Welcome to the world, Henry Lee White

Jack_lHey, Henry! Heard about your birth today. And normally I wouldn’t think of exposing a defenseless infant to the merciless snark of a daily pop-culture blog, but, well, I just had to say something. Thing is, your dad’s got a bit of a reputation for being uptight about some things. Reeeeally uptight. You’re probably in for a lot of conversations like this:

Lil’ Henry White: Hey, Dad, can I wear this cool t-shirt to school today?
Papa Jack White: Let me think about this. Is it a red shirt?
Hank: [shakes head]
Jack: Is it a white shirt?
Hank: No…
Jack: [sighs] Well, is it a black shirt, then?
Hank: …It’s forest green.

What I’m trying to say is, it ain’t easy being raised by an obsessive-compulsive musical genius. Also, that woman is totally not your aunt.

There is one ray of hope: At least your parents didn’t saddle you with a creepy color-coded name, like your big sister Scarlett T. White. (I guess "Redd Foxx White" wasn’t an option?) So forget I said anything!


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  • redgie

    hahaha! i like this blog a lot!

  • Kate

    I didn’t even think of how crazy-obsessive Scarlett White sounded until now.
    I still love The White Stripes and think Jack and Meg are simply cool.
    Congrats to Jack on the birth of his little boy.
    And the name Henry Lee sounds so refreshingly normal, if not maybe fitting for Nashville…a no-nonsese Southern style name.

  • Paint it Black (and white and red)

    Mazel tov to the Whitesmans. When’s the bris?

  • Lola

    Aww, I was really hoping they’d do another color name.

  • Anonymous

    Great name! But what about Jack Jr.?

  • mighty mouse

    Henry Lee – like the Nick cave and PJ Harvey song?

  • Jack Fear

    More likely after the serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Serial-killer chic is all the rage with yer indierock types…

  • Stephanie T.

    Most likely Nick Cave’s song. I don’t think that he was a Hoosiers fan because if he was then he named him after singer Henry Lee Summer.

  • furry_tom

    I’m betting he was named after Henry Lee III, “Light Horse Harry”. It’s a well known fact that Jack White’s a huge Revolutionary War buff.

  • furry_tom

    Plus, if it was a girl, he was going to name her Sarah Lee, because he’s also a huge cake buff.

  • Shannon

    Not sure but I *think* the Scarlett name may have been copped from Jimmy Page (one of Jack’s idols). His first daughter has the name Scarlett. The middle name Theresa is for Jack’s mom.

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