Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady with Benjamin and John in September (Splash News)
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady welcomed their "little angel" — daughter Vivian Lake Brady — on Wednesday, and already her name is generating some buzz. omg! readers have been weighing in on the moniker and so far the celebrity couple is getting a thumbs up. So what's in a name? Let's take a look…
Vivian is of Latin origin and means "lively" and "alive," which hints that she was an active baby when Bundchen, 32, was pregnant, and it also has a sound that is popular among new parents these days. "V is the hot letter for girls right now," baby name expert and author Laura Wattenberg from BabyNameWizard.com tells omg!. "It had been 'l,' but it's shifted if you look at Ava, Evelyn, Violet, and of course Vivienne, which was chosen by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Also, one of the hottest rising names last year was Aviana, which Amy Adams concocted for her daughter based on where the actress was born — in Aviano, Italy."
Bundchen and Brady at the Met Gala in May (Getty Images)
As far as Lake, which is much more unusual (unless you are, say, actress Lake Bell), Wattenberg explains that couples who go traditional for the first name can then be a little more daring with the middle one. "In general today, middle names are often used to express something different from the first name," she notes. "I think of the middle name as almost a private message from the parents to the baby because that's not what he or she is going to go by every day."
Bundchen with Benjamin (Splash News)
Bundchen shared this photo of Vivian. (Facebook)
Bündchen has said that she plans to have "lots of children," so the couple will have to repeat this process many more times with the future Bradys. Perhaps one day they'll have a Brook, Delta, or Marina, too?
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