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.

Josh Duhamel, and his wife, Fergie, arrive on the red carpet for the premiere of Scenic Route at the Chinese 6 Theater on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Josh Duhamel, and his wife, Fergie, arrive on the red carpet for the premiere of "Scenic Route" at the Chinese 6 Theater on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
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