Unorthodox name aside, both sets of grandparents are thrilled to welcome baby Bronx into their lives!
“We’re thrilled. [Bronx] stayed up late the first night, smiling at everyone who came into the room,” according to the Fall Out Boy bassist’s parents, Pete and Dale Wentz. “He already seems to have the independence and charm of both of his parents.”
Ashlee’s parents, Joe and Tina Simpson, are equally thrilled,
“We are happy beyond words and incredibly proud of Ashlee and Pete,” they said in a statement Friday. “They are unbelievable parents already, and we can’t wait to spend Bronx’s first holidays together with the whole family. We are truly blessed.”
Click below to read about that a baby name expert has to say about Bronx’s name!
In other news, a name expert from Us Weekly, Linda Rosenkrantz, co-author of The Baby Name Bible, decided to try her hand at explaining the name Bronx Mowgli.
The Bronx, a NYC borough, “was named after Dutch settler Jonas Bronck,” but unlike the name Brooklyn, it will probably not become popular as a child’s name.
“Bronx has a much harsher, grittier sound, and the nickname Bronxie has something of a negative feel,” adds the expert.
And as for the name Mowgli? It “was created by Rudyard Kipling for his Jungle Book stories” – stories that were then turned into an animated Disney film in 1967. The name itself does not have a real meaning,
“Even though in the stories Mowgli was said to mean ‘frog,’ it was actually made up by the author and has no real meaning,” she adds.
The reason they probably chose it? Because “obviously they’re into Disney big time!” Rosenkrantz says.
“Just weeks ago, the mother-to-be was given a Winnie the Pooh-themed baby shower,” Rosenkrantz says. “Prior to that, the couple were married in an Alice in Wonderland-themed ceremony.”
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