LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Christina Ricci attends the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 at the Royal Opera House on February 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Christina Ricci is opening up regarding  life as a mom of 2.The 41-year-old Yellowjackets actress made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview airing on Thursday Jan13 where she shared new details about her daughter Cleo, whom she recently welcomed with new husband Mark Hampton back in December 2021.

During her meeting , Christina revealed that Mark actually chose Cleo‘s name short for Cleopatra without telling her .Christina remembered that as she recovered after welcoming Cleo via C-section, Mark began filling out the “birth certificate stuff,” and felt that a complete name was required on the documentation.

“Baby Cleo is here,” Ricci, 41, captioned a video of the newborn sleeping in a hospital bassinet alongside a series of heart emojis. The proud dad didn’t miss an opportunity to brag on his new bundle of joy as well and shared her regal full name.

“I stated, ‘Whatever, we’ll talk about this later,’” Christina shared. “But then he got so excited he put it on Instagram, and media outlets picked up that her name was Cleopatra Ricci Hampton, and I was like, ‘Oh, I guess her name’s Cleopatra.’”Along with Cleo, Christina is also mom to seven-year-old son Freddie, whom she shares with ex-husband James Heerdegen.

“My heart has exploded.  baby Cleo are doing fantastic, we’re all resting after such an eventful morning.. welcome to the world baby Cleopatra Ricci Hampton,” Hampton, 37, wrote alongside a photo of baby Cleo wrapped in a hospital blanket.

“The name Cleopatra is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning ‘glory of the father,'” Nameberry reports, adding that it is “a royal name in ancient Egypt that’s never quite made it to the modern world, though nickname Cleo is widely used.”


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