The Surprising Name Adam Brody & Leighton Meester Are Calling Their Son

Zachary Mack
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Coming up with a name for your newborn baby can be hard whether you're a celebrity or not. But instead of stressing themselves out too much with a quick decision, actors Adam Brody and Leighton Meester have come up with a way to put off time while they think of the perfect baby name for their son: They're just calling him Joe Biden for now. Read on to find out about this surprising nickname, and for more celebrity kids, check out Nicole Richie's 12-Year-Old Daughter Looks Just Like Her Now.

In an exclusive Oct. 28 interview with People, Brody opened up about the birth of the couple's second child—a son—and how the experience has been a special one amid the current state of the world. "For us, luckily in this time in our lives, this moment in our lives, this family growing by one has definitely had its magical moments and it's had its benefits, for sure," the former star of The O.C. said. He then jokingly added that he and Gossip Girl alum Meester have been calling their son "Joe Biden until after the election."

Brody also says that he hasn't noticed any differences yet between caring for his son and his now 5-year-old daughter, Arlo, but that he "can certainly already tell the differences in personality."

"With my wife, certainly preoccupied more than usual these last six months, I've even gotten to spend extra time with [Arlo]," Brody told People. "It's been magical, and I'll remember it for the rest of my life."

Keep reading for more of the baby names celebrities have chosen this year, and for another famous baby who's not so little anymore, check out Kate Hudson's Lookalike Son Doing a Hilarious Impersonation of Her.

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Mindy Kaling: Spencer

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

During an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Oct. 8, writer and actor Mindy Kaling revealed to the world that she had secretly given birth to her second child. Some speculate that her son, named Spencer, was chosen as a tribute to actor Spencer Tracy, mostly since her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter is named Katherine (as in Katharine Hepburn).

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas: Willa

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Although it took them a while to confirm it publicly, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and pop singer Joe Jonas gave their new daughter this adorable German name when she was born on July 22. And for more on this pair's earlier days, here are 13 Photos of Celebrity Couples When They First Got Together.

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Anderson Cooper: Wyatt Morgan

Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper

CNN's Anderson Cooper managed to honor both of his parents with the name of his newborn son: his father, Wyatt Emory Cooper, and his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt. The baby's middle name "is a family name on [his] mom's side," Cooper wrote on Instagram. "I know my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me."

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Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett: Olympia Lightning

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

When you're the newborn daughter of the "fastest man in the world," what else could you be called besides Olympia Lightning? Sprinter Usain Bolt and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett paid homage to his speedy legacy with the name for their first child. And for more celebrity kids who are taking after their parents, check out Matthew McConaughey's Son Looks Just Like Him in Rare Instagram Photo.

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Sonequa Martin-Green and Kenric Green: Saraiyah Chaunté

Sonequa Martin-Green and Kenric Green
Sonequa Martin-Green and Kenric Green

According to a post on Instagram, the brand-new baby daughter of Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green and her husband, The Walking Dead actor Kenric Green, has "Mommy's initials and Mommy's middle name."

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Ciara and Russell Wilson: Win Harrison

Russell Wilson, Ciara, and family
Russell Wilson, Ciara, and family

When your dad is a star quarterback, there are just some words you want to hear around the house as often as possible. Singer Ciara told Entertainment Tonight that the name "Win" was being floated by dad Russell Wilson long before their son arrived in July. (Win joins their daughter, Siena, and Ciara's son, Future, from a former relationship with the rapper he's named after.) Harrison, Win's middle name, comes from Russell's father. And for more on the adorable things celebrity children do, check out Charlize Theron Got the Most Hilarious Makeover From Her Daughter.