Jessica Simpson wants to name her second baby “Ace Johnson”

Months before Jessica Simpson gave birth for the first time, the tabloids had already reported her daughter’s name – Maxwell Drew. I think maybe it was In Touch Weekly that got the scoop, but Us Weekly followed through and confirmed the name before the birth. What does that prove? Two things: one, Jessica is the kind of mom-to-be who decides on a name before she gives birth (as opposed to a mom who waits to meet her baby to see what name fits); and two, Jessica talks about the names she’s chosen to people who love to gossip, so the baby names leak early. What I’m saying is that I believe this Us Weekly story – Jessica Simpson is planning on naming her second child “Ace Johnson”. Urgmph.

Cat’s out of the bag! Jessica Simpson’s growing baby bump isn’t the only thing that she’s showing off these days. According to a source, the Fashion Star mentor is eagerly sharing the name she’s already picked out for her second baby with fiance Eric Johnson.

“[She's] told people she’s going to name the baby Ace!” the source told Us Weekly. Simpson, 32, is already mom to 10-month-old daughter Maxwell. The singer hasn’t yet revealed how she and Johnson, 33, decided upon the name, however.

Just last year, Simpson revealed that Maxwell’s unique moniker came about as a tribute to both her family and her NFL player fiancé’s.

Maxwell is Johnson’s middle name as well as his grandmother’s surname, and Drew is Simpson’s mother Tina’s maiden name.

“It’s nothing shocking and nothing you’ll have to add to the dictionary,” the bubbly mother-to-be told Elle last year prior to Maxwell’s birth and name reveal. “Still, when people hear it they’ll know …why.”

Simpson and Johnson first confirmed their second pregnancy via Twitter on Christmas day. And the expectant parents couldn’t be more thrilled to expand their brood.

“Motherhood is a dream,” Simpson told Katie Couric back in September. “It really is absolutely amazing.”

[From Us Weekly]

“Ace” is more of a nickname. Like, someone named George is given the nickname “Ace” because he’s really good at sports or something. Is “Ace” gender-specific? Is it ONLY a boy’s name? Is this a confirmation she’s having a boy this time? Imagine a little girl named Ace Johnson. OK… that might be kind of cute. In my mind, a girl named “Ace” would totally be a hellraising tomboy. A little boy named Ace… I don’t know. Ugh.

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  1. marie says:

    Ace? meh, not for me but whatever.. Maxwell is a cute little girl

  2. CTgirl says:

    Well of course she does. Doesn’t every reasonable sane person want a non-name for their spawn?

  3. brin says:

    What’s the middle name going to be…Hardware?

  4. Hannah says:

    Oh God, please let this be true! Ace Johnson does sound like a guy’s nickname for his you-know-what.

  5. Mia 4S says:

    Well at least she accepts that she is stereotypical white trash. Self-awareness is good.

  6. JL says:

    Sorry, nothing is as unfortunate as Apple or Hazel.

    I’d use Ace as middle name. Well I actually wouldn’t use Ace, but if I did…..

  7. gilly says:

    you do NOT want to name a girl ace johnson. her life would be all taunting innuendo

  8. lflips says:

    Both Ace and Maxwell are ugly names. What is it with celebrities naming their kids the dumbest, most esoteric names they can think of? Do they think that by giving their kids “unique” names they are somehow more interesting by proximity? I’m not saying every kid needs to be “John” or “Sarah” but don’t go out of your way to give your kid a stupid name.

  9. Izzy says:

    Well, considering how quickly her fiance got her knocked up again, perhaps Ace is appropriate. I mean, everybody’s gotta be good at something…

  10. mel2 says:

    I thought she already confirmed that she was having a boy.

  11. Huh says:

    The name should come with a list of misdemeanors, 17 years of bad report cards and a couple of regrettable tattoos. It’s too bad she didn’t get knocked up and…’engaged’…to one of her “Jackass” paramours, because that name would be perfect.

    I love that Jessica’s actual tastes always come out, though she and her financial backers/partners have to pretend otherwise. If it weren’t for Vince Camuto, her shoe line would be exact replicas of YSL Tributes and the clothes would be cut to show off a yard of cleavage. Tacky bint.

  12. Joanna says:

    omg, her little girl is soooo adorable!

  13. bea says:

    Ace Johnson sounds like a south Florida stripper name for a dude.

  14. Toot says:

    Maxwell looks a lot like Ashley’s son.

  15. Tapioca says:

    So “Maxi-Pad” and “Magnificent Penis” it is then. They won’t be bullied at school, at all!

    Why do people with a fondness for stupid “exotic” names never change their own?

    Tapioca Jezebel Magenta Fuß-Schließfacher xx

  16. the original bellaluna says:

    I call people “Ace” and “Skippy” when they are NOT meeting my intellectual expectations, so…

    And thank you, Kaiser, j’adore, because I am one of those who waited to meet my babies prior to naming them. (I just don’t think an ultrasound should determine a human being’s name for life.)

    • Samigirl says:

      I named my daughter prior to meeting her because we used family names, but with my son, I definitely waited to meet him before I chose his name. I prefer it that way =)

    • judyjudy says:

      My husband picked both of our children’s names (boy and girl) on the day we learned their sex via ultrasound. Both names are perfect and suit our children well. And it really helped him feel connected to them prior to their births. Every family is different, there really is no right or wrong way.

    • Lisa says:

      I actually took a bit of offense at this comment about Jessica (or anyone)being ‘the kind of mom who decides on a name before she gives birth’. I named both my children before they were born. But considering that they were LIVING INSIDE OF ME, I never felt as though either of them were strangers when they came out, or that I had to get to know them first. Who would know them at birth better than me? It’s certainly fine if you want to wait. It’s fine either way everyone’s experiences are different. Why are we getting judgemental about this?

    • the original bellaluna says:

      I’m sorry if I offended – that definitely wasn’t my intention! I just meant that (for me, us), naming our children was based on a number of things, including family names (my daughter and youngest son), as well as meeting them and deciding what best suited them. (All of mine were named for both meaning and family. Also, when I had my oldest two, utltrasounds weren’t “gimme’s,” they were based on medical necessity, so that option wasn’t available.)

      (The nurses and birth records people did eventually tire of calling him “baby boy” after three days.) :)

    • Fatkid says:

      “I call people “Ace” and “Skippy” when they are NOT meeting my intellectual expectations, so…”

      ^^^THIS plus a million!!! You are my twin in snark!

  17. Tessa says:

    Maxwell is adorbs. She’s just so cute.

  18. Cece says:

    I wonder if she’s had a nose job and that’s why she can’t breath through her nose. Or maybe she thinks she looks sexy, but I think she just looks dim-witted.

  19. Gwen says:

    OMG, her baby is so cute!

    The name Maxwell has grown on me so maybe Ace will too. I find that names just become the person after awhile and they lose their “weirdness” for me. i.e. I just get used to it.

  20. Jenna says:

    Am I the only one that thought that name sounds like a male porn star, or is that just me? o_O

  21. emmie_a says:

    Jessica is so pretty. ugh. Wish I had her genes.

    As for Ace, this is the 2nd story about a baby named Ace I’ve read today. The other one was about a woman who gave birth to two sets of identical twins – all 4 babies at once (and the babies were conceived naturally!). She named the babies according to their sonogram when they identified the babies as A, B, C & D. And ‘A’ ended up as Ace (he’s a boy).

  22. SunnySide says:

    The name lacks foresight.

    Ace is a cool name if you are the star quarterback but if you are a small-framed boy with bottle thick glasses and a lisp (as a child named Ace my teacher friend had in her class was) life will just be cruel.

  23. jinni says:

    The name sounds like a character in a law firm drama series about a hotshot lawyer. Ace Johnson, Attorney at Law.

    My favorite crazy celeb baby name is Moxie Crimefigther; I really just like the name Moxie.

  24. judyjudy says:

    There is a waiter at my favorite Mexican restaurant named Ace. He’s worked there for years….mmmm…enchiladas.

    It’s not my top choice for a name but at least it’s not another Isabella or Aiden.

  25. Auruor says:

    Trendy or self-consciously “unusual” baby names irritate me irrationally.

    A few years ago it was names that rhyme with “Aidan” — Brayden, Jayden, Tayden, etc. There’s something about that sound that must appeal to this generation of parents. Names that end with “ton” or “den” are big. Brighton. Zaden. Peyton.

    Now it’s just openly outlandish names. There is a younger child at my son’s school named “Quenbie.” Her sibling is named, no kidding, “Quixby.”

  26. Nemesis says:

    My horses name is Ace. Yes the horse in my avatar. It’s a good name for a horse. A kid, not so much.

  27. KellyinSeattle says:

    I love Maxwell’s outfit and especially her sweater! As far as “Ace”, I really hope she doesn’t follow through with that…I actually like the clothes Jessica is wearing, and wow, her boobs are poppin’ like Jiffy Pop.

  28. OXA says:

    My first thought was, I hope they give him Bandage as a middle name.

  29. Dawn says:

    Oh Jessica is so harmless it is amazing that she is as well off as she is. Another one who has to thank her parents for making is so. She found her true passion and that is making babies and I doubt this will be her last. Maxi is cute but Maxwell makes me think of “Get Smart” and Maxwell Smart. When you are as wealthy as these people you can have stupid names without fear of getting your ass kicked on the playground. It is the weirdo names that the middle class is picking that get to me and the way they are spelling names are even worse. I know someone who just had a girl and name her Yzzabella. Just sad.

  30. Chrissy says:

    You imply that it’s better to “meet the baby and see what name fits.” I don’t think there is anything wrong with picking a name out beforehand. Waiting until the birth to choose the name does not guarantee the name won’t be ridiculous. Ace Johnson is not good for a boy or girl. It sounds like a dirty joke. She’s only thinking about it as a nickname for an athletic little boy, but what about when he grows up? Can you imagine Judge Ace Johnson? No. Or how about President Ace Johnson? No. People need to pick names that can work as an adult. I never liked Maxwell either (especially for a girl).

  31. holly hobby says:

    When I think of Ace, I think of Ace Young from Idol fame. Yes the one who’s banging barely legal Diana DeGarmo (she’s legal now but when they met she wasn’t. The ick factor is still there).

    What does Eric “Yalie Grad” Johnson has to say about this? Probably nothing since he’s been KFed’ed!

  32. FrenchT says:

    I love her glasses and her thighs look small and firm here. when is she due?