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It's a girl for Star Wars creator George Lucas and his new wife, Mellody Hobson. And no, they didn't name her Amidala or Leia! Everest Hobson Lucas joins siblings Amanda, Katie and Jett.

Everest is an offbeat choice—it's the name  of the world's tallest mountain. It feels a bit more like a boys' name (kinda like Everett or Emmett), but with Everly and Ever gaining in popularity for girls, Everest isn't a stretch. And considering George picked a place name for his other famous character creation—that'd be Indiana Jones—it's an apropos choice.

Hobson is the new mommy's surname, and it's a relative of Robert, which means "bright fame." It hasn't hit the top 1000 since 1900—but it could be a fun alternative to names like Hudson or Jackson.

What do you think of the name? Does Everest appeal to you, or is it just too exotic? And do you see it more as a boys' or a girls' name?

Image: George Lucas and Mellody Hobson by s_bukley /