A few weeks back, Gerard Piqué announced on Twitter that Shakira had given birth to their child. Except that was a lame prank because she was pregnant until recently and she’s only just confirmed the actual birth with an oddly rote statement on her website.
Confirming the baby’s birth date, weight, and the name’s pronunciation and etymology, here’s the birth announcement.
We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.
The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.
Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.
The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health. – via Shakira’s website.