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Newborn Baby Named Jim Beam By His Dad Jack Daniels

Booze runs in the blood.

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Jack Daniels Leathers, 32, said his parents named him after the famed American whiskey to annoy his grandparents.

"My parents decided they wanted to name their son something to make their parents mad," he told the Courier. "And, at the time, my dad was drinking Jack, which he enjoyed. My mom said, 'Why not?'"

He said his wife, 23-year-old Lydia Leathers, said they talked about baby's names on their first date, and agreed at the time Jim Beam would be a perfect baby name.

Jack said if they have more kids, they plan to name their next son Evan Williams, after the bourbon, and their daughter Sherry.

And just to put the icing on the cake, or the whiskey on the rocks, the Terrebonne Parish judge who officiated their wedding, was reportedly named Judge Johnny Walker.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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