Jay DeMarcus & his wife Alison are expecting their second child this summer, and we now know the baby’s name! Rascal Flatts co-host Country Countdown USA this weekend, and Jay broke the news to host Lon Helton: “We really are thrilled to be having a boy, and we’re gonna name him Dylan Jay DeMarcus. My wife, being the sweetheart that she is, decided that Jay needed to officially be in the family , so we decided to call him Dylan Jay DeMarcus.” While the new baby is partly named for his father, it’s not actually Jay’s legal name. He explained, “My real name is Stanley Wayne DeMarcus Junior. My parents hated the name Stanley and they both hated Wayne, but my dad wanted a namesake. So my mom said, ‘I’m not gonna call him JR, I’m not gonna call him Junior, I’m not gonna call him Wayne because my dad went by Wayne, so we’re gonna call him Jay, so my name has been Jay my entire life, and you can imagine the nightmare in school, trying to get a driver’s license, because I was always called Jay.” In keeping with the history of Jay’s name, band-mate Gary LeVox suggested, “Dylan Jay DeMarcus, they’re gonna call him Todd!” Little Dylan is expected sometime in August. At that time, the group will be mid-way through their Changed Tour.
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Dylan will join older sister Madeline, who was born in December 2010. Lon asked Jay for the latest news about his daughter. “She’s great. She’s got so much personality, her eyes did eventually turn brown, they’re not blue anymore, but her hair’s still dark, and she’s got the DeMarcus dimples. She’s got so much personality, it was a blast to watch her for her first real Easter. It was really funny watching her picking up Easter eggs. Then she started seeing little boys picking them up, so she’d go over to them and take them out of their baskets.”