Okay, THAT took long enough.
Celine Dion has finally named her newborn twin sons, who came into the world nearly a week ago in Florida. Time flies when it’s not your first baby, sure. But still. Even those, “we’re waiting to meet the baby” types show up to the birth with a short list of favorites and nail down a name by the time baby passes the meconium.
Apparently not Dion and her husband Rene Angelil.
Yesterday — finally — the happy Canadian couple and parents of 9-year-old Rene-Charles told the world they went with Eddy and Nelson, surprisingly unoffensive and even offbeat names. I like them! And it’s not what I had expected from, well, Dion, who has always grated the nerves ever so slightly. Eddy inherits his name from Eddy Marnay producer or her first five albums and a man who has always been like a father, she says. Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, who, well, goes without saying the qualities they were celebrating there.
But if naming their son Eddy should be such an honor to Eddy Marnay, why the wait? Or was Nelson’s name the hold-up? Papa Rene wouldn’t budge but Celine was pushing hard for Bill-Clinton Angelil?
Either way, nine months, people. Baby naming resources ev.er.y.where. The whole world knew she was having boys. That narrows the list by 50 percent right there! What takes some people so long to call the kid something and be done with it?
I’ve detailed my own baby naming battle here, so I’m not entirely unsympathetic to naming delays. I’ll also concede that I could name girls until the end of time, but boys names for some are a little harder. But by showtime, believe me, I was ready to print birth announcement, no week-long waits, no trying something on to see if it fits.
What about you? Also, what do you think of the names. Surprisingly cute, right?
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