Drew Barrymore has a 2nd baby girl, bends baby-naming guidelines
Drew Barrymore has welcomed a second baby girl, but judging from the newborn’s name, we’re wondering if she really wanted a boy...
The “Blended” star and husband Will Kopelman welcomed Frankie Barrymore Kopelman on Tuesday, her rep confirmed to People.
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“Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman,” the couple said in a statement. “Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!”
No word yet on Frankie’s additional birth details or what inspired the little girl’s traditionally masculine name. To be fair, she’s not the first celebrity to shake up the sometimes archaic gender-based baby naming guidelines and, OK, fine, Frankie can be a girl’s name too (See: “Frankie” the British TV series.)
The former child star previously said that Olive’s name came from a book that said at three months pregnant, her baby was about the size of the salty fruit. (Hey, she told Ellen DeGeneres her firstborn could have been named Kidney Bean instead.)
The couple announced their second pregnancy in November, with the former child star saying that she was going to be more open about it this time around.
“Last time I never commented on it and people just stalked me the entire time. So yes, it’s happening, it’s true. I tried to keep it a secret for as long as possible,” she said soon after confirming she was with child again.
“When I found out I was overjoyed. It always feels so surreal, it’s incredible,” she added. "[I’m feeling] incredible, that ‘Here we go again’ feeling. And blessed. Blessed! You’re so lucky to get to do it. It’s such a miracle. I just felt really lucky.”
In December, she announced that Olive would be having a younger sister.
The “E.T.” alum was celebrated earlier this month with a baby shower at her Hollywood Hills Home that was attended by her celebrity pals Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon, E! News reported.
Before announcing the pregnancy, the “Find It In Everything” author appeared on “The Tonight Show” in September and told then-host Jay Leno that she wanted a second child “very much” and was ready to get pregnant “right away” if she could.
“I grew up as an only child, and although that really works for some people and for some parents that’s the way they want to do it … I want to be the Griswolds,” she said, referring to actor Chevy Chase’s family from the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” films. “I want the kids in the back rolling their eyes at Mom and Dad. I want Rusty and Audrey, theme parks and the whole nine.”
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