Fergie: Baby's Name Came to Me in Dream
Plus more celebrity babies, romance
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2013 9:36 AM CST

(Newser) – Well, at least one celebrity is explaining her odd name choice: Fergie says she and hubby Josh Duhamel chose their baby's name, Axl Jack, after a dream she had while pregnant. In the dream, "I was in the audience at this festival. It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who I was," she reveals in an appearance airing today on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. "On stage singing was Jim Morrison and then came Bob Marley and then Axl Rose. I was in heaven in this dream and I’m dancing and just getting into the music." Then her still-in-utero baby woke her up by kicking her for the first time.

"It was like he was feeling the music with me," she says. "It was really beautiful and I woke Josh up and I said, 'Honey, honey, honey, he kicked me. He finally kicked me.'" They figured it was a sign, and after considering the names "Morrison" and "Marley," finally settled on "Axl." They had already chosen "Jack" as a tribute to Fergie's late uncle. More in the world of celebrity romance and babies:

  • Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first baby with husband Brandon Blackstock, tweeting yesterday, "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)"
  • Ginnifer Goodwin is also expecting her first baby, with fiance and Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas, their reps confirm to Us.
  • And no baby yet, but Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is engaged to The OC star Adam Brody, if Star's sources are to be believed.