Shakira’s baby boy ‘Milan’ is here! Guess what inspires the name?


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?

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