Halle Berry's Disney daughter
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 March 2008
Halle Berry has named her newborn daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry.
The 41-year-old 'Monster's Ball' actress - who gave birth to her first child with her model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry in Los Angeles on Sunday morning (16.03.08) - revealed she and Canadian Gabriel struggled to agree on what to call their new arrival.
She said: "We didn't have a name picked out until just before we left the hospital. For us it was hard to name the most important person in our life until we met her."
Nahla translates as honeybee in Arabic, while the Hebrew name Ariela means lioness of God.
However, there could be a link to two Walt Disney films - 'The Lion King' and 'The Little Mermaid'.
In 'The Lion King', the main lioness is called Nala, while Ariel is the lead character in 'The Little Mermaid'.
A source close to the actress said: "Halle has always been a huge fan of the Disney films. She wanted to make a reference to her favourite two films with the name, but added her own take on them too."
Meanwhile, Gabriel's sister Eugenie said the 32-year-old model will be a fantastic father, adding: "Gabriel loves kids! He is already an uncle, and the kids just love him. They bring him so much joy."
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