Terrence Howard's New Baby Gets a Name of Mythic Proportions

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Actor Terrence Howard and his wife Mira had a baby boy! And you won't believe the name they gave the little tyke, which we're guessing has never happened in the entire history of baby names: Qirin Love. 


Talk about an unusual name! Of course you've gotta wonder where it's from, right?

Qirin is a takeoff on qilin, a mythical chimeric creature -- think dragon with hooves -- from ancient Asian cultures. Often portrayed with flames all over its body, it's actually thought to be a good omen promising prosperity.

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And while the middle name Love may sound all sweet and romantic, it's derived from Old French Loeis, which means "famous in war." All in all, this name has a lot of layers and is full of surprises -- exotic yet masculine, which is a tricky thing to pull off.

This name also plays into the trend of baby names getting more unusual, with celebrities leading the pack. And while unique names have been par for the course for girls for years, baby boy names are just starting to shake things up.

Congrats to the couple on their baby boy!

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