The rumors were right! Heidi Klum and Seal have welcomed a daughter, Lou Sulola.

Color me surprised. Firstborn daughter Leni’s full name is Helene. (I’m not sure about middles – anyone know?) And her boys have long names: Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo.

Lou is stylish – she’ll fit right in with other celebribabies like Tiger Woods’ Sam. But this feels a bit like the SJP/Matthew Broderick twins – one daughter received three names, the other just two.

Won’t the girls envy their brothers’ longer names?

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  1. Lou is a problem for me. It just isn’t complete. I mean, in boys, it’s Louis, in girls, possibly Louise, but to see it ll alone like that just looks somehow off. I’d love to know where Sulola came from. That was quite unexpected. And odd sounding. And just strange altogether. The whole thing is off, but then again, that’s pretty much what we expect from these celebrities!

  2. AFAIK, Leni’s middle name is Boshoven. At least, that’s what I’ve been seeing everywhere.

    Maybe they wanted the boys to have longer names like Seal [he has four middle names], and the girls to have shorter names like Heidi [she has no middle name]…?

  3. I saw that – and wondered the same thing! To me, I can’t imagine her as anything other than Heidi Klum.

  4. I think the girls will envy their brothers’ longer names. I know that two of my female cousins, who both have two given names, envy their younger brother’s three names.

    (Apparently Heidi Klum has filed a petition to legally change her last name to Samuel. Wonder if she’s planning on going by that professionally?)