Itâ€™s a boy for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden! A 7-pound, 14-ounce Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born in the morning of September 9, 2009. The coupleâ€™s first child, baby girl Harlow Kate, will be turning two next year.
Nicole Richie, a month before popping. Photo from Splash News.
It looks like the stars are aligned for their second baby. According to ancient Chinese beliefs, the date 9/9/9 is considered extremely lucky. Itâ€™s no wonder high-rolling gamblers flocked to the casinos, while hundreds of couples tied the knot on this auspicious date.
In China, the number 9 means â€œlongevity,â€ making it a triple threat, or better yet, triple treat this year. According to numerologist and radio host Jerome Carter, 9/9/9 is an incredible date to be born on. â€œThat child will be born with a special gift. He or she will have a direct link to the mysteries of God and life,â€ he told ABCNews.com. â€œHe or she has potential to be a world leader.â€
As for the babyâ€™s name, baby name expert Pamela Redmond Satran revealed that bird names are â€œinâ€ for Hollywood parents this year. â€œBird names are definitely getting hotter,â€ Satran told usmagazine.com. She also revealed that bird names represent a spiritual symbolism. â€œTheyâ€™re seen as light, one with the sky and nature and in a more uplifting, positive way than other animals, like a fox, which is more macho. Nicole Richie is a free spirit.â€
Luck definitely has begun for the newborn. A-list celebrities such as Ashlee Simpson and Gwen Stefani have flocked to the hospital to welcome her to the world. Dad Joel Madden even tweeted:
â€œ1st day of his life & my son is already a trending topic on twitter. Thatâ€™s right son, ur just like your old man. wait, iâ€™ve never been a #TT.â€
Congratulations, Nicole and Joel!