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Maci Bookout's baby gets a name with a wild streak

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Maci Bookout's going to have a heckuva time planning birthday parties

MTV reality star, Teen Mom Maci Bookout, is now a mom of three — she gave birth Tuesday to a son with fiancé Taylor McKinney.

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Bookout, 24, shared the news on Twitter and revealed the name of the new arrival, who joins big brother Bentley (7) and big sister Jayde Carter. If Maverick Reed had made his entrance a couple days earlier, Bookout would have had two children under 1 as Jayde had her first birthday on May 29.

The name Maverick means "independence and non-conformity." It's believed that it originated in 19th-century America, when a rancher named Maverick refused to brand his calves the way others did. This tale has made Maverick stand for an unfettered, free spirit. If Maverick grows up to be anything like his mom, we reckon his name is just perfect.

After Maverick was used in a 1950s TV western series starring James Garner, it grew in popularity, getting a boost from 1986's Top Gun as Tom Cruise's character. It reached its highest spot in the U.S. baby boy name chart — number 184 — in 2015, but the Teen Mom's endorsement could see it soar even higher.

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Bookout has also given the world a glimpse of her new arrival when he was only hours old, posting a cute 15-second video to YouTube showing the doting parents with their newborn son.

No doubt baby Maverick will get plenty more screen time when the new season of Teen Mom OG begins in August.

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Maci Bookout's going to have a heckuva time planning birthday parties
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