This is who George and Amal Clooney named their twins after

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    George and Amal Clooney announced they were expecting twins in February, with the A-List couple welcoming their two bundles of joy earlier this month.

    In a statement announcing the twins’ arrival, their spokesperson stated: ‘This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.’

    After the announcement was made, fans were quick to determine the meaning behind the babies’ names, with Alexander and Ella deemed a lot more normal than the average celebrity choice of Bear or Apple.

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    It turns out that there are actually two very special meanings behind their children’s names, with George and Amal supposedly deciding on them before the birth.

    An insider told Life&Style magazine that Alexander, meaning ‘defender of man’ (and the 16th most popular name for baby boys last year according to BabyCentre) was named after Alexander the Great.

    Ella on the other hand is said to have been named after American jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald – close friend to George’s late aunt, Rosemary Clooney.

    Congratulations again to the A-list couple, and their two bundles of joy.

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