Æ A-12 is a "ridiculous name" jokes Zowie Bowie

Ever wondered what happens to celebrity babies with eccentric names? Step forward Zowie Bowie, now 48
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 Æ A-12 is a "ridiculous name" jokes Zowie Bowie

Name a more iconic album cover. We'll wait. David Bowie's seminal shoot for the album Aladdin Sane captured masterfully Brian Duffy

Thanks to Beyoncé and Jay Z, Kim and Kayne, Gwyneth and Chris, and new parents Elon Musk and Grimes, Blue Ivys, North Wests, Apples and now Æ A-12s are all par for the course when it comes to celebrity baby name reveals. 

The Tesla chief and the songstress shared their newborn's son name to worldwide bemusement, until Grimes broke it down for us: "X, the unknown variable, Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence) A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent." Nope, still nothing.

The music industry has been entertaining the world with eyebrow-raising baby names since 1967,  when American multi-instrumentalist musician, and composer, Frank Zappa named his daughter Moon Unit. Not to be outdone, in 1971 British pop-culture icon David Bowie - whose real name is David Jones - and his American model wife Angie called their son Zowie Bowie.  

Aged 11, he started to go by his nickname Joe before, deciding to go by Duncan once he was 18. Today, Duncan Jones is a successful film director in his own right -  best known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011), Warcraft (2016).

Now a father of two himself, his son with photographer wife Rodene Ronquillo was born in 2016, six months after the Man Who Fell To Earth started his journey home, and was named Stenton David Jones after his father. And two years later, what did he name daughter? Zowie.

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