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Holly Madison Explains Why She Named Daughter Rainbow Aurora

Apple, Blue Ivy, Brooklyn, Sparrow, Pilot Inspektor… It’s almost more original in Hollywood to name your baby something classic like “Alfred” or “Margaret” than to opt for a made-up, totally original baby name. Just a few weeks ago, Shakira followed the unusual baby name trend by naming her baby boy Milan, and Holly Madison has just followed suit as well, naming her baby girl Rainbow Aurora. Holly was quick to write a blog post in defense on her unusual baby name:

“There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don’t care about what they think,” Madison wrote. “I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age.”

Related Link: Why Shakira Named Her Baby Boy Milan

“I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don’t want that for her,” Madison went on to say.

“I have always loved the name Rainbow. There was a girl in my school a few years younger than me named Rainbow and I was so envious of her name because it was so pretty and unusual. She was perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I’m not worried about my daughter being ‘traumatized’ by having an unusual name.”

Well, there you have it. We actually think Rainbow is kind of pretty, especially when shortened to Rain. We also don’t think it’s overly unusual for Hollywood, given how many strange names come out of the maternity ward there. Check out Real Style’s list of the Most Unusual Baby Names.