Joel Madden Named Son Sparrow to Make His Life Difficult

November 4, 2009 By:
Joel Madden Named Son Sparrow to Make His Life Difficult

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden could have named their son something simple like John, Tom or Chris, but they figured they'd give him a unique name like "Sparrow" instead to make his life more difficult.

Nicole gave birth to the couples son in September and they knew he would live a privileged life so they decided to make his life a little more complicated.

Joel said: “It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song ‘A Boy Named Sue’. My worry raising a son in Hollywood is, what will he have to struggle for? I wanted to give him a name that he’s going to have to stand up for. I love it, I think it’s a beautiful name.”

Joel also says he’s a amazed at how dedicated Nicole is to raising their family.

He told Britain’s OK! magazine: “While I’m working, it all piles on Nicole. She takes care of the kids, and it never gets to her. She doesn’t feel like she’s giving up anything – she is whole heartedly their mom.”

Nicole isn't just busy being a full time mom. The trendy star is busy working on her upcoming fashion line Winter Kate, which should be available sometime next year.