Saylor James is the name of baby #3 for Kristin Cavallari—and yes, it was inspired by a dog! Get the full scoop on this baby girl name.

Kristin Cavallari in red dress headshot
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Baby #3 is a girl for former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari and her NFL player hubby, Jay Cutler. Joining big brothers Camden and Jaxon is a baby girl named Saylor James.

Saylor is a French surname name, that was an occupational name for a dancer or acrobat—or if you prefer, it's a creative spelling of sailor. It's currently in the top 800 names for girls, and it's definitely on the rise. The more traditional spelling, Sailor, was chosen earlier this year for Liv Tyler's son.

James has been the hot middle name for celebrity daughters. This timeless boys' name, meaning supplanter, has been used by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (in the first-name spot!), and in the middle for the daughters of James Marsden, Eddie Vedder, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Sean Combs, just to name a few.

The funny part? According to Kristin, she discovered the name when shopping for baby supplies years ago—it was the name of the shop owner's dog.

Cavallari announced the birth of her daughter and her name on Instagram with an adorable photo of a pink-and-white onesie alongside the baby's fresh new footprints and birth info. "Saylor James Cutler was born today at 132pm!!" she captioned the photo.

Kristin Cavallari birth announcement for Saylor
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The canine inspiration notwithstanding, Kristin and Jay picked a nice but very trendy name—which fits in with their other baby name picks, like Camden and Jaxon. Definitely of-the-moment—and not so likely to be in vogue in a decade or two.

Tell us: What do you think of the baby name Kristin and Jay picked? Would you consider it for your daughter—or even your son?

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