After several days, 15,000 names, and many baby books, Céline Dion and her husband René Angélil have named their twin boys Eddy and Nelson.
They chose the name “Eddy” after Eddy Marnay, the producer of Dion’s first five albums. Dion’s rep explains, “He was like a father to her. Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”
Dion, 42, chose the name Nelson after Nelson Mandela. The singer had met Mandela two years ago during her world tour in South Africa. “René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” Dion’s rep says.
Dion and Angélil hope their twins’ names will give them inspiration. The rep explains, “Céline and René want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men.”
Dion admitted to a French magazine that she and her husband had been “going a little bit crazy trying to decide” on baby names (read more here).
I guess it’s no longer Bebe Un and Bebe Deux!