Hollywood A-lister George Clooney and wife Amal welcomed their twins
in June this year and surprised fans with their fairly ‘normal’ choice of baby names: Ella and Alexander.
Talking about how they chose the twins’ names, George explained how he and attorney Amal ‘didn’t want [the twins] to have really dumb’ names, which is why the settled for the classic monikers.
Talking on Entertainment Tonight he summarised: ‘These kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged, and we wanted them to at least have a break with the names.
‘So we looked for some sort of normal names’, he said. We didn’t have any great inspiration. It wasn’t like Alexander the Great and Ella Fitzgerald.’
In a recent interview the star also said of his three-month old tots, that ‘they start out with a personality right off the bat’.
‘[Alexander] is a thug already. He literally just sits and eats,’ he continued.
The 56-year old actor added: ‘He looks like he could check IDs on the way into nursery [like a bouncer].’
Though when describing his daughter, Ella, he said: ‘she’s very elegant, and all eyes. She looks like Amal, thank god.’
Confirmation of Amal’s pregnancy was a long time in the making, with rumours circulating as early as September last year suggesting the pair were planning to start a family.
The Oscar winner went on to admit that while he had been preparing for fatherhood since finding out Amal was pregnant last autumn, the idea that he would be a dad didn’t really sink in until they were born in June.
‘I suppose [the realest moment is] just the minute they came out,’ he said of fatherhood.
‘None of it is real until all of a sudden they’re there covered in slime and crying. You’re like, wait a minute, what is that? We were just two and now we’re four. Everything changes pretty quickly.’