Joel Madden chose name for his son Sparrow to make life hard for him
The Good Charlotte rocker - who celebrated the birth of his first son in September - knows his little lad is going to have a privileged upbringing so thought giving him an unusual moniker would teach him how to stand up for himself.
Joel - who also has a 21-month-old daughter Harlow with partner Nicole Richie - said: "It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song `A Boy Named Sue`. My worry raising a son in Hollywood is, what will he have to struggle for? I wanted to give him a name that he`s going to have to stand up for. I love it, I think it`s a beautiful name."
Joel also says he`s a amazed at how dedicated Nicole is to raising their family.
He told Britain`s OK! magazine: "While I`m working, it all piles on Nicole. She takes care of the kids, and it never gets to her. She doesn`t feel like she`s giving up anything - she is whole heartedly their mom."