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It's a boy for TV correspondent Megan Alexander and her husband, Brian—and they picked a unique, sporty name for their adorable new son! The Inside Edition and Thursday Night Football correspondent chose the baby name Catcher Brian.

Even though Megan definitely loves sports, baseball wasn't the inspiration behind the couple's choice, as she told our sister site Fit Pregnancy. (And no, it wasn't from the J.D. Salinger classic title Catcher in the Rye, either!) Instead, you can credit the Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger retro comedy Down With Love (in which a suave Ewan played a swinging sixties playboy named Catcher Block) for giving them the baby name idea. It's definitely not an over-used pick—only 13 boys were given the name last year.

Brian is obviously chosen in homage to Dad. It's an Irish classic that means strong and virtuous. It held steady in the top 10 back in the 1970s, but hasn't fallen far in the intervening decades. It's still at #168 for boys.

This is the couple's second son, and I think the name Catcher fits nicely with his big brother's name, Chace.

Tell us: What do you think of Catcher as a baby name pick?

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Image: Instagram/Megan Alexander