I’m sure a lot of people were scratching their heads yesterday after new celebrity parents Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson announced that they named their baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson. There were a lot of blog commenters that chipped in with their two cents by saying, “Why would she give her daughter a boy name?” or “Poor Maxi is going to get bullied at school later on,” and “Did she name her after Nick Lachey’s brother?”
And then there were those Maxi Pad jokes.
Well, we’ve got news for you: Maxwell is in good company when it comes to the increasing popularity of unisex names that are used by both girls and boys. Sure, when you thought of the name “Drew” the first thing that came to mind was probably Drew Lachey or even Drew Carey, but what about Drew Barrymore? And as far as the name Maxwell, sure she might have been drinking her favorite brand of coffee while thinking of fiancé Eric’s grandmother’s surname, but Maxi does have a cute, southern ring to it. Jessica is a Texan afterall.
Check out our photo gallery of other celebrities who have unisex names and have somehow survived the torture that was playground taunting by their elementary school peers and have made it out both safe and sound.
And as far as those Maxi Pad jokes: well, who thought of that first, you or your child? Somethings we just can’t blame our kids’ friends on.
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