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Melissa Rycroft welcomed her second child with husband Tye Strickland on Sunday, April 20thBeckett Thomas joins sister Ava Grace, 3.  

WHAT IT MEANS:  Bee cottage

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: This English surname was ascribed to those living in various places in Berkshire and Devon and comes from the Old English elements beo (bee) and cot (cottage or shelter).


KNOW THIS: The name is commonly associated with martyred saint Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION:  Beckett is of the trendiest names in modern history! Melissa Etheridge, Conan O’Brien, Stella McCartney, Nicole Sullivan and Natalie Maines have all chosen it for their boys.

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