THE STORY BEHIND ASHLEE SIMPSON'S BABY
Singing stars Pete Wetnz and Ashlee Simpson gave their new baby son the middle name Mowgli, because they fell in love with the name reading "Jungle Book." Bronx Mowgli was welcomed into the world on Thursday at Los Angeles California Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The choice of names has left fans and celebrity pals scratching their heads in disbelief. Wentz reveals Mowgli was inspired by the lead character in Rudyard Kipling's classic story, but he's refusing to reveal why they chose Bronx, also the name of one of New York City's five boroughs. Speaking on Ryan Seacrest's radio show yesterday, Wentz says, "'The Jungle Book' was something that me and Ashlee bonded over. It's a cool name. "We came up with the idea Bronx. We've been throwing (ideas) back and forth for a while. It's kind of cool to just leave the narrative what it is. People are stoked or pissed or whatever. ... I don't think anyone really has the real story."