Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who had her first baby girl five years ago, welcomed a second baby girl in April. The first daughter was named Ramona, and the second has been named Gloria.
She tells U.S. talk show host Jimmy Fallon, “We thought of her name when we were at this concert that Patti Smith played at and she played Gloria and it was a couple of years ago and we thought, ‘We’ll name our daughter that one day'”.
The song “Gloria” was originally written by Van Morrison and performed by his band Them during the ’60s. Patti Smith’s version came out about a decade later on her album Horses (1975).
Maggie isn’t the only one to prefer Smith’s cover — apparently Madonna really likes it as well.