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Pop Quiz: What is the Inspiration Behind Reese Witherspoon’s Baby Name?


Pop Quiz: What is the Inspiration Behind Reese Witherspoon’s Baby Name?

“North Carolina? No, I dated a guy in high school named that…”

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth have welcomed a baby boy named Tennesee James.  Yes, TENNESSEE!  Let’s see if you can identify the inspiration behind this unusual name:  Why did Reese and Jim name their baby TENNESSEE?

1.  Because Reese and Jim are huge fans of states resembling trapezoids.  (Who isn’t, really?)

2.  Because a tactful friend said to Reese at the end of her pregnancy, “Yikes!  You’re as big as TENNESSEE!”

3.  Because they were afraid if they named him “Mississippi,” nobody would ever spell his name right.

4.  Because the night of conception started off with Jim going down SOUTH.   (Did Candy just go there?  Oh yes, she did!)

5.  Because Reese grew up in Nashville.  (I think we all know there’s no WAY it is this one.)

6.  None of the above.  Reese and Jim named him TENNESSEE because _____________.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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