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Yahoo CEO Mayer reveals her baby's name

October 22, 2012: 2:55 PM ET
Mayer and husband Zack Bogue arrive at the San Francisco Opera opening night gala in 2011.

Mayer and Bogue at the San Francisco Opera opening night gala in 2011

Marissa Mayer's baby boy has a name...Macallister.

The 37-year-old boss left Google (GOOG) in July to lead a high-profile turnaround at Yahoo (YHOO)--the first person ever to take charge at a Fortune 500 company while pregnant.

Ever since Mayer delivered her baby on September 30, the public has known him only as BBBB—Big Baby Boy Bogue, the moniker given to him by mom and dad, Zachary Bogue.

Turns out, Mayer and husband Zack, a lawyer who recently started a fund to invest in big-data companies, considered a couple of dozen names from friends but settled on one that they had been thinking about for a while.

Why Macallister? Mayer has a thing for M's—she's an MM, as is her mother, Margaret. More importantly, the parents decided that Macallister Bogue has a strong Scottish ring to it.

Mayer, whom I profiled in the current 40 Under 40 issue of Fortune, sped through maternity leave and has been back at Yahoo since last Monday. Today at 5 p.m. EST, she conducts her first-ever quarterly earnings call. You can listen to the call here.

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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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