19Rocket Ayer

Pharrell Williams may be ‘Happy,’ but his toddler son, Rocket Ayer, may not be so full of smiles when children start making fun of him for his strange name. You might wonder where did they come up with the name.

It seems all of Williams’ favorite musicians have done songs

about rockets, so it must have seemed fitting for him to name his child Rocket. His middle name, Ayer, is after composer Roy Ayer.

Pharrell himself comes from a family of strange names, his father, Pharoah, being only one of them. Pharrell has two younger brothers with just as interesting and odd names, Cato and Psolomon. Maybe strange names just run in the family, or it’s in the genes.

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