Celebrity Names Blog

Jessica Simpson Reveals Her Nude Pregnant Bod - and More Baby Name Clues!

Jessica Simpson Reveals Her Nude Pregnant Bod - and More Baby Name Clues!
Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

These ex-Newlyweds really do have something in common.  Earlier this week we reported that Nick Lachey has already picked a name or two for his yet-to-be-born baby with wife Vanessa Lachey (nee Minnillo). 

Now Nick's ex, Jessica Simpson, announces that her baby's name is already decided as well. In an interview accompanying her nude photo shoot for the magazine Elle, our favorite blonde teases that her baby girls' name will be “nontraditional”, but not crazy.

“It’s nothing shocking and nothing you’ll have to add to the dictionary," says Jessica. "Still, when people hear it, they’ll know … why.”

Okay, Name Enthusiasts, let's have some fun.

Back in October, we speculated on Jessica's baby name style:

The early gossip is that Jessica and her fiancé, ex-NFL player Eric Johnson, are expecting a girl with the names Morgan andKaren 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."

We also suggested Pippa, Lilliana, Ruby, Esmee and Everly.

As we parse Jess's recent comments -- "nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary" as opposed to nothing you would have to add to a baby name book -- we're going to speculate that she's going for either a word name or a place name. And "When people hear it, they'll know...why" makes us think it will be a name with a very personal meaning for Jessica and Eric. 

Given those clues, we're going to keep Poppy on our list and revise our Everly to Ever. We're also going to add a few new suggestions:

Abilene - The name of the town in Texas where Jessica was born, Abilene made a splash last year. Viola Davis received an Academy Award nomination for playing the character Abilene in the book-turned Oscar nominated movie The Help. And a canine Abilene appeared in this year's Puppy Bowl. Abilene also shortens to the adorable nickname Abby.

Elle - It's the name of the fashion magazine where pregnant Jessica is the nude cover model this month.  It's also the name of Jessica's co-star in the new NBC reality competition Fashion Star, Elle MacPherson.  And Elle was also the first name of another ditzy but not-so-dumb blonde, Elle Woods, portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the Legally Blonde movies. And of course, it's teh French word meaning "she".  How much more feminine can you get?

Yale/Eli -  Baby's dad Eric Johnson was a football star at Yale Unversity, and Yale students are nicknamed Elis. Yale is a place name that has been a traditionally male name in the U.S., but it sounds enough like the Hebrew name Yael to be feminine. Eli is a hot boy's name with a smooth sound parents might like on a girl. Either gender-bender would count as non-traditional but not shocking.

What do you think of our picks for Jessica Simpson's baby name?  Are you a Jessica Simpson fan with some better guesses than ours? Do tell! 

--J.B.

Comments

Please do not add links to your comments. Thank you.

March 7, 2012 1:13 PM
By Devin (not verified)

Daisy. I could see her referencing her Daisy Duke role. And that's a word from the dictionary. A name, but not super traditional.

March 7, 2012 3:08 PM
By Jane (not verified)

Most importantly, she confirmed that it is a girl!
I don't see her using Daisy, as it was her dog's name. But hey, maybe that wouldn't be weird for her like it would for some people.
Daisy and Poppy seem too normal for a name that is being described as nontraditional. It also sounds like the name has meaning to them. Maybe Drew, because it is her mother's maiden name? I also think maybe True or Tru, in honour of her father's middle name Truett. I can see Abilene being a possibility too. Even though Jessica says it won't be crazy or too unusual, I think that may be by HER standards. After all, she has a nephew called Bronx Mowgli!

March 8, 2012 1:47 AM
By hillary (not verified)

I am definitely guessing place name: city, country, hotel, or general location like "Beach," because it sounds like they are going to use a conception-location name. Not my favorite trend.

March 8, 2012 5:16 AM
By Jane (not verified)

Oh dear, I can see that too, now you mention it!!! Lake? River? LOL! A place name, like Venice for Venice Beach, might be it.

March 8, 2012 5:42 AM
By Candy (not verified)

Maybe they will do a combo name of Jessica and Eric... Jerica?

March 9, 2012 1:25 PM
By Danica (not verified)

Knowing that Jessica Simpson's daddy is a Pastor of a bible preaching faith, I am thinking Grace, Faith or Hope.

March 13, 2012 4:37 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

My first thought was Nola, as in New Orleans. It's a place name, it's cute, and a little off-beat, but not shocking.

March 27, 2012 6:28 PM
By Yasmeen (not verified)

I love love love the name Pippa/Phillipa!

June 17, 2012 9:45 PM
By cheap prom dresses (not verified)

Comfortabl y, the post is actually the sweetest on this valuable topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your approaching updates. Saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the great clarity in your writing. I will directly grab your rss feed to stay abreast of any updates. Genuine work and much success in your business efforts!

September 21, 2012 3:33 AM
By supredry uk sale (not verified)

Comfortabl y, the post is actually the sweetest on this valuable topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your approaching updates. Saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the great clarity in your writing. I will directly grab your rss feed to stay abreast of any updates. Genuine work and much success in your business efforts!

July 31, 2013 9:56 AM
By บาคาร่าออนไลน์ (not verified)

[url=http://www.assessment-reform-group.org]บาคาร่าออนไลน์[/url]

July 30, 2014 7:41 AM
By Eladia Sumter (not verified)

From elegant (he’s sewn numerous red carpet appears) to quirky—he created Katy Perry’s cupcake bra on her “California Gurls” movie and Nicki Minaj’s stuffed animal gown regarding “Fireball”—Marco Marco is famous regarding his eye catching styles. In Vegas aren't any exclusion looks. As soon as she broke on her “…Baby Yet Another Time” movie to her 2000 Movie Music Honours efficiency in a rhinestone on-the-scene in a standard - nude bodysuit Spears hasbeen producing style claims that are unforgettable http://spearsautotuned.tumblr.com/. Her “Britney: Bit Of residency at Casino & World Artist Resort provides additional of exactly the same.

The trip that is outfit starts using style. Using the aid of of Hollywood’s youthful designers—Spears that is best dates back towards the wardrobe not just to restore a number of her faves, but to create appears that are fresh towards the display. Marco, who actually provides wings to Spears, discusses making her clothes.

December 26, 2014 10:50 AM
By Passbeemedia Apple Ibeacon (not verified)

athilda Plum is actually the daughter of Moon Zappa. I had to look it up because I was thinking there was no way Frank gave one of his kids such a "common" name!
http://howibeaconcanhelp.webstarts.com/

March 14, 2016 4:13 AM
By adzet (not verified)

http://www.adzet.com/ is the world's leading Marketing Platform - providing marketing strategy and business development strategy to small and medium businesses worldwide

March 29, 2016 1:23 AM
By Sydney (not verified)

https://sydneymathstutor.wordpress.com/ is providing the best Maths and English tutor in Sydney and if you are looking for maths tutor for your child contact us now!

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.