Reese Witherspoon welcomed her third child into the world today, baby boy Tennessee James.
It's the first child for Reese and her new hubby Jim Toth. Reese's previous two kids were from her marriage to "Cruel Intentions" actor Ryan Phillippe. The actress confirmed the birth of her baby in a statement to MTV News saying, "both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."
Reese joins other actresses who gave birth this week including former "Buffy" star Sarah Michelle Gellar who welcomed her second child earlier this week.
We're digging Reese's baby name. It's certainly unique and a lot better than Coco or Apple, don't you agree? Let's check out other celebs who have named their offspring after places.
Some were surprised when Mariah announced the names of her twin babies in 2011 were Monroe and Moroccan. Monroe's name was a spinoff of Marilyn Monroe, one of Mariah's idols, and a name we think is both original and cute. But Moroccan? Let's just say it's definitely one of a kind.
Mariah and hubby Nick Cannon revealed they named their son Moroccan (nickname Roco) after the room in Mimi's apartment where Nick proposed. Well, at least the meaning behind the name is sweet. What do you think?
Viewers tuned in this past month to watch the oldest Kardashian sister give birth on TV to her second child Penelope Scotland Disick. Both Penelope and her older brother Mason Dash Disick were born on camera for fans of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" to see. We're loving the name Penelope but where did Kourtney come up with Scotland as a middle name for her daughter?
"It's intended as the flipside of Mason's middle name Dash. With Ireland modestly popular as a girl's name, it's not as unconventional as it would have seemed in the past," said Lauren Wattenberg, from Baby Name Wizard.
Highly successful singer Alicia Keys gave birth in 2010 to Egypt, her first born son named after the country. After giving birth to her beautiful child Alicia said she chose the name after having a breakthrough while traveling alone throughout Egypt.
"It was a time of transition. There were certain people [I was working with] who weren't right. I had friends who weren't right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too," she said.
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- Arts & Entertainment
- Reese Witherspoon
- Marilyn Monroe
- Mariah Carey
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Kourtney Kardashian
- Ryan Phillippe