Her other kids are named Seven Sirius and Puma Sabti. No -- we're not kidding.
You could never accuse Erykah Badu of being boring or traditional.
The singer confirms that she has named her newborn daughter ... drumroll, please ... Mars Merkaba. And how did she communicate this to the world? On the Twitter website, of course!
Mars, we assume, is for the planet. The Hebrew word Merkabah means "chariot." Merkaba is also a Zulu word for a space/time/dimension vehicle. I guess that means you could technically take a Merkaba and fly to Mars. Far out!
Babynames.com founder Jennifer Moss says, "I had a feeling it would be an interesting name, considering her other children are named SEVEN and PUMA. Mars does fit in the family. Erykah is a creative namer ... even with herself! She was born Erica Abie Wright but later changed her name to Erykah Badu."
What do you think of this out-of-this-world baby name?