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Monday, June 13, 2011

Newsom Baby Arrives ... and His Name Isn't Weird

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 9:45 AM

click to enlarge Hunter S. Thompson makes "Hunter" a pretty cool name
  • Hunter S. Thompson makes "Hunter" a pretty cool name

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and wife Jennifer Siebel announced the arrival of their new baby boy, Hunter Siebel Newsom. We hear mother and son, who was born yesterday morning, are doing well.

So congrats ... on giving him a normal name.

After Newsom and his wife named their firstborn Montana, it seems the couple decided to go with a more mainstream, trendy name. Hunter, by, the way, means "pursuer." Gavin jokes go here.


quick Google search shows that Hunter is among one of the more desired

boy names this year, making it to the No. 49 slot on popular baby names.

But if they were looking for an even more up-and-coming name, the couple should have gone with Gavin, which happens to be even more popular, falling on the list at No. 34, according to

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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