What’s in a name? A lot, according to Pharrell Williams. The star recently shared the reasoning behind him and his wife’s decision to name their son Rocket during a talk with Oprah Winfrey.
“In the same way that the Indians name their children like behind a force or an animal or an element, we named him after a man-made machine that was meant to go up. Meant to ascend,” said the star. “And metaphorically, it was because of, you know, Stevie Wonder’s Rocket Love, Elton John’s Rocket Man and Herbie Hancock’s Rocket. All of my favorite musicians. And [Rocket’s] middle name is not Man. It’s Ayer after Roy Ayers.”
Learn more of what the ‘Happy’ singer had to say about his son in the video clip. Pharrell Williams has one child with wife Helen Lasichanh.
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