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Celine Dion names her twin boys (Sparkle-franco?)


Singer Celine Dion performs At Seventeen at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night in Los Angeles, California in this December 3, 2008 file photograph. The Grammy-winning singer gave birth on October 23, 2010 to twin boys, her representatives said. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Celine Dion did not take my suggestions! Damn it. People Magazine confirms that Celine and her newborn twin boys are doing fine and they have left the hospital and everything. The boys also have names - Nelson and Eddy. Because Celine gave birth in a 1950s sitcom with a questionable premise. As it turns out, though, the names have some kind of significance to Celine, so God bless:

Meet Eddy and Nelson! It took several days, but Céline Dion and her husband René Angélil have finally named their twin sons.

The name “Eddy” comes from Eddy Marnay, who produced the singer’s first five records.

“He was like a father to her,” says Dion’s rep. “Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”

Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met two years ago while kicking off her world tour in South Africa. “René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” says the rep.

“Céline and René want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men,” the rep adds.

Dion, 42, told French magazine Gala that the couple had been “going a little bit crazy trying to decide” on names, citing her mother’s desire for French names and her eldest son, René-Charles, pushing for American monikers.

The singer, 42, gave birth to the fraternal twins on Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. On Wednesday, the newly expanded family headed home with three of Dion’s sisters and her mom to help out.

The twins’ names were first reported by Canada’s TVA.

[From People]

Okay, I guess I can’t joke about someone naming their kid after Nelson Mandela (although I’m tempted!). But the combo of Nelson and Eddy is… dated, correct? But cute, I suppose. At least she didn’t name according to what is trendy right at this very moment.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Singer Celine Dion backstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

38465, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday March 10, 2010. Celine Dion, where's your wedding ring?? The singer is spotted with a shorter crop and sans her wedding ring as she heads back to her NYC hotel. Celine has been married to Rene Angelil since 1994 and has one child, but has stated that she and her husband will try a third time at conceiving a second child through in vitro fertilization. Photograph: Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com

Celine Dion performs in concert on her Taking Chances world tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on January 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom


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