Thomas Rhett Shares the Story Behind His Youngest Daughter’s Name

After welcoming his youngest daughter, Lennon Love, in February of this year, the superstar is finally sharing the story behind…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 16, 2020


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After welcoming his youngest daughter, Lennon Love, in February of this year, the superstar is finally sharing the story behind her unique name.

After his wife Lauren took the lead on naming their first two children, Willa Gray and Ada James, Thomas had full control over naming their third child. And yes, she’s named after a Beatle, in case you were wondering.

“Lennon came from John Lennon, from the Beatles. I knew I wanted some sort of musical name for our third child, and me and Lauren both loved the name Lennon,” the “Be A Light” singer recently explained.

He went on to share that her middle name actually changed at the last minute when a friend suggested something different than they had originally planned.

“And Love – her middle name was gonna actually be Louise, but in the hospital one of her friends text her,” he revealed. “She was like, ‘Hey, since it’s Valentine’s Day, maybe you should name her Lennon Love.  And it kind of started as a joke but kinda became cemented. That’s what we kind of decided in the hospital.”

Thomas Rhett has enjoyed plenty of extra time with Lennon Love, Ada James and Willa Gray as he’s been off the road since March due to the coronavirus outbreak. His Center Point Road Tour, which was originally scheduled to take place this summer, has now shifted to a June 2021 start date.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.