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George Clooney Explained Why He And Amal Didn't Want To Give Their Kids Unusual Names

"We just didn't want to have really dumb names."

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So, y'know how celebrities tend to give their kids some ~truly wild~ names?

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You know, names like Canopy or Anchovy or Hamstring or Birchbox or Charleston Chew?

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Well, George Clooney just made it clear that he and his wife Amal want none of that business.

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In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, George was asked for the inspiration behind his twins' names — Alexander and Ella. And his answer was kinda hilarious.


"Uh...we just didn't want to have really dumb names," he began.

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He went on to explain that, because their kids were inevitably going to be in the public eye, he and Amal just wanted to give them as much normalcy as possible.

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"We figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged," he said. "And we wanted them to at least have a break with the names."

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"So we looked for some sort of normal names. We didn't have any great inspiration. It wasn't Alexander the Great and Ella Fitzgerald."

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I mean, personally, I like it when celebrities give their kids unique names! How else are you gonna legally trademark them before they're even born??

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But, whatever! You do you, George.


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