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Jessica Simpson gives her baby boy a sporty name

Jessica Simpson gave birth to a baby boy today! Get all the birth details, including the cute name perfect for her future sports star.

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson welcome baby Ace

Jessica Simpson and her fiancé Eric Johnson welcomed a baby boy in Los Angeles via scheduled C-section today!

The couple, who are already parents to 1-year-old Maxwell, welcomed a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson.

The new mom has yet to tweet about her new bundle of joy, but did a release a statement to Us Weekly.

“Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute) Johnson has arrived! Mom and baby are doing great,” the couple’s rep said in a statement. “Jessica, Eric and Maxwell are thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family.”

The meaning of Ace Knute

What is the meaning behind the name Ace Knute? Perhaps she gave her son the sporty baby name of Ace after daddy Eric, who played football for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints?  “Ace” is a tennis term — however it is also used as slang for someone who is the best at their position in a team sport.

Ace is an English name that means “unity,” and is also listed as “a nickname given to one who excels.” The name has been steadily climbing the Social Security Administration’s list of top baby names. In 2006 it was ranked 842 on the agency’s list of top baby names — and it has climbed up to number 524 in 2012.

The middle name of Knute is in honor of Johnson’s Swedish grandfather, Knute Johnson.

The couple also drew inspiration from their family when naming their daughter, Maxwell Drew. Maxwell is Eric’s middle name and his grandmother’s surname, while Drew is Simpson’s mom’s maiden name.

First comes love, then comes baby… then comes marriage?

Simpson and Johnson have been engaged since 2010, however have had to postpone their marriage plans twice because of her pregnancies — first with Maxwell and now Ace.

Simpson found out she was pregnant with Ace when Maxwell was only 7 months old. “I keep planning on getting married but I keep getting knocked up,” she joked to host Jimmy Kimmel on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The couple is reportedly planning on getting married soon, as Simpson was overheard at her baby shower telling friends she planned on tying the knot a few months after the baby was born.

What other celebrities have babies named Ace?

Simpson isn’t the only celebrity to name her son this cute, one-syllable name. No Doubt’s guitarist Tom Dumont has a 4-year-old son name Ace Joseph. U.S.A. national softball team star Jennie Finch also has a son named Ace, as well as another son named Diesel and a daughter named Paisley.

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Photo credit: WENN

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