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Sparrow Madden: Nicole Richie's New Son!

Sparrow Madden: Nicole Richie's New Son!

Nicole Richie and longtime love Joel Madden welcomed a son named Sparrow Madden early Wednesday (September 9).

The couple confirmed the news on Nic‘s blog: “In the middle of night, the very early hours of September 9, 2009 Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born to Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. He weighs 7lbs 14oz. Nicole, Joel, [20-month-old daughter] Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. Thank you for all of your good wishes.”

Congrats to the happy family!!!

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  • sam

    sarrow? um midnight? only normal name in that is james. another bogus celebrity baby name..

  • sam


  • Shannon

    sparrow? midnight? LMFAO!

  • ********

    Sparrow …that’s unusual

  • bonnie

    Poor kid.

  • lnp838

    his full name is sparrow james midnight madden

  • Tata

    He was born the 09/09/09. That’s so cool. Congrats to them!!
    Sparrow’s a cool name. I like it!

  • Sande

    oh good lord—that child will most definately end of gay with a sissy name like that. If it had to be a bird name-why not Hawk or Eagle or make it better—Hummingbird. Makes me think of a boy named Sue (how do you do).

  • Frida

    Congratulations! I don’t get the name, but he will no doubt be as cute as his sister. Love Nicole and Joel together.

    Oh and Sande, people don’t ‘end up’ gay because of a name, don’t be ridiculous.

  • swe3t23

    unique name hollywood and their weird names. Hey it works.

    don’t forget Shiloh who always reminds me of a dog name

  • wm


    to Sande: OMG! I’m laughing so hard at your comment! I really needed a good laugh today so thanks for that! Funny stuff!

  • eden

    only celebrities who think their elitist hippies will name their kid that. seriously.

  • ANa

    Im soo happy for them I know Joel really wanted a boy!

  • Verónica

    First of all: CONGRATS TO THEM. I was thinking that she was having a boy!

    And now…SPARROW JAMES MIDNIGHT? REALLY? What the hell..? I loved Harlow’s name but…Sparrow? Isn’t that a pokemon’s name or something? Personaly, i think its a very ugly name for a baby…but its my opinion.

    Cant wait to see how cute he is!

  • July

    He was born on 2009.09.09…..thats a nice birthday

  • me!

    Harlow is lovely, but Sparrow? Why would your name your kid after an ugly colorless timid liitle bird?
    If you want to make a statement with a boy’s name, PEACOCK is the way to go!!

  • amber

    I LOVE the name. I’m so tired of ‘normal’ names. I like that they are original.

    I named my daughter Salem. I get nothing but compliments. I wanted something simple and different. I’m guessing they did also.

  • Mars girl

    Cool name :)
    Midnight is one of my fav names xD

  • amber


    You are an idiot. A name doesn’t determine whether a child is gay, straight or bi.

  • me

    OMG!! I forgot she was pregnant!! That’s so sweet!! Sparrow is an adorable name.

  • Saudia

    Adorable.. congrats!!

  • offtheproperty


  • Damien

    Congratulations to the family. Love his name

  • jacksparrow

    cool name

  • dundies

    quit trying so hard to be so damn free spirited


    What the hell where they thinking? Or obviously they weren’t. I can maybe see the name Sparrow for a girl but for a boy????? That’s just weird. Do they not think of what the kids are going to do to him in school? Do they actually think their son WILL LIKE this name? Are they trying to make him gay? LOL

  • LIlianne

    I like the name Sparrow a lot…just not for a boy. It is only my opinion, of course, but I think it is a name better suited for a girl. How I feel doesn’t matter anyway….not my child.

  • dundies

    lol hummingbird. hahah what about barn owl, buzzard, puffin, seagull

  • Ella

    Just as bad as Bronx Mogli. I get they are trying to do the ow ending names but really, Sparrow?

  • lolo

    she doesnt want to name his son “Michael” like michael jackson?

  • cassie

    congrats to them

  • SoothSayer

    His name will likely be the longest thing he ever reads…

  • milind

    Congrats to dem both

  • Soaplover

    Omg, I’m so happy for them!!!!!! I was hoping they are having a boy, and I’m not just saying that because they’re having a boy!!!! I knew they would pick a unique name, but geeezzz, Sparrow? Oh well, I knew they would surprise us somehow!
    I know he’ll be as cute as Harlow Winter Kate Madden.
    I look forwarding to seeing you’re picture and commenting on you always, little Sparrow. (I’m already getting used to the name! Tee hee.)

  • Dan

    Sparrow James Midnight? WTF. I like Harlow Winter Kate but Sparrow James Midnight!?! The poor kid.

  • me me me

    i’ll just second the first comment on this thread:

    sarrow? um midnight?

    *rolls eyes*

  • ace11a

    why not Adam…..for DJ AM?

  • nicole


  • Shauna

    SPARROW?!?!?! Are you freakin kidding me? That poor kid!! Harlow is cute for a girl but to name a boy after a tiny little bird is just stupid. He’s going to get teased like crazy!!

    I wish them the best but obviously they gave Nicole too much anethesia and Joel took a couple of wiffs too! Can’t think of another excuse for giving their boy such a ridiculous name!

  • Seriously WTF?

    Sparrow= Horrid

    What were they thinking??? After Harlow, I definitely expected much more from them. Harlow is absolutely classic & beautiful and totally unique.

    Sparrow is absolutely horrid and laughable! Yuck!

  • LuckyL

    Dumb b*tch

  • Laura

    No wonder he has such a weird name :( he was born on the 9/9/09, Sparrow and Midnight, the only normal name in there is James :( stop trying to be so hippified, it’s not going to work :(

  • Madison

    Congrats to them. Not so crazy about the name they chose. I love the name Harlow, but Sparrow Midnight…ummm

  • Aline

    The comments on here are ridiculous!! You cannot predict wether he will be teased in school, or end up gay just because of his name people!
    I personally think he has a really beautiful name, but what’s in a name? a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet right?

    so let them be and stop assuming that they are trying to be hippy or different through naming their children! Just because their names aren’t generic doesn’t mean anything!

  • alli

    Harlow’s full name is pretty. But his … i read an article that naming your child a really uncommon name does not have nice side affects to the kid (it was said it goes for boys mostly) i mean psychological affects

  • Halo

    Nicole was under the influence when she came up with that name? i know she used to like to chase the white dragon or use heroin.

  • Lynnie

    Love the name, how cool! Congrats from Apple and Eve maternity!

  • marisa

    LMAO! POOR KID : (


    did anyone notice RICHIE is missing from his name. Did they get married? HMMMMMMM

  • hahahahahaha.l…

    How can these teachers’ contain themselves when it comes to celebrity offspring: Apple, Moses, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, Nayla, Inspektor Pilot, Maddox, Pax, Knox, Seraphina, West, Harlow, Sparrow…etc… R U Kidding??? LMAO just thinking about it…

    And to think that Britney *Crazy* Spears named her children the most normal names to date. Unreal!