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Fergie Names Son Axl, Rate Her Choice

Fergie is a proud mother. The pop star entered the hospital this morning to undergo a c-section procedure, and after it was over, she and husband Josh Duhamel had a new member of the family. The beautiful baby boy weighed in at seven pounds, ten ounces, and even more importantly, he was and remains absent any health problems.

That's the good news, but this family addition announcement comes with a bit more. The couple's publicist also passed on the little guy's name to TMZ, and the Internet can't seem to agree on whether the handle is utterly brilliant or insanely stupid. From this point forward, he will be known as Axl Jack Duhamel.

Neither Fergie nor Josh has spoken publically about the inspiration, but given her occupation and the fact that she asked Slash to perform at the Super Bowl, it seems pretty obvious he was named after Guns N Roses lead singer Axl Rose.

You can check out Fergie do her best Axl voice/ dance moves while belting out “Sweet Child O Mine” below…

On the one hand, there are plenty of reasons to like this name. At GNR's height in the last 1980s, Axl Rose was the epitome of cool. He stood for aggression, for living life on your own terms and for straight up, badass Rock N Roll. He also had a little bit of a sensitive side and was, in many ways, the perfect lead singer. Beyond that, the name itself has a nice punchiness to it. It's extremely short and original, but it's still feels like a reasonable name. It doesn't feel contrived or like it's trying too hard. If you heard some dude named Axl just arrived at a party, you would assume he was interesting.

On the other hand, however, there are some serious cons to the whole Axl Rose association too. Not only has that dude had problems with everyone of his bandmates over the years, he's had problems with the law, problems with the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and problems with women. Besides, while a name like Axl is almost guaranteed to make a kid cool in middle school, it won't necessarily play as well when an employer is going through resumes. Would you rather hire an accountant named Rutherford C Worthington III or one named Axl J Duhamel?

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Mack Rawden
Mack Rawden

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