The Meaning Behind Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s New Son’s Name Will Move You To Tears
He’s arrived! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have welcomed their second child into the world. The tiny tot who has the distinguished title of being Luna Simone’s little brother made his grand debut on May 17, 2018. Now, it looks like Teigen and Legend are ready to share their precious baby with the world. Both the supermodel and her musician hubby posted a photo of the little lad on their Instagram accounts and announced his name, Miles Theodore Stephens.
We already know that Luna’s little brother is going to do great things because the meaning behind his name is legendary.
When Legend and Teigen’s first child, Luna Simone, was born in April 2016, the then-first time parents declared her arrival with her name announcement and her birth weight. Though they didn’t go into too much detail about the choice behind her name, we know that Legend adores the late singer, Nina Simone.
During the 2015 Sundance premiere of What Happened, Miss Simone? Legend explained, “[She] one of my favorite singers; one of my favorite singers of all time. I find myself studying her versions of all kinds of songs, thinking about her words, thinking about her boldness, thinking about her commitment to justice.”
Next: Being transparent about their lives
Sharing their babies with the world
Both Teigen and Legend have been super transparent about their relationship and their kiddos. Since they are both huge celebrities, it’s definitely been a balancing act.
The more you hide, the more people are curious, and then it becomes a really frustrating thing. So you don’t want to be too secretive. But if you show a ton then you open yourself up to a world of criticism for showing too much. It’s hard because you want to keep their special moments really special. And it’s not like I want to post her meltdowns or anything that’s going to embarrass her or get us in trouble — something like if she’s sitting by an outlet or [in] a car seat and the strap isn’t high enough. That stuff is exhausting to deal with.
Next: Finding the humor in parenting
Keeping parenting interesting
Motherhood hasn’t slowed down Teigen’s iconic wit. The Cravings author is known for her hilarious zings at her husband. She was quick to tweet at Legend when he appeared at the Billboard Music Awards just three days after Miles’ birth.
She said, “Wow didn’t u just have a baby John smh go take care of it !!!!!! disgusting.”
Next: Are they lookalikes?
According to Teigen, Legend and Luna share some family resemblances. Teigen shared an old photo of John Legend as a baby, and the resemblance to Luna is remarkable.
Who will the newest addition end up favoring? Only time will tell!
Next: Sharing special moments with the world
Capturing the cutest moments
When the legendary couple isn’t trading zingers on the internet, they are busy capturing their babies lives. Over the past few years, we’ve watched Luna grow, rock the sweetest Halloween costumes, chat with Elmo, and travel the world with her parents. We can expect that Miles will be joining in on the adventures.
Teigen talked about sharing these special moments with the world. She told People, “There’s not too much thought that goes into anything I post. I’m not like, “Okay, I’m going to post this at 2:00. I’m going to touch up her face.” We just capture moments and if we see a cute photo I post it. It’s not too calculated.”
Next: A musical name
Now that Miles has joined one of the most iconic families in Hollywood, we’re all eager to know how Legend and Teigen picked his name. Luckily, Legend gave us some insight at the Billboard Awards.
The “All Of Me” singer explained, “We named our first daughter Luna Simone Stephens; every name we give to our kids I think will have a little bit of musical history to it. So Miles is, of course, is the same name as the great Miles Davis.”
Next: Chrissy’s two cents
While Legend seemed to take the lead in choosing his son’s first name, Miles’ middle name came from his mama.
Legend revealed to People, “Chrissy really liked the name Theodore, so we put it all together as Miles Theodore Stephens. When he came out, and we hung out with him for a little while we were like, “Yeah, he looks like a Miles.”
Next: Man’s best friend
The canine companions
Teigen and Legend have two bulldogs, Pippa and Pepper, after sadly having to say goodbye to their third pooch, Puddy in March 2018. Teigen says Puddy used to be like Luna’s big bro.
Now, it looks like Miles will be sharing some of his parents’ affection with his other canine siblings.
Next: A new role for Luna
Big sister woes
Speaking of siblings, though she’s just a toddler, Luna is taking on a massive new role as a big sister, and it could go either way. (We all know how much North West despised her little brother, Saint, when he arrived.) At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Legend explained that he didn’t feel his baby girl was quite ready for a baby brother.
He revealed, “Luna’s gonna be an issue. I think she’ll probably have some growing pains because she’s currently running the house right now. She’s used to being the center of everything right now so we’ll see how she adjusts to sharing the spotlight.”
Hopefully, things with Luna and Miles will go quite smoothly.
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Additional reporting by John Wolfe.