Actress Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman have shared their lovely baby news with the world. Hathaway gave birth to a baby boy early on March 24 in Los Angeles, and his name is Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman.
“The baby is extremely healthy and is surrounded by friends and family in L.A.,” said a spokesperson for the couple. “Anne and Adam are ecstatic to be parents.”
The Les Misérables actress announced her pregnancy last November, and in January she shared a gorgeous baby bump photograph, taking advantage of social media to get the better of paparazzi trying to take pictures of her in her bikini on the beach.
Jonathan is the first child for Hathaway, 33, and Shulman, 35, who got together in 2008 and married in 2012.
We’re loving the couple’s name choice for their baby son, mainly because it’s just so un-Hollywood. Jonathan is a Hebrew name meaning “gift of Jehovah.” In the Bible, Jonathan was the courageous firstborn son of King Saul, and it was his loyal friendship with brother-in-law David that gave rise to the expression “Jonathan and David” to describe devoted, loyal friends.
Jonathan became a popular alternative to John in the late ’50s and grew in popularity until it reached its peak in the ’80s. In 1988, it was the 15th most popular name for U.S. baby boys. Since then it has been dropping steadily in the charts, although it still remains in the top 50. In 2014, Jonathan was the 44th most popular boys’ name in the U.S. and has appeared in the top 100 in many other countries in recent years, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden and Norway. Perhaps the arrival of little Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman will help to revive it?
Famous Jonathans include actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (b.1977), Canadian hockey player Jonathan Toews (b.1988) and Anglo-Irish satirist, poet and author Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).
Characters named Jonathan have appeared in Star Trek, 30 Rock and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s also made a regular appearance in superhero stories: Jonathan Kent was the adoptive father of Superman; Jonathan “Johnny” Storm was a Fantastic Four character; Dr. Jonathan Ohn a.k.a. Spot was a Marvel villain; and Jonathan Crane a.k.a. Scarecrow was a villain in the Batman series.
Congrats on your new arrival, guys!
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