Reese Witherspoon: Baby Is Named After Home State

By: Amanda Crum - September 27, 2012

Reese Witherspoon welcomed her third child today, a boy named Tennessee James. The actress said she wanted to pay homage to the state she lived in as a child and still loves.

This is the actress’s first child with husband Jim Toth; she has a daughter, Ava, and a son, Deacon, with actor Ryan Phillippe. Witherspoon has been spotted out and about quite a bit during her pregnancy, but spoke very little about it, preferring to keep some privacy. She did, however, work on a film in the agonizingly hot summer months in Georgia, shooting “Devil’s Knot”. The film also stars Colin Firth and “True Blood” actor (and new father to twins) Stephen Moyer.

Of course, most people just care about the name she chose, as is evidenced on Twitter today.

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  • Kelly

    I like it, but I am a little partial to Tennessee.

  • beth mo

    i love her babys name !!! thats going to be one cool kid as long as they dont call him tenny

  • Smooth Edward

    All I can say is thank God she wasn’t born in Saskatchewan.

  • john c

    You gotta love that Reese Witherspoon. I say God bless her, her new baby, and her family.

    (And Tennessee is a pretty cool first name, in my opinion.)

  • http://google Marlowe

    Thank God she wasn’t born in Mississippi(that kid would have a helluva time w/ the spelling lol !!!!)

  • http://Real-Estate-Shoppe-Virginia Cheryl

    We adore Reese Witherspoon. She’s a sweetheart and so kind to others. God bless you, Reese, and your newborn son. What a blessing!