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27th Sep 2022

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin called out for the name they chose for their seventh child

Tobi Akingbade

As far as celeb baby names go, this one has many knickers in a twist

Hilaria Baldwin gave birth to her seventh child with husband Alec Baldwin on Sunday, but the congratulatory messages were drowned out by fans pointing out the same thing about the little one’s name.

It all goes back to Hilaria’s Spanish heritage, which she’s previously been accused of ‘faking’.

In case you missed, it emerged Hilaria was actually from Boston, not Spain. She has even been accused of faking her accent and making up the fact that she once forgot the English word for cucumber.

She was also revealed to have previously gone by Hilary, not the Spanish version of Hilaria.

So of course when she announced her child’s name, ‘Ilaria Catalina Irena’, people raised eyebrows.

Announcing the news of her daughter’s birth in an Instagram post, Hilaria wrote: “She’s here! We are so excited to introduce you to our tiny dream come true.”

Back in December 2020, Hilaria spoke to the New York Times about allegations she’d ‘feigned’ her Spanish heritage, saying that her forgetting the name for cucumber was down to nerves because it was one of the first times she’d appeared on live TV.

She also addressed the fact that her management agency had said she was born in Mallorca in an online bio they’d written her, with Hilaria saying it was a ‘disappointing’ error.

The yoga teacher also told the outlet that although she was born Hilary, she decided to change her name to Hilaria as that’s what her Spanish family call her.

Hilaria said: “The things I have shared about myself are very clear. I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain.”

Well, that’s sorted then.

The Baldwin couple have been clouded with controversy lately, following the accidental death of Haylna Hutchins.

Baldwin was rehearsing on the set of the film on October 21 2021 when a gun he was holding went off, shooting and killing Hutchins, a 42-year-old cinematographer.

He is being sued by Hutchins’ family for her death but has consistently denied any responsibility for the incident, and said he would “never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them.”

But recent FBI findings concluded that the gun used in the incident “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger.”

The actor has recently said that “every single person on the set of the film knows what happened”.

Initial court records following the incident showed that Baldwin had been told the gun had no ammunition in it.

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