Brad Paisley Explains Choice of 'Jasper' for Newborn Son

05/06/2009 at 02:00 PM ET
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During a May 2nd performance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, country singer Brad Paisley revealed that it was wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley who was responsible for naming the couple’s second son Jasper Warren, 2 ½-weeks.

“My wife had a dream that we had a little boy and named him Jasper…so we named him Jasper. That’s the only reason.”

Brad performed several songs off an upcoming album, and it’s clear that Jasper and his 2-year-old big brother William ‘Huck’ Huckleberry have had a profound influence on their dad’s music. On the track ‘Anything Like Me,’ Brad opens up about learning during an ultrasound that another son was on the way. “I started wondering who he was gonna be, I thought ‘Heaven help us if he’s anything like me,'” he sang.

What’s more, Jasper’s middle name is a nod to Brad’s grandfather Warren Jarvis — which is fitting, for Warren gave Brad his first guitar. “He said, if anything ever goes wrong in your life, just pick this up and it will all go away,” Brad recalled. “He was right, too…It’s really something, what that can do for you.” When host Garrison Keillor suggested that Brad purchase a guitar for Jasper for the same reason, he agreed. “Yeah, he’s gonna need it,” Brad said.

Source: A Prairie Home Companion

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Lis on

I really like both of the boys names. Huck and Jasper sound too cute together 😉

Harley on

I’ve always loved the name Jasper and I commend them on their choice 🙂 lol, color me selfish but I hope it doesn’t become overly popular.

Colleen on

I love both of their boys names! I had a dream while pregnant with my first son and he had a name, when I woke up I HAD to name him that name! So we did! I think it’s awesome that they did the same.

alexa kaelyn on

I like the name Jasper also Elisabeth and Marcia have the same dream about their daughters name Easton and Savannah

Cathey on

I was listening to that program Saturday night. You could tell that Brad is a very proud daddy! Prairie Home Companion was in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry that night, Kim and the boys were off backstage. It was a great program!!

Shayna on

Jasper reminds me of Twilight. I think it’s adorable

Ivonne on

Same thing here. I had a dream that my son would be named Ryan. I would’ve otherwise never considered the choice. During my pregnancy, I struggled to find a name, actually up until it was time for us to be released from the hospital after his birth. Anyway, I did name him Ryan, as I figured there was a reason for this dream (and I rarely dream so it was even more important). Now I’m not so sure. My Ryan is terrible and not even 2! LOL. I love dream stories!

bumblebeebree on

Marcia named her twins Eden and Savanna. Anyway I like the name 😀