Tatum: Baby Name of the Day

Jeanne Sager

Luke BryanCountry singer Luke Bryan is having a good year.

His first Teen Choice Awards nomination. Second year as one of People's Country's Hottest Guys. A CMT Award.

And did we mention the Country Man's son Bo is going to be a big brother come August?

So what are the Nashville hottie and wife Caroline thinking they'll name the little guy?

They're sticking with the letter "T" (Bo is actually Thomas Boyer) and going for Tatum Christopher.

Although considered a female name, it's starting to gain popularity in recent years on both sides of the gender divide, a spike that started in the 2000s. Tatum is ranked 395 in the names for kids in the entire U.S.

Where have you heard this one before? Oh yeah, another celeb having a mega year: Channing Tatum, who starred in hit Dear John this spring and whose documentary film Earth Made of Glass was selected to premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

And don't forget Tatum O'Neal, youngest person ever to win a competitive Academy Award back in the 1970s (for best supporting actress in Paper Moon if you're curious).

Sounds like good company, but what does it mean? According to the Baby Name Finder, Tatum is English and means "brings joy."

Which fits for just about every baby out there, but let's hope it's another good omen for Bryan and his family.


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