Madden: 'Sparrow Will Have To Defend His Name'
JOEL MADDEN and NICOLE RICHIE deliberately gave their baby son SPARROW an unusual name - to toughen him up at school.
The couple welcomed their second child Sparrow James Midnight Madden in September (09).
Madden has revealed the name was inspired by legendary Johnny Cash song A Boy Named Sue, which recounts the difficulties facing a man who is given a woman's name.
The Good Charlotte star admits Sparrow is likely to get picked on at school because of his strange moniker - but he's convinced the experience will be character-building.
He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song A Boy Named Sue. My worry raising a son in Hollywood is, what will he have to struggle for? I wanted to give him a name that he's going to have to stand up for. I love it."
The couple is also parents to daughter Harlow Winter Madden, 21 months.