Jimmie Johnson Welcomes Daughter Genevieve Marie

07/12/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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It’s a girl for four-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife Chandra.

The couple welcomed daughter Genevieve Marie Johnson on Wednesday, July 7 at 1:44 p.m. in Charlotte, North Caroline, the proud new dad revealed on his Official Fan Club page.

Baby girl weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long.

After spending their first few days together as a family of three, Johnson traveled to Chicago and placed 25th in Saturday’s race.

Johnson, 34, and Chandra announced the pregnancy in January.

— Anya Leon

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romy on

beautiful name

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! I love the name.

Sarah M. on

The name Genevieve has been used once or twice in the last few months. Maybe it’s making a comeback.

Congrats to the whole family!!

Jess on

With how long it took them to pick her name, I was scared it was going to be a wild one. But I think Genevieve is adorable.πŸ™‚

K on

Congrats to Jimmie and Chandra! I love the name!

ABC 123 on

that sure is one gouragous name !

Helene on

Jess, what do you mean how long it took to pick her name?

Angela on

They said during the race that they had not decided on a name for her yet.. they called her Baby J

Elizabeth on

there’s a picture of her on his PR’s twitter! she’s a cutie

Jess on

They didn’t name her until Sunday when she left the hospital. Or at least they didn’t announce it until Sunday. As of Friday, she still didn’t have a name.

Holly on

So happy for them!

Helene on

Thanks jess! i wonder how they decided. interesting.

Kay on

Gorgeous name!! I’m an L&D nurse and just delivered a baby Genevieve a few nights ago. It’s old fashioned and classy.

Stephanie on

Love it, love it, love it! Kind of a given, though; my 5 year old’s name is Genevieve Adele! We call her Gigi.πŸ™‚ It was down to Danica or Genevieve, and we only decided at all because the Social Security worker showed up a second time and wouldn’t leave (she was sweet about it)! Same thing with my younger daughter (who is Vivianne Irene after two of her grandmothers, pre- Vivienne Jolie-Pitt)–it was down to Mireille or Vivianne and we decided at the very last minute as they were outprocessing us. Different SS worker, though…

Wasn’t going for a French theme. Wanted something feminine, not in the top 200, but recognizable as a name, and those are what we liked.πŸ™‚

Sophia on

Genevieve is my favourite name in the world. Well chosenπŸ™‚

Ray T. And Wendy S. on

Congratulations and best wishes on the new baby!! Could not happen to a nicer couple.

Heather on

Genevieve Marie Johnson
“GM Johnson”
Was thay planed or what. Keep on driving those GM Chevrolets and win another championship!!! Congrats