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Jake Owen Reveals Name of New Baby Girl

Jake Owen, Lacey Buchanan
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Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey, are expecting their first baby this month, and the singer told Taste of Country Nights radio host Jeremy Robinson what the little girl will be called. ‘The One That Got Away’ singer revealed that they were having a girl in July, and part of her name comes from another very special lady in his life.

The baby’s name will be Olive Pearl Owen. The middle name was Owen’s godmother’s middle name. She died in July, just months after the newlyweds found out they were expecting. Pearl never knew the couple was having a girl, but she shared in their excitement for the new baby.

The name Olive was a favorite of the couple’s. After they’d decided, they found out actress Drew Barrymore had just named her daughter Olive. “Which made my mom and dad think it was cooler … they thought of Olive Oyl,” Owen said during an interview during CMA Week in Nashville.

Owen actually audio-bombed Little Big Town‘s interview with Jeremy Robinson. Upon hearing the name, Kimberly Schlapman asked if she inspired him. Her daughter’s name is Daisy Pearl.

“You stole the name is what she’s saying in her southern way,” Jimi Westbrook said jokingly. The five singers are all good friends, having toured together with Sugarland several years ago.

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