Claire Danes Welcomes Baby With a Name Fit for a King

Claire DanesLooks like we can add one more new mom to the list of celebrities who had babies in 2012!

Claire Danes gave birth to a baby boy at 3:00 p.m. on December 17, and she and husband Hugh Dancy are, of course, beaming with joy.

Hugh announced their new arrival via email and said, "Mother and baby are well, healthy, and happy. Together we send our love to you all."

The baby weighed in at a little under seven pounds, and his name is nothing short of strong and dignified, and also a nice mix of traditional and unique.


Claire and Hugh's little man's name is Cyrus Michael Christopher. Aww! Cyrus Dancy. Doesn't that have a nice ring to it?

They're a pretty sophisticated couple, so it's not surprising that they went with a more commanding name versus something wild and crazy (the route most celebs tend to go). I just can't imagine them naming their baby after a vegetable, or something like that.

And Cyrus really is commanding in every sense, because the name actually means sun, lord, or throne. It's of Persian origin, as the first Persian ruler was Cyrus the Great, who conquered Babylon.

Christmas definitely came early for the Dancys this year. This will be a holiday to remember for years to come -- congrats to them!

What do you think of the name Cyrus?


Image via Pacific Coast News

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