By Kim Grundy
Most celebrities keep their baby name a secret until after the baby is born, but country singer Jake Owen couldn’t wait to reveal the name of his first child who will be born this month.
Owens told Taste of Country Nights during an interview that he and his wife Lacey are naming their daughter Olive Pearl Owen. The couple loved the name Olive – and had already settled on the name when Drew Barrymore named her daughter the same thing!
“Which made my mom and dad think it was cooler … they thought of Olive Oyl,” Owen said.
This isn’t the first time celebrities have picked the same baby name. Kristin Cavallari and Vanessa Lachey both have boys with the cute name of Camden. Shortly after Lachey announced her baby name, Cavallari tweeted that “Apparently Camden is a popular name.”
She quickly clarified her thoughts, tweeting, “By the way that wasn’t a bi**hy tweet at all. I obviously love the name and I’m glad other people do too.”
Owen said the middle name also has a special meaning for him, as the name Pearl is after Owen’s godmother who died in July. She was excited that the couple was expecting their first child, however passed away before she found out it was girl.
The singer reportedly already has the name Pearl tattooed on the inside of his left wrist!
Taste of Country said that Little Big Town singer Kimberly Schlapman has a daughter named Daisy Pearl and she asked Owen if she “inspired” him with his own baby name choice.
“You stole the name is what she’s saying in her southern way,” Jimi Westbrook quipped back.
Old fashioned or vintage baby names are becoming a baby name trend among celebrities. Besides Drew Barrymore who also named her daughter Olive, Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen have a daughter named Olive.
Pearl is also becoming a popular celebrity baby name. Jack Osbourne just named his daughter Pearl Clementine, while Up All Night actress Maya Rudolph named her daughter Pearl Minnie. Kings of Leon rocker Caleb Followill and model Lily Aldridge chose this as a middle name for their daughter Dixie Pearl Followill.
Tell us: Do you like popular names, such as Sophia, or more unique baby girl names, such as Olive?
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