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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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jc    

Well, it's not the stupidest celebrity spawn name...that's all I got!

296 days ago
17.

karen    

Cute!

296 days ago
18.

ELC    

How do you pronounce this stupidity?They reached back to a different time...these two don't have a brain between them. Her daughter's name is no better...who names a child Nahla. Matteo or Matthew would have been better choices. Maceo...sounds like a screeching bird?

296 days ago
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Shannon    

He's a little man in a cat's body.

296 days ago
20.

TOM    

Cool name. She may have named the kid after Maceo Parker (James Brown's right hand man)

296 days ago
21.

joclo    

She loves phonetically difficult names to pronounce..1st Nahla now Maceo?? It's like wtf how do you pronounce that bullish??

296 days ago
22.

Truth    

BETTER THAN THAT FOOL'S NAME NORTH WEST. #TRUTH!!

296 days ago
23.

Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ constantly amazes me. Not just for the fact that they fawn all over idiots like the Kardashians, the Lohan traveler Irish clan, and mental cases like this woman. It is the utter contempt that they have for research, using accurate and truthful quotes, and fair play. TMZ is:
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> more than willing to just make up shyte.
> Constantly have quotes in the headline that were never actually said.
> Constantly take one persons side, usually the person who can give the best "EXCLUSIVE" stories.
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TMZ is an absolute bottom feeder when it comes to being professional.

296 days ago
24.

RATTLESNAKE     

the mom and dad are just typical celebs doing the typical celeb thing , they try to find a name so stupid that no ordinary common folk / pedestrian would ever want to use it so they can be different from the lowly pedestrians..

296 days ago
25.

KicksandGiggles    

WTF is wrong with you haters??!! WTH has this woman ever done to you people? Cheez, didn't you people name your kids WTH you wanted?? Then STFU and stop the hate on someone who has not done anything to any of you!!!! CONGRATS HALLE AND HUBBIE!!!!

296 days ago
26.

purejuice    

maceo is a well known cuabn revolutionary of color. anybody worth their dreadlocks knows that. shame on you.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Maceo_Grajales

296 days ago
27.

Jamey Hunter    

There are a lot of idiots out there who named their offspring a lot worse

296 days ago
28.

jay blaisdell    

Ahhh, yes .... the ignorant haters are out in full drivel. ( Sigh ... ) ...

296 days ago
29.

ASH LEE    

Gift of God? which God?

lol people and their silly faith in mythical Gods.

296 days ago
30.

$pin66    

George Clooney the next baby daddy for Halle Berry in Hollywood

296 days ago
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