Alicia Keys is a new mom! Son Egypt Daoud arrived on Thursday. Egypt’s dad is Swizz Beatz, Alicia’s new husband.
Swizz – Kasseem Dean in real life – has two sons from a previous marriage: sons Prince and Kasseem, Jr. He also has a daughter from another relationship.
I’ve come across Cairo once or twice, but Egypt as a personal name strikes me as new. It tops some of the more invented options, and seems like it hits the right note for the singer.
Anna Hamilton says
I looked after a girl Egypt about 5 years ago when she was 4. Her brother was Cruz
I actually like it. There are loads of country/state/city names out there, this is just another one.
Is Egypt a boy or girl?
Boy. I’m fairly confident Daoud is a form of David, but I’m not positive …
Abby’s write-up says he is a son.
Oh, yep, it sure does, don’t know how I missed that!
I told my parents the name and my dad said “Oh, why didn’t she name him Lawrence or Donald?” Lol, I told him that would have been even stranger than her using Egypt.
EXACTLY, Lyndsay! I’d have dropped over in a dead faint if Alicia Keys named her son Donald. 🙂
All I can think about is BFE! This is a horrible association and opportunity for teasing throughout his life. Cairo would have been a better choice.
Daoud is lovely, but Egypt as a given name doesn’t really do it for me. I dislike the use of country names as given names to begin with, but Egypt in particular isn’t a very pleasant-sounding word. Ah well, congratulations to Alicia and ‘Swizz’ on their new little person!