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New Celeb Baby Name: Raquel Blue

What do you get when you cross a rock star with a pin-up girl?  It sounds like a joke, but if the rock star in question is Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and his wife, former Playboy model Tiffany Fallon, the answer is, well, aptly named babies.

The couple, already parents to Jagger Donovan, age 2, welcomed a daughter this week.  The new baby's name is Raquel Blue. Raquel the name reached its peak in the U.S. in the 1970s, also the peak of popularity of its most famous namesake, bombshell Raquel Welch. The name Raquel, which is a Latin variant on the biblical name Rachel, has largely fallen in popularity as Rachel has.

As for the middle name Blue, which you might titter at, given mom's "blue" past with Playboy, it's a name we rarely see among regular folks. But celebs -- especially musicians -- seem to love this name. U2's The Edge and Cher and Greg Alman chose Blue for a baby name. And given its musical heritage - from the Blues to Kind of Blue to Joni Mitchell's Blue to Melvin "Blue" Franklin, why not?

So, what do you think, are Jagger Donovan and Raquel Blue the most perfectly named sibset for this musician-model duo or do you think that they are almost too cliche?

--J.B.

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