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

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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