Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's firstborn son is nearly one year old, yet until recently, his name was unknown to the public. That all changed this week, when The Daily Mail somehow obtained the future nepo baby's birth certificate and disclosed his very-appropriate name: RZA Athelston Mayers. Yes, Rih and Rocky's son is named for the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.
This shouldn't be too much of a surprise, with Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) having been named for the legendary MC who revolutionized hip-hop with classic albums like Paid In Full and Follow the Leader. But don't be surprised if this unconventional naming kicks off a trend of everyday parents-to-be naming their bundles of joy after members of the Wu. When ODB said "Wu-Tang is for the children," we're not sure this is what he meant.
RZA works just fine, but tread lightly but before you enter the 36 chambers of baby names—when it comes to some Shaolin-inspired monikers, Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing to f**k with. Here are the most inappropriate.
6. Method Man
You'll have to wait at least 18 years for this name to apply. Until then, it's going to be "Method Baby," "Method Preschooler," "Method Tween" "Method Not Quite Voting Age." Plus, it's pretty binary.
5. Inspectah Deck
Missed opportunity to name your kid the much more useful "Inspectah Gadget."
"Universal God" sounds nice in concept, but attaching to your baby any kind of deity is a sure way to wind up with a narcissist teen. Spare yourself—and the rest of us.
3. Ghostface Killah
This name will only ever be fun for your kid once a year.
2. Masta Killa
"Killa" won't get your kid into any good prep schools—that we can assure you. And don’t even get us started on "Masta."
1. Ol' Dirty Bastard
Love to the late great Russell Tyrone Jones, but when it comes to baby names, there's at least three things wrong with this one from the jump. When you put them all together, it's even worse. If you want to field hostile CPS visits for the rest of your kid's childhood, sure, absolutely name your son or daughter Ol' Dirty Bastard. Shimmy shimmy ya!