Nick Cannon On His New Twins: ‘They’re Already More Famous Than Me!’; Explains Name Origins

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had the web buzzing on Wednesday when they revealed the names of the their twins – son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe – and later in the day, Nick revealed more details behind their names.

“Moroccan is like, you know, Mariah and my name together,” Nick told reporters in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

“We call him ‘Rock’ for short, a strong name,” Nick continued.

Earlier on Wednesday, Mariah posted a message on her website, stating that Moroccan shares his middle name with his dad. She also noted that the top floor of Mariah’s lavish New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room and is where Nick proposed to the singer.

When asked if daughter Monroe was named after Hollywood screen legend Marilyn Monroe, Nick said, “Absolutely!”

The proud father added, “They were Twitter topics. They’re already more famous than me.”

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As previously reported on, the 41-year-old singing superstar gave birth to the twins at 12:07 PM EDT on Saturday at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles.

Monroe was reportedly born first, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18 inches long; while Moroccan was next, at 5 pounds 6 ounces, and was 19 inches.

The twins came on the same day as the couple’s fourth anniversary.

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