Yesterday we heard the happy news that Matthew McConaughey and his lovely wife Camila Alves had welcomed their third baby into the world. There were lovely visions of pink as everyone imagined what a gorgeous little girl she would grow up to be with genetically blessed parents like these. There's just one problem -- they actually had a boy!
Yep, though it was widely reported that their newest addition was a girl, last night Matthew himself took to his whosay page to set the record straight. He said the little guy arrived at 7:43 a.m. on December 28, and "He" weighed in at a not-so-little 9 pounds, and 21 inches. He also announced his name. Any guesses?
It's Livingston Alves McConaughey. He offered no explanation as to why they chose the name, but stated: "Bless up and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey."
"Keep livin'" -- cute. And if you recall, Matthew and Camilla run the j.k. living foundation that helps children make positive healthy changes in their lives. So it's pretty cool that they seemingly derived their son's name from this important work that they clearly feel passionate about.
It's also a strong and unique name without being bizarre, and I actually really like it. Of course it's also a pretty big name, and where exactly do you go with a nickname? Liv is pretty great one, but with a son already named Levi, 4, that could get a tad confusing. I'm sure they'll figure it out though.
As for sister Vida, almost 3, she gets to remain the sole princess of the family, which isn't a bad title to hold. For all of the craziness that two brothers can bring, there's definitely something to be said for that.
What do you think of Matthew McConaughey's son's name? Are you surprised it's a boy?
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