I guess we can stop referring to them as “dem babies” and start calling them by their given names, but do you guys realize how much effort it takes to type “Monroe and Moroccan” without having a physical reaction to those awful names? A lot, that’s how much.
But we don’t need to focus on my discomfort, we need to focus on how Nick Cannon can’t stop running his mouth about Mariah and his children. First off, Nick gave an interview to E! about how Moroccan’s name sounds “kind of like my name and Mariah’s name phonetically together,” and confidently stated that “we did a good job on the names. They ain’t gonna be mad at us when they grow up.” Personally, I think it’s cute how optimistic Nick is, but also acknowledge that in about sixteen years or so, there’s going to be a young man with some social anxiety or anger issues who goes only by Mo.
“Now my wife wanted to make sure that when the babies came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance from Mariah Carey — her Madison Square performance of ‘Fantasy’ — so they came out to a round of applause.”
Can you guys believe how magical these kids’ lives are going to be?!
May 13, 2011 at 7:30 am by Emily
I know, everyone, I was on pins and needles too. I mean, come on, “both begin with M,” thanks for giving me a homework assignment instead of a straight story, Mariah (I say that because I spent yesterday poring over baby name books, anyone else?). But today is a new day, and we can all breathe a little easier because we finally know the names of those precious angels. Ready?
Monroe and Moroccan. No, really.
The girl is Monroe, after Marilyn, natch, and she doesn’t have a middle name because Mariah doesn’t, and girls have to stick together. Moroccan is the boy, and his middle name is Scott, which is Nick Cannon‘s middle name. They named him Moroccan because Nick proposed in Morocco, and they’re going to call him “Roc” for short.
Well, there you go. The first part of this fantastical saga is over. Monroe and Roc Cannon are at last among us, and I feel like their story is going to be just as monumental as that of their parents.
May 4, 2011 at 11:30 am by Emily
Gah. The thing is? There’s actually people out there who are seriously that stoked about something like this. I know I probably sound really jaded, and it’s coming across borderline rude, but come on. It’s just kids’ names. It’s MARIAH CAREY‘S KIDS’ NAMES. I know that, like, some people are really into certain celebrities, but even my most favorite celebrities wouldn’t even register a small ‘squee’ if they gave birth to kids and were dangling the kids’ names over my head like a fresh, oil-dripping French fry (what? I happen to really, really like French fries). Because that’s what she’s doing. She’s making her fans guess the names, and before you get all crazy and start screaming how that’s almost statistically impossible, she gave her Twitter followers a clue: the kids’ names both start with M (um, surprise surprise).
Ready, set, go! Thoughts on Mariah’s twins! What are their names gonna be? WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES GONNA BE?!
May 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
Carey, 42, delivered the babies Saturday at 12:07 p.m. EST at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles. Carey’s representative, Cindi Berger, confirmed the births to The Associated Press, saying the baby girl was born first, weighing 5 lbs., 3 oz., and was 18 inches long; her brother was next, at 5 lbs. 6 oz., and was 19 inches.
And it was just as Cannon, 30, predicted. “I’m not trying to be a psychic, but we renew our vows every year so … It’s probably going to be in the hospital this year. I can feel it,” Cannon said Thursday when he guest-hosted The Talk. “We got the minister coming in, so this gown will not be a wedding gown, but a hospital gown.”
Fun fun fun!
The twins have yet to be named (do we have another Tom and Gisele situation on our hands?) but Nick has said that while the babies names wont be “crazy,” they will be “unique.”
Do those two even know the difference between those two words? Looking forward to telling you guys that there’s a couple of rich twin babies with the names “Butterfly” and “Jesus Christ II” floating around out there.
May 1, 2011 at 4:00 am by Molls
Because if I’m forced to look at another self-portrait featuring Mimi’s baby (babies?) bump complete with oil pastels, I’m going to lose it. Granted, she’s got a rather fine bulge going on there, and I’m sure her babies are going to be wicked cute, but enough is enough already, you know? I get it – you’re excited about your babes, Mariah. It’s probably never going to stop. You’re gonna be one of those mamas who posts photos of every single mini-milestone in your kids’ lives, and that’s alright. But you need to cool your jets for a few minutes, girl. You’re gonna drive dem babies crazy.
Photo courtesy of People, courtesy of Mariah’s Twitter.
April 26, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Remember when Nick Cannon was all “maybe my kids aren’t going to want to see naked pictures of their parents”? These are the pictures he was talking about. And I’m going to have to congratulate Nick on what was probably the best call he’s ever made. I’ve seen a lot of messed up things in my life, but these photos are downright harrowing. Mariah‘s tummy is certainly overwhelming, but Nick’s foolish “Mariah” tattoo in that swirly font across his shoulder blades? That’s what’s going to haunt me in my dreams.
Images courtesy of Amy Grindhouse