Can You Guess What Jessica Simpson Will Name Her Daughter?

In Elle magazine’s current issue, Jessica Simpson poses nude, reveals that she’s having a little girl, and drops some titillating hints about the name that she and fiance Eric Johnson plan to give their first child together. “It’s nothing shocking and nothing you’ll have to add to the dictionary,” she says. “Still, when people hear it, they’ll know … why.”

To find a name that may fulfill the prophecy of ‘they’ll know…why,’ and that isn’t outrageously shocking, the experts at Nameberry examined every detail of her bio. Here are their best guesses.

Drew: Her mother Tina’s maiden name is also a male surname that Drew Barrymore made popular for girls.

Josephine: This favorite revival of a vintage name could be chosen to honor Jessica’s dad, Joseph.

Abilene: Jessica Simpson’s Texas birthplace is occasionally used as a girl’s name and has the advantage of the nickname Abby. Granted, it’s a bit of a dark horse.

Nicole: It’s highly unlikely that Jessica would use her sister Ashlee’s first name—but she might consider her middle name. Or do a spin on Ashlee like Ashling, Ashton, Asha, or Aspen.

Destiny: Jessica toured with Destiny’s Child last year, and Destiny is a popular “word” name that certainly wouldn’t have to be added to the dictionary.

Do you agree with us? If not, what are yours?

Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran are the creators of the baby name site Nameberry and the authors of ten bestselling books about names, including Cool Names for Babies and The Baby Name Bible.
Photo: Jessica Simpson at the NBCUNIVERSAL Press Tour All-Star Party, s_bukley/

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  1. by Elle

    On March 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I’m sure she will not use Drew. That is her ex’s brother’s name!

  2. by Tracy

    On March 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Grandpa Joe’s middle is Truett… I still think True could be an option.

    Abilene is a great guess, too!

  3. by Deb

    On March 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Just throwing out something from the baby daddy’s side…could be Erica.

  4. by Jessica

    On March 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I think Daisy!! Daisy was her puppy who was the love of her life and it was killed by a coyote right in front of her.

  5. by Basmi

    On March 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    It will be Daisy. She loved thay dog and she said when people hear it they will know why.

  6. by Karen

    On March 10, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Neveah Joy(ce). Neveah is Heaven spelled backwards and she was really close to her grandmother Joyce, even naming her Christmas album “Rejoice”.

    Neveah Johnson has a ring to it.

  7. by Karen

    On March 10, 2012 at 2:01 am

    This is so fun guessing.

    Eva Joy or Eva Joyce. Gabriella (Gabby) Joyce. I know she used to be good friends with Eva Longoria. Macy Joyce. Jewel Ann. Joyanna and call her Joy for short.

    Karina Ann.

  8. by Amanda

    On March 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Jerrica, a play on Eric and Jessica, combining their names with a double “R” like her double “S”

  9. by tracy fisher

    On March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    mashing other people’s guesses gives me Daisy True, which I think is fairly cute for a celebrity baby name!

    but really, there are FAR worse names out there than the guesses here :)

  10. by katie

    On March 15, 2012 at 1:53 am

    @ deb: I agree. Erica is actually part of both names obviously Eric from him but the ca is end of Jessica.

  11. by Trace

    On March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Daisy! She was Daisy Duke, and for her precious Pup!

  12. by Laurie

    On March 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I thought Jerrica right away, and Daisy would be most likely too!

  13. by Lisa

    On March 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Jericho! A combination of Jessica and Eric and a reminder that she is their first CO-production!

  14. by Danielle

    On April 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Daisy. Definitely Daisy.