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Moroccan & Monroe Cannon: Mariah Carey's Twins!

Moroccan & Monroe Cannon: Mariah Carey's Twins!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have revealed their newborn twins’ names!

The 41-year-old legendary singer told CNN that she and Nick have named their son Moroccan Scott Cannon and their daughter Monroe Cannon.

“Dem babies,” as Mariah and Nick referred to them before their birth, were born on Saturday (April 30), each weighing over 5 pounds.

Moroccan and Monroe are the first children for both Mariah and Nick.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the names Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon chose for their babies?

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94 Responses to “Moroccan & Monroe Cannon: Mariah Carey's Twins!”

  1. 1
    GleeMe Says:

    Poor babies! Any Unicorn or Rainbow-Butterfly?

  2. 2
    sarah Says:

    What horrible names what a shame for them babies.

  3. 3
    Fernanda Says:

    Excellent news! Congratulations! Let this be a lesson to my fellow women: don’t procrastinate having children because you don’t want your figure to change or to put your career on hold. Having children is not a disease or a curse. It’s a privilege.

  4. 4
    Boo Says:

    WHAT?! LMAO. Monroe I can handle, but Moroccan?! Too funny!

  5. 5
    wth Says:

    Ugh- what horrible names

  6. 6
    JWoww Says:

    I am sure they will be great parents. Congrats! Giving birth to a child is such an emotional and indescribable experience. I only wish that this had happened earlier to them.

  7. 7
    Boo Says:

    WHAT?! LMAO! Monroe I can handle, but Moroccan?! Too funny!

  8. 8
    Filex Says:

    Horrible names

  9. 9
    Ehm Says:

    @wth: Yes, really horrible names… When the boy grows up he can always choose to be called Scott instead of Moroccan but what will that poor girl do? Monroe…no.

  10. 10
    lalala Says:


  11. 11
    brainy box Says:


  12. 12
    Butter_Fly Says:

    Aww. Totally disappointed. I was hoping for Melody Songstress and Moe Townsend. Oh well.

  13. 13
    Carla Says:

    Woooo! I’m so excited for them! I’m a new mother and I highly recommend having children. My hips are bigger…my breasts are bigger. I’m loving it! I feel like more of a woman now. It definitely makes me feel so much sexier than ever before.

  14. 14
    Danila Says:

    Congratulations! I think it’s the best thing in life. It really changed my life when I had my first kid. Now that I have three, I’m really, really happy and I would love to have more. It’s a really amazing experience.

  15. 15
    sarah Says:

    monroe? she should have named her marilyn instead… and moroccan , no comments. ugh

  16. 16
    Dom Says:

    I’m sure Mariah chose the names as she’s the one who has always been in control of the relationship and had the power.

  17. 17
    tease Says:

    I like Monroe. that is fine but Moroccan? just no! Monroe and Morocco would have been better.

  18. 18
    lindsey Says:

    WTF! Those are terrible! Poor dem babies…. why doesn’t Monroe get a middle name?

  19. 19
    JL88 Says:

    Horrible names…poor children will be teased relentlessly by school mates and others. Moroccan usually reserved for citizens of the Muslim country of Morocco. Monroe not a very feminine name and harsh sounding. Considering they wanted M names (obviously to satisfy Mariah’s ego) they had a huge choice of beautiful names. They had nine months to think up names and that was the best they could come up with?

  20. 20
    ! Says:


  21. 21
    boston61 Says:


    Yes, then they could call him Rocco. Roe and Rocco. That’s probably what they will be called anyway. Mariah has always been a cheap looking woman with cheap taste.

  22. 22
    Courtney Says:

    Um litttle Moroccan is named after the top tier of his parents triplex appartment in NYC. Monroe didn’t get a middle name because Mariah herself doesn’t have one which her mother Patricia has said is because she knew that Mariah would look nice on a marquee and she’s also named after the learner and lowe song They Called The Wind Mariah. all that matters is everyone is healthy and that’s the case

  23. 23
    What? Says:

    What is it with celebs picking the most godawful TRASHY ‘names’ for their innocent children? Was the childbirth THAT bad, that the mothers need to get revenge? Seriously, these names are absolutely DISGUSTING and an insult to these children! Was a fan, but sick of celebs trying to outdo each other in the TRASHIEST of TRASHY NAME COMPETITION.

  24. 24
    Charity Says:

    Ohhhhh… dear… Well, Monroe isn’t SO bad. Maybe that’s the new “Madison.” Moroccan?

    Well, Zowie Bowie grew up to be Duncan Jones and a brilliant filmmaker, so here’s hoping!

    I think Mariah & Nick are so cute together. I wish them years of genuine happiness with dem babies.

  25. 25
    What? Says:

    “litttle Moroccan is named after the top tier of his parents triplex appartment in NYC. ”
    CHARMING! Maybe her next IVF child will be named Dishlex, after the third floor’s dishwasher! How TRASHY!

  26. 26
    BreAnna Says:

    Those names are terrible..What in the world were they thinking?
    Moroccan ???? Monroe is not that bad.
    9 months and they called them dembabies, maybe they should of stuck with that.
    I am happy the child are healthy.

  27. 27
    hotbitch Says:

    F**k you, Fernanda! Every woman who has a child at 40 isn’t “procrastinating”. In know this may sound unbelievable but some women actually wait until they find Mr. Right before having children. God Bless Mariah for waiting on true love to arrive.

    Now as far as the names go…..I think Monroe Cannon is cute and has a nice ring to it. Now Moroccan Cannon is another story. WTF?!?!?

  28. 28
    hotbitch Says:

    How cruel, ‘What?’. Not everyone is blessed to be able to conceive naturally. That’s just not even funny. And I think Mariah made it clear that she used fertility drugs, not IVF. And even if she did, so what? You’re just a b**ch.

  29. 29
    Kari Says:

    No offence, but I don’t like the names. They should’ve named the boy Scott, and the girl marilyn instead…

  30. 30
    Fernanda Says:


    Well, f**k you too, hotbitch! LOL

  31. 31
    Frida Says:

    Monroe is pretty cute but Moroccan? Huh, what?

  32. 32
    J Says:

    Monroe is okay and different, but Moroccan is just SO stupid. But that’s to be expected with headcase Mariah.

  33. 33
    DeeDee Says:

    Honestly, don’t like either one of those names. Monroe sounds like an old man’s name and not very ladylike. But, hey they aren’t my children and they can name them Booboo and Foofoo if they so choose. I came up with Nariah and Mick, which sounds better than theirs.

  34. 34
    yikes Says:

    Monroe I like. Moroccan? No and no and no. Morocco would be better. Another bad celeb name choice. Up there with Apple, imo.

  35. 35
    Rich Says:

    LOL @ morrocan
    Love the other name though.

    forgot to comment lol

  36. 36
    Keilee Says:

    Monroe is ok, its growing on me but Moroccan?? Surely Morocco would make slightly more sense and sound more like a name than a description. Moroccan sounds like your waiting for another word, moroccan waht? coffee, liquer?no moroccan canon…that a type of gun/?/ jesus thats just an awful name to give a child. I mean Morocco would still be a bad name, but at least it might sound a little italian/spanish type thing, go by Mario or something but moroccan??? somone should have slapped them both for that ****

  37. 37
    AJay Says:

    For M names…some beautiful choices:

    Girl: Maya, Melina, Marla, Maddie, Michelle

    Boy: Mason, Mark, Michael, Matthew, Max

    Monroe and Moroccan–and naming a baby after a ceiling lol…they have no class at all!

  38. 38
    Amber Says:

    great unique names. congrats to nick and mariah.

    god bless!

  39. 39
    Mlef Says:

    So for many people, the name Morrocon is a big problem.

    There is no signs of racism of course….

    I think it’s very beautiful, I didn’t heard such beautiful names since a long time.

  40. 40
    Keilee Says:

    Thinking about it, Madonna’s son is Rocco isnt he, and noone thought that was stupid (though i dont like it) so i guess the boy could go by Rocco or something but to label poor little thing with Moroccan and then tell the world your named after a room in your mothers appt?? well, his parents need nver whip out the embarrassing baby pictures when he grows up, everyone he ever dates will know he’s named after a triplex floor. Classy. couldnt they have just gone with Rocco and left it at that? or had that as his middle name? jeez

  41. 41
    Kate Says:

    Maybe she likes… Morocco and Marilyn Monroe? Ahaha, what are these names. Like srsly?
    Is it case to say that she didn’t go to Morocco on her honey moon and got pissed?!

  42. 42
    C Says:

    There’s always Bluebell Madonna (Gerry Halliwell’s daughter).
    Don’t know which one is worst.

  43. 43
    kiana Says:

    Some of you say that mariah & nick should have been less selfish when they named their named kids. First of all it’s THEIR kids so how is it any your business if they named them moroccan and monroe.

  44. 44
    kiki Says:

    Some of you say that mariah & nick should have been less selfish when they named their named kids. First of all it’s THEIR kids so how is it any your business if they named them moroccan and monroe.

  45. 45
    Annie Says:

    Wow, so they gave the son a normal middle name but not the daughter? No fair. If this was a homage to Marilyn Monroe they should have called her Marilyn which is a beautiful name – but Monroe, not so much. And Moroccan? Ugh, why do pretentious people always have to name their kid after a country/city?

  46. 46
    Dutchess Says:

    I Mean Everyone Haves Their Own Opinion But It Was Their Chose, Those Might Not Be The Ideal Names For Everyone But Dembabies Are Here And Happy And Thats All That Matters.

  47. 47
    Veronica Says:

    maria,i think naming the boy manuel and the girl monique will be a perfect march though,or you can as well name the boy mendy and the girl wendy.

  48. 48
    kiki Says:

    @ : like i said before it’s THEIR kids so how is it any of YOUR business how they named THEIR kids.

  49. 49
    kiki Says:

    @ : like i said before it’s THEIR kids so how is it any of YOUR business how they named THEIR kids.

  50. 50
    mikado Says:


  51. 51
    Betty Says:

    She is hotttttt

  52. 52
    Courtney Says:

    Celebs have always picked somewhat odd names for their kids but Monroe isn’t nor is it uncommon to name a child after someone you admire or a place that has special meaning to you like Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee named their older son after Bob Dylan or Stella McCartney’s older daughter is partially named after her late mother Linda or if Melissa Newman had named one of her sons London because that was where her parents spent their honeymoon

  53. 53
    MaroccanishLady Says:

    Maroccan – what a beautiiifuuuuuuuuuuul name <3<3 I looooooove it ;D

  54. 54
    RiRi Says:

    Yet another baby naming tragedy in hollywood. SAD.. And here comes the name calling when they hit KG, Preschool, junior high, high school and so on and so forth……………..

  55. 55
    Helena Says:

    Moroccan? Ugh, that’s just terrible. I thought Nick said they wouldn’t give them any weird names. Monroe wouldn’t be so bad if the other child’s name was something normal like James…I can see James & Monroe, but Moroccan? That poor kids nickname will be moron in school.

  56. 56
    see Says:

    I was hoping the girls name would be Mimi Glitter Cannon or something like that

  57. 57
    Mann Says:

    I’m sorry but these are the worst names for celebs or twins, I have ever heard. People are startng to say Monroe is not that bad WRONG. Monroe is not cute at all for a girl. It sounds retarded and she has no choice because she doesn’t have a middle name to fall back on. What an awful thing to do to that little girl. Moroccan is an ego trip gone horribly wrong, Yuck!!!

  58. 58
    mejustsayin Says:

    Cute names wouldn’t be my choice but they are not my babies.
    Is anybody ever happy except for the odd few with anything and i mean anything celebs do when it’s their or i mean the (celebs) biz and they so readily share it with pride.
    Monro will probably get Rowe and Morroccan as they said will be Rocco so Rowe and Rocco is sweet, awwwe or even Monro and Rocco is cute..for them
    Congrats to the lovely parents. Mama has one ell of a great voice to
    rock those babies to sleep with some beautiful soft lullabyes.
    lucky little twins..

  59. 59
    Kiki Says:

    Strangely enough, I actually like the names they choose; a bit different without being crazy. I’m aware that Mariah loves Marilyn Monroe…so I see the significance there; I like Monroe, sounds a bit more edgy in comparison to Marilyn.:)

  60. 60
    gary Says:

    it’s a great tribute to Morrocco , i wonder if the moroccan are happy .

  61. 61
    Claire Says:

    The babies should sue the parents for such bad taste .

  62. 62
    geez Says:

    Moroccan Cannon? More-oh Can-can non? With parents like these, who needs enemies?

  63. 63
    Roberta Says:

    Nowadays I wonder whatever happened to “normal” names such as Jennifer or John.

  64. 64
    Coco Says:

    Roc and Roe….lol

  65. 65
    P Says:

    Oh good lord! As if growing up to be Mariah & Nick’s kids r not hard enough.

  66. 66
    Chelsea Says:

    I thought they said they didnt like crazy out there names….poor children at least moroccan can go by Scott in later life

  67. 67
    Smilee101 Says:

    I think they are a cute couple (google me karonv) for another take on cute natural beauty safe even when your pregnant

  68. 68
    lilia mazunina Says:

    LOL!…MANY TIMES LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. 69
    lilia mazunina Says:


  70. 70
    Cassandra Says:

    I’m upset because I named my baby girl Monroe a year ago because I thought the name was so beautiful and unique, and now it’s going to get all this publicity and possibly catch on… Oh well. But I’m very happy for them!!! :)

  71. 71
    Toni Says:

    Y’all know good and well Mariah named these children and Nick had little to no say in this in regarding his children names. He probably put in Scott, but besides that he had no say at all. Mariah wears the pants in that family.
    Besides that the names are not the best, but they chose them and if they’re happy then whatever. At least dem babies are healthy and are gonna live a good and loving life with two loving parents. I hope the best for Mariah Nick Monroe and Moroccan, but I was surprised she didn’t have butterfly, glitter or whatever she likes as their names.

  72. 72
    Casper Says:

    just plain silly names….like the parents…idiots of course.

    I believe these poor babies will turn into brats,,,,,thanks to Mariah

  73. 73
    Andrea Says:

    I like Monroe,but not Moroccan.They should just stick with Scott and scrap the first name.So I take it Mariah decided their names should both start with an ‘M’ and have Nick decide the actual name.

  74. 74
    Sheri Says:

    Monroe is at least tolerable … but Moroccan?? I can see mean kids teasing him and calling him Moron. Lord help these poor babies when they start school!!

  75. 75
    CranAppleSnapple Says:

    Moroccan Scott Cannon sounds like a cage fighter. Monroe Cannon will be a decent porn name.

  76. 76
    An Says:

    Their last names should be Carey. She’s way more famous!

  77. 77
    seriousbodoh Says:

    seriously, they’re babies! stop the hate. hope all are healthy

  78. 78
    lilia mazunina Says:


  79. 79
    Marcus Says:

    People stop with the hate!! They are not your babies. Yet you all are so wrapped up in what they name them

    Cute names but not my taste but they are not mine

  80. 80
    not me Says:

    I wonder why they did not go with just ‘Morocco,’ like for the country…it’s like naming someone ‘India’ or ‘Asia.’ But Moroccon??? Anyway, its their babies and they can name them whatever they want to, especially since they will inherit the millions…not like they will attend public school to be ridiculed.

  81. 81
    Alma Says:

    I think its hilarious how Nick came the day after announcing the names and said on twitter Roc and Roe. How ridiculous that sounds. Also I still dont get what he mentioned 2 days ago, before announcing the names, that the names are not going to be unusual names. really?????? I guess Mimi had a change of heart, because you know, she was bored.

  82. 82
    LOL!! Says:

    Moomoo Scary needs to be on the Biggest Loser. She’s too fat to function. Oh, she cant even sing now. She’s just wasting space in the industry and being completely irrelevant.

  83. 83
    Debbie Says:

    Mariah is in the “pink cloud” phase. She is acting like she is the only woman to ever get pregnant, birth children and name them something personal and unusual. She’ll get over it — we all do. Add Moroccan and Monroe to the calculated 106 BILLION humans born on Earth so far. Good luck to the family and to the precious little ones.

  84. 84
    Pips Says:

    They are both equally responsible for the names… stop attributing them to Mariah alone. Besides, all of Mariah’s pets have awesome names. The babies will come to appreciate these names as they clearly hold significance to their parents.

  85. 85
    Dhara Says:

    is it just me, or this two are unbelieveably most obnixious and annoying artists on the face of earth

  86. 86
    me Says:

    jlo had ugly babies, mariah has ugly baby names, neither woman wants anyone to take their spotlight away from jlo and mariah, have you ever observed more egostistical and also narcissistic ladies! good god, poor babies, but hey at least mom will forever be the cutest and have all the spotlight, no competiton from their children…

  87. 87
    Roa Says:

    i am moroccan & proud, that baby should be honored & stop saying that it’s UGLY

  88. 88
    Jessica Says:


    Oh i like that. Rocco is a normal and great name if Moroccan gets ricknamed Rocco I’ll think its a great idea. I happen to like Monroe. So Monroe and Rocco isn’t too bad. Moroccan by itself however sounds horrible. Too harsh!

  89. 89
    Lilly Says:

    WOW =O could have chsen betta names :/ Monroe is fine but Monroccan really?!? I an’t got nutin aganist Mariah ndd Nick buut um… they could have done betta on da names.

  90. 90
    LexisTexas Says:

    Still trying to figure out how they ended up together, but you guys are cute! && as far as the baby names go. I approve of Monroe, i get it…& for the longest time i thought the babys name was Monroc just to go along with monroe. But Moroccan? Why not, Moriah? <<thats a boys name. Go take that off the birth ceritifcate!
    Still a huge fan!

    But celebs are wild with baby names. (Still not over that ‘Apple’) && Suri is pronounced Sir I..It means princess in some language. but they messed it up. smh.

  91. 91
    Tammy cork Says:

    Congrats Mariah and nick

  92. 92
    Réda Says:

    Haters can’t handle “Moroccan” …… its the best name you can call your son, congrats!!!

  93. 93
    YVONNE Says:

    I love the names…. they really uniquely wonderful. Mariah… u ought to know one thing tho’ that gal u are really blessed and so talented in music, u as well get one of the most fly men, Nick canon… en pap! u give birth to two kiddos… a boy and a girl…. I have no words but to be just jealous at u…. u are my best Musician since i was 9 years en am now 24. i love u gal!!! U ARE THE BEST….

  94. 94
    Debbie Dooley Says:

    They both have beautiful names.
    I adore Monroe it is super cute.
    Moroccan is so exotic, he hs a great name.
    All of y’all are haters, because you think since their famous they have to have special name, what about blue ivy carter,eyince and Jay Z, that is just as exotic as moriccan. Maybe even more!

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