Reese Witherspoon isn't exactly a celeb we expected to pick an odd name for her child, but she did just that when she named her new son with Jim Toth. Tennessee James Toth, born Thursday morning, "is doing well," according to her rep.
"Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today," the rep told People. "Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."
Witherspoon is hardly the first celeb to name her child a non-traditional name, though. Let's look back at some of the strangest.
GOOP queen Gwyneth Paltrow opted to name both of her kids with non-traditional names: She named her daughter Apple and her son Moses (dad is Coldplay rocker Chris Martin).
Still, she claims she wants her kids to have normal lives, despite their names and famous parents.
"I do really believe that part of our job is to equip them for the world," she told Amanda de Cadenet on her show earlier this year. "And we can't make everything okay for them, we can't take away all of their suffering. It's not good for them. They need to be able to know that people lose their tempers and people have bad days and it doesn't mean that you don't love them, it doesn't mean anything."
Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden have a daughter Harlow, but it's their son's name, Sparrow, that left us a bit confused. Madden later said they picked the name because they want their son to have to "suffer" through something in his life.
"It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song A Boy Named Sue. My worry raising a son in Hollywood is, what will he have to struggle for?" he told Britain's OK! Magazine in 2009. "I wanted to give him a name that he's going to have to stand up for. I love it."
Actress Alicia Silverstone was criticized for giving her son the "worst name ever" - Bear Blu. That's hardly the last controversial thing she's done with her son. The actress ignited controversy earlier this year when she posted a video of her pre-chewing her son's food.
Silverstone didn't get the controversy, though.
"I can understand that it would make some people feel uncomfortable, possibly, because it's new to them," she told Entertainment Tonight in April. "But I do want to let you know that this has been going on for thousands of years -- still going on all over the place -- and it's natural."
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