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Ice-T and Coco welcome baby with a last name for a first name


Ice-T and Coco have a whole lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The talk show host gave birth to the couple’s first child early, and she’s already shared her name with the world.

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Are you ready for this? According to Coco’s Instagram caption:

‘Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole.. A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl .Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she was coming out I was so excited to meet her!’

Yup, a woman named Coco snagged fashion icon Coco Chanel’s last name for her baby girl.

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And why not? Last names as first names are a bona fide baby naming trend. Just look at Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard naming their baby girl Lincoln or Lucy Liu’s pick of Rockwell. We know last names have a staying power, so it’s no wonder they’re sneaking into the first slot for babies.

And, of course there’s a special twist when you consider how this little girl’s name connects to her mama’s via the famous woman to whom they’re both now connected.

Chanel is French (surprise, surprise), and technically means “channel,” while Nicole is Greek and means “people’s victory.” So it’s not just trendy, but it’s a strong name too.

Congrats to Ice-T, Coco and the whole Law and Order: SVU family!

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