Fergie & Josh Duhamel welcome baby boy Axl Jack (seriously, that’s his name)

Was Fergie all up in our faces with her pregnancy? I can’t really tell. Like, she’s a big enough star where she can go by one name and every media outlet reported on her baby shower, but still… it felt like we weren’t being inundated with endless “I’m having a great pregnancy!” interviews. Anyway, Fergie and Josh Duhamel checked into an LA hospital yesterday, reportedly to have a scheduled C-section. And now they’re parents to son Axl. Axl Jack Duhamel. Ugh. I can’t.

Welcome to the world, baby Duhamel! Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie gave birth to her first child with husband Josh Duhamel, a baby boy, on Thursday, Aug. 29, in L.A., a rep confirms to Us Weekly. Axl Jack Duhamel weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, the rep tells Us.

Married since 2009, the couple have been eagerly anticipating their little bundle of joy’s birth for weeks. At the Hollywood premiere of Duhamel’s new movie, Scenic Route, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 40-year-old actor said they were packed and ready to go to the hospital at a moment’s notice.

“We do have a bag ready but just not here,” he told Us. “So he’s going to have to wait. He’s going to have to wait until next week.”

The star also spoke recently about how well his wife had been handling her first pregnancy. “I’m mostly impressed with how gracefully…I mean she’s just been awesome throughout this whole thing,” he gushed on Aug. 15. “She’s taken really good care of herself, she’s happy, she’s in great spirits, she looks beautiful and I’m just really proud of her more than anything. And I’m really excited to meet this little dude. I can’t wait.”

That said, he’s not sure he’s entirely ready for how much his life is about to change. Appearing on The Tonight Show two nights before Fergie gave birth, the dad-to-be admitted to having some last-minute pre-baby jitters.

“You know, I gotta tell you, I’m a little bit nervous,” he told Jay Leno. “I thought that I was going to be good. I thought that I was ready for this, and I’m a little bit terrified. I’m excited and terrified, because I am responsible for this little thing. Forever.”

[From Us Weekly]

So, what are the thoughts on the name? You know what offends me? The laziness of the “Jack”. It seems like every other celebrity names their son “Jack”. I’m sure there are at least a dozen Jacks or Jacksons in every kindergarten class in LA right now. Now, is “Axl” a proper alternative to the laziness of the Jack? I don’t know. I just flat-out hate it though. Axl Duhamel sounds like a car part. “You see, honey, the Axl Duhamel is causing a problem with your brake line, it will cost $2000 to fix it.”

Anyway, congrats to the new parents and baby Axl.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. kc says:

    I like that she admitted she was going in for a C-section. Most people hide the fact they scheduled a C-section like it is a dirty little secret.

  2. brin says:

    I like the name, very rocker.

  3. Hypocrisy says:

    She has been pregnant like for forever !

    Anyway, congrast to them !

  4. Erinn says:

    And I will forever call him “Apple Jacks” because it’s just too close sounding not to.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    I like the name…better than what i was expecting

  6. Dawn says:

    Yes I like his name and find it to be ten thousand times better than being named after a direction….seriously!

  7. Simply Red says:

    U made me chuckle with the car part statement :)

    Congrats to the couple on their new addition as for the name it’s different from the norm you hear so that’s good

  8. Backwards says:

    ‘Jack’ as a middle name is lazy? hmm
    He could be named after someone important to them.

    • Falula says:

      My son goes by Jack, and sometimes I feel myself getting defensive bc I don’t want people to think it was “laziness.” His given name is John which is the middle name of his dad and both grandfathers. I agree there are other reasons than laziness to give kids common names.

  9. Leah says:

    It seemed like she was up in our faces with pictures from baby shower number ‘x’ at the end. I think she had like 53 of them. At least that’s what it felt like.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t mind the Jack part, but combined with Axl just makes me think of car parts and changing a tire.

  11. T.Fanty says:

    The Jack is a cop out. I’l bet they only end up calling him Jack.

  12. Katie says:

    At least they saved him the trouble of coming up with an adult film name.

  13. shitler says:

    congrats to them. I’ve always adored fergie

  14. logan says:

    If no career ever works out for him, he can become a pirate.
    ARRRRRRRRRR Captin Axl Jack will get er done.

  15. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    These two should also change their names – to dumb and dumber.

  16. Memphis says:

    Congratulations to them! He did say they didn’t tell people the name, not even their parents, because they didn’t want people’s opinions influencing their choice.

    Axl isn’t something I would choose, but it’s cool and unusual without being weird or silly.

    I don’t care for the flow of Axl Jack, as the poster above pointed out I thought ‘Apple Jacks’ right away lol. But middle names are hardly used anyway.

  17. UsedToBeLulu says:

    Jack was my grandfather’s name, and if I had had a son, his name would have been Jack. It’s an awesome name.

    Congrats to the new parents!

  18. Madpoe says:

    Well, at least it’s not a plant, thing or place/direction name.

  19. Suzy says:

    Axl – very common name from the TV Show “The Middle” with Axl being the oldest son. Love that show – love the name!

  20. Kittenilla says:

    I’ll always have a spot for Fergie, thanks to Kids Incorporated. The husband…not so much.

  21. Ellie66 says:

    There is nothing wrong with the name Jack that’s my 9 year olds name and it wasn’t because I was lazy in picking a name I happen to love the name!

  22. Isa says:

    Now days youre screwed on names. If you do something different people hate it. If it’s too common people hate it.

  23. janie says:

    I really like both names, they just don’t flow well together. They were both so excited & I’m happy for them. I think they’ll be great parents. Congrats to them!

  24. MegG says:

    How does having a c section compromise the baby’s digestive system? I’m 6 months pregnant and terrified of childbirth. Haven’t found any helpful info