January Jones Welcomes Son Xander Dane to the World

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On September 13, 2011, "Mad Men" star January Jones gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Xander Dane Jones. Jones' rep told US Weekly, "Both mom and baby are doing great." The star is still mum on the identity of her baby's father, but a source close to Jones told People that she was very much looking forward to being a mom.

Selecting the right name was very important for Jones who did not want to pick out a clichéd name for her baby. Jones noted "I love Cary Grant, I like Marilyn Monroe. That seems kind of like a celebrity thing to do, those weird names. I'm not really into that. I don't want to be too cliché about it."

Jones certainly avoided the cliched route and went with the original name Xander Dane. According to babynames.com the name Xander is Greek for "The Defender of the People", while the name Dane is of Scandanavian roots and has two possible meanings: "Of Denmark" or "God is My Judge."

Jones is not the only celebrity that has given her child a strong name recently. Here is a look at a few other celebrity babies with names that aren't heard very often.

Glenn Howerton and Jill Latiano

Jill Latiano, wife of "Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Glenn Howerton, gave birth a baby boy on Monday, September 12, 2011. The couple named their son Miles Robert, as announced on Conan Live on Wednesday evening.

Mary McCormack and Matthew Morris

Mary McCormack, star of "In Plain Sight," gave birth to a baby girl on September 10, 2011. McCormack and husband, Matthew Morris have named their daughter Lillian, and will use the name "Lil" as a nickname.

Ashton Shepard and Roland Cunningham

Country singers Ashton Shepard and Roland Cunningham have welcomed a new addition to the world. Their daughter Raden Delilah Cunningham was born on September 9, 2011.

When it comes to celebrity baby names, these babies have fared quite well!

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