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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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Von    

Well, thank God she is married, I hope it lasts long to ensure her next baby has the same father. I could only imagine 3 men 3 different baby daddies.

195 days ago
32.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

Is it pronounced ? May See Oh , or Muh Chay Oh or Mat Tay Oh?

I don't think it's May See Oh though....

Yeah, She's goona try and move to France again, now that they are a family unit. Orders can be amended, and get amended all the time, due to change in cir***stance. Does Halle have French citizenship at this point? It wouldn't surprise me. Get ready Gabe.

195 days ago
33.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

cir***stance

195 days ago
34.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

I don't know why it won't let me type c i r c u m s t a n c e normally. Oh, yeah. now I do..... he he.

195 days ago
35.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Not a fan but that's not a bad name. At least it's a real name, doesn't have a Lil, La, a Q or a Z in it. I just hope her face stays intact while she is with his father.

195 days ago
36.

My2Cents    

Maceo....Wasn't that James Brown's hype man's name?

195 days ago
37.

mwen    

cant believe TMZ is disecting this childs name. I mean really--who cares who he's named after. Its her baby

195 days ago
38.

jbforever    

Maceo...James Brown's guy! Love it...

195 days ago
39.

flamoon    

That is AWESOME.

195 days ago
40.

Lee    

Maceo Robert Martinez. It would have been nicer had they named him Matteo Roberto Martinez. And Maceo is very much today in Spain and spanish speaking countries. It's Matthew is spanish TMZ.

195 days ago
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JoseLizette_NJPhilly    

aye hermosa HALLE y' Hermoso,handsome Olivier.aww
love the name so much Mateo es very sexxxi latino nombre y' yo amo Martinez,so it is a very nice name diff saying, "Maceo" and it do mean exactly that a gift from "dios..."He will be just as handsome bi-racial blk,french,irish,spanish all rolled up in one,gorgeous just as nahla berry aubry. love it!
adios.

love it!

195 days ago
42.

Italia    

I can still hear James Brown calling Ma-c-oh! Maceo! Maceooooooh!

195 days ago
43.

vettman    

What did shee saw?? Ralph???

195 days ago
44.

JoseLizette_NJPhilly    

LATINO HISPANIC NAME Maceo es siempre si GIFT Para Dios. a "gift from god"PERFECT, i will name mi son this, if i have a son.or adopt one day in late 20s mi wife 2 b es 13 yrs older,has grown daughters 21,23 and almost 18. one son 26 so we might just adopt i will be naming either way i tell her regularly MATEO or different MACEO GOOD JOB BY HIS FATHER,AND GORGEOUS RICH HALLE SO TALENTED,SO PROUD TO B A FAN,CONGRATS! adios from jose and lizette

195 days ago
45.

mmmmikkimac    

I like it - not the same old, same old

195 days ago
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