Name thief Gwen Stefani

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2009
Gwen Stefani and Zuma

Gwen Stefani and Zuma

'Wind It Up' singer Gwen Stefani wanted a "quirky" name for her six-month-old son and so stole Zuma from her No Doubt bandmate Tom Dumont

Gwen Stefani stole her son Zuma's name from her No Doubt bandmate.

The 'Wind It Up' singer - who has another son Kingston James McGregor, two, with her husband Gavin Rossdale - wanted a "quirky" name for her six-month-old child and got the idea of Zuma from her bandmate Tom Dumont's wife Mieke.

She said: "I kind of stole it from him. I didn't steal it, I mean his wife didn't want it. It was just one of those things that just happened. I just wanted Zuma to have a little bit of a quirky name."

The unusual name came up when Gwen was discussing possible baby names with Mieke - who was pregnant at the same time.

Zuma was mentioned because Zuma Beach, California, is close to where Gwen and Gavin live.

Despite doting on her little boys, the 39-year-old popstar has admitted she misses the laidback lifestyle of being on tour.

She told radio show 'Mojo in the Morning': "Kingston has a really big opinion about what we do, so we'll figure it out. We'll pretty much be going to all the zoos and different places on our days off. But some days I miss the old selfish touring days where you just sleep all day, but those days are gone. I just need to accept it!"

Gwen Stefani

More eccentric pop with a hip hop edge from the curiously dressed, former lead singer with No Doubt.

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