Jessica Simpson Baby Name Predictions: We'll Give You Ours, You Give Us Yours
There's no doubt about it, Jessica Simpson's anatomy has sparked many a headline over the years. However, this time it's not about how the pop-singer-turned-billionaire-businesswoman looks in her Daisy Dukes or mom jeans. It appears that the bubbly blonde is going to be a first-time mother!
Let's back up a minute to say that the tuna-lovin' Texan has not confirmed that she's pregnant. No spokesperson statements. No tweets. No Facebook status updates. No nothing. But we've been around the block with the whole celebrity pregnancy thing and unless our perfect, 20/20 peepers are deceiving us, Jessica very clearly is sporting a baby bump. She even gave her growing belly a rub for photographers yesterday. So while we wait for her to spill the beans during an exclusive interview on a morning show or a magazine cover, let’s pretend we're part of her inner circle — already privy to her very exciting news — and talk a little about baby name possibilities.
The early gossip is that Jessica and her fiancé, ex-NFL player Eric Johnson, are expecting a girl with the names Morgan and Karen on their short list. We could maybe see Morgan (No. 63 on the Top-1000 popular name list), but we’re not buying Karen (No. 246). It seems to plain for Jessica, who, despite rising to fame by playing up her ditzy side, has grown her fashion company into a billion dollar empire. Karen doesn't have that special flair that screams: I'm the daughter of an A-list celebrity mogul! (Sorry, Karens: We still love you!)
If we were to take a guess, we’d say Jessica would give her baby a sort of goofy, glamorous, girly name. What immediately comes to mind is the floral name Poppy, which has never appeared on the name charts. We love it because it's cute, charming and colorful. Similarly, Pippa could be a contender. It has never appeared on the Top-1000 either but, thanks to Pippa Middleton, it’s getting a lot of buzz. Then there are just super girly-girl selections like Lilianna (No. 669), with its feminine purr and burst of vowels, or the adaptable Francesca (No. 494), which can sweetly be shortened to Frankie.
If you think about it, Jessica is surrounded by a lot of names ending in “ee” and “y.” There’s her little sister Ashlee Simpson, best bud Cacee Cobb, late dog Daisy and currently pooch Bentley. So that adds a little extra weight to something like Poppy but also makes us think of names like Esmée (meaning "loved"), gem name Ruby or Everley ("grazing meadow").
Jessica’s sister Ashlee got very creative when naming her son — Bronx Mowgli Wentz. The first name is obviously a place name, one of New York City’s five boroughs, and Mowgli is the little boy in The Jungle Book. Find out more about Ashlee and ex-husband Pete Wentz's wildly original naming choice.
One name we don’t think will make it onto Jessica’s short list, especially if she's having a girl, is Tenacious D. While you’re probably saying “Well, of course not!” Jessica actually had a dream earlier this year that she had a son with that very name — inspired by the band fronted by Jack Black. “That was a strange one,” she said of her dream. But, as we discussed in our story at the time, "Maybe Jessica's dream-brain was nudging her gently toward music and musician names" as it's "a natural choice for a young woman known for her pipes before she was known for her gams." Or her Daisy Dukes and mom jeans.
Tell Us What You Think: If Jessica Simpson is indeed pregnant, what do you think she'll name her firstborn? Do you like any of our suggestions, like Poppy? And why don't you share your best picks of girly-girl names, musical names, fashion names or anything else you think would be perfect for Jessica and Eric below.