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Fergie Gives Birth to Boy, Names Him After Crazy Rock Star

Axl Jack Duhamel.

Singer Fergie gave birth to a 7-pound, 10-ounce baby boy on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. He’s the firstborn to Fergie and her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, who married in 2009. And with the name given him, Fergie joins the society of recent celebrity parents who give their children names no one will ever forget. (Remember North West earlier this summer? Or Ivy Blue Carter?)

Although it hasn’t been specifically stated, it is widely assumed that Axl Jack is named after Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, who has become more known in recent years for his volatile behavior and the list of people he doesn’t talk to than for his actual singing. Fergie has a well-documented admiration for the rock band (she even covered “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with Slash at the 2011 Superbowl), so it’s more than likely the name is a hat-tip to its lead vocalist. (Besides, how many other people do you know named Axl?)

Either that, or Fergie likes auto parts. Anyhow…

Tongue out of cheek, Axl Jack Duhamel was born healthy at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Mother and child are reportedly recovering comfortably in the V.I.P. Suite recently occupied by one Kim Kardashian after the birth her daughter with baby daddy Kanye, whom the couple named North West.

Yep. Tongue back in cheek.

(Photo: Wikimedia)

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Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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