He's here! After much anticipation and many baby showers, Fergie and Josh Duhamel welcomed their first child into the world today. The baby boy, who was reportedly delivered via c-section, weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and mother and baby are reportedly doing well.
Unlike many celebrities, these two, thankfully, didn't make us wait and guess for the baby name announcement. Their rep announced it today, and it's pretty much perfect.
It's Axl. Axl Jack Duhamel. Talk about a rockin' baby name. It's unique without being too far out there, but it's definitely edgy -- kind of like the couple themselves. Overall, I think it's adorable.
As for the inspiration? Sources say it's likely in homage to the lead singer of Guns 'N Roses -- Axl Rose. A source told Us Weekly:
Fergie is a huge Guns 'N Roses fan - one of her career highlights has been performing and recording with Slash - so Axl makes perfect sense.
Fergie has said before that Axl has inspired her career. In 2010 she told the magazine:
Some of my biggest vocal idols are rock and roll. I mean Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, Axl Rose, Robert Plant. These are people that I have emulated vocally.
So unless she has some great uncle Axl no one knows about, they almost certainly named the boy after Rose. Aw, I bet he's honored.
I'm so happy for these two. They're clearly thrilled to become parents, and it will be so much fun to watch their family grow. Let's hope they're as expeditious with releasing photos of the little guy as they were in releasing his name.
What do you think of Fergie's baby name?
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