Jessica Alba & Cash Warren Take the Easy Way Out on Naming New Baby

jessica albaHere's guessing naming baby number two wasn't as hard for Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren as it is for most folks. Alba announced on Facebook that she gave birth to another daughter on Saturday. The 7-pounder was 19 inches long, and Mom and baby are doing just fine. So what did the Spy Kids 4 star name her new sweetie?


According to mama, it's Haven Garner Warren. Cute, huh? An English name, it means "place of safety" or "shelter." Appropriate for a baby who offered Mom and Dad some peace on what can be a contentious process: baby naming.

See, the Alba/Warren clan matched little Haven's name to her big sister: Honor. With both names beginning with an "H," the couple lopped 25 whole chapters of the baby name book off of their decision-making process. Less chapters means less bickering for Mom and Dad.

And when it comes to baby names, there's a whole lot of bickering. This is the name your kid is going to carry for the rest of their life. You don't want one that's going to get them laughed out of kindergarten ... or worse, a boardroom. Add some pregnancy hormones into this battle, and someone could be sleeping on the couch.

So far be it for me to argue with Alba and Warren's decision to simplify. I did it. Trust me -- it works.

My husband and I share the same initials all the way through, and when it was time to name our baby, we opted to carry on the tradition. Some will say it's corny. I get that. But it's also a heckuva lot easier to argue over all the J names than 100 names covering every letter of the alphabet! Get it over with quicker, and there's more time to spend picking out nursery themes (sorry, no tips to prevent that fight).

What do you think of Alba's pick? Will you try this baby naming trick?


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