Here at MFM HQ we do love finding out what celebs have named their babies.
Because while some are a little more left field – remember the commotion around what we think of as the original ‘out there’ name – Gwyneth Paltrow naming her daughter Apple? – other celebs do surprise us and head down a more traditional path, like Anne Hathaway did with her son’s classic name choice.
But ultimately, it’s a personal decision – and a very important one. Your child’s name will remain with them throughout their life, and it can become a key part of their identity.
So, we were very pleasantly surprised when we found out that not one, but two, Hollywood stars recently revealed their lovely, but rather unusual choices.
Actor Jackson Rathbone, best known for playing Jasper in the Twilight series, took to Instagram to announce the birth of his new daughter with a precious post-birth family snap.
“Today!! Our daughter is born!! Presley Bowie Rathbone. 8lbs 2oz. Welcomed into the world at 8:38am, with love & joy,” he wrote alongside the pic.
(He later wrote on Instagram that he and wife Sheila Hafsadi were getting some shut eye while newborn Presley was sleeping – and we don’t blame them!)
We really love this name choice – and we’re guessing it was inspired by late music icons Elvis Presley and David Bowie, which is perhaps unsurprising since Jackson is an accomplished musician himself.
Jackson wasn’t the only franchise actor to welcome a new baby to the world – Hunger Games star Jena Malone and partner Ethan DeLorenzo picked out something we’ve never heard for their first child together, and it’s a real doozy…
Ode Mountain DeLorenzo Malone
Jena also announced the birth on Instagram, with a pic of her cradling her newborn, and an emotional caption that nearly brought us to tears…
“The best weekend of our lives!!! What an incredible blessing to be chosen by this amazing, kind, gentle and beautiful soul to be his parents.
“Humbled and in complete awe that we get to experience the most ancient and transcendent love that exists.
“Thank you Ode Mountain DeLorenzo Malone.”
Ode, a word of Greek origin, which means ‘classic, lyrical poem’, is definitely one you won’t be hearing elsewhere in the playground…
We also like the fact that little Ode has taken on both parents’ surnames, with Jena’s as his last name.
Huge congratulations to the new parents ???