Mariah Carey revealed the names of her babies on Twitter, after telling followers yesterday morning that she would use her profile to announce the news. Carey and Cannon didn’t release the names of their children immediately. Now I’m wondering why not. It would have been better than this puerile crap… announcing the baby names on Twitter like some reject from 16 & Pregnant. I don’t know why but I find this really annoying. Carey teased fans with a tweet reading, ‘So we r bout 2 reveal the actual names and b4 we tell em 2 our friends etc. I had 2 C if any of the #lambily wanted 2 guess!!!’ She’s telling people on Twitter before actual friends. Sure, okay. She then told a fan who’d guessed, ‘both begin w/M’s!’ So the names weren’t going to be ‘Rainbow Cookie Sandwich Cannon’ and ‘Cherry Berry Rick Pip Cannon.’ Fans had short of 24 hours to guess… And the names were finally revealed to be… Monroe and Moroccan Scott Cannon.
Their son is named Moroccan Scott Cannon. Scott is Nick’s middle name, as well as his grandmother’s maiden name. The top tier of Mariah’s New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room, because of the Moroccan-inspired decor. It’s also the place where Nick proposed to his wife, overlooking Manhattan. Their daughter’s name is Monroe Cannon. Mariah’s rep says she does not have a middle name because Mariah herself does not have one. Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe, who has been an inspiration to Mariah her whole life. In fact, Mariah purchased the Hollywood icon’s white piano from Christie’s auction house and it is in Mariah’s will that the piano will one day go to the Smithsonian. [CNN]