Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hey Dads! We're Wishing You a...

Happy Father's Day from Psychobaby!
To celebrate all the rad dads we know this Father's Day, here's ten of our favorite rockin' papas! We're not sure what it is about musicians, but they have a knack for giving their offspring super cool names. Read on to find out a little more about these ten cool daddies!
Elton John (along with partner David Furnish) is raising two little dudes, Zachary Jackson Levon and Elijah Joseph Daniel. We like that Papa Elton paid tribute to some of his songs ("Levon" and "Daniel"). If he keeps this up, we might end up seeing baby Bennie or baby Jet! Not only has Elton been knighted, he's also been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On top of that, he's god-father to John Lennon's son Sean. Busy guy, that Elton! Alleged bat-biter and 'Prince of Darkness' Ozzy Osbourne is proud papa to daughters Aimee, Kelly, Jessica Starshine, and sons Jack, Louis John, and Elliot. Ozzy must have passed on at least a little rockstar drive to his kids... daughter Kelly released two studio albums, recorded a cover of a Black Sabbath song with her dad, and as far as we know, has never beheaded any rodents! Kanye West - although not technically a daddy just yet - has us excited to see what he and mama-to-be Kim Kardashian name their little one. Our guess is it will probably start with the letter K. We'll get to find out soon, Baby 'Ye is due sometime this July!
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has two rocking sons, Joseph Marciano and Jakob Danger (such an awesome name). Joseph drums for the punk band Emily's Army - guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree in the Armstrong household! Speaking of apples, we're giving Chris Martin of Coldplay the award for most memorable baby name - Apple Blythe Alison. Apple's younger brother ,Moses Bruce Anthony, is definitely holding his own in the cool baby name contest. We hope Chris gets enough Apple every day to keep the doctors away! New daddy Jay-Z only has one daughter with wife Beyonce, but holds the Billboard record for most number one albums by a solo artist - 12! With that kind of prolific output, we'd be surprised if he doesn't give daughter Blue Ivy at least one or two siblings to jam out with. With the combination of Jay and Beyonce's talent - wouldn't their kids have to grow up to be superstars?
Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures has two sweet girls, Violet Maye and Harper Willow. We're pretty big fans of his music, and we'd also like to point out that not only does Dave know how to seriously rock out, he very clearly knows how to rock a sweet mustache. Steven Tyler, front man of Aerosmith, is also father to Mia, Liv, Chelsea Anna, and son Taj Monroe. Liv is now raising the next generation of rock royalty, - Steven's grandson Milo William (whose dad is Royston Langdon of British rock band Spacehog)! Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones has an impressive amount of progeny... seven kids and four grandchildren. His kids all have great names -Karis, Jade Sheena Jezebel, Elizabeth Scarlett, James Leroy Augustin, Georgia May Ayeesha, Gabriel Luke Beauregard, and Lucas Maurice Morad. Mick has also been knighted, like fellow countryman Elton. Most of the time, it's pretty embarrassing to watch your parents dance, but Mick's kids have to be impressed that there was a #1 single (Maroon 5's 'Moves Like Jagger) penned about his dance skills!
Last but not least on our list is another Brit, John Lennon, seen here with son Sean. (Sean's rocking an old-school personalized t-shirt, we like your style, kiddo!) Fun rock kid fact: The Beatles song 'Hey Jude' was originally written by Paul McCartney as 'Hey Jules,' for John's eldest son Julian. Young Julian also gave The Beatles their inspiration for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" - he later said the song was based on a picture he'd drawn of his classmate Lucy, surrounded by stars. So if you're ever feeling creatively challenged, try hanging out with your kids! They're the coolest, craziest, smartest and most entertaining people you will ever meet.

Find even more rocking moms and dads on our Pinterest board, and to all the awesome Psycho-papas out there, we're wishing you a wonderful Father's Day!

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