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Christina Ricci Found Out Her Baby's Name After Husband Announced It On Instagram

Dominic Smithers

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Christina Ricci Found Out Her Baby's Name After Husband Announced It On Instagram

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Instagram/@riccigrams

Coming up with a baby's name is supposed to be a decision made by both parents. When they have decided on a name they both like, they then tell their family and friends together.

However, sometimes, one of the parents gets over excited and goes a bit rogue, telling every Tom, Dick and Harry they come across.

And with the advent of social media, this has been made much easier, as Christina Ricci found out when her husband Mark Hampton decided to post about it before even telling her.

Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor recalled how they had talked about what they would call their baby girl but agreed to discuss it further later.

The 41-year-old said: "My husband was, like, 'Well, we're going to give her a full name, right? And then the nickname's Cleo'.

"And I was like, 'Cleopatra?' And he was like, 'Yeah, the full name's Cleopatra'.

"And I was like, 'OK, fine. We'll talk about this later'."

However, it doesn't appear as though the message got through.

Ricci went on: "He got so excited that he put it on Instagram and media outlets picked up that her full name is Cleopatra Ricci Hampton.

"And so I was, like, 'I guess we named her Cleopatra'."

But at least Cleopatra is a nice name; he didn't completely lose it and call her something really off the wall, as one parent did last year.

According to parenting website BabyCentre, one youngster was named Thanos, while there’s also been a rise in newborns called Loki, Thor and Sylvie. 

This isn’t the first time a parent has named their little one after Marvel super villain Thanos, with BabyCentre saying there was a youngster given that name in 2020, too. 

Elsewhere, registrations of the Sex Education featured names Otis, Maeve and Eric had seen a rise, alongside Love, who you may remember from You

One baby was named Thanos last year. Credit: Marvel
One baby was named Thanos last year. Credit: Marvel

It seems as though parents were also inspired by the summer of sport, with Harry, Jesse, Jack, Luke and Marcus all growing in popularity. 

Overall, Muhammad was the most popular boy’s name and Olivia for girls. 

Noah, Oliver, George and Leo rounded out the top five for boys, while Sophia, Lily, Amelia and Ava were the top picks for girls. 

Topics: TV and Film, US News

Dominic Smithers
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