jessica simpson eric johnson 2 Jessica Simpson: Maxwell for a baby name?Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson announced they were pregnant back in October and should be due just about any day now, judging by pictures. So the speculation has run rampant about what they are going to name their new daughter.

Now a family friend reportedly tells In Touch that the couple has settled on “Maxwell,” and will call her “Maxi” for short. The source says Jessica wanted a name with meaning – Maxwell is Eric’s grandmother’s maiden name and also his middle name.

The magazine also says Simpson is due April 20, though we would not be surprised if it happens before then – she looks pretty pregnant. Oh, and the source says one of the names they tossed around was “Zinfandel.”

Man, Zinfandel Johnson would’ve been cool. That’s the name of like a sexy lady detective in a 1970s movie. Whereas Maxwell Johnson kind of sounds like a “Dragnet” character.

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