Hilaria Baldwin gives her Spanish roots a nod with her bold new baby name
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin have welcomed baby No. 3!
The new arrival is a second son for the Baldwins, joining big sister Carmen Gabriela, 3, and big brother Rafael Thomas, 14 months. Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin was born in New York City Monday, and his mom announced the news on Instagram with a gorgeous picture of the newborn in her arms.
Alec also shared the happy news with his Twitter followers.
Hilaria, 32, revealed her third pregnancy (and the sex of the baby) back in March, posting a cute pic of herself and her husband kissing while she clutched a blue teddy bear.
After centuries of being largely confined to the Latin culture, Leonardo has been rising steadily in the baby name chart since the 1950s and is now at an all-time high at No. 102.
A Spanish/Italian variation of the German Leonard, the Baldwins' choice may be a nod to his mom's Majorcan roots, just like their older children (Carmen is the Spanish variation of Carmel, and Rafael is the Spanish variation of Raphael).
Leonardo is a strong baby boy name meaning "brave lion" and is, of course, the name of the man considered to be one of the most creative people who ever lived, Italian Renaissance painter/scientist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci. The most famous bearer of the name in recent times is actor Leonardo DiCaprio, whose pregnant mother apparently felt her first kick while looking at a da Vinci painting in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, which inspired her to give her son the name.
Congratulations to the Baldwins and their brave little lion!
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