Shakira and Gerard Pique announce birth of son

Proud first time mum reveals her baby's unusual name and meaning

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Just a few short hours after arriving at the hospital yesterday, Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Piqué welcomed baby boy Milan Piqué Mebarak into the world.

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The proud new parents announced the birth of their first child together on the singer’s official website.

Shakira took to Twitter to reveal his name, Milan Piqué Mebarak, and then explained the meaning of his name on her official website.

“The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification,” read the message.

“Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth. The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately 6lbs, 6oz, and that both mother and child are in excellent health.”

The songstress has kept fans upto date on her pregnancy even sharing her ultrasound pic. So it’s no surprise that earlier in the day she took to Twitter to tell her fans she had gone into labour, and ask for their well wishes.

“I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak.”

Congratulations Shakira and Gerard!

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