Pop beauty Beyonce Knowles has inspired Nicole Richie to name her pet Chihuahua after her.

The CRAZY IN LOVE singer's name is becoming increasingly popular among newborn babies and Richie, the daughter of soul veteran Lionel Richie, decided to follow suit.

A source says, "Nicole is such a huge fan and thinks Beyonce is a lovely name. She called her pet pooch after her for that very reason."

28/01/2005 14:09