Nick Cannon on Mariah Carey’s babies’ names: ‘They won’t be mad at us’

He reveals inspiration behind Monroe Moroccan Scott's monikers

Mariah Carey‘s husband Nick Cannon has explained the reason behind the couple naming their twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott.

The singer gave birth to the brother and sister on April 30, with Carey gaving both the babies names which start with the initial ‘M’ – which many presumed was to ensure they reflected her own name. But husband Cannon explained to E! Online: “Monroe, obviously, is named by Marilyn Monroe, who my wife has been inspired by and loved for many years.”

He added: “And you think about Moroccan and that’s kind of like my name and Mariah‘s name phonetically together. I also proposed to my wife in our Moroccan room. There’s a lot of meanings to it. We put a lot of thought into those names.”

He then added, rather hopefully: “I think we did a good job on the names. They ain’t gonna be mad at us when they grow up.”