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Sparrow's Name

Richie Gets the Shaft

10/16/2009 1:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We just got hold of the birth certificate for Nicole Richie's 5-week-old son, but one word was suspiciously missing: Richie.

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The newborn boy's full name is listed as Sparrow James Midnight Madden -- no big deal, until you remember Joel Madden and Nicole aren't married ... and their daughter Harlow's last name is Richie Madden.

What's another six letters on an already-mouthful-of-a-name?

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so what    

and the big deal isss?!

1780 days ago
2.

Janet    

It's simple. When they split up, Harlow goes with Nicole and Sparrow (why do you people do this to a child!) will go with Joel.

Only in Hollywood.

1780 days ago
3.

Ali    

Did you notice that Nicole's middle name is spelled differently on the birth certificates? And shes the one that signed both of them... wouldn't you think she would have noticed that? I know I would have.

1780 days ago
4.

meow    

MAYBE THEY GOT MARRIED
AND TMZ WAS NOT THERE ON THEIR ASS#$$@
LOL

1780 days ago
5.

Top Chef Lvr    

You dont have to be married to have the baby's dad's name on the birth certificate, but to have the baby's dad's info added on to the birth certificate you need to have a Declaration of Paternity if the parents are not married.

1780 days ago
6.

ME    

WHO CARES?!

1780 days ago
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marie in D.C.    

and Joel's last name isn't really Madden, its' Combs. Well look at his birth record, and his twin.

1780 days ago
8.

danica    

And this matters to the world, why?

1780 days ago
9.

Buck Farack    

The real disgrace in this poor new soul's name is "Sparrow". Are they really going to call this poor kid that? Let's just pray they call him James in public. Who the hell what the kid's last name is.

1779 days ago
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EGGO    

She doesn't have to be married to give her baby the father's last name. Where have you been TMZ? That's her baby....she can name him Jimmy cracked corn if she wants. Take your nose out of Kate Gooselin's butt and give us some real stories!

1779 days ago
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JamesSparrowAtLeast    

They named their son Sparrow??? I hope somebody teaches that poor kid how to win fights before he starts school -- he'll need the skills with that name.

1779 days ago
12.

Melissa    

And? You don't have to be married to give the baby the father's last name. You don't even have to give him either of the last names really. You could write down any last name you wanted.

1779 days ago
13.

xxx    

I love how Hollywood thinks that childrens names are good publicity to give them some extra time in the spotlight. I have a feeling we will have a lot of angry teens in 10-15 years that disown their ignorant retarded former celebrity parents.

1779 days ago
14.

JustInTime    

STUPID NAME ANYWAY.

1779 days ago
15.

Yeseni    

TMZ

Birth certificate states to list Nicole's Birth last name... not current last name..people divorce and change it back to maiden

doesn't mean they're not married

1779 days ago
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