Fans everywhere welcome the birth of a new family member of Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson. It is undoubtedly an exciting time in the couple's life. Simpson didn't waste time revealing the name of her daughter: Birdie.
As it is often in Hollywood, the name is not one you often find in a museum gift shop, but we think it's just perfect. Let's take a look at Simpson and Johnson's growing family, Birdie's full name and the meaning behind it.
Jessica Simpson's Growing Family
In 2010, Jessica Simpson started a relationship with former NFL player Eric Johnson. Both had been married before and they beat it apart. After less than a year of meeting, the two announced that they had been engaged.
Their first child came together on May 1
The couple finally joined the knot in 2014 on a ranch in California with 275 guests present. Their two young children also attended the ceremony as a flower girl and ring bearer respectively.
At the end of 2018, Simpson and Johnson announced that they were expecting a third child – a baby girl who shared a gender reveals photo Simpson himself published on social media.
Throughout this pregnancy, she was very open to the problems she fought for, albeit with a lot of the light hearted Jessica Simpson-style humor that fans love. The 38-year-old has shared with her supporters about her fight with swollen ankles, acid reflux, bronchitis, sciatica, insomnia and even a broken toilet.
On March 19, 2019, she gave birth to a daughter named Birdie Mae Johnson.
What does the meaning behind Birdie mean?
According to The Bump, the unique moniker "Birdie" carries the meaning of "bright, famous" or even just "little bird." It can also be spelled "Byrdie" (as in the actress Byrdie Bell). In addition to being alone in itself, it can be used as a nickname for the name "Bertha."
How popular is the Birdie name?
"Birdie" is currently at 3,322 in popularity. It used to be more popular in the 19th century when it was ranked in the top 200. But the name fell out of favor in the mid-20th century (at its lowest point it was ranked 11,716), but moved up into rankings in the 21st century.
While it still feels like a name to grandmothers and grandparents of some, others like Nameberry.com CEO Pamela Redmond Satran are really embracing it these days. "Birdie" feels like a sweet but sweet, down-to-earth but unusual name, "she shared." It's also just old enough to be timely. " she is not the first celebrity named her child "Birdie." Actresses Recorded Philipps and Maura West both named their daughters the same 10 years ago.
Other celebrity children with unconventional names
It seems to be a Common Hollywood Tradition to Give Kids Unique Names While Jessica Simpson's three children have monks already failing on the atypical side, other celebrities have been even more extreme
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hit many headlines in 2013 when They named their first child "North." The couple did not stop there, however, their two subsequent children were called "Saint" and "Chicago." They are currently expecting a fourth child, and based on the current pattern, one probably also has an extraordinary name.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo had the help of Ellen DeGeneres to name their daughter "Dusty Rose" who was born in 2016.
Meanwhile, actor couple Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf called their son "Pilot Inspector." And the same year, actress Shannyn Sossamon decided to give her son the author Dallas Clayton named "Audio Science."