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Halle Berry

Her Baby's Downright Medieval!

10/7/2013 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez went back more than a thousand years to find a name for their new baby ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Halle and Olivier named their son MACEO ROBERT MARTINEZ.

The name was popular in the 9th through the 14th century.

As for the meaning of Maceo -- Gift of God.

The name is Spanish in origin.  Olivier's dad is Spanish.  As for Robert -- that's the first name of Olivier's dad.

The current version of Maceo is Matteo or Matthew.

So bottom line -- the name is all about Olivier.

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billybob    

stupid bitch!

347 days ago
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who-me    

She is an evil person.

347 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Oh Good, the Crazy Lady dropped her kid.
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347 days ago
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ohboy    

Well, I figure she gave him priority with the name, because that's the least she could before she divorces him and shames him publicly in the distant future. Just ask every single famous person she dated. She publicly shamed every one of them.

347 days ago
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wow ew    

I hope he treats her well. After seeing how he beat the living **** out of Gabriel I'm actually a bit concerned for the kids and even Halle........ oy. I give it 3 years.

347 days ago
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Italia    

Wasn't "Maceo" the guy James Brown used to call out to when he wanted to "bring it down"?

347 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

BTW TMZ, how about doing a little more than a cursory google search for once.
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Maceo wasn't popular in the 9th to 13th century. It was and is a popular name - it's nothing more than the Spanish version of Mathew - a fairly common name.
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Fun fact 1. For years before and after the turn of the 19th century, Maceo was one of the most popular names in Cuba due to the fact that a man named Antonio Maceo y Grajales was a leader in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain.
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Fun Fact 2: TMZ has at best a rudimentary desire for truth.

347 days ago
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budweediii    

More likely names after Maceo Parker, but yeah lets spin it to something even crazier.

347 days ago
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janet    

Sure as hell better than naming your kid after an Airline.

347 days ago
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Quiet    

old grandma halley pooped out her child.. i wonder if her child will have the same wilted angry personality kim and kanyes will. all mad , always mad or angry or saying mad stupid things and doing mad stupid angry things like all of their parents do just becuase they have money..

347 days ago
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janet    

There goes Harvey making a mountain out of a molehill. Exeraggerate much Harvey.

347 days ago
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sepp    

not that old. you only need to look back to the 70's to jazz/funk saxophonist maceo parker for a modern reference.

347 days ago
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Black Adam    

From him having total say in the name, hints at him being controlling. Eventually She is going to end up having her other ear boxed, making her totally deaf. Ladies take control of your lives.

347 days ago
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Sandra    

I'm French, Macéo sound ridiculous in France.... perhaps Mattéo.

347 days ago
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jmk    

I give her a year before she divorces and fights for custody, and moves back to the states. She is a miserable piece of work.

347 days ago
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