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Has Jessica Simpson Chosen Her New Baby’s Name?

A pregnant Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson are seen leaving The Ivy in Santa Monica after having a Valentine's lunch dateHow sporting of her!

Us Weekly reports this morning that Jessica Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, have already decided on a name for the new baby they’re expecting in a few months.

A source tells the magazine, “[She's] told people she’s going to name the baby Ace!”

The insider didn’t explain how the couple chose the name, however.

Their daughter, 10-month-old Maxwell Drew, was named for relatives on both sides of the family. This new name,  however, would be a departure from the trend.

If true, we can pretty much assume that Jessica’s expecting a boy this time around. The name would be an appropriate choice, since Eric is in the NFL – and it wouldn’t be the only time a celeb has picked that name. Olympic softball star Jennie Finch chose it for her oldest son.

I can’t say that I’m totally sold on the name, though. True, it’s short, memorable and has that superhero kind of zing – but it also suggests that the parents have certain expectations of their child. There are names with particular connotations (Prudence, Horace, Spike, Princess), and this is one of them. Ace is the team captain, the fighter pilot, the rock star. Will he feel he hasn’t lived up to his potential if he joins the chess club or becomes a CPA?

What do you think? Is Ace a perfect choice for the newest member of the Johnson crew, or should they go with a name that’s less destiny-oriented?

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]

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