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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Reveals Name of New Baby Boy

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Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and his wife Allison will welcome their second child this summer. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, they already know they are having a boy — he will join big sister Madeline, born in Dec. 2010. The couple has even decided on a name for their blue bundle o’ joy already, and it’s – drumroll, please — Dylan Jay DeMarcus.

The proud papa-to-be shared the news with Country Countdown USA host Lou Helton this past weekend, when the band served as co-hosts on the show.

DeMarcus said, “We really are thrilled to be having a boy, and we’re gonna name him Dylan Jay DeMarcus. My wife, being the sweetheart that she is, decided that ‘Jay’ needed to officially be in the family, so we decided to call him Dylan Jay DeMarcus.”

There’s a bit of a (complicated) backstory to DeMarcus’ name, as well. On the surface, it’d appear that Dylan Jay DeMarcus will be partly named after his father. But he actually isn’t, at least in the legal sense, since “Jay” is not the musician’s legal name!

DeMarcus said, “My real name is Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Jr. My parents hated the name Stanley and they both hated Wayne, but my dad wanted a namesake. So my mom said, ‘I’m not gonna call him JR, I’m not gonna call him Junior, I’m not gonna call him Wayne,’ because my dad went by Wayne, so ‘We’re gonna call him Jay.’ So my name has been Jay my entire life, and you can imagine the nightmare in school, trying to get a driver’s license, because I was always called Jay.”

Yikes. That does sound like a paperwork and red tape headache! Whatever the case, little Dylan Jay DeMarcus will have his dad’s non-legal yet definitive moniker. Let’s hope Jay and Allison call their son “Dylan” to make it easy on him, since that’s his real name.

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