3 names Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel should have given their new son

Celebrity couple chose a good name for their newborn. But these may have been better.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica BielJustin Timberlake and Jessica BielJustin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are now parents. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel welcomed their first child. Hurray! It's a boy! Huzzah! And his name is Silas!

Uh... what?

The couple named their newborn son Silas Randall Timberlake. J.T.'s reps told People magazine the origins of the name. it's actually a pretty cool moniker. Silas is the middle name of his maternal grandfather, and Randall is his middle name, as well as his father's first name. We hope that Biel gets to name their second kid, because it appears she didn't get a shot at naming this one.

Anyway, given the rash of oddball celebrity baby names out there, we think that J.T. and Jessica could have gone a couple of different directions with their son's name:


Maybe that would have been the baby's name if Silas had turned out to be a girl. J.T. owes his crossover success to the fantastic comedic pairings he's had with Jimmy Fallon over the years, on "SNL," "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show." 


Timberlake has left his former boy bandmates of 'NSYNC in the dust as far as worldwide fame is concerned. But at least Lance Bass wants to go into space, Joey Fatone hosts game shows, and Chris Kirkpatrick will be in the next "Sharknado" movie. But poor JC Chasez has been largely forgotten, even though he's managing bands and in the touring companies of major musicals. So why couldn't J.T. have thrown a bone to his old pal JC?


After Timberlake performed in Israel, farmers there named a variety of melon after him. The "Justin" melon is like a cantaloupe, sweet, and has a three-week shelf life. We're pretty sure that his new son is sweet, and at some point his head will be melon-shaped. It's too bad J.T. didn't return the favor to those very generous farmers.

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