May 1st, 2012
03:27 PM ET

So, just how 'nontraditional' is Jessica Simpson's baby name?

While we were waiting (and waiting) for Jessica Simpson to have her baby girl, we learned an interesting tidbit about the name the singer and her fiance Eric Johnson had picked out for their first child.... namely that it was to be "nontraditional."

"It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary," she told Elle magazine in its April issue. "Still, when people hear it, they'll know...why."

But when the big day arrived and we heard that 31-year-old Simpson had named her daughter Maxwell Drew (rumored to be called "Maxi" for short), we'll admit we still required an explanation.

Does she, like CNN Showbiz, have an everlasting adoration for the R&B singer of the same name? Did she and Eric have Maxwell House coffee after conceiving? Whatever the reason, the new mom elected not to explain in the birth announcement she put out on the Web today.

Kidding aside, there is a more plausible rumor as to its meaning. The name "Maxwell" was circulating weeks before Simpson's delivery, and In Touch Weekly cited an anonymous "friend" who said Maxwell is father Eric's middle name as well as his grandmother's maiden name.

The middle name, Drew, is said to be maternal grandma Tina Simpson's maiden name, Us Weekly reports.

Either way, we think the name does fit in the "nontraditional" category, but in the grand tradition of celebrity baby names, this is pretty tame.

Let's not forget that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their son Moroccan after a decor theme in Carey's Manhattan apartment; Beyonce and Jay-Z went with Blue Ivy, launching endless conspiracy theories; and Alicia Silverstone "won" the honor of worst celebrity baby name, as she and her husband opted for Bear Blu.

And little Maxwell does have a cousin named Bronx Mowgli, so we don't think she's going to win this unique name round.

Not that any of those can compete with some of our favorite (and oh, how unique) celebrity baby names: Jermajesty, Banjo and Moxie Crimefighter.


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  8. LOL

    Why not Scout or Rumor? Oh wait – those were already taken

    May 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      What is up with celebrities naming their children these crazy names? It's become a trend for celebrities to name their children names that are just so beyond embarrassing, but apparently they want to be in with their crazy rich celeb pears. Naming their children has become so crazy, and in my opinion, it's just as crazy as a person trying to imitate Lady Gaga by dressing like her. Stop being sheep celebrities!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. wr

    " Jessica Simpson's baby name?"

    Why does Jessica Simpson have a baby name? She is not a baby. Nice editing, CNN.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mrs. Fudd

    Jessica Simpson has never been known for her brains. But honestly, young people today are so idiotic when it comes to naming their children. When this poor girl fills out a college application, they will have to look at the box for gender to find out if it's a male or female. These gender-bending names are the height of stupidity, selfishness and ignorance. They don't look at the big picture and see how these "nontraditional" names will affect their poor children in the future. We chose non-traditional names for our kids when we had them in the 80's, and now they are well known names and not so unique. But at least we don't have a Fifi Trixiebell, Moxie Crimefighter, Kal-El, Bronx Mowgli, Blue Ivy or Maxwell Drew.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Brent

    I've been researching name frequency for a graduate school project, and the Social Security Administration makes data on the number of people given a particular first name by gender, year of birth and even state, as long as at least 5 people of that gender have the name that year. The data's available here: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html

    Maxwell is definitely an uncommon, though not unheard-of name for a girl. Here are the years where at least 5 girls were named Maxwell with the number of girls receiving that name in the US in parentheses: 1917 (8), 1987 (8), 1988 (11), 1989 (5), 1990 (7), 1991 (5), 1993 (8), 1994 (8), 1995 (5), 1996 (5), 1998 (8), 2000 (7), 2001 (7), 2002 (6), 2003 (8), 2004 (15), 2006 (5), 2007 (6), 2008 (5), and 2010 (5).

    The name may not hurt her too much, especially since she'll probably be called Maxi, which is feminine enough. She's already going to be singled out for being the child of a celebrity or two, and that's likely to have more effect on her than an unusual name.

    Sadly, there are many names chosen for girls (and boys) that will be tough for them to grow up with. To pick out a few that 5 girls were named: Acquanetta, Beyunka, BJ, Brent, Daiquiri, Galadriel, Ha, Hoor, Leonard, Paul, and Xcaret.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Seth Bullock

    Would it have been better to name her Lisa or Maggie?

    May 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CNNN

    "Maxi" = "Maxi pad" when she is 12+ years old. :( poor kid...

    May 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MT

    Celebrities should not be allowed to name their own children

    May 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      I AGREE!!!! They should not be allowed to give these poor children such awful names!

      May 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      Celeb's want their children to stand out in a crowd and don't think about what it will do to the child in the long run, when they go to school they probably will be Bullied, hope not

      May 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • HelloTampa

      Let's name it "Chicken-of-the-Sea" Simpson

      May 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam stone

      not be allowed to name their children?

      are you two fvcking insane?

      May 3, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • polly

      I bet if she had a boy she would not have named him Mary-It is stars way of getting attention and it seems only the little girls suffer for it-Such a cute baby with a truck drivers name

      July 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ProudCdn

    My God people. Take a chill pill. The baby's name honours people on both sides of the family. There's nothing wrong with it and most of all – she isn't your kid so who cares what your opinion is. Finally, the joker that came up with the stupid Maxi pad comment is probably the type of person that hurled those sorts of stupid insults at other kids in the school yard growing up. No doubt little Miss Maxwell Johnson won't be tortured at some public school where they put up with that kind of crap.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Everyone I know thinks of a maxi pad when you hear the word maxi....bully or not, that's what comes to mind.

      May 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trainspotter

      I totally agree. I'm actually impressed that she used a time honored tradition when naming her child. Also, if Maxi-pads are the first thing that pops into someone's head when they hear that name, then they need to get out of Jr. High and grow up a little bit.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. Clete

    The name should be Clete.

    May 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. wendy

    Well Larry sorry to disappoint not 250 and what you are dissing red headed peeps??? just don't like the fact that some women use the excuse to lard up when pregnant..........maybe Larry you know because have the experience and gained 80 lbs and had a baby? My actual experience was a 25 lb gained 5 lb baby.........when you have a baby call me.........

    May 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. George Costanza

    Thank God she didn't name her Seven.

    May 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. AQNX

    I named my child Nickle-Cadmium Super Power Charge. It sounds nice and powerful, the child will be successful in life :) Oh, and, it's a girl! They will call her Nickie :)

    May 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  20. ak2k

    I've seen other similar comments in here, and yes, she will be called Maxipad in middle school, possibly highschool too. Way to go Jessica. You always have to consider the potential nick-names that will come with a name. Names should be picked with the intention of bettering your child's future, not for your personal amusement or sentiment.

    May 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  21. pprty

    I know Jessica doesn't have any brains, but is Eric Johnson an idiot too?

    May 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rainey

      Seems like he's an idiot too, or he would have used a condom. These two are poor examples for our youth....let's have a baby first.....then get married.....maybe????

      May 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. davey

    Better name than Moleeeeela.

    May 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Agrav8td

    Maxwell Drew? She does realize she had a girl, right?

    May 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • OvernOut

      Greetings, Mr. Maxwell Drew Johnson. All men must register for the draft on their 18th birthday....

      May 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. phearis

    Maxi-Pad!! Maxi-Pad!! Maxi-Pad!! Maxi-Pad!! Maxi-Pad!! Maxi-Pad!! Maxi-Pad!!
    Your parents named you Maxi-Pad!! *points and laughs* HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  25. Marc

    At least she didn't name it Chicken of the Sea.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. letsgomets2012

    Drew Maxwell Johnson would have been much better.:)

    There is a Drew Barrymore.

    I love family names but wow, who names a girl Maxwell?

    May 2, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  27. Anna

    why does anyone who wrote this article think they "require" an explanation – pffffffft

    May 2, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  28. will

    going to get teased at school? Really? You think that kid is going to go to school? Simpson is the mogul of a billion dollar fashion empire people, her youngun is not going to go to a traditional or public school. Helloooooooo???? Is this thing on?

    May 2, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • zandhcats

      Her taste of fashion is horrible, I don't understand why people throw money in it!

      May 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  29. wendy

    This women is not known for splitting atoms, of course she would come up with a silly name, just as she let herself get fat while pregnant. Yes I said it fat, that was ridiculous. No one, I don't care what size baby you are carrying, needs or should get that fat. That is uncontrolled eating and not good for her or the baby. I really hope no one thinks that is ok to do or is encouraged to let them selves get into that state, she is lucky nothing went wrong. So now can she just go away I really don't care how quickly she loses the weight or what the kid looks like. Can we move on to someone who really is interesting not merely a sideshow.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  30. Katie

    First Blue ivy and now this. These people are nuts.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  31. mrsjs15

    Crazy thought but... anyone think its possible that all the strange names these celebrities pick for their children ARENT their real names??

    Example: Celebrity releases ridiculous name for their kid. Everyone goes crazy over it and automatically remembers who's kid it is when they hear the name.

    Fast forward to the future: The kid can enroll in school, make hotel reservation, a dinner reservation, anything under their REAL name and no one knows who it is... But if they want to be known, they just use the train wreck moniker their parents gave them...

    May 2, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  32. Omejca

    No girl wants a name with a mental association of menstruation. They might as well have named her "Ondarag."

    May 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  33. rhobere

    Its OBVIOUS she's an avid physics hobbyist and she just finds Maxwell's Equations of Electromagnetism to be incredibly elegant. and who could argue with that? I mean they predicted the speed of light and let to the breakthroughs in Special Relativity and in ways, General Relativity. Surely Jessica Simpson is aware of that.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  34. Suki

    I like family surnames for babies. "Tyler" is a popular one in my family; there've always been at least a couple of cousins with Tyler somewhere in their names. And y'know, as far as teasing is concerned, if other kids want to tease her they'll find something to tease her about. I think the name Maxwell will be considered sophisticated when the child grows up.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  35. Cheri

    so if they have another child and its a boy they'll call him what, Julie? Wonder how many times she'll be called Maxipad...I know celebs want to be different – Apple, Moroccan but the child has to live w/that name not the parent. Personally, my favorite celeb baby name is Audio Science.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  36. tom

    I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how this talentless blonde bimbo is a celebrity? She's been labeled a horrible actress by every critic alive (anyone remember Daisy Duke?) and has done nothing to contribute to the entertainment industry other than dating one sports figure after another or various shots of her at various weights and bad fashion choices. I just don't get all the attention or fascination. WHo cares?

    May 2, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      For somebody who doesn't care about Jessica Simpson you sure made time to comment. ha

      May 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  37. JM

    This is not that weird of a name. Apple? Now that's an odd name. River. Brick. These are odd names.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  38. Cabazon30

    All I can think of is Ford Delaerships – There is a Maxwell Ford, Drew Ford, and Johnson Ford all in cities I've lived in.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  39. flashtrum

    At least it's not Propecia or Sha Nay Nay. Of course Jessica is white so those ridiculous made-up names wouldn't be used. And her destiny won't be head cashier at McDonalds.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  40. Maxie

    What a STUPID thing for Jessica to do. She has NO idea how that little girl will be teassed with a name like that. I was teased for years, with a name like mine.. That little girls is going to have it tough. Good Luck Maxwell Drew Johnson!

    May 2, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  41. Rainey

    An acquaintance of ours years ago named their twins boys Bicardi & Bellini....thought it was "cute"....the boys are older now and are constantly teased by their peers....
    ..

    May 2, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • ak2k

      Your babies are not cats and dogs, they're not your pets! They're going to have to survive in this cruel world with whatever you send them into it with. PLEASE USE CAUTION for crying out loud!!!

      May 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  42. jaw4

    The name is fine -and quite tame by celebrity standards thses days. But the nickname? Come on. Call her Drew! I know female Drews.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  43. Joey

    The people being negative against Jessica Simpson and her choice of naming her child are just being plain ignorant. I am not a Jessica fan but the girl isn't too stupid like you claim, she richer than you!!!!! Before casting stones look at your retarded name. Get a like people!

    May 2, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • kathy

      Funny you say she isn't stupid because she's richer than someone else?? That is an oxymoron..you moron. Smart doesn't always equal rich. This talentless woman is merely a joke and just another KarTRASHian, Hilton or Lohan. Makes news only because of who she was sleeping with.

      May 2, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  44. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Jessica deliverd a 10lb baby, now that's what I would call "Maxi" baby and just like anyone else, she can name her baby what she'd like.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  45. mdn

    Chubby, redneck gives her daughter a man's name (she could have used Maxine), and then uses a nic name with a reference to a feminine hygene product. No surprise for a chubby redneck.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  46. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Jessica deliverd a 10lb baby, now that's what I would call "Maxi" and just like anyone else, she can name her baby what she'd like.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  47. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Jessica deliver a 10lb baby, now that's what I would call "Maxi" and just like anyone else, she can name her baby what she'd like.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  48. parkcitybrian

    one word for this chubette......................loopy

    May 2, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  49. jr

    Great, she named her baby after the pig in the Geico commercial.

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Feeniegal

      HA!.. That was my first thought too.. I love that pig.. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

      May 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Get a room

    Her choice of name is a lot better than "Bear Blu" and "Like." Not a great choice, but you would think a bonehead like Jessica Simpson would come up with something worse... like Chicken and the Sea.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  51. willy

    "Maxwel Drew" I've heard worse. The child will be a detective. as in "Smart" and "Nancy". :)

    May 2, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  52. Dwayne

    How about Kal-El, think that Nicholas Cage named his son that.

    Look it's a bird, it's a plane.......No it's a Super stupid name for a little kid !!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  53. Ryan in Miami

    "Maxi" !? She should love her daughter enough to not name her after feminine hygiene products.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  54. waw63344

    name her "Dick"

    May 2, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • JPX

      A few months ago I predicted that she would name her kid something stupid and she didn't disappoiont. Stupid breeds stupid and now there's another future dope in the world.

      May 2, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  55. Tima

    For a second I thought she actually named it "nontraditional"

    May 2, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  56. noel

    how you move yo lips? another cameron diaz style, mental midget!!!
    OBAMANOS!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  57. Lou

    Well, I think she missed it by that much.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  58. nitrous

    Call it "Bocephus".

    May 2, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  59. ian

    In this day and age, a non-traditional baby name would be Marie or William.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  60. Kylw

    MAXI??????

    1) this isn't Spain

    2) THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DOGS NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  61. just me again

    Isn't Maxwell the name of the GEICO pig?

    May 2, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  62. T

    Named after Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, of course ! (LOL)

    May 2, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • observer

      your all commenting and trashing her yet she's still a billionaire..and all of you?

      May 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Diana

    Terrible name!!!! Jessica's really lost it.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  64. what!?!

    Maxwell House?

    May 2, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      The kid's name is Maxwell Drew, not Maxwell House. I hope they will have mercy on her and just call her Drew (like Drew Barrymore).

      May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  65. Kevin Nivek

    Could be worse, she could have named it Ivy Blue. But then, her husband's not a silverback.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin Nivek

      Sorry, Blue Ivy. I care so little for those two a$$-bags that I can't remember their kid's name.

      May 2, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Captain Awesome

      Classic! You care so little, yet you take the time to comment on the very subject. Also, what's with the Silverback comment?

      May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • MSB

      Kevin Nivek, and Blue Ivy's parents really care how you feel about them. Yeah, they're crying all the way to the bank!

      May 2, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  66. meep

    maxwell is a boys name.. i dont understand giving girls boys names or boys girls names...

    May 2, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  67. rtbrno65

    i'm glad that Jessica finally squeezed that baby out of her uterus. She went into contractions and pushed it out, along with afterbirth and they had to cut the umbellical cord. Or she had a Caesaerian. She will now have to deal with lactating breasts and post partum depression.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • pprty

      Het stupid, there are no first graders here – we all know how babies are born!

      May 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Diana

    why the boy names for a girl? Do she already know her child is on trek to follow Chasity Bono?

    May 2, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  69. Hot Carl

    And her husband agreed to this decision? He must be a real piece of work himself. What about Jessica's parents, didn't they take her aside and slap her in the head? Big joke, ha ha, my kid has a retarded name.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • HalfPint1552

      You mean, boyfriend. They aren't married and aparently she named the girl after someone in his family. I think it's a horrible name for a girl!

      May 2, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Someone already stated this but I thought I would emphasize that Ms. SImpson is not married. The baby's father is Jessica's "fiance" so they may or may not actually get legally married. Whatever happened to regular normal names like Michael, David, Sarah, Michelle, Lisa, Susan, etc.

      May 2, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  70. meki60

    I was hoping for 'meatball'

    May 2, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  71. Calvin

    I'm sooo happy she disclosed the baby's wonderful name. Now if she only knew who the father is.....

    May 2, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  72. ....

    wee wee weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  73. Laureth

    She finally had that kid? She could've named the kid Brook Lyn(seeing as her cousin is Bronx).

    May 2, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  74. Anne S.

    Why must people always name their kids some silly name? Do they think it's cute? I know a person that's called Max, short for Maxine. But even so how are these kids going to feel when they grow up and being called their ridiculous name. Personally I could give a hoot what they name their kids. And this thing the media also has telling who is pregnant. What is it any skin off my nose what the heck their doing. So big deal, their pregnant...how does that matter to me?

    May 2, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  75. Josef Bleaux

    Was she born with a silver hammer... ?

    May 2, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  76. Homer

    Maxi-named after Simpsons rear end.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  77. beauty

    that is her choice i even love the name

    May 2, 2012 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  78. someone

    That poor girl is going to get teased so much! I don't understand why celebrities can't just be a little normal, take someone else into consideration. Maxi is going to get teased mercilessly! Little girls are the worst. As soon as they know what Maxi means they will tear her apart. Teachers will always think she's a boy because on the attendance list it will have a boy name, and "Drew" doesn't really help. Yes haters, I know that Drew is also a girl name. But if you, like me, know a bunch of boy "Drew"s and the only girl Drew you know if is Drew Barrymore, then you will understand where I'm coming from. I think celebrities need to think about what will happen to their children when they name them these sorts of names:
    Pax
    Maddox
    Shiloh
    Blanket
    Apple
    Blue Ivy
    Bear Blu
    Morrocan (lol my spellcheck said mirror can)
    Jermajesty
    Tu Morrow (as in tomorrow, get it?)
    Zuma Nesta Rock
    Moxie Crimefighter
    Pilot Inspektor
    And many, many more. I'm sure this will shock you, but "many many more" was not meant to be part of that list.
    Kisses! <3 xoxoxo

    May 2, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • anka

      Pilot Inspektor? Really? Who's kid has this name? Whem did You find it? ;DDDDDDD

      May 2, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • bellenoitr

      Maxwell is tame. At least the names they chose was in honor of family relatives. Sydney is stll used as a woman's name. No big deal here. She won't get teased. The other names are totally rediculous and those kids will get teased.

      May 2, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Joanne

      Don't forget Demi Moore's daughters: Rumour & Scout !

      May 2, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • meep

      Piolet Inspector is the son of....Jason Lee...i think Moxi Crimefighter is his kid too.

      May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Just!ne

      I like Pax, Shiloh, and Maddox; they sound normal. The others, however, are trying too hard to be different, and I despise their parents for being such famewh-res. These kids have to grow up, so why give them such silly a-s names?

      May 2, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • no teasing

      No, these celeb kids with weird names will not be teased and bullied. They will go to private schools with OTHER celeb kids with weird names. The ones that get teased are the celeb kids with "normal" names and, of course, non-celeb children with weird names.

      May 2, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  79. Carys

    Well there's more at the Celebrity Baby Name iPhone app – Frank Zappa's too!

    http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/celebrity-baby-names/id519632225?mt=8

    May 2, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  80. 66Biker

    Don't forget Frank Zappa's kids. His son is named Dweezle, and his daughter is named Moon Unit.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
    • bellenoitr

      Yeah, but you expected that from Frank Zappa! I believe Moon Unit changed her name. Dweezil kept his. David Bowie's son changed his name. They can always change it. Come to think of it Grace Slick named her daughter China. That might be unpopular today! Having any of these parents is going to be a totally different experience for a child, as opposed to having parents from the business world. They most likely have more interesting lives.

      May 2, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  81. Misschameleon

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. May you all have many happy and healthy years together getting to know one another. That's really all that matters. Love.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  82. Paris

    She's been pregnant for 5 years, what the hell is going on? LOL :)

    May 2, 2012 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  83. T. J.

    Maxwell House

    May 2, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  84. C

    Isn't she like on her 10th month now?

    That kid is going be teased like there's no tomorrow.

    May 2, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  85. Studly

    As for jessica simpson aka maxi pad that for now makes her daughter mini pad lol...future tramp

    May 2, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  86. justsane

    you forgot bob geldorf's daughter, "fifi trixibell"...

    May 2, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  87. Renee1515

    This makes headline news?????????????????????????

    May 2, 2012 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  88. clemhazzard

    When you have enough money to guarantee your kid's future for life, you can do things like drop some paper towels in a toilet, pick them back out, toss them on the ceiling, and name your kid phonically after the sounds that were made in the process. That having been said I would stray far from comfort in doing this today as it seems likely all that money will be more useful as kindling more than buying stuff in the near future.

    May 2, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  89. DFWDelia

    Why do parents do this to their children? Maxwell? Seriously? For a girl? OMG! It's just stupid!

    May 2, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  90. mmi16

    Names – all of them – are just a cross we all have to bear as we go through schoold – kids can tear any name apart and make you feel less than human until you grow some self respect and throw it back at them.

    May 2, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  91. starrdreamer71

    Kids at school will call her Maxi Pad!

    May 2, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  92. Jay

    On paper she will always be thought to be a guy, in school she will be made fun of: Maxi (pad). Would Jessica herslelf want to be called that, or Maxwell? I don't think so. WHY are so many people idiots? Tons of pretty girl's names to choose from and it seems a horror of a name is usually chosen by these idiot parents. Hope the child has the sense to change this legally when she's older. Plus, Maxwell is the name of the pig in the Geico Insurance commercials, haha!

    May 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  93. arg

    She could have named her moon unit.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Dave

    Jessica Simpson is as interesting as a Mashed Potato Sandwich.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Guest

    Pure stupidity! This poor child now has to live with a boys name for the rest of her life!

    May 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest2

      until Maxwell decides she was born into the wrong body and has a 'transition' - and then the name will still fit.

      May 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  96. TexMan

    Who knew ....... I figured it would be Charlet Tuna ....

    May 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Joe the Plumber

    Maxwell Priest must be her favorite singer I guess

    May 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  98. annebeth

    Jessica is from the South where family last names are used in a childs name, to keep the family connection. There is nothing weird about it and its rather traditional.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Being from the south myself, I too was given a family name. Jessica, the feminine form of my father's name (Jesse), and Elizabeth after my great-grandmother. My mother had the good sense not to name me Earl after my father's middle name. Good grief. I'm sure Jessica Simpson could have picked a lovely "normal" name that still had meaning.

      May 2, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Joanne

      I guess that's why she was named JESSICA ... got it ! Duh !

      May 2, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  99. salleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    What ever happened to pretty names for pretty little girls? Maxwell is really ugly, although not quite as bad as Demi
    Moore's Tallulah. Why do these people have to try and be different, causing their kids to spend their lives explaining
    their ugly names?

    May 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason & Logic

      Never mind the name, whatever happened to people marrying before they have a baby?

      May 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hojo

      You see, these kids won't have to explain their names to anyone. They live in Hollywood. Plus, they're rich, so no one will care.

      May 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      Americans are just getting dumber and dumber and think being unique goes all the way down to names as if that's really what matters in a person.

      May 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  100. lj

    I like Maxwell the pig from the Gieco commericials.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Bb

    Im trying to figure out why grown people think its funny to make fun of a child's name. Don't you have any bigger issues to worry about? Furthermore, what's wrong with the name. Someone said its not a girls game. Who are they to decide that?

    May 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Green

      Sure, there are bigger issues, but this is for fun. Anyway, Maxwell IS, by normal standard's, a boy's name. She can name her daughter "Snot Face" if she wants, it's a free country, but Maxwell is as much aboy's name as Ralph and Bob.

      May 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Sokman

    I guess yokel should have been plural. Saying its southern founded is like Al Gore invented the internet. Let me put it in a way you can relate too... Y'all is crazier than a possum in granny's moonshine vat.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  103. janice kroner

    Stupid, just stupid. These folks don't line in the real world.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  104. thurber

    Well, I don't care for the name "Maxwell" for a girl.I named my son, Maxwell, years ago. But all I can think of today, is the little baby girl, Avery, with the "bucket list," as created by her parents, died yesterday at 4 months. That is beyond sad.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Sokman

    Its not a sothern thing yokel. Supersweet tea or cole slaw on your burger is a southern thing. People have named their children after family members & ancestors since people had names or shortly after anyway. Go back to your banjo.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  106. i laugh at ignorance

    Im Gettin Tired Of The Word Maxipad. Let That Woman Do Her.jus As Long As She Gettin Dat Paper!

    May 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Croxman

    I didn't read through all the comments, so someone else might have brought this up:

    I still think Frank Zappa's kids' names are all-time: Dweezil and Moon Unit.

    Yep. Google 'em.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      What about Zappas younger kids Ahmet and Diva (the loudest baby in the nursery)?

      May 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Casey

    Since when do all of you think the name Maxwell is weird or regal?! Guarantee that if one of YOUR family members named their child that your words would change to, "Oh wow, that's a perfect name for him/her. How cute!" BUT since its Jessica, you think it's something out of the ordinary to make fun of. People are on their high horses today!

    May 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Madame Rue

      Maxwell is not a girl's name; it is a boy's name. I feel sorry for this little girl, and the kids of celebrities, whose parents' are so out of touch with reality that they think these ridiculous names make sense. Despite being a gender bender name, at least it is not as bad as "Blu Bear" or "Blue Ivy". What kind of a freakshow would do that to their child???

      May 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leslie

      I DO have a family member with the middle name of Maxwell. Personally, I wouldn't have picked it, but there is nothing wrong with it, but I didn't change my opinion just because the child is my relative, or because I love the child immensely. And oh, by the way, the child is a BOY.

      May 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • andilayne

      This child belongs to Jessica Simpson and her boyfriend(can't remember his name)....I hardly think anyone else's opinion of the name they've chosen matters to them at all, but in true idiotic form alll of you post your thoughts as if they matter, Especially all you haters. Worry about your own children's names.

      May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  109. Dingus

    Maxi Pad? Lord knows how many times this unfortunate kid is going to hear that thanks to her nitwit mother.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  110. beezmo

    Weird name.I PRAY SHE GETS A CHANGE OF HEART! Poor baby...

    May 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Kate

    I know someone who named their daughter Hero. Ridiculous name for a girl, Shakespeare lover or not, I would NEVER name my kid that.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  112. NanookoftheNorth

    Don't know how much thought they put into that name, as it would fit both a boy or a girl baby ???

    May 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Cowboy

    Tony Romo!!!

    May 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      Love it ! ;-)
      (The Dobermans on GCB are named Tony...and Romo :-)

      May 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  114. SparkBunny

    Yeeeeah. When naming a child, spend at least a month trying to think of ways they can be teased in the schoolyard. Although, with her gobs of money doing who knows what (pretty much just existing, as far as i can tell, since i have no interest in her "empire"), obviously this kid will never be in school. Nannies and private "play dates" with other B list celebrity children will be this kid's whole world. So while we mock, she'll be living it up and never learn how to be a functional member of society. It's like prison, only with money and no body cavity searches. We hope. A gilded cage is still a cage, even if you're never intelligent enough to notice the bars.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annie in Texas

      Gee– bitter much?
      Why so much hatefullness from people posting. Leave them alone. She's their child– they could name her whatever they want– it's really not for us to decide.
      It's not something I would have named one of my daughters, but hey, to each his/her own.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Alex

    The name makes sense, considering the "little" baby will most likely be a linebacker! "Chewbacca" might have been a better moniker. No wonder JS gained almost 200 pounds!

    May 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Leni

    Courtney, Lindsay, Leslie, Sydney, Alex, Sam these all started out as boy's names until not too long ago when parents started giving them to their baby girls. I guess maybe Maxwell will be next. On that note, I wonder what name Jessica and Eric chose if Maxwell had been a boy, maybe Sue?

    May 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • leslie

      "not too long ago" - I'm not sure what you consider "not too long ago" but I'm 55 years old!

      May 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Chris

    It'll be funny when she takes her first flight as an infant.... 'Awww honey, look! Maxi got her wings!' ;)

    May 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  118. CW

    A girl named Maxi will get teased. That much is guaranteed. Was Tampon taken?

    May 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Jacqueline R.

    I think it's a pretty name. Especially when you consider the weirdo names famous people give their children. And she seems like such a nice person, I wish her and her baby all the best.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  120. julia

    And here Maxi Priest comes to mind for me. What is wrong with you people thinking maxipad? Although I did meet an African American cashier the other day with the name D'Uneekque. I had to write it down before I forgot the spelling as soon as I got to my car.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  121. antonio

    All you people our there leave her alone. Who are you too judge. Let her name what she wants too name it. You don't see her being bogus too you guys so before you say something think about what your gonna say!! People these days!?

    May 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • mema

      JS made a birth announsement. Shw teased the media about her babies name. Please these people suck up the media attention. They give their kids these rediculous names to be unique. They can not be like normal people, oh good heavens no! But the thing is now most celebraties are naming their kids these weird names that its pretty much not very unique at all.

      May 2, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  122. iloveaha

    well its about time she had that baby! whatever the name Im sure she will be much adored. Since JS didnt use a gestational carrier I wonder how long it will take for her to lose the weight. Well atleast JS didnt rent out an entire hospital floor in order to hide the fact that she wasnt the one giving birth! Just saying.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  123. RICK DA RULA

    Global warming. Darfur. Domestic terrorist in Cleveland. The homeless. The recession. Border security. Famine. Disease. War. All these things for which noone has offered any solution. Yet here we are...in a blog...arguing over a baby's name. Time and effort well spent for sure.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Nanceebee

    I recently heard of twins, a boy and a girl, named Lucy Lemondrop and Waldo Waldo. 'Nuf said.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Slimey

    and I know a woman who named her son "Velveeta".... he goes by "Vel" ....

    May 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Bob

    You know what she named her baby?? "None of your damn business" – and what a fine name that is!!

    May 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • CW

      It is our business if Jessica Simpson (or her handlers) sees it fit to make it our business.

      May 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Slimey

    I know someone who named their daughter "Chandelier" ....

    May 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  128. OB

    This is actually a VERY traditional name. In the south, it was expected for people of a certain social status (higher class) to give a daughter a family name for a first name. This practice is dying out but I'm not that old and I had female classmates named Travis, McCall, Michael, Sumner. Maxwell fits right in. The only reason we think it is odd in this case is that Maxwell is such a common boy name right now.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Berman

      THANK YOU someone whose knowledge of American cultures extends further back than breakfast.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Berman

      Forgot to add...I had a female classmate named "Smith". This is old school, not nontraditional.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Vexi

    When I was a kid, I had a dog named Maxie. Presently, I have a barn cat named Max. I heard recently Max was one of the most popular names for pets. I wonder if she heard the same report, and got a little confused. Lol

    May 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Lanfear

    Screw the name. I'm more concerned about how she's going to lose all that weight she gained! Pregnant women do NOT gain that much if they stick to a healthy, balanced diet. I'll never understand why some people use being pregnant as an excuse to live off junk food... that's very good for baby. Oh well, now she can blame being fat on her pregnancy like most women do after they have kids.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Geez, Lanfear...bitter much? What's your problem? And who are you to judge?

      May 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Why are you so concerned about her weight? She's not even fat, she looks beautiful! You are supposed to gain weight while pregnant, and if you don't its not healthy for the child. While you say she is fat, there are teens puking their brains out from people like you to lose weight. You're what's wrong with society Lanfear...

      May 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  131. manmean99

    Who gives a flying f about this fat, no-talent cow and her lame husband? "MaxI" should sue them when she grows up for giving her such a stupid name.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      What are you smokin' . She has a $1B business. ya that is a Billion dollars revenue per year. for crying out loud.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Ed

    Who cares! Her TV career flopped, her movie career flopped, her singing career flopped so now she's hawking over priced clothes that she pretends she designs. Why does the media continue to be infatuated with people who are famous for being famous. How about some regular folks who make a difference in the world.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poolchick

      Because regular people name their kids, John, Michael, Ashley, etc. Not weird enough.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  133. toadears

    OMG! As if!!! This is like, sooooooo important to me. I can't believe you got a job writing about these people. You are soooo lucky. I am like, so impressed, I'm hyperventilating! So tell me, are there any more brood mare.........ummm........celebrities screwing around and making off spring for the next generation of talentless and tasteless music??? I'm just craving an update about yet another Hollywood celebrity womb.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poolchick

      Apparently it is important to you since you are here reading and commenting.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  134. catherine

    Maxi pad? Maxi dress? Horrible. Plus, it sounds like a boy's name. That poor, rich, beautiful child

    May 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Jeni

    Max Johnson aka Giant Weiner aka Big Dick. Nice name for a little girl

    May 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  136. WhatsInAName

    So she named her kid What. there are plenty of strange names out there, soon one will be named Why and When. Considering who we are talking about, i refused to read the article, just make this comment

    May 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  137. the_dude

    I am going to name my kid Fart Poopyhead. Look out Hollywood here I come!

    May 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  138. James

    My wife is a nurse and said that a woman decided to call her daughter Placenta after she heard the obstetrician say this word a few times and thought it sounded like a real nice name for a girl.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  139. roflmaool

    FAT

    May 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  140. steven harnack

    Give the kid a siver hammer on her birthday.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  141. DarkMarcsun

    Not as bad as a pair of twins I met called Orangejello and Lemonjello. No, really.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  142. what?

    @Linda Brown- What are you talking about? First of all, not everyone gets stretch marks. There are many remedies to this that you can buy at walmart (tummy butter, olive oil). I did this religiously and didnt get a single one. So I imagine if I can stave off stretch marks with otc creams, a millionaire has access to much more miraculous lotions. Secondly, not sure if you are aware, but the do c-sections horozontally in the pubic hairline now, not vertically across the whole belly like they used to. Only obese women have them higher up, where it is noticeable. Yes, I also had a c-sec and with a little mederma, within a year, you couldnt even see the scar when I was naked. As for wieght, i struggled but if I had a persoanl trainer, I dont think it would have taken so long. Celebs have all these things at their fingertips, so Its no doubt they look good after baby and as any mom knows(and regrets) it's what you put in your body while you are preg that makes you gain so much weight. unless you get preclampsia or something that is. noncelebs look great after babies too, its just a matter of caring about your self.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  143. atom

    its a stupid name, just like EVERYONE else! baby name regret soon to be everywhere! it has already started.
    she just wants attention....just like everyone else who names their kid a stupid name.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  144. LKT

    I like it. It's traditional for her and the baby daddy's family. As far as mean kids tormenting little Maxi....maybe not. When I picked out my daughter's name, my male co-workers immediately warned that she would be called Micatin (foot fungus cream). In her 16 years of life, I have NEVER heard a kid call her Micatin. Although, sometimes I do! :)

    May 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  145. ker

    So, are Moon Unit and Dweezle now mainstream?

    May 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Meki60

    she should name it 'meatball' looks just like Mom

    May 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  147. mrskool

    .
    If she named the baby Maxwell based on the rumor that its Eric's grandmothers maiden name then i have no problem with that because its only fair to include the family womens surnames somewhere along the decendants . Women have been treated like 2nd class citizens since the dark ages by selling them in marriages to make babies for guys who want to carry on their family name while the womans name often disappears in history. I applaud them for this although she really should have named her daughter Simpson ;)
    .

    May 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      What is wrong with people now-days, giving such boneheaded names for their kids? First we have Sara Palin with her kids bizarre names: Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow, Piper. Then we have names like...Trayvon, etc.
      Now we have this..Maxwell Drew. I just don't get it............

      May 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gina D.

      @tom,Why mention Treyvon?Gee the was low.

      May 2, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  148. Rooster Cogburn

    Lucky kid looks forward to dinner time ;-)

    May 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  149. midnitejax

    I still get a kick out of Dweezil and Moon Unit for the names of Frank Zappa's kids.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Diana

    You really don't get it? Maxi....PAD? As in you don't have to use one for 9 months while pregnant?

    May 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daws

      This is Jessica Simpson, I wouldn't be surprised if she thought she still did need to use one >.<

      May 2, 2012 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  151. Johnjon

    might as well just of named the kid "Moon Unit", or "Dweezel". poor kid.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • donna

      "Maxi-Pad"

      May 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Berman

      Someone already said it, but naming children after grandparents maiden names, etc is a very traditional Southern thing to do. She's from Texas, hence.....seriously, where I'm from nobody would bat an eye at this name. I think it sounds nice imho

      May 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Roland

    Oww, I taught I heard that praise somewhere. What if its a duplets or octoplets? Guess she will name them no. 1,2,3,4,...I know Maxwell will grow up well and beautifull, just like her mom. Well I mean her well. Take care Jessica.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  153. I know it!

    Dollup! Big gooey Dollup... LOL!

    May 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  154. David

    I heard the name Maxi and thought of Pad.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Amy

    I hate all these Jessica fans who are being sensitive about rude comments regarding Jess and her choice of name for her newborn. Jessica chose to be in the entertainment industry and this is what happens when your a celebrity. People talk good and bad about you, and besides Im sure shes happy to be receiving all this attention. Yes, I know she is a talented designer, however she wouldnt be were she is if it wasnt for Nick. Seriously, who really was Jessica before she got married to Nick?

    May 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  156. John

    Yeah, as if that kid isn't going to have enough problems with Jessica as the mom. Really? you need to name her maxi pad simpson? That should make her teen years fly by!

    May 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  157. LilaJoy

    Ignorant responses.. my aunt's name was Maxine and I never once thought 'Maxipad" Are you guys 12?

    Meanwhile: Pilot Inspektor, Fifi Trixibelle, Sage Moonblood, Rocket, Ocean, Blanket, Moon Unit, Audio Science, Diva Thin Muffin or Bronx Mowgli?

    STFU

    May 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maxi-pad

      My Grandmothers name is Maxine as is my mother's middle name...and no not once does Maxi Pad come to mind. But the nickname Maxi. Why yes, Maxi Pad comes to mind and it is just terrible they are giving her that nickname. You need to grow up and realize how cruel kids will be. Maxi is going to eat her pain like momma...

      May 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      I think anyone seeing "Maxi" as a nickname is going to going to think "Maxi-pad." I did. That poor kid.

      May 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Jim Stanek

    please boycott CNN. read NPR, BBC, even Faux news. Anything. But. CNN.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  159. dan

    she wants to give it some rich regal name like the celebs all name their babys
    god forbid it has an ordinary name

    May 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  160. lolarites

    I wonder how old she will be before someone calls her Maxi-pad.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Chris Synfield

    Has humanity become so bored and in need of a distraction that tripe like this matters? Anyone can name their child whatever they like – being "rich" has nothing to do with it. So what? Big deal.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Cindy

    Carole is right. Many of us in the south want our children's names to mean something. Both of my girls are named for their grandmothers and great-grandmothers!

    May 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  163. JT

    More rich low lives spreading their DNA in to the world. Let see how this fairy tale turns out.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Odin

      read once that offspring tend to be closer to the norm than the parent–my guess is the kid will be smarter that the parent

      May 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  164. blah99999

    Maybe the name will in fact be "Nontraditional"

    May 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  165. anony

    At least we know she didn't use a surrogate.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Skeptic

    celebrity kids got it rough enough without the weird name.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  167. leanne

    And if they had a son they would have named him Delilah.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Smako

    She is going to name her daughter Max? Well, that's better than Moon Unit or Lesbia. Seriously, I met a girl in Los Angeles named Lesbia, her real name, on her drivers license, and yes, she is straight. There were a couple of geeks that wanted to name their son Adolf Hitler whatever the alleged fathers last name was. So what? Hollywood is PT Barnums pride land.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  169. FKell

    At least it is now "Towel"....

    May 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Odin

    middle name should have been "Smart"–nickname could be Agent 86?

    May 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  171. PHinMiami

    So what, . . . she wanted to name her daughter Maxi . . . . -pad

    May 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • shaveandahaircut

      No kidding... This one is born to be the butt of late-night-comedy jokes... literally...

      May 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  172. politicallyinsurrect

    lol her name is Maxipad. I was going to guess Chicken of the Sea.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Maxwell Drew Simpson

    I might as well been named Folgers too...derp derp

    May 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Glynne1964

    UGH! What a name. But then celebrities are known for giving weird names to their kids. Why? Cause the CAN!!

    And if Jessica thinks that her child won't be teased being referred to as Maxi...she's got another thing coming, Come on that's how some femine products are referred to!!!! She should have had Drew be her first name & leave Maxwell for the middle name. But then if her daughter gets mercilessly teased...it's the parents' fault! They named her.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • puckles

      ANYONE can give their kid a bizarre name. You do not have to be a celebrity to do so.

      May 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • carole

      It is Southern, not celebrity, to name a child a parent's or grandparent's maiden name. My husband name is his mother's maiden name, my grandson is named his mother's maiden name, my granddaughter is named her great grandmother's first name and her middle name is a last name. She goes by both names....also, very Southern. At least she selected two real names, not something she found on a cereal box or a toy.

      May 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      Finally a celeb with a normal name for their kid. Max is a good choice.

      May 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Carole is right. Many of us in the south want our children's names to mean something. Both of my girls have names from their grandmothers and great-grandmothers.

      May 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff s

      "But then celebrities are known for giving weird names to their kids. Why? Cause the CAN!!"

      I'm not sure why you limited your observation to just celebrities since anyone can in fact give their kids weird names.

      May 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  175. mary

    Celebrities are always trying to make a statement.. Its so sad that it doesn't stop with their kids..
    I think the names are as much a publicity stunt as anything they do. Every time the name is mentioned, it assures that it will bring up a conversation about THEMSELVES... The name will automatically be synonymous with them..
    Assuring they will always have a little bit of the spotlight shining on them.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • lexlea

      What you said is so true. Having a litter of adopted children is the same thing, too. Angelina Jolie is a perfect example of that publicity stunt. I don't know if you have ever seen "Mommie Dearest," but it mentions the whole adoption for coverage thing. God, they're all a bunch of freakin narcasists!

      May 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Larry

    I'm going to name my next daughter Valvoline or Mobile-1.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  177. rferre

    What

    May 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Ana

    "Bear Blu" won for worst name? It's way better than "Apple"!

    May 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  179. edocol

    I'd be amazed if she knows which end to put the diaper on.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda Brown

      Trust this bubble head to name her kid some lame name "MAXWELL" 20 yrs from now another Hollywood Brat who will join up with Apple, Moses, Sparrow, Harlow Maddox, Suri, Pax, Shiloh, Zaharah,? Maxwell sounds to me like what an old geezer would name his English Setter?" I wonder just how many diapers this bimbo will actually change, I am betting a nanny will be with the baby at 2am? And what galls me about these women, notice they never have stretch marks, they lose their baby fat in 3 days, because the plastic surgeon is in the room ready to nip and tuck, and the trainer is on standby? Makes he sick when I see Mariah after giving birth to twins you can't see the C-scar on those commercials because the surgeon was right there as the last one came out? Heidi Klum must have the same surgeon! So I could give a flip less this bimbo had a kid? Who in their right mind was waiting breathlessly for the birth? God, she is not even that talented but in today's world you don't have to be?

      May 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • grammar police

      Linda Brown: instead of wasting your time being bitter about rich people how about you crack open a book and learn some punctuation? Stop ending your phrases with a question mark!

      May 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Burbank

    Maxwella would have been better. At least let her have a feminine ending to her first name, giving her a male name is just amunition for teasing when she gets to grade school. Kids will latch on to anything to tease with, don't give them help!

    May 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Wondering

    Poor celebrities' kids. At least when they grow up maybe they'll have enough money to legally change the stupid names their immature parents gave them.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Ron Frey

    MAXWELL HOUSE BECAUSE IT WAS GOOD TO THE LAST DROP..
    COME ON PEOPLE THIS IS EASY..
    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH !

    May 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Syerra

    All I can think of is Maxwell Smart... but i guess I'm showing my age:)

    May 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Becky

    While the name Maxwell is not my favorite for a little girl, it is not obnoxious. And let's face it, while she's not the smartest gal, she did have the common sense to not name her child something that will taunt her the rest of her life. I would call the child Max, rather than Maxi. That leaves too much to play around with, because let's face it: kids can be mean.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  185. linda collins

    And they couldn't save this for a boy? Sad all the beautiful, feminine names out there and she chooses this?? I'm dissapointed in her. These celebs don't think about the person who has to go through life with these ridiculous names, pretty selfish.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • withholding my name bc i don't like it

      i guess that shows how everyone likes different things. i really dig the name....would loved to have grown up with the name "maxi" instead of the one i got. think it's pretty and what i consider "cool feminine". (those are the kinds of names, though, i gravitate towards).

      May 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Scott

    The baby has 10 fingers and ten toe's and both baby and mother are doing fine. That's all that matter's.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  187. D987654321

    So, how many people saw the headline for this article and thought Jessica Simpson's child's name is actually "WHAT?"

    May 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Crys

    This isn't unheard of really. People have named their girls "boy names" for years. I mean I know more female Jordans than male Jordans these days. Isn't Max the name of a female character in a sitcom now too? Even if spellings are different, you have no idea by hearing some names... Alex, Sammi, Toni, Kyle, Kris, Jo, etc. I even know a woman in her 80's who is named Jonnie. So, who's to judge?

    May 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |

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