Mariah Carey Names Son After a Room, Daughter After a Dead Actress
Pop star Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon welcomed a baby boy and a baby girl in L.A. on April 30th, but have just now revealed the names they have chosen for their offspring. Drawing inspiration from, well, what gives them inspiration, the couple have named their son Moroccan Scott and their daughter Monroe, says ABC7. So what stories will the twins get to tell when they grow up about how they got their names?
Well, Moroccan gets to tell people that he was named after a room. Specifically, "the top floor of Carey's New York apartment which has a Moroccan-inspired décor." Luckily for Moroccan, his parents did not have an affinity for Shabby Chic or Southwestern. The lovebirds were reportedly engaged in the Moroccan Room in 2008. The only twin to get one, Moroccan's middle name, Scott, comes from a name in the Cannon family.
Middle name-less Monroe owes her name to...you guess it: Marilyn Monroe. Nevermind that the tragic starlet's last name was totally made up (what, Baker or Mortenson didn't seem right?), Carey says that Monroe is her favorite actress.
We're guessing that, in watching reruns of "I Love Lucy," Carey and Cannon didn't get the joke when Ricky Ricardo told Lucy, "Okay. Unique if it's a boy, and Euphonious if it's a girl."