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Sun Jun 24 10:29:51 EDT 2018

With the arrival of son Crew, Chip and Joanna Gaines not only broke their tradition of D names for boys (they also share sons Duke, 9, and Drake, 13) but chose a moniker that’s actually just 23 years old.

According to Pamela Redmond Satran of Nameberry, Crew is a stylish word name that broke into the U.S. top 1,000 in 2010. It stands at No. 712 now, with 339 baby boys given the name last year — and with more celebrity visibility, it’s primed to climb even higher.

That’s a remarkable achievement for a name that was just born in 1995, when it made its very first appearance on the Social Security extended list, given to a mere six baby boys. Crew’s use as a baby name grew quietly until 2005, when actor Joshua Morrow of The Young and the Restless chose it for his son.

But it’s Crew’s new popularity as a slang term for a group of friends that has inspired its widespread appeal as a baby name.

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Crew was first used as a term for a group of people doing the same work in the 17th century, building on its meaning of a company of seamen on a ship, as in a navy crew. Etymologically, crew is related to the Latin word accrue, which means increase or growth, another term whose positivity adds to Crew’s appeal as a name (and appropriate for the growing Gaines family!).

More recent influences include the trendy retailer J.Crew along with the Ivy League-ish sport crew (a.k.a. rowing), which inspired the name of the crew-cut hairstyles worn by Harvard and Yale rowers in the 1930s.

Crew can be grouped with the military-style word names that have been gaining in popularity over the past decade for baby boys, including Major and Cannon. It also relates to the sea along with other newly popular beachy names such as Sailor and Ocean.

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While Crew was used for a handful of baby girls last year and as a word name is not traditionally gendered, it is given predominantly to baby boys.

The spelling Cru and Crue, both pronounced exactly like Crew, were also each used for more than 50 baby boys last year, which means you could hear the name called out on the playground more than you might expect.

Sun Jun 24 10:15:16 EDT 2018

It’s a girl!

While celebrating her baby shower in Oklahoma with friends and family on Saturday, Chanel Iman revealed that she and her husband Sterling Shepard are expecting a daughter.

Announcing the happy news on social media, the 27-year-old Victoria’s Secret Model wrote, “It’s a GIRL 🌸🎀💗,” alongside a photo of the pair cuddling up together at the party while sitting on a pink couch surrounded by vases filled with pink and red flowers.

This is the couple’s first child together.

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Documenting the festivities themselves, Iman went on to share a photo of herself posing with some friends in front of a topiary wall reading “Oh Baby.”

In the image, the pregnant model wears a flowing white off-the-shoulder dress while cradling her growing baby bump with her hands.

“WELCOME to Oklahoma Ladies,” she captioned the sweet shot.

Iman also posted photos of some of the party’s sweet treats, which included multiple rose-topped cakes and a tray of mini cupcakes frosted with pink icing.

“So ready for this little girl 🍼🎀💗,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself standing in front of a close line filled with adorable onesies and dresses for her daughter.

“Thank you @cherishep3@shelby_shep_ @ashleigh_shep for a beautiful baby shower,” she added.

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After revealing her pregnancy this past Mother’s Day, the model told PEOPLE exclusively, “Our fairytale continues as we wait for the birth of our baby. As our love grows each day, Sterling and I can’t wait to share it with our little one.”

The model and actress also gave fans a revealing look at her growing family, sharing images from a topless photo shoot she did alongside the 24-year-old New York Giants player.

Speaking with PEOPLE earlier this month at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in N.Y.C., Iman, who’s due in August, shared that “my pregnancy has been amazing.”

“I’m just super anxious to meet my baby,” she continued, before adding that “the first term actually was very difficult” and that she “was super sick.”

Perhaps hinting at the sex of her baby, Iman referred to her bundle of joy as “she” at one point in her response to PEOPLE, before later clarifying to reporters, “I keep saying one thing, but I don’t really know.”

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Opening up earlier this month about becoming a first-time father, Shepard told the New York Post he’s already talked to his coach about getting time off for his daughter’s birth.

“He was like, ‘We’ll see if we can get you a day off or something,’ ” the football pro explained. “I don’t want to be away from the guys, but that type of stuff, you have to be there for that.”

Added the dad-to-be, “I’m super excited about it. On game days, I see guys … they have their babies down there, and it’s a warm feeling when you see that. I’m looking forward to it … I can’t wait.”

Sat Jun 23 22:25:40 EDT 2018

It’s official!

After announcing the arrival of their fifth child on Saturday, Chip and Joanna Gaines revealed what name they’ve decided on for their son: Crew.

“Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love,” Joanna, 40, wrote in an Instagram post featuring the baby boy’s first photos. “He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early — which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.”

In the first of four images, the mother of five is seen looking at Crew as he sleeps in the hospital.

In other pictures featured in the same post, Chip can be seen comforting his wife, Joanna smiles while holding the baby and the whole family gathers around the new bundle of joy as Chip looks at the kids with pure excitement.

An additional post shared on her Instagram page shows the couple’s four oldest children —  Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13 — standing outside their mother’s hospital room, eagerly awaiting news of their sibling’s arrival.

“One of my favorite pics a friend showed me after Crew was born,” captioned Joanna. “They couldn’t wait to meet their new baby brother ❤.”

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Eagle-eyed fans may have noticed that the proud papa previously shared a pretty big hint about their son’s moniker. While announcing the arrival of their son on Twitter, the Fixer Upper star actually used his newborn’s name, writing that “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger.”

“10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great! #blessedBeyondBelief,” he added to the happy message.

Chip also proclaimed his love for “my crew” in April, while sharing a photograph of the couple’s children.

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Breaking years of tradition, Crew is the couple’s first son who hasn’t been given a name that starts with the letter D.

While the word is most widely used as a slang term for a group of friends, according to Pamela Redmond Satran of Nameberry, as a name, Crew is just 23 years old!

The name made its very first appearance on the Social Security extended list in 1995, when it was given to a mere six baby boys. Crew’s use as a baby name grew quietly until 2005, when actor Joshua Morrow of The Young and the Restless chose it for his son.

Crew first broke into the U.S. top 1,000 names in 2010, and currently stands at No. 712, with 339 baby boys given the name last year.

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Perhaps in an attempt to throw their fans off their decision to break with tradition, shortly after the couple announced they were expecting a fifth child, Chip asked a child named Gage to help him “think of a D-name” — presumably to match his older sons’ first initial.

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Chip and Joanna recently opened up in a PEOPLE cover story about their expanding household, including how they split parenting duties.

“Chip is the best swaddler,” Joanna said. “He’s always been able to rock our babies to sleep. He’s like, ‘I’m going to be holding the baby the entire time!’ ”

Of diapering, she added, “We need to figure that one out again. I don’t even remember, but I do remember the blowouts and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I’ve gotta get my stuff together. It’s coming!”

Joanna also shared that the couple may not be done having kids just yet. “I joke with my friends that I’m going to be that 45-year-old who’s pregnant,” she revealed. “Chip is such a kid at heart and we both love a big family. I’m open to whatever. I’m just having fun with it.”