Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are proud parents of their second child, and in true celebrity fashion have given their baby an acceptable Hollyweird-type name:
Sparrow James Midnight Madden – who weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. - was born in the middle of the night early Wednesday morning. The boy joins older sister Harlow Winter Kate Madden, who was born in January 2008.
After giving birth, Richie wrote on her website: “Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. Thank you for all of your good wishes.”
Do you get it? The kid was born in the middle of the night so they named him Midnight. Which isn’t actually the middle of the night, but is still technically the night, I suppose. You see, if the child was born around 11 am, they would have named him Brunch. Or if he was born around 1 pm, they would have called him Midday. It’s bloody genius.
But Midnight is the kids middle name, and Sparrow is the first. I suppose they did their research and went to Wikipedia to find out what traits a Sparrow has and figured it would be perfect for their newborn. Let’s see what Wiki says about the sparrow:
Generally, sparrows tend to be small, plump brown-grey birds with short tails and stubby, powerful beaks.
That’s Nicole Richie down to a tee. Let’s see if the sparrow has any of Joel Madden’s traits:
A few species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or pigeons, will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities.
Gulls and pigeons are the most disgusting of all birds, so ya, that describes Madden very well. Especially the part about the scrounging.
The Mayor wishes Sparrow all the luck in the world. He seems healthy, we know he will be wealthy, and with any luck he’ll buck the family trend and be wise. And if he does become wise, he will want to look into becoming a ninja, because with a name like Sparrow, he is definitely going to need superior fighting skills.