Perry Farrell and His Dapper Dudes

03/14/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
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Perry Farrell proudly places hands on the shoulders of his boys — Hezron Wolfgang, 6 ½ and Izzadore Bravo, 4 — as they arrive at the John Varvatos store last Sunday for the Stuart House Benefit.

The former Jane’s Addiction rocker, 49 and his wife, Etty Lau Farrell, have been married for seven years. Perry also has son Jobel Ari, 10, with ex-girlfriend Christine Cagel.

Check out Perry and other rockin’ pops in our Rock Star Dads Gallery!

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nimbusi on

very strange names. how jobel is pronouced?

aubrey madeline on

i never heard his music but he given all his son names very strange names hezron izzadore jobel very odd indeed

Becky on

Ahhh… my favorite celebrity baby blog and my first Rock God have collided! I couldn’t imagine Perry Farrell would have a kid named “Mike” or “Kevin.” I have a feeling Hezron, Izzy and Jobel will have more than just interesting names making their lives a little more eclectic.

Mia on

His boys look just like their mom, so cute. I think Chris Cornell was at that same event with his wife Vicky, and daughter Toni, and son Christopher. I wonder if they ran into each other? The toured together at Lollapalooza a few times. That would be cool.

Mia on

Edit* Chris and Perry toured together at Lollapalooza a few times. With Janes Addiction, and Soundgarden adn then in 2003 with Janes and Audioslave.

eva on

the boys are terribly cute, they remind me of Slash and Paloma’s children, beautiful dark eyes and lots of hair.

April on

Oh wow. I LOVED Jane’s Addiction in college. I had no idea Perry had little boys. They are very handsome!!

Sarah on

Perry Farrell is Jewish and Izzadore is an alternate spelling of the Yiddish “Isidor,” while Hezron is a Hebrew word (although not to be confused with the city of Hebron). No idea where Jobel comes from unless they accidentally snuck in a “b” and changed the name from Joel.

crimpe on

I adore this family. The boys are gorgeous, and they all look fantastic. To those of you who think the names, odd, Hezron is Biblical – he is a son of Reuben. Jobel is also Hebrew, it refers to the shofar or ram’s horn blown at celebration times, and is the word from which the term “jubilee” comes. Izzadore is named after Perry’s paternal grandfather, Issadore. I think it is very cool to have such meaningful names.

Sarah on

Why is it that people always make comments about how strange names are whenever they’re not generic? Did it occur to the first posters that the names may be ethnic/meaningful? As other have pointed out, the boys have Hebrew names. That’s not “strange” or “odd.”

Anna on

Even if the names are meaningful/ethnic/hebrew that doesn’t mean people can’t find them strange.

I like the names Izzadore (but more for a girl) and Hezron. Jobel not so much but maybe I’m pronouncing it wrong.

Kelly on

I think they have beautiful names!

Jane Says on

The name Jobel…… I’m pretty certain it’s pronounced ‘Yobel’. It means jubilee in hebrew. I’ve never seen a photo of Perry’s oldest son anywhere.

And yeah Izzadore and Hezron are names derived from Judaism. Perry’s jewish, Etty is too. I love Perry, his music, and his gorgeous family.

And I agree with Sarah (comment #10) about their hebrew names, so they may seem unusual if judaism isn’t in your particular experience but there’s millions of people to whom old testament or torah names are commonplace. And they’re nowhere near as weird as Audio Science, Kal-El, Banjo, Moxie Crimefighter, Moon Unit, Apple, Dweezil, and the list goes on.

Angelique on

Sarah, people find names that are not “generic” to be “strange” because that’s the definition of the word strange. It means out of the ordinary, unusual, striking or different.

Jane on

I love Isadore spelled like this for a boy. Izzy is a cute nickname.



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