Shakira‘s baby boy has arrived! A few short hours after word broke that the singer was to be induced, an official birth announcement and name reveal has been made on Facebook.
A message posted Tuesday afternoon reads, “We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.”
Making sure there’s no confusion regarding how to pronounce Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique’s son’s name, the message continued:
“The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.
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. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health.”
Of course, Milan is also the name of the second-largest city in Italy!
All the same, congratulations go out on baby Milan’s birth!
Have you ever considered a place-inspired baby name, like Shakira picked? Which is your favorite?