Jessica Simpson on ‘Knute’ Baby Name


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(CNN) — When Jessica Simpson welcomed her second child on Sunday, she didn’t have polar bears on the brain, as some might’ve thought.

The 32-year-old singer/actress/fashion mogul and her fiancé, athlete Eric Johnson, named their baby boy Ace Knute – leading some to think that the baby’s middle name was a nod to “the polar bear from Germany,” as one commenter noted.

“[T]hese celebs with their wild choices for the child’s name,” the commenter said.

While Ace Knute is certainly just as unique as North West, Zuma Nesta Rock and Rainbow Aurora, it doesn’t actually have anything to do with the beloved bear Knut, who died in March 2011.

In actuality, Simpson and Johnson chose Ace’s middle name in honor of Johnson’s Swedish grandfather, Simpson’s rep told People magazine.

The couple also kept it in the family when they picked a name for their oldest child, 1-year-old Maxwell Drew. Maxwell is dad Johnson’s middle name, and Drew is the maiden name of Simpson’s mother, Tina.

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