Glee star Naya Rivera and hubby Ryan Dorsey welcomed their first child, a son, on Sept. 17. Check out the offbeat unisex baby name they picked!

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It's a boy for former Glee gal Naya Rivera and her hubby, former Justified actor Ryan Dorsey. And the name they picked has a bit of cowboy swagger behind it: Josey Hollis Dorsey.

Josey is generally used as a nickname for Josephine, and usually for girls (think of the old 1970s cartoon Josie and the Pussycats). But thanks to the ClintEastwood classic The Outlaw Josey Wales, it has a bit of renegade swagger. (If you've never seen the film, it's the story of a Missouri farmer whose family is killed by Union soldiers, and who becomes a member of a Confederate guerrilla outfit.)

Hollis is a unisex name that has also become more popular for girls. It's most famously a neighborhood in Queens, where rappers Run-D.M.C. got their start. It's an English moniker that's connected (not surprisingly) to holly trees. It's recently been used for female characters in a number of TV shows and novels, including The Office and An Abundance of Katherines, by The Fault in Our Stars' author John Green.

I kind of love Josey for a boy, but it's problematic with the surname: Josey Dorsey seems a little too rhymed.

Tell us: What do you think of the name Josey Hollis? Does it work for a boy, or does it scream girl to you? And would you choose either moniker for your own child?

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