Jewel and Ty Murray welcome son Kase Townes

Doesn’t it seem like Jewel had her baby a month or so ago at least? I know she was in that scary car accident earlier this year and that she was fine, but it’s been so long since we’ve heard anything about her I kind of assumed that she had her baby and we either forgot about it or didn’t hear anything. Well Jewel and her husband, Ty Murray, welcomed son Kase Townes last night in Texas. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz. Jewel is also working on an album of children’s music. She has such a beautiful voice and I bet her son will be musically gifted too.

The singer and her husband, professional bull rider Ty Murray, welcomed a son, Kase Townes Murray, on Monday evening in Texas, their rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Kase arrived at 7 p.m. CST and weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz.

“Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world,” Jewel tells PEOPLE. “We are overcome with happiness – it really is as great as everyone told us it would be – better even!”

Jewel found out she was pregnant on the first day of her job co-hosting Bravo’s reality show Platinum Hit. “I took a pregnancy test and it was positive!” she told PEOPLE. “It was so hard to keep it a secret.”

The Grammy-nominated singer, 36, who had struggled to conceive, was hit by a fire truck in March at five months pregnant. She was released from the hospital after tests concluded she and her unborn child were unharmed.

The couple, who live on a 2,200-acre farm in Stephenville, Texas, have spent the spring converting a guest room in their home into a nursery. Jewel has also been working on a new children’s album, The Merry Goes ‘Round, out in August.

[From People]

I live in Germany part of the year, and in German the word for cheese is “käse” it’s spelled just Jewel and Ty’s son’s name that except there’s an umlaut over the a. So when I heard this name I was like “Jewel named her kid cheese!”

You can’t anticipate or know what a name means in different languages. A trip to Google wouldn’t solve it either, because when you google “kase” without the umlaut you get a lot of different results – the German word for cheese doesn’t come up until the fifth result. So no judgment to Ty and Jewel for picking that name, it just sounds funny to me and makes me think of cheese.

So how do you pronounce Kase? I’m thinking it’s just an alternate spelling for “case,” which is kind of nice.

Congratulations to Jewel and Ty on their new arrival! They’re such a nice couple and I look forward to seeing baby pictures. I’d love to see their nursery too.


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  1. embertine says:

    I too used to live in Germany and thought of cheese. And then thought of Kaiser… The Big Cheese herself!

  2. brin says:

    Wow, busy baby week! Love them and love the name….Congrats!!

  3. birdie says:

    I am german, but I have to admit I did not think about Käse when I read Kase.
    I thought about how the Kardashians give every C-word the K to show their originality..

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like it. Sounds like an old cowboy name:)

  5. Lynnie says:

    UGH!!! That is IT! No more celebrities should be allowed to name their own children. WTF is with these people? The names aren’t unique. They’re just weird. Do they think beyond giving a “cute” name to a baby to when the poor kid is an adult who can’t be taken seriously? Even when they choose neat names like Harper, they muck it up with dumb@ss middle names like, oh, I don’t know, SEVEN.

  6. TQB says:

    Yay! Congrats for them. Cute name. I have a few international-couple friends and finding a name that sounds good and doesn’t mean anything weird in multiple languages was a big issue!

  7. Ell says:

    I’m really happy for her. Her music and poetry changed the direction of my life a few years a back. Also, a friend of mine worked with her on charity projects and she’s just as lovely as she appears apparently.

  8. L says:

    I’m willing to bet it’s pronounced ‘chase’ or something.

    And honestly, I like that the beckhams included something about dad’s career into their daughters name. Esp as a MIDDLE name. That way she doesn’t have to tell anyone about it if she doesn’t want to, can drop it, and really…who asks people about their middle names as they grow up?

  9. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I was thinking it was pronounced like casee

  10. jc126 says:

    I bet it’s pronounced Case. I don’t love the name, but a hearty congrats to them!

  11. really says:

    The German word: der “Käse” (which means cheese in English)….. and it would be spelled: Kaese … the ä = ae.

    So his name is so not German, or near it. Anyhoo, CONGRATUATIONS to them!

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    Congrats, but I like the name Chase a little better than Kase.

    Sometimes I think people thrive on just naming their kids weird stuff in a lame attempt at “originality.”

  13. seri says:

    I thought of cheese too, CB!!! But that’s also probably because my husband’s Austrian…

  14. mimi says:

    They are both beaming and seem so in love and happy.

    I am sure they will be loving and wonderful parents.


  15. Ramona Q. says:

    Babynamespedia says it’s pronounced Kaize, rhyming with maize, daze, graze …

  16. Aqua says:

    Is it just me or does it seem like everyone who’s expecting,is giving birth at the same time?

    Anyway, congratulations! to them both I read that this baby way a long time in coming.

  17. Camla says:

    I am a HUGE Ty Murray fan and wish them the best!

  18. KaylaDee says:

    I hope their son was named after Townes Van Zandt. He was an American Texas Country-Folk music singer/songwriter performer & poet. It would make a lot of sense. Oh, by the way this is my very first comment here! Hi, everyone!

  19. We are so excited for Jewel and Ty Murray. We hope that they liked our celebrity gifting we did for their little sweetheart. (Little Journeys World)