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Country Singer Jake Owen Has a Thanksgiving Day Baby & Her Name Isn't a Turkey

by Kiri Blakeley on November 23, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Country crooner Jake Owen and his model wife, Lacey Buchanan, got quite a treat for Thanksgiving. And it wasn't a perfectly cooked turkey. It was their new baby daughter, born on Thursday (thank goodness it wasn't Black Friday!). Jake tweeted a pic of himself and his baby girl, who has some seriously flowing black locks -- just like daddy! She weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 oz. Jake named her after his godmother. And ... the first and middle name confirm that old-timey names -- especially these two in particular -- are all the rage right now. Any guesses?

Jake and his wife named their baby girl Olive Pearl. But she'll be called Pearl. Really pretty, right?

We've heard these names before. Drew Barrymore recently named her baby Olive. And Jack Osbourne called his baby girl Pearl. So I'm thinking the combination is the culmination and apex of the names Olive and Pearl, two old-fashioned names if there ever were. Could this be the end of bizarro Hollywood baby names like Apple and Pilot Inspektor? Well, if things get too tame, we can always look to Uma Thurman's baby to spice things up. Her name is Rosalind Arusha Arkadina .... (it goes on ... and on ...)

The funny thing is that just last night I was talking baby names with a friend and mentioned that my grandmother hated her name her entire life and now it's so popular. She was named Olive. The kids at school called her "Olive Oyl" -- the girlfriend of cartoon Popeye. Yep, kids were cruel back then too. I also had a great-aunt named Pearl. Not sure how she felt about her name. But I think both of them would be "tickled pink" as they would say that their names are now considered trendy!

Do you like old-fashioned names? What do you think of Olive Pearl?


Image via Jake Owen/Twitter


Filed Under: celebrity babies, newborns, baby names


  • Evaly...


    November 23, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    I have no idea who this man is, and I dont particularly care for the name, but what a photo!! He looks so proud and it looks as if his little girl is staring up at him, smiling in adoration. Just beautiful :)

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    November 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM
    Agree with Evelyn! Love to see any pics of proud Daddies!!
  • kelti...


    November 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM
    Don't particularly care for the name, but look at that smile! There is nothing sexier than a man who loves his kids.
  • Evaly...


    November 23, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Good Dads are the sexy!! lol

  • lucky...


    November 23, 2012 at 3:17 PM
    Funny, when Drew Barrymore had her baby there was a Stir post calling it a weird food name. LOL. But, yes, I'm a fan of the old fashioned names. We named our baby Beatrice Annabel and are calling her Bea.
  • pupuk...


    November 23, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Love those old-timey monikers--Clara, Susannah, Ruby, Clementine, Cora.  Nice names for his baby, and really nice photo of proud papa.  Already this little baby looks wise.

  • Tripl...


    November 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM
    I'm generally a fan of traditional names, but Olive isn't a favourite of mine. Charlotte is one of my favourite trendy-traditional names.
  • momto...


    November 23, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Pretty!  My favorite traditional name is Cora.

  • leona24


    November 23, 2012 at 7:14 PM
    Ill pass on the names. Too old and blah.....
  • Blues...


    November 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Not too fond of the name, but not everyone (especially MIL) is fond of the name I've picked out for my baby. Can't please everyone! Great pic of daddy and daughter. For old fashioned names I like Matilda and Charlotte.


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