Nicole Richie to Name Baby after Michael Jackson

July 24, 2009 By:
Nicole Richie to Name Baby after Michael Jackson

Nicole Richie hasn't given birth yet but if she has a baby boy, she's planning on naming him after Michael Jackson.

A source tells Star magazine, "Nicole is devastated by Michael's death. She loved him and it happened so suddenly.

"She wasn't planning on naming the baby after him, but she thinks it's fitting now that he's gone."

What most people don't know is that Michael Jackson was Nicole's Godfather. Michael and Nicole's dad Lionel Richie were really close friends, so Nicole grew up to Michael being an uncle figure in her life.

Nicole and Joel had previously said that they were going to wait and be surprised about the sex of the baby, but if they have a boy, Michael it is!