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Pop Rocks: What Jessica Simpson Won't Be Naming Her Baby

If, like me, you were unaware Jessica Simpson was pregnant, here you go:

The 31-year-old Fashion Star mentor graces the cover of Elle in all her pregnant glory--à la Demi Moore, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, to name a few.

Jessica also revealed that she and fiancé Eric Johnson are expecting a girl, and they've already got her name picked out...

"We're sure," she told Elle, adding that their little girl will have a "nontraditional" name.

"It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary," Jess added. "Still, when people hear it, they'll know...why."

I haven't checked the various Vegas sites, but surely they're laying odds right this second on what that name will be. Far be it from me to do the handicappers' job for them, but you can rest assured these won't end up being the moniker of the Spawn of Simpson.

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Tony As most of you know, former 49ers/Saints tight end Johnson isn't Simpson's first romantic dalliance with an NFL player. She and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo enjoyed a brief (less than two year) romance for which she was unfairly maligned for her boyfriend's tendency to choke during big games. In any event, even though the name "Tony" -- like "Chris," "Pat" or "Michael" -- can be assigned to both boys and girls, don't hold your breath.

Daisy If you're a guy, having a daughter can make you rethink your previously held Neanderthal attitudes toward women. If you're a woman, you may look back on choices you made earlier in life and reconsider their value to a newborn. Frankly, I don't know if Simpson's performance in the Dukes of Hazzard remake is any more embarrassing than the movie itself, but better safe than sorry.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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