Celine Dion and her husband René welcomed twins Eddy and Nelson a little more than a week ago. Here’s why they were named Eddy and Nelson:
The name “Eddy” comes from Eddy Marnay, who produced the singer’s first five records. “He was like a father to her,” says Dion’s rep. “Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”
Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met two years ago while kicking off her world tour in South Africa. “René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” says the rep.
“Céline and René want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men,” the rep adds.
I wish more people (celebs especially!) were this thoughtful about the baby names they chose.
Celine and René’s eldest son, René-Charles, was born in 2001. (Charles was the name of Dion’s paternal grandfather.)