Hunger Games actress' baby name is a true tribute

May 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ET
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Congratulations to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress Jena Malone and her photographer boyfriend Ethan DeLorenzo, who have welcomed a baby boy. Malone shared the happy news on Instagram Tuesday and couldn't contain her joy, describing the new arrival as "an incredible blessing" and "the most ancient and transcendent love that exists."

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She also revealed the name of their newborn, and it's definitely not one you hear every day: Ode Mountain DeLorenzo Malone.


Ode is a Teutonic baby boy name, meaning rich. Of course, "ode" also refers to a deeply emotional lyric poem devoted to the praise of a person, animal or thing. English poet John Keats was master of the art form; his six odes — including "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Ode to a Nightingale" — are his most famous works.

We don't know what inspired Malone and DeLorenzo's unusual baby name, but if the couple continue to be as open about their new addition on social media, we might just be lucky enough to find out.

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New dad DeLorenzo also took to Instagram, sharing a sweet video of the new parents cuddling baby Ode. He also quoted from Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran's book The Prophet: "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you."



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