Choosing a baby name can be tricky, so itÃ¢â¬â¢s no surprise that Jessica Simpson and fiancÃÂ© Eric Johnson were, until recently, at an impasse about what to call their soon-to-be born daughter. Ã¢â¬ÅThey tossed around a lot of names, including some wacky ones like Zinfandel, but couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t agree on anything,Ã¢â¬Â a family friend confides.
Now, the pair has come to an understanding, and In Touch Ã¢â¬â which was first to break the news both of JessicaÃ¢â¬â¢s pregnancy and of the babyÃ¢â¬â¢s sex Ã¢â¬â can exclusively reveal the unusual (for a girl) moniker. Ã¢â¬ÅTheyÃ¢â¬â¢re going to call her Maxwell, Maxi for short,Ã¢â¬Â the friend says. Maxwell is EricÃ¢â¬â¢s middle name, and also his beloved grandmaÃ¢â¬â¢s maiden name.
Ã¢â¬ÅJessica wanted a name with meaning.Ã¢â¬Â And not only has JessicaÃ¢â¬â¢s been seen wearing a necklace with a diamond Ã¢â¬ÅMÃ¢â¬Â pendant in honor of her little bundle of joy, the couple also already ordered onesies monogrammed with the name!
Jessica, 31, is now set to give birth on April 20, three weeks earlier than her original due date. Ã¢â¬ÅSheÃ¢â¬â¢s gained so much weight and the baby is so big that doctors pushed up the date,Ã¢â¬Â reveals her friend to In Touch. And while the thought of giving birth freaks her out, Ã¢â¬ÅJessica and Eric are so eager to meet Maxwell!Ã¢â¬Â