Fergie: How I Dreamed Up the Name Axl Jack

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Fergie has a pretty great answer to the question, "So, how did you decide on the name Axl Jack?"

The 30-year-old singer stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and in the episode airing Wednesday, Fergie describes the bizarre way she and husband Josh Duhamel decided on their son's name.

"I had this dream and I was in the audience at this festival. It was outdoors and it was all grimy and nobody knew who I was," Fergie explains. "And on stage singing was Jim Morrison and then came Bob Marley and then Axl Rose. I mean, I was in heaven in this dream, and I’m dancing and just getting into the music and then all of a sudden, boom, boom.

"I wake up and it was the first time my son kicked me in the stomach and it was like he was feeling the music with me," continues the Black Eyed Peas songstress. "It was amazing. I’m gonna start to cry. It was really beautiful and I woke Josh up and I said, 'Honey, honey, honey he kicked me. He finally kicked me!'"

Being the swoon-worthy husband that he is, Josh was up for a name debate in the middle of the night.

"I told him my dream and he was like, 'Wow.' We had already picked the middle name because my uncle — who is a very special guy — he passed away last year, Jack … So we already had the middle name. I told the story and he was like, 'Morrison, Marley, no, Axl Jack. That’s it,'" Fergie reveals. "And it just had this ring to it. It was very strong. It's an old Scandinavian name. A lot of people [Josh] knew from North Dakota had that name."

Fergie welcomed Axl Jack into the world three months ago.

"It was really special. It was very special," Fergie says of her C-section delivery. "I see Josh's face. They're pulling Axl out. I can't feel anything. I'm all numb. And I see Josh, and he's going, 'Aw,' and he's giving the faces, and I'm going, 'Wow, I'm so happy. This moment is so special, so tender, and I hear screaming … and over the side comes Axl and he’s screaming at me crying and I went, 'Okay, the name works.'"

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