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Country singer Jana Kramer's baby name has a French twist to it

Jeanne Sager is parenting and living editor for SheKnows. A photographer, social media junkie, and crazed mom to an even crazier kid, she's strung words together for,, Parents, Kiwi Magazine, and others.

Jana Kramer gives new baby a beautiful name

Ooh la la! Country singer Jana Kramer and husband former NFL tight end Michael Caussin, welcomed their first child this weekend, and the baby's name has a French flair. 


Kramer gave birth in Nashville on Sunday to a little girl weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. The couple has named their sweetheart Jolie Rae Caussin, a name that's sure to be popular with moms looking for something that describes just how beautiful their newborn is to them.

After all, Jolie means "pretty" in French.

The name isn't typically given in France, where it's just a word (think Gwyneth naming her child Apple), but it's gained popularity here in the States. The moniker may be best known as the middle name of actress Angelina Jolie (whose birth name is Angelina Jolie Voight). Angie's mom, Marcheline Bertrand, was of French-Canadian descent, hence the Francophile name for her baby girl.

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As for Rae, it's often used as a middle name and is popular with parents looking for a virtue name for their wee one. After all, the Scottish-derived name means "grace."

As for Jolie Rae's special significance to the couple, here's something you don't hear every day: The couple chose the name before they even knew they were having a baby, not to mention a girl.

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The "I Got the Boy" singer told Celebrity Baby Scoop last year that they decided on it the first month they met, and they even embroidered things with the name Jolie Rae. Seems like it was meant to be!

What do you think of the name? What's your favorite French name?

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