'American Idol' Judge Gives Baby '50 Shades of Grey'-Inspired Name

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kara dioguardiFormer American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and her husband Mike McCuddy welcomed a healthy baby boy on Thursday. The bouncing bundle weighed in at a hefty 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was brought into the world via surrogate. DioGuardi, 42, and McCuddy couldn't be more thrilled, as the path to parenthood was no easy road for them. For years, DioGuardi unsuccessfully tried to get pregnant, and endured miscarriages and failed IVF attempts along the way. The couple explored adoption, but decided a surrogate was best for them. So, huge congrats. So glad their dream has come true.

Now, onto the fun stuff ... what did Kara name her son? Hint: It's totally Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired. Like, totally.

Greyson! Kara and Mike named their new addition Greyson James Carroll McCuddy. (The "Carroll" is after DioGuardi's late mother.) How adorable is that?

Was the "Greyson" after Christian Grey? There's been no mention of it, and I kind of doubt it, but without question, the names Greyson and Grey have seen a massive surge in popularity the past few years, thanks to E.L. James and her dirty, dirty novel. For those of you who named your sons and daughters either of these names before the books came out -- my condolences.

Congrats to Kara and her husband. So glad that after years of trying, they finally have the angel baby they've been waiting for. And cute name -- no matter what it's inspired by!

What do you think of the name Greyson?


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nonmember avatar Rach

I LOVE the name Greyson but I'm hesitant to use it because some people might assume I'm naming my son after that awful, awful series.

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

You guys really need to knock off the stupid 50 shades obsession. You make me ashamed to be a woman.

Vegeta Vegeta

You say Grayson I'm thinking Robins last name from batman. I figured she named the kid Christian which is a very old and popular name before those stupid books came out. If the main characters were Steve and Mary you'd think everyone was a secret fan.

TAG_u... TAG_ur_it

not everyone is a  sad housewife obsessed with 50 shades. (i myself an a housewife with better things to do than read and obsess over such a poorly written book)  why automatically assume that was the inspiration? i'd be highly offended and that would taint the name for me.  hell, i won't eve use edward for my child, even though it's a family name.   too many fucking twihards have ruined it for me.  assholes.  

bella... bellacazzate

Puh-leeeeeze RIP 50 Shades of Grey. 

jagam... jagamama0710

I hate when horrible books ruin names. I always loved the name Isabella. And then Twilight came. And then I got pregnant with my daughter. Isabella was no longer an option. I'm sure 50 Shades has ruined Anastasia for some people.

Also, why would you say it was a 50 Shades inspired name and then say you doubt it's after the books?

TeamT... TeamTARDIS

You do realize that Greyson/Grayson has been used as a given name for much longer than that stupid excuse for a book has ever been consumed by bored and desperate women.

teddy... teddysmama09

I never read the books, but by absolute coincidence my two children have the same names as the main characters two children. Given that my children came around right about the same time the book was gaining popularity I'm sure there will be people who will make the assumption that I was inspired by the book. A few of the women at my sons play group were reading the book over the summer and they had a field day over the fact that I, the religious fuddy duddy, had children whose names were in a pronographic romance novel. I never intend to read the book, but a quick google  search showed me these moms spoke the truth.

nonmember avatar Kristi

Jesus Christ, it's called erotica, go to the freaking bookstore and pick up something decent instead of dragging out this strange obsession with those horrid books. It's like you people never realized it was out there before and now you think you're so in tune with your sexuality because of it. It's been around forever, it will be around forever, those books, are a VERY poor example of it.

aryan... aryanasunshine

I have a few friends that named their sons Grayson, not a single one because of the book!!

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