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Named to irritate grandparents, Jack Daniels names son Jim Beam

GRAY, La. — A Louisiana man named after a whiskey has named his own son after a famous bourbon.

Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray, Louisiana, said he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage. He said they talked about baby names on their first date and thought Jim Beam would be a good idea.

Jim Beam Leathers was born Nov. 14, turning grandparental pique into tradition. Jack Daniels Leathers said his parents named him to upset their parents.

He said that if he and his wife have another baby, ait it’s a boy, he’ll be named Evan Williams after the bourbon and a girl would be named Sherry.

The alcoholic names extended to the Terrebonne Parish judge who officiated at their wedding — Judge Johnny Walker.