Reese Witherspoon Is the Queen of Awesome Baby Names

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reese witherspoonCongratulations, Reese Witherspoon! The 36-year-old actress welcomed baby #3 earlier today (her first child with husband Jim Toth), and ... it's a boy! Woo-hoo! If big siblings Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8 (dad is actor Ryan Phillippe), are any indication, the new addition is going to be one heck of a handsome kid. With a name to match!

That's right, Witherspoon and Toth actually managed to accomplish what so many other celebs seem incapable of doing -- they picked an awesome baby name! Timeless, charming, unique ... color me impressed!

Oh, hey, did YOU maybe want to know what Reese Witherspoon named her baby boy? Drumroll, please ...

Okay, ready? Here goes: Tennessee James.

Don't you just love it?! I mean, I kind of figured Witherspoon would name her new baby something cool based on her track record in this area -- Ava and Deacon are pretty much flawless choices. But Tennessee James exceeds even my high expectations. It's got character and depth and meaning, giving a graceful nod to both Witherspoon's Southern roots and her career in the dramatic arts (Tennessee Williams, anyone?).

Plus, I just can't wait to hear Witherspoon talking about Tennessee with that perky little accent! How cute is that gonna be?!

Do you like the name Reese Witherspoon chose for her new baby?


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Liane... Lianetherider

It isn't something that I would name a child, but it certainly isn't the worst baby name ever! Congratulations to Reese and her husband.

Canukvik Canukvik

It's better than Apple.

Goobi... Goobieville

That is a TERRIBLE name!! 

kelti... kelticmom

How is that any different that naming your kid Savannah, Dakota, Montana, Arizona, etc? And how is Apple any different than Lily, Rose, Ruby, Opal, Jasmine, etc? Can we not be unique when naming our kids, or must they be in school with 30 other kids with the same name? My son is named Korvyn Brux, and I am sure other moms think I am weird, but I had 5 other Emily's in my class, and I wanted my child to be unique. 


I love it and I love her. If you think it's a terrible name, maybe your names are terrible. What a crappy thing to say about a new mom and baby. Good luck to them and that new little bundle of joy.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Cute, I like it! I also think Tenn is a cute nickname.

Torra... TorranceMom

Too trendy for me but he's not my baby.

zombi... zombiemommy916

Exactly keltic!!! My daughter is named Savannah and I named her after a movie and a city I love...I also have a Jackson...named for a city...I LOVE Tennessee as a name...way better than the millions of Aidens, Caydens, Braydens, and Jaydens out there...sorry

Yessenia Monier

I can only imagine how gorgeous this baby is. Her older children are gorgeous and she is absolutely adorable. Her hubby isn’t too bad to look at either Congrats! Reese Witherspoon Baby No.3 Tennessee James Toth Details and first photo here


I like it thats different, as for me I wasnt able to find something unqie like that when I was baby name finding....

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