Jennifer Nettles Welcomes Son Magnus Hamilton

12/07/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Jennifer Nettles Gives Birth
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How sweet!

Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles welcomed sonΒ Magnus Hamilton Miller on Thursday, Dec. 6, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Baby Magnus is the first child for the Grammy-winning singer, 38, and her husband, entrepreneur Justin Miller.

“We are so thankful for all the prayers and support and are excited to take some time together as a new family,” the couple say in a statement.

And the timing couldn’t have been better: after tying the knot during a small, sunset ceremony in Tennessee last year, the couple celebrated their first anniversary on Nov. 28.

In September, Nettles told PEOPLE she was busy enjoying her last trimester — sort of. “I just feel good to rest,” she said. “[But] things are starting to get a little uncomfortable, if you will!”

Still, after wrapping up touring with her band and performing on the music competition show Duets this summer, Nettles joked, “I’m happy to just have the opportunity to be at home. I’m throwing things away, organizing [and] putting up suitcases. But I’m feeling great!”

— Kevin O’Donnell

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Tee Tee on

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcement of a Sugarland baby! Congratulations to Jennifer and Justin!

Jeny on

I love the name. Happy she and baby Magnus are healthy!

Ginger on

Congrats! Seems like she has been pregnant forever!! New baby just in time for Christmas, so sweet!

Brooklyn on

Love her! Congrats to them both. Not the biggest fan of Magnus, but it’s certainly not horrible!

Lisa B on

Congrats to Jennifer and Justin. I’m somewhat of a Sugarland fan and like her as a person. Best wishes! πŸ™‚

allie on

Congrats but…. that is an awful name

TL on

Wow, Allie must be a horrible name too. To have someone just bluntly put your statement out there like that. Beautiful people, beautiful baby and then there always has to be someone like you to comment.

Noneya on

Congratulations and Blessings on your new arrival!!

AM on

Congratulations to Jennifer & her husband!! So glad to hear the good news. Love the name they gave him too!!!

Anonymous on

so happy for her!

Jen on


Leslie on

Magnus???? Jennifer really??????

Kim on

Awwww, congratulations! Love the name.

Number One Sugarland Fan on

I’m so glad she didn’t name him something common like Christopher or Michael or make him a junior. And it’s way better than Keifer! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Evelyn Houseweart on

Congratulations. I have been waiting for this day. Jennifer has a beautiful voice..

shannon on

Congratulations on your baby boy! My husband wanted to name our first son Magnus but I won with Mason πŸ™‚ best wishes to Jennifer and her family.

Guest on

I really thought she looked like she was having a girl. Congrats to her!

Denise on

Congratulations best of luck,

Anonymous on

i love the name! congrats to her! what an awesome little Christmas gift!

jones on

Congratulations to her and her family! She seems like a very down-to-earth and nice person. I like the name Magnus. It is different, but not completely out there.

jessesgirl72 on

At least Magnus isn’t a made up name- it’s just old. The oldest son in Christopher Stasheff’s Wizards of Grammarye series is named Magnus, who then gets his own series, The Rogue Wizard. I swear, no matter what someone names their kid, there are always 100 who jump on the celeb for how terrible it is- either too common or too uncommon! LOL Congrats to Jennifer and Justin!

jld on

why are there 2 sad face and 2 mad face votes? So strange.

Anyway, congrats to Jennifer and her husband!

Carrie M on

Congrats to Jennifer. She seems so sweet and I bet she’ll be a great mom. Good luck to all!

Lovesugarland on

Congrats! Was waiting for the news!

Jen D on

Congratualations!!!! So happy for you!!!

O on

Another Magnus! Thats my sons name! Thats at least 3 in Hollywood . Love it πŸ™‚ Congrats!

Anonymous on

I love jennifer but magnus really????

Lori on

Magnus?? wth??

Becky on

Congrats on your new baby boy..Love the name.. Nice strong name(IMO)..

becca on

Yay omg I’m so happy πŸ™‚ congrats jennifer the name is cute πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see pics πŸ™‚

Kola1 on

I am so happy for her. This will be the greatest blessing life for her. Congrats !

Terri on


Hea on

Magnus is a great name, a classical name with tons and tons of history throughout time. I think it’s great.

Anonymous on

Unlikely? …Old world, traditional name. Love it.

pinklily on

Magnus is a million times better than the poor kids whose names are “hashtag”, “like”, “Facebook”, etc. Magnus isn’t your child and no one cares that you don’t like the name.

Congratulations on the new baby!

kat on

Sorry…it sounds too close to maget

Donna Barr on

Congratulations! I have enjoyed your music for years and I am so happy for you:)

Anonymous on

Congratulations! I was convinced she was having a girl.

CommonSense4America on

Allie,,,If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin at all. That’s not a country song, but it should be.

Thrilled on

Love love love her!! So happy for them…..



Anonymous on

I don’t particularly care for the name Magnus – but I LOVE Sugarland and especially Jennifer. Have seen them in concert twice. She and I are both Southern GA born and bred – as long as she and her family are healthy and happy, the name doesn’t matter!! Congrats to the family!!! LOVE YOU JENNIFER!!!

Anonymous101 on

Congratulations to Jennifer and her husband!

Hattie on

At least its not Angus!!!! I think Will Ferrel has one son with that name!! LOL

myladyeve on

Congrats to the family!!

Mary Stowe on

I am so happy for Jennifer and Justin i wish them all the best with their new baby boy!!

ron on

just shows the richer you get the blonder you ge,t magnus poor kid.

Friend on

Congratulations! Glad he’s healthy and he’s a wonderful little early Christmas present. The name? Ugh.

joycelgr on

Congrats to both Jennifer and her husband but sure hope they call him Hamilton…would hate to have the name Magnus…probably a family name but just know kids will wind up calling him Maggie…not good for a son…

joycelgr on

Awesome Christmas gift for Jennifer and her husband.

Annie on

@tl- your comment was really rude. this is the comments section for people to leave their comments! she had every right to state her opinion about the name in the article! so get over it.

guest on

Magnus Miller….now that’s a mouthful, LOL.

Laura on

Magnus is a better name than some of the other Hollywood names out there!

Anna on

Congrats to them, not a fan of the name.

Sarah.S. on

Magnus is a strong and dignified name. Just because she didn’t use a top 10 name doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the name.

Congrats to Jennifer and Justin on their new bundle of joy!

anna on

Magnus reminds me of maggot for some reason. Not a fan of the name but its her kid not mine. She looks stunning and I am sure her baby is beautiful.

guest on

umm you cant tell what the baby is gonna be on how you carry it…baby decides what its gonna be at carry it how your gonna carry it..simple as that!!!

Julie on

That’s a mouthful of a name! Congrats to them!

Anonymous on

Hattie- Nope! Will DOES have a son named Magnus though (as well as sons named Mattias and Axel)! πŸ™‚

guest- Actually, it’s the father’s sperm that decides. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, congrats to the couple, and I’ll bet anything that the middle name is after a family member! πŸ™‚

calimom3 on

Magnus ? Eh…but I ADORE Jennifer Nettles and am very happy for her and her husband. Having a baby is a indescribably happy experience and I wish nothing but blessings and good times ahead for her family.

Hea on

If Magnus is a mouthful to say then plenty of people on this site must have severe speech impairments. Granted, the name sounds a bit different in Swedish than it does in English, perhaps especially with an american accent, but it’s not hard to pronounce either way.

Lia on

Magnus sounds like “maggots or magnets”. Anyway congrats to she and her husband. I’m sure he’s darling.

Rhonda on

Congrats to them! I love Jennifer and Sugarland! The name Magnus is other thought, lol but hope they are both happy and healthy!

emily on

Congratulations to Jennifer and her husband Justin!!!! I am so happy for them. I have been axiously waiting on pins and needles for the announcement of their baby. I love the name Magnus!!! Can’t wait to see the first pictures of him.

Just Me on

Allie….isn’t that a dark dirty place where you get beat up, robbed, and left for dead? Oh, my bad, that’s alley…some difference. Congrats to Jennifer, Justin, and young Magnus.

Anonymous on

I have a son named Magnus, he’s 8 years old now and has never been called Maggie at school. I’ve never been a fan of giving a kid a name and then using a nickname instead, what’s the point! All boys and men too actually love his name, they think it’s cool.

Kay Cooper on

Wow, finally! So glad to hear it’s hear and both mother and baby are safe! Huge fans! Those M names are a bit tough on the tongue for us Southernerns Jennifer! LOL Ya’ll take care and Merrry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Laurie on

So enjoyed CMA Country Christmas! It is a perfect, family-friendly holiday program. Beautiful host and music. Can’t think of a better Christmas blessing than a new baby- peace, love and much joy!!

julia on

k are u sure she had the baby on thursday dec.6 because i watched the CMA country christmas show on abc on thursday.dec 20th and she looked like she was still pregnant so what happend!!!!?????? did someone make a mistake!! but if i am wrong then Congrats to jennifer and justin anyway!! πŸ™‚

avalyn on

@julia – The special was taped nearly a month before the baby was born. Normally it airs early December but this year they aired it later on in the month. Hence why she was pregnant on it but had the baby a few weeks earlier.

KMichele on

Can’t believe little Master Magnus will be (4) four years old on Dec. 6th, just a few days away. She stated a the begin of this years CMA Country Christmas Show that she was able to get him enrolled in a pre-school (of course no mention of which academy for security reasons) it does seem like yesterday he was born. Magnus Hamilton is a strong Western Civilization name, (Swedish, Switzerland, Scottish) for e.g. it was a Scottish gentleman being honor for his humanitarian work on CNN Hero’s that Jennifer hear and knew her husband would also love the name, with Scottish and Scandinavian ancestors on both sides so Magnus Hamilton Miller was an strong excellent choice. Yes it’s everyone’s right to speak their mind and Jennifer being an artist would agree more than most, but I would always stop and research way maybe the name was chosen then you can still state how you feel about someone else’s child name just as I sure you’d have no problem if someone said how horrible your choice of name for your son or daughter was (right?)! Have a Happy Birthday Magnus may Santa also bring you what you’ve asked for have a Merry Christmas, also a very Happy and Prosperous New Year for you and Momma & Daddy.
Many Blessings For Your Family For A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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