Sean Penn Can’t Be Bothered With Baby Names

Hopper Penn, one of Sean Penn’s two children, tells Interview that his dad almost named him Steak. Not because it has some special meaning in Hebrew or whatever, but because the dude just really loves steak.

ORTVED: Where does your name, Hopper, come from?

PENN: 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.

Penn probably used the oldest trick in the book. Go for a really dumb sounding name so your next suggestion would look genius. Though he could have just been really drunk. At least he didn’t try to name him other things he loves: Cigarette, Surly, Self-Aggrandizing Jackass.

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