Monday, June 23, 2008

Jamie Lynn Spears Released From Hospital After Giving Birth

Jamie Lynn Spears left the Mississippi Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Mississippi Saturday two days after giving birth ( which is Wednesday, 18.6.2008 ).

The 17-year-old was driven out of the hospital by 19-year-old fiance Casey Aldridge in a white Range Rover at 1:40 a.m. She was in the back seat surrounded by a white sheet. The couple received a police escort.

Maddie – born Thursday weighing 7 lbs., 11 ounces – is the first child for the Zoey 101 star and Aldridge, a pipe layer.

Jamie Lynn's sister Britney, 26, returned to L.A. Friday after flying to Louisiana for the birth. Britney's arrival at LAX caused chaos among over 30 paparazzi.

Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge's decision to name their newborn daughter Maddie Briann is "a surprising choice," baby name expert Pam Satran, coauthor of baby-naming guides Cool Names and The Baby Name Bible, tells

"[Maddie is] cute but nearly old-fashioned at this point," Satran says. "The nickname Maddie has been popular in its own right since the 1980s, when it was the name used by the character played by Cybill Shepherd in Moonlighting."

The name is short for Madeline (the French variation of Magdalen, which is Greek for "high tower) or Madison (of English origin, meaning "son of the mighty warrior"), which was a top name several years ago, Satran explains.

"Both Jamie and Maddie are '80s-style nickname names," Satran adds. "Rather than mother and daughter, they sound like classmates – co-captains of the cheerleading squad!"

As for Maddie's middle name, Briann, Satran reveals its "a modern feminization of Brian, Irish for 'strong.'
Briann, Brian, Brianne and Brianna have been trending downward over the past several years, Satran points out.

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