Singer Mariah Carey has named her baby daughter ‘Monroe’. According to her official website, ‘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.’
Monroe’s twin brother ‘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.’
Mariah is a longtime fan of Marilyn, and has paid homage to her in numerous videos and photo-shoots. And of course, the twins’ initials spell ‘MM’.
This magazine clipping from September 2006, detailing ‘Mariah’s MM fetish’, was shared by ES member Tiina Lindholm.