Rebel Wilson, the Australian comedian known for her unique name, isn’t the only one in her family with unconventional monikers, as fans recently discovered.
The Pitch Perfect star, whose full name is Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson, has three siblings whose names have left fans in shock.
Her younger sister, born in 1982, goes by the name Liberty. Her brother, born in 1988, is named Ryot and her sister, born in 1992, prefers to be called Annachi, although her real name is Annaleise. Annachi’s nickname is similar to the word ‘anarchy’, which has raised eyebrows among fans.
After this revelation, fans took to Twitter to express their surprise. One fan humorously questioned, “Who’s in charge of names in that family?!”
Another commented, “No. Surely not. What kind of parent does that?” Some fans, however, seemed to have known about the unique names for years, with one tweet dating back to 2013 describing the family as “badass” for their naming choices.
In fact, Rebel Wilson has continued the tradition of unique names in her family, as she recently named her newborn daughter Royce Lillian.
In a 2011 interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Pitch Perfect star mentioned that despite the unusual names, her parents are actually quite conservative.
“People ask if my parents are hippies, but they’re actually very conservative,” she said. “A girl called Rebel sang at their wedding and that’s where my name came from. My three siblings and I all have middle names after English royalty. Mine is Elizabeth, which is what I was known as at school.”
While Rebel Wilson’s siblings have not followed in her footsteps in terms of fame, Liberty and Ryot did have a brief stint on television as a team in the first season of the now-defunct reality show The Amazing Race.
However, they were the first team to be eliminated from the show. Less is known about sister Annachi, as her Twitter page has no tweets and her bio simply states, “Yes, I am related to Rebel.”
It seems that the tradition of unique names runs through the generations in Rebel Wilson’s family.
In 2016, her sister Liberty named her daughter Sovereign, continuing the trend of unconventional names.