Nicole Richie's Sparrow Son

Nicole Richie has given birth to a boy.

The TV star and her Good Charlotte rocker partner Joel Madden, who already have 20-month-old daughter Harlow, welcomed 7lbs 14oz Sparrow James Midnight Madden into the world yesterday (09.09.09).

The couple announced on Nicole's website: "In the middle of night, the very early hours of September 9, 2009, Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born. Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. Thank you for all of your good wishes."

Joel added on Twitter: "1st day of his life and my son is already a trending topic on twitter. That's right son, ur just like your old man. wait, i've never been a #TT (sic)."

Experts claim the couple's choice of name for their son show they are "free spirits" and also keen to given their child a fashionable moniker.

Baby name expert Pamela Redmond Satran said: "Bird names are definitely getting hotter. Of all the animal names, bird names are the hottest.

"It has a spiritual symbolism - they're seen as light, one with the sky and nature and in a more uplifting, positive way than other animals, like a fox, which is more macho.

"It's an interesting choice for a son because you really can't tell if it's a boy or a girl. Something we've started to see is parents being much more open to giving their sons names that have a feminine feel or are unisex."

Nicole, 27, and Joel announced they were to become parents again in February.

Joel, 30, spoke of his excitement at the impending new arrival last month, saying: "We're very, very blessed. We've already had one healthy kid, and that's all you can ask for as a parent - healthy kids."


Contactmusic

Tags: Nicole Richie - Good Charlotte - Joel Madden


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Nicole Richie Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Nicole Richie

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All