Ashlee Simpson Baby Born in Time for the Holidays

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One celebrity couple has an excellent reason to give thanks; Ashlee Simpson’s baby is here just in time for the holidays! I can think of no better reason to celebrate the season than with a precious newborn baby. If the bundle of joy happens to belong to one of my favorite celebrity moms it is without a blessing worthy of thanks.

The reported facts on Ashlee Simpson baby, etc. are as follows:

1. Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
2. The baby boy is named Bronx Mowgli Wentz
3. He weighed in at a perfect baby weight of seven pounds plus eleven ounces and measured twenty and one half inches in length

I have not read the rhyme and reason behind the name Bronx, nor the middle name Mowgli. There was some mention that proud daddy, Pete Wentz, informed Ryan Seacrest they had been advised by a friend to select a name that would be appropriate regardless of whether there was a career as a rock and roll star or a seat in the United States Senate in the newborn’s future. No tips or clues as to who this secret friend was that offered this tidbit of sage advice, but you have to admit that he shows wisdom in the process of choosing names for babies.

In my opinion this celebrity couple will be interesting to watch. They have just the right mix of off the wall originality as was displayed in their gothic wedding ceremony and the rumors that their baby’s nursery theme might be based on the movie "Nightmare Before Christmas" and thoughtful sentimentality.

On the traditional side, Ashlee Simpson has been quoted as saying that her pregnancy was one of the most amazing experiences of her life and that she was focused on a healthy pregnancy and baby. She managed to keep a very low profile during those months and we might assume this was to reduce the stress that public appearances put on celebrities. Another nod to tradition was the recent Winnie the Pooh baby shower.

Many find the flip flopping from one camp to the other perplexing. However, I find it captivating, healthy and can’t wait for the first installment of the Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson baby pictures. Will they do a big spread in a major entertainment magazine and donate the proceeds to charity? Or will they take the more personal, private route and make us all suffer? It will be interesting to see what this intriguing couple plus one has up their sleeve.