OFFSTAGE: The Naming of Dierks Bentley’s Son

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There ain’t enough bourbon in Kentucky for Dierks Bentley to prepare for three kids. Right? I mean, having one baby is tough. Two kids is like a tag-team operation. But three? That’s just a constant juggling act. I’m sure Bentley is up to the challenge, though, with or without bourbon, because it seems like he’s really gotten the hang of fatherhood already with his girls Evie, 4, and Jordan, 2. And he announced during the 2013 CMA Music Festival that the one on the way is a baby boy. So his first order of business will be to name that boy. The obvious choice would be Dierks Bentley II. Or D.J. — short for Dierks Jr. Or maybe he’ll name him after his father Leon, who recently passed away. Or use his own real first name Frederick. Although I could see Bentley going in a different direction and giving his son the name of one of his musical heroes such as Waylon Jennings, George Jones or The Del McCoury Band. Any of those first names would sound good with Bentley. And any boy would be lucky to grow up and tell the world, “It’s my last name.”