City apartment, which features Moroccan-inspired decor and was also the site of Cannon's marriage proposal." So it's sort of a place name. And as one of our bloggers pointed out, he can always go by the celeb-friendly nickname, Rocco.
Making Us Wait
Carey did a sort of striptease on Twitter beginning yesterday morning, revealing just a hint of dem babies' names -- both start with "M." Before the big unveiling of her newborn twins' names, did any of her Twitter fans want to guess?
They did. Guesses whipped around the Twitterverse and through the blogosphere, as people became increasingly frenzied in advance of the big reveal. The Carey-Cannon twin names are possibly the most anticipated celebrity baby names of this packed 2011 summer Celebrity Baby Name Season, and fans have been waiting since December to find out what names Nick and Mariah had picked. Today's guesses for Mariah and Nick Cannon's boy-girl twins included Mike & Miah, Martin & Martina, Matthew & Marissa, Michael & Maria, Mimi, Maisy, Melody & Max, Monica & Morris, Marvin & Melissa, Margaret & Matteo, Mario, Marianna, Miracle, Michael, Marilyn.
As for that last, Mariah reportedly loves Marilyn Monroe, so many fans thought she might honor the star with a baby name. Personally, we thought the girl might be named Monroe. After all, recycled celebrity surnames are one of Hollywood's hottest trends. Guesses from NameCandy commenters included Milan and McGuire.
Looks like our guess was right! Read more M & M sibset ideas in the comments to "Will Mariah Carey's choice make M names cool again?"
M&Ms and Celebrity Twins
Interestingly, Mariah's aren't the first M&M twins this year. Last month, Peyton Manning and his wife also welcomed a girl-boy pair, daughter Mosley Manning and son Marshall Manning. Our commenters were not, on the whole, impressed, although props were given to the nickname Mo for a woman. Fellow diva songstress Jennifer Lopez almost has an M & M twinset in son Max and daughter Emme Maribel.
What do you think of Mariah's twin names, Monroe and Moroccan? What do you think of the nicknames Roc and Roe? And was it worth the wait?