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Where Weird Celebrity Baby Names Come From

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Some celebrities name their babies after fruits and prophets, others after ordinal directions, others still after California beaches. Fergie and Josh Duhamel’s unusual baby name, Axl Jack, came to Fergie in a dream, she revealed yesterday. “I was in the audience at this festival,” she told Ellen DeGeneres.

“It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who it was. On stage singing was Jim Morrison and then came Bob Marley and then Axl Rose. I was in heaven in this dream, and I’m dancing and just getting into the music.”

“It was then that Fergie awoke,” the Daily News reports, “roused from her dream by the kick of her unborn son,” and convinced she should name the little guy after Dream Axl. (The “Jack” part comes from Fergie’s late uncle.) “It just had this ring to it,” she said. Indeed, not all dream baby names are so assonant and iconic. I recently dreamed I had a baby named Raisin Applesauce, which is a mouthful and a transparent Gwyneth Paltrow ripoff. 

Where Weird Celebrity Baby Names Come From