I’m all for a unique name, but sometimes I’ll admit, when I hear the names celebrity’s choose for their children, I’m slightly shocked. Not because it’s a name I’ve never heard, but because they choose names of other things, like Apple or Rocket. It’s almost as if they just look around the room and when they find the first thing they see, that’s the name they choose. But let’s get real; You can name your kid whatever you want, who cares what other people think, right?
Well, that’s not George and Amal Clooney’s stance on things. The famous couple just recently welcomed twins and George just opened up about the inspiration behind the names they chose. They named the children Alexander and Ella, which are somewhat simple names for Hollywood’s most elite. While at the Venice Film Festival he told Entertainment Tonight that,”We figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged … So we looked for some sort of normal names” and even though we don’t love his use of “normal” in this context, to many it makes sense.
He further explained that giving them “normal” names was the inspiration for the final decision, and not much more went into it, “We didn’t have any great inspiration. It wasn’t Alexander the Great and Ella Fitzgerald”. He stressed that most importantly they didn’t want to give the children “really dumb names”. Although it’s unclear what George thinks is a “dumb name” we have a few guesses.
George did go on to share with Entertainment Tonight reporters that he’s loving family life and getting to know his kid’s personalities,”They start out with a personality right off the bat. [Alexander] is a thug already … He’s a moose! Literally, he just sits and he eats” and he gushed about his daughter, “She’s very elegant, and all eyes. She looks like Amal, thank god”. A French magazine happened to snatch a photo of the newborns, although it is a bit invasive they sure look cute.
He ended the interview by saying life has definitely changed for them, as their household doubled overnight, “None of it is real until all of a sudden they’re standing there covered in slime and crying. You’re like, wait a minute, what is that? We were just two and now we’re four… Everything changes pretty quickly”. We can’t wait to see these darling bundles of joy and watch the family grow.