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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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DiM    

Hahaa! We all know now that "Sources familiar with the situation" is Harvey since him and Halle are friend$.

I think the name is nice.

199 days ago
47.

DiM    

Yeah, I like is better than Apple, Harper Seven (George Contanza's idea!), NorthWest, or Scout.

199 days ago
48.

Sasaindigo    

Maceo may be medieval in origin, but it is also Maceo Parker's name, the American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960...s and later with Prince.

199 days ago
49.

fulredy    

Great name!

199 days ago
50.

trini_angel    

This baby is gonna be SO CUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!! Omg!! Love the name also!! Haters shut up!! Halle doesn't care about you!!

199 days ago
51.

Kelly    

I hate Halle Berry.

199 days ago
52.

Ted Hayes    

The name isn't any worse than a couple with the family name of West calling their child North. When it becomes a parent it that new child can be named North also. Then it will have the nickname North by North West.

199 days ago
53.

Deborah    

How do you pronounce the name?
And all the bad tweets are about people who have no joy in their lives and want to criticize people that have more than them. If they quit posting mean things about anyone they should get off their butts and get a job at McDonalds. They are all idiots!
God bless you and your wonderful family

199 days ago
54.

Phil    

It's official, she's an idiot.

199 days ago
55.

ohcomeon    

I think Halle chooses names that will be hard for papparazzi to scream at her children. And she was named after a department store - and has done nicely for herself. So hush up haters.

199 days ago
56.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Great name! Very cool.

199 days ago
57.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

Her BF is Fugly.

199 days ago
58.

Jackie    

She's pretty outside but crazy inside.

199 days ago
59.

French fan    

Better name than North West.

199 days ago
60.

Dayodman    

Follow me on Instagram @Dayodman i'll follow u back lets get it wow

199 days ago
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