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Why Lights named her baby Rocket

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Why Lights named her baby Rocket

By: Guest Blogger
Lights Celebrities love a unique baby name. There's North, Bear and Apple, to name just a few of the odd baby monikers. With each new baby announcement, I wonder why celebrities chose that name. Earlier this month I met Canadian singer-songwriter Lights, who gave birth to a baby girl in February. Her little one is named Rocket Wild Bokan! So of course I had to ask her how she came up with the name. And I have to admit it's a pretty cute reason. "It’s kind of a funny story," Lights says. "I was doing a show in Vancouver at the end of last year. It was a really nice show, it was the night I told my band I was pregnant. There was 7,000 people that turned up. It was really special. There was a huge rocket behind the crowd and I was remarking at how cool that moment was. And then I realized it was a Ferris wheel, not a rocket. So I felt really embarrassed. And it kind of became the joke of the night. And my sister said 'Rocket’s a cool name.' And I was like yes it is!" And that's how baby Rocket was born! Pretty darn cute, eh? Lights says she is loving motherhood. Not to be cheesy, but she lit up when she talked about her little girl. "It’s really rewarding and really levels me when things get stressful," she says. Currently, Lights is on tour with her new album Little Machines and Rocket is right there with her. She said Rocket hasn't inspired any new songs. But she was in her mom's belly while she recorded Little Machines. "I wrote all the songs for the record before she was born," Lights says "So right now she’s inspiring all kinds of other things." We can't wait to see what Rocket inspires Lights to do next.  Photography by Aimee Nishitoba
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