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Shakira & Gerard Pique Welcome Baby Boy Milan!

Shakira & Gerard Pique Welcome Baby Boy Milan!

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy Milan, her reps confirmed to!

The 35-year-old singer’s baby boy weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces.

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“We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain,” Shakira‘s rep shared.

Her rep added, “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification. Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

Congrats to the couple on their new bundle of joy!

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  • dooliloo


    My best friend named her son Kenzo, and as much as it means “Treasure” in Arabic, well people always associate his name with the bloody perfume brand.

    So as much as it means something to them, I’m afraid it’ll be easily associated to the Italian city…

    Congrats again!

  • Congratulations

    don’t you mean Milan Mebarak Piqué?

  • XxXxX

    @Congratulations: I agree. I don’t like the name and I’ll always think of Milan, in Italy when I hear his name. But oh well, congrats still!

  • XxXxX

    I can’t wait to see what he looks like. He must be so cute =)

  • XxXxX

    Woops. My first comment was a reply to “Dooliloo” D:

  • Nahi

    He’s only 25 ?? Damn

  • Sarah.

    haha I just realized I never knew her last name. But congrats to them!! I love the name. :)

  • nord

    In Spain and Latin American countries, the mother’s last name is added on the end.

  • nathalia


    I think it’s only in Spain, because I’m from Brazil and the mother’s last name comes first.

  • Penny

    @nathalia: Shakira’s dad is Libanese and his last name is Mebarak, so I think in Columbia the dad’s last name goes first.

  • xax

    lol at the english lesson

  • Mary

    @nathalia No in all South America countries which speak spanish is like that Father last name and then the mothers.

  • S

    LOVE names that have multiple meanings in different languages, cultures, and histories.

  • M

    Congratulations to the family :)
    In Spain and Latin American countries that speak spanish father’s last name goes first, but If you have a child and you wanna put the mother’s surname first you can do it. I’m a woman from Spain and that’s what I’m gonna do when I have my children
    (Sorry for my bad english)
    Que suerte tiene el niño, ya es del FC Barcelona.

  • Amelia


    My friend is Puerto Rican and it’s the same there. It’s the ‘mother’s’ name that’s used. Her father’s name is Hernandez and her mother’s name is Rivera, so her full name in Puero Rico is Nancy Hernandez Rivera. All her documents in Puerto Rico are listed as Hernandez Rivera. That tradition comes from Spain as Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony. Here in the states she’s just Nancy Hernandez.

  • Rocky

    Congrats! May he grow to be loving and giving like his mother.

  • Lia ESP

    Yep, in Spain and Latin America the people have two surnames, first the surname of the father and second the surname of the mother. So in this case is Piqué Mebarak.

    Congrats to them.

    Penny: Yep, but the boy is spanish not colombian but the rules of the names are the same.

    @M: Ya te digo, sobretodo con la lista de espera que hay para ser socio del Barcelona.

  • Cynthia

    A ver gente, el apellido del padre va primero!!!
    People! the father’s last name goes first! at least in Spain. Respect that!

  • Albert
  • Andrea

    @Cynthia: Bueno, eso ha sido así siempre. Pero actualmente puedes escoger cual quieres poner primero, lo sé por experiencia. En este caso, entiendo que pongan el del padre primero, porque Mebarak es un apellido horrible.

  • Irenha

    In Spain, you can choose which last name want, either the mother or the father´s one. I don´t know what is the process in Southamerican, because it´s completely different…anyway, Milan is not a beautiful name…

  • Sandra

    Omg!! She is 10 years older, no wonder why she looks like an old lady next to him lol

  • Lucy

    What kind of name is that?? Isn’t that a city?? Like really is she crazy….. So many nice names out there Arabic and Spanish and they choose this? Bad taste…..

  • nathalia


    Yeah, you’re right… the mother’s name goes first in countries which speak portuguese, and it’s cooler for sure. hahaha :) kidding

  • Irene

    Yeah , I’m from Spain and here the father’s last name comes first,then the mother’s one unless you wan’t to put the mother’s last name first, then you have ask for it to be in that order when you register the baby’s name. ;)

  • Nina

    @Congratulations: In some cultures it’s the mother’s surname that gets passed on to children. I know this is especially the case in many hispanic cultures.

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