Does Gwen Stefani hate this kid Zuma or what?
Pop star and fashionista Gwen Stefani gave birth Thursday and, oh Gwenie, where do we start? She and rocker husband Gavin Rossdale named their boy Zuma Nesta Rock. Her first son was blessed with the unique but still normal-sounding name Kingston James (he's now 2).
What happened? Did she decide that she had to join the celebrity baby name boggle? This name sounds like the YMCA's choice of excercise classes. Hmmm, should I do Cardio Zuma at 3 p.m. or get my butt in shape at Nesta Rock class?
It also sounds kind of other-worldly as in "I am Zuma from the planet L.A.M.B. and I've come to take your Hollaback Girls."
For most kids this name would be a neon sign blinking "Punch Me Hard Now" but since he's the son of the coolest chick on the planet, we think he'll be fine. Best to mother and baby Zuma. Now it's off to exercise class.
-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne