People are only just realizing why Will Smith's kids are named Willow and Jaden

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It's often better not to wonder when it comes to why some celebrities give their children the names that they do. But even so, some people have been left dumbfounded after figuring out why Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's children are called Willow and Jaden.

Will, 54, and his wife Jada, 51, have been delighting fans in film, TV, and music for almost three decades but it seems like over the past couple of years, they've been dominating headlines for the wrong reasons - examples: the infamous Oscars slap and the whole "entanglement" debacle.

Regardless, the couple's children have still managed to make a name for themselves by following in their parent's footsteps. Jaden, 25, co-starred with his dad in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happiness and the 2013 sci-fi flick After Earth, while Willow, 22, made a small appearance in the 2007 film I Am Legend and started a successful music career.

Given that the Smiths have been entertaining fans for a long time, it feels like we know almost everything about them. However, despite being crystal clear to some of us, it has taken others this long to understand why Jaden and Willow were given those specific names.

Some users on X - formerly known as Twitter - were left in shock when they realized that the two youngsters got their names from their parents.

One person wrote: "I was today years old when I realized Jaden and willow smith’s names are just their parents names in different forms???? Goodbye."

Another stunned user said: "Jaden Smith is named after Jada Pinkett Smith… And then Willow Smith is named after Will Smith ??!! HOW HAVE I NEVER REALISED THIS."

A third person remarked: "Hi yes it took me 22 years on this planet to realize Jaden and Willow Smith's names are just the opposite gender form of their parents' names have a good day."

A fourth added: "When you realize that Will and Jada named their kids by just flipping their own names: Jaden and Willow."

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor's full name is actually Willard Carroll Smith II. And, if you didn't know already, his eldest son from his marriage to Sheree Zampino is named after him too.

Known professionally as Trey Smith, the D.J.'s full name is actually Willard Carroll "Trey" Smith III.

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Trey, Willow, Jaden, Will, and Jada Pinkett. Credit: Amy Sussman / Getty

The Smiths are not the only superstar parents to name their children after themselves as ex-couple Ciara and Future named their son Future Zahir Wilburn, and David Arquette and Courtney Cox's daughter, Coco Riley Arquette, is named after her mother.

While social media users scratch their heads at the Smiths' choice of kids names, Willow and Jaden can count their blessings that they weren't christened by Elon Musk and Grimes, who infamouly settled on X Æ A-Xii for their child.

Featured image credit: WWD / Getty

People are only just realizing why Will Smith's kids are named Willow and Jaden

vt-author-image

By VT

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It's often better not to wonder when it comes to why some celebrities give their children the names that they do. But even so, some people have been left dumbfounded after figuring out why Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's children are called Willow and Jaden.

Will, 54, and his wife Jada, 51, have been delighting fans in film, TV, and music for almost three decades but it seems like over the past couple of years, they've been dominating headlines for the wrong reasons - examples: the infamous Oscars slap and the whole "entanglement" debacle.

Regardless, the couple's children have still managed to make a name for themselves by following in their parent's footsteps. Jaden, 25, co-starred with his dad in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happiness and the 2013 sci-fi flick After Earth, while Willow, 22, made a small appearance in the 2007 film I Am Legend and started a successful music career.

Given that the Smiths have been entertaining fans for a long time, it feels like we know almost everything about them. However, despite being crystal clear to some of us, it has taken others this long to understand why Jaden and Willow were given those specific names.

Some users on X - formerly known as Twitter - were left in shock when they realized that the two youngsters got their names from their parents.

One person wrote: "I was today years old when I realized Jaden and willow smith’s names are just their parents names in different forms???? Goodbye."

Another stunned user said: "Jaden Smith is named after Jada Pinkett Smith… And then Willow Smith is named after Will Smith ??!! HOW HAVE I NEVER REALISED THIS."

A third person remarked: "Hi yes it took me 22 years on this planet to realize Jaden and Willow Smith's names are just the opposite gender form of their parents' names have a good day."

A fourth added: "When you realize that Will and Jada named their kids by just flipping their own names: Jaden and Willow."

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor's full name is actually Willard Carroll Smith II. And, if you didn't know already, his eldest son from his marriage to Sheree Zampino is named after him too.

Known professionally as Trey Smith, the D.J.'s full name is actually Willard Carroll "Trey" Smith III.

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Trey, Willow, Jaden, Will, and Jada Pinkett. Credit: Amy Sussman / Getty

The Smiths are not the only superstar parents to name their children after themselves as ex-couple Ciara and Future named their son Future Zahir Wilburn, and David Arquette and Courtney Cox's daughter, Coco Riley Arquette, is named after her mother.

While social media users scratch their heads at the Smiths' choice of kids names, Willow and Jaden can count their blessings that they weren't christened by Elon Musk and Grimes, who infamouly settled on X Æ A-Xii for their child.

Featured image credit: WWD / Getty