Witherspoon jokes about son's 'redneck' name
December 27th, 2012
10:58 AM ET

Witherspoon jokes about son's 'redneck' name

Reese Witherspoon recently visited her friend and “This Means War” co-star Chelsea Handler on the set of E!’s “Chelsea Lately” to catch up and talk about her new baby.

Handler told viewers she had a hard time figuring out the sex of her pal’s third child given the baby’s unique moniker.

“She wouldn’t tell me if she was having a boy or a girl,” she said. “But then you had the baby, and you named it Tennessee, and I still couldn’t figure out if it was a boy or a girl.”

“Or just a redneck,” joked Witherspoon, a self-proclaimed Southern girl.

[[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnyFSgc7Jpo]]

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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Christy

    My great grandmother was named Tennessee

    January 20, 2013 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    How'z 'bout middle name Whiskey?

    January 15, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tennesse William S.

    Sluubup – that's what I'm tookin' bout.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Publius

    Tennessee Ernie Ford.
    Tennessee Williams.
    It is a fine and proper name.
    You'd think some NYC and LA types might have realized this, but apparently they still live on the playground making fun of people's names.

    January 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. want to make out?

    then shut up–

    January 7, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. kell

    "Tennessee" isn't the worst name I've ever heard. But if its middle name turns out to be "Tuxedo", I think that would be a bit much. (Note: only the over 40 crowd will get the cultural reference in this comment)

    January 7, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • f4xtrafn

      Some nice nicknames could be Teni for a girl or just Ten for a boy. At least she didn't call him/her "Bubba" – but I don't know any redneck girl names.

      January 10, 2013 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • jp

      Seriously? Dude, there are lots of redneck girl names. Throw a rock into any trailer park, and you'll hit a Connie, a Tammy, a Brandi, or a Misti. Or any woman whose first name ends in the letter "i."

      January 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pantheist

      Hahaha! Good one!

      January 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • BorgX

      f4xtrafn – "At least she didn't call him/her "Bubba" – but I don't know any redneck girl names."
      Bubba is a Redneck girls name.

      January 14, 2013 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeB

      Tennessee Tuxedo was voiced by the late Don Adams.

      January 14, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. art

    'Carport' would be an appropriate middle name.

    January 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Thoughtlessday

    Why is this news?

    January 4, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      it is not news, it is on the entertainment blog where it belongs. why are u here

      January 4, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. BFD

    Short names are best – less typing.

    January 3, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. csc68


    January 2, 2013 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. symone says

    wow. tennessee??! really? i swear to god, pregnant women should not be allowed to name their babies. poor kid. and she did so well with the first two.

    there's some poor kid on toddlers & tiaras whose name is alaska.

    January 1, 2013 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. jeremy

    Im assuming that I have to watch the video to get the name. I refuse to comply. I guess Ill never know.

    December 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      "But then you had the baby, and you named it _______". How hard is that to understand?

      December 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      She named him 'Tennessee'. Which makes me think of the old Bullwinkle cartoon, Tennessee Tuxedo. Her baby needs a dumb walrus pal to follow him around and say, "D'uh, hey Tennessee!"

      December 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Your Panties

    Y'all argue about it while I decide which color Panties I should wear tomorrow.

    December 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mattski

    Maybe she wants him to grow up to be a playwright and literary giant.

    December 28, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. brent

    lemme guess- middle name is 'Tuxedo'

    December 28, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. Marita

    I like that name very much! Don't understand the 'Redneck' remark, though!What about everyone named 'Virginia' then? – @Marita.

    December 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colleen

      First, Tennessee Williams' name was Thomas and he used Tennessee professionally. Virginia the state was named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen probably by Sir Walter Raleigh. So it is a bit weirdly aspirational to name your daughter Virginia- good luck with that.

      January 3, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. Lonnie

    In today's computer world, that is one long name. Parents really need to think about this because it will cause problems down the line.

    December 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |

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