Jessica Alba's 'rules' for naming baby number three

Cash Warren and Jessica Alba with daughters, Honor,9, and Haven, 5.
Cash Warren and Jessica Alba with daughters, Honor,9, and Haven, 5. Photo: Instagram/Jessica Alba

After announcing her third pregnancy last month, Jessica Alba has shared the rules she and husband Cash Warren have to follow when choosing a name for their new addition - and they're very ... specific.

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the 36-year-old who has two daughters, Honour, 9, and Haven, 5, said, "My husband's name is Cash, that's his actual real name on the birth certificate. So our kids had to have unusual names that were also words. And for some reason we chose H. So it needs to be single or double syllable, it has to be an H and it has to be a word."

Alba added that the moniker "can't be too weird ... like a little bit unusual, because what if they want to be a nurse."

"Hail?" Fallon suggests. "Heart?"

"That's so cute," says Alba. "No."

Following the show, Alba's fans took to Instagram to share their own suggestions.

"Hunter, Hudson, Hawk for a boy! Hope, Hazel, Harley for a girl!"


"Hale, Harp, Hue, Harbor, Hasten."



It's also possible, however, that rather than coming from social media, the perfect name for the couple's new bub will arrive naturally - just like it did with their second daughter. Speaking to People after her birth, Alba and Warren shared that Haven arrived in the caul, meaning she was delivered inside her amniotic sac.

"She was born in her safe haven," Warren said at the time.

"And so there we had it," Alba added.

The expectant mama announced her pregnancy last month with a sweet video featuring Honor and Haven. "Cash and I are officially going to be outnumbered," she shared with her 11 million followers, adding the hashtag #herewegoagain.​


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But even though she's done it all before, Alba told Fallon that she has "amnesia" about having a newborn, "Which is why I think I allowed this to happen".

"I don't remember any of it, like strollers, diapers, cribs," she laughed. "I don't remember any of it."