Vin Diesel named his baby after Paul Walker

Actors Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the movie "The Fast and the Furious" (2001).
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

In March, actor Vin Diesel and his girlfriend Paloma Jiménez welcomed their third child.

The baby girl was named Pauline in honor of Diesel’s longtime Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in November of 2013.

“He was in the [delivery] room,” Diesel recalled. “There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just…knew he was there.”

And Diesel decided that Pauline’s name would be a way to make sure Walker would always be there.

“It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world,” he explained.

The fact that Diesel also happens to have a fraternal twin brother named Paul probably made the decision to select “Pauline” that much easier.

His two older children are a daughter named Hania and a son named Vincent.

(His own birth name is Mark Sinclair. The “Vin” part of his stage name comes from his mother’s married name, Vincent, and “Diesel” was a nickname he picked up while working as a bouncer in New York City during college.)

Sources: Vin Diesel Welcomes Daughter Pauline, Vin Diesel reveals his new baby’s very special name, a tribute to Paul Walker, 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Vin Diesel
Image: © 2001 Universal Pictures

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