Bronx Mowgli? New Dad Wentz Explains Son's Handle

Musician and wife Ashlee Simpson thought first name was cool, and they love The Jungle Book
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2008 3:29 PM CST
Pete Wentz, right, and Ashlee Simpson at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – Pete Wentz is a little cagey about the name of his son with wife Ashlee Simpson, but it’s not too hard to figure out, E! reports. For Bronx Mowgli’s first name, “we’d been throwing it back and forth a while ago,” Wentz said. And Mowgli? “The Jungle Book is something me and Ashlee bonded over,” he continued.

Wentz, who calls his life “100% different,” says Simpson is “amazing,” and her strength was demonstrated during labor, Us Magazine adds. As Wentz’s heart began to race, “she was like, ‘I will make sure you’re OK,’” he said. “I didn't even stop to think, ‘Well, you just had an epidural and you’re about to have a baby.’”