Fergie Names Son After Axl Rose

Black Eyed Peas frontwoman and actor Josh Duhamel welcome their first child, son Axl Jack Duhamel.

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38-year-old Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie and her 40-year-old husband Josh Duhamel welcomed their first child yesterday (August 29), naming him after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose.

As People reports, newborn son Axl Jack Duhamel weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Although baby's name remained a secret until now, Fergie's affection towards rock music is quite well known. Back in 2011, she collaborated with Slash on "Beautiful Dangerous" track as a part of former GN'R axeman's debut solo record. She also performed live with the guitarist on several occasions.

The singer's love for Axl Rose is well documented. "At first I wanted to be with Axl, and then I wanted to be Axl," Fergie once said.

"He's going to be an amazing father," she commented about her husband. "He's got natural parenting instincts."

Duhamel already expressed how thrilled he is about having a son. "It's very exciting," he said back in February. "[It's] unlike anything you've ever seen. You're like, 'Wow, it's mine,'"

On behalf of UG, we wish the couple best of luck. Share your comments below.

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    Alright well I really like Mayhem so I'm gonna name my kid Necrobutcher
    if you live in the US child protective services will take your child, because other people would be uncomfortable with that name.
    Jacques Nel
    Is she crazy? Does she actually know Axl?
    Since when do you have to be crazy or closely acquainted with someone to name your kid after them? Do all the people who name their kids after the English translations of names out of the bible (i.e., the people with those names didn't technically exist) actually know the people they're naming them after?
    I'm sure Axl will take this as a compliment and not go on some lunatic rant
    "He's got natural parenting instincts" Wouldn't that mean EVERYONE does, if it's natural?
    That's really puzzling... maybe People got it wrong and they actually named him after Axl from Streets Of Rage.