Billie Eilish has one of the most unique names in the music industry, but did you know that her full name is actually Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O & # 39; Connell? Speaking to the BBC in 2017, Eilish explained the family relationships (and a fun family quarrel) behind her full, long name.
"(Eilish) is my middle name. So I'm Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell. Pretty weird, right? Pirate would be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad. Then Baird is my mother's name. "
To recap: Billie uses her mother's maiden name as an additional middle name. Plus, she has one of the coolest middle names ever! And for her stage name she uses her middle name, Eilish (pronounced "eye-lish"), which she wouldn't even have had as a name if her uncle hadn't protested that "pirate" is her "main" middle name!
As her name suggests, Eilish is of Irish and Scottish descent and you can tell by the names of her family too: her mother is Maggie Baird, her father is Patrick O'Connell, and her brother is Finneas O'Connell . And while "Eilish" sounds like an unusual name to American ears, it's actually just the Gaelic version of a very common English name: Elizabeth. Eilish's unique name is just one of many unique things about her, and it's super specific too. Instead of being a name that is unusual just because it's trending, each part of their name has a special meaning in relation to their family, which makes them truly unique!