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Serena Williams' baby girl 'Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr' has started a name trend in the world

Williams gave birth on September 1 to Alexis, who weighed in at 6 lbs, 14 ounces Photograph: (Instagram)

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 14, 2017, 12.33 PM (IST) Zeba Khan

The camera loves Serena Williams--when she is winning those Grand Slam titles or when she is giving birth to her baby. 

On Wednesday, the tennis star introduced her baby daughter with an Instagram post and the world can't get enough of the newborn since then. 

The post reads: "Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also, check out my IG stories."

Born on September 1, Alexis is already a favourite in the world of star kids. 

The newborn's name has taken to the liking of the world, becoming one of the most searched in the shortest time possible. She takes her name from her father, Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and is a female "junior" which is extremely rare in case of naming a girl child after her father. In most cases, it's the boy kids who are juniors and they take their father's middle name. 

The baby's name "Alexis" means "defender" while "Olympia" refers to "Mount Olympus", the mythological home of the Greek gods.

According to several Redditors, "it is the aptest name" of Serena's girl. Some even feel that there is an undertone of feminism in the baby's name as she is "kind of a firstborn daughter ascending to the throne" and legacy of the parents. 

Serena also provided a link to her official website where she features a two-minute YouTube video of her pregnancy journey titled "Hello, world". 

In the video, Serena can be seen saying "It's been a long time", "We had a lot of complications but look what we got, we got a baby girl." Towards the end, she says that the baby's stats include "Grand Slam Titles: 1" as she was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January. 

 


 

 

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