Sean Penn and Robin Wright named their kid Hopper, which is mid-level weird, and sounds like something a child would name their pet bunny rabbit. However, things could have been a lot more bizarre for Hopper, whose father wanted to name him Steak.
Yep. Steak. A big ol', tasty hunk of red meat. It's the kind of name that makes "Hopper" seem normal. In an interview with John Ortved for Interview Magazine, the 22-year-old actor explain the origin of his unusual name and the name that could have been.
It has to do with Dennis Hopper; my dad was friendly with him and idolized him. My dad wanted to name me Steak, the food, because he loves it so much. But my mom was never going to go for it. What they told me is that I hopped in her stomach, I didn't kick, so they went with that.
Celebrities have to give their kids weird names, so it makes sense. No one knows why, but it's some weird, unwritten Hollywood rule that you have to name your child something that would get them beaten up on a playground if their parents weren't rich and famous.
Imagine if Sean Penn's favorite food was a pu pu platter? HEHEHE.