Céline Dion’s Twins’ Names: Eddy & Nelson

After mulling over 15,000 names, Céline Dion and her husband René Angelil have finally decided what to call their newborn twins… Eddy and Nelson!

The names have sentimental meaning for the Canadian songstress and her hubby.

Eddy is named after Eddy Marnay, who produced Céline’s first five records.

“He was like a father to her,” says the singer’s rep. “Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”

Twin brother Nelson is named in honor of Nelson Mandela, who the couple met while Céline was touring a couple of years ago.

“René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” her rep reveals.

It was a difficult decision, but in the end the proud parents just followed their hearts: “Céline and René want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men.”

Filed under: Celine Dion

Photo credit: Fame Pictures


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  1. Anonymous

    Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil. Lovely

  2. mackenzie

    I don’t really like the names eddy and nelson but its better then the other celebrity names.

  3. Bebe

    The names were nice but after hearing why, even better. Congrats to them.

  4. Anonymous

    I love Nelson but not Eddy…
    I can’t wait to meet the twins!

  5. Anonymous

    They actually picked real names and not some made up junk. Congrats to them.

  6. Anonymous

    who cares what their names are? this family is so dramatic!

  7. Ivy2

    dont like the names but i love they there’s a meaning to them. that makes them much more attractive. too bad she couldnt think of 2 middle names though.

  8. jules

    They went through 1500 names or whatever and all they could come up with was nelson and eddy?!? Really…?

  9. Anonymous

    @Jules I thought the same exact thing, haha.

  10. Anonymous

    ew..they could have picked something better, IMO

  11. Anonymous

    hate the names, but I suppose it could’ve been worse.. at least they didn’t call them Mandela and Marnay…

  12. Anonymous

    I guess each name is fine on their own, but I don’t really care for them together. Doesn’t anyone remember the 1930s singer Nelson Eddy?

  13. Anonymous

    I’m not sure why they couldn’t have used “Edward”. They could’ve used Eddy as a nickname.

  14. shyne:)

    celine’s new babies got a normal names. thank God!
    eddy & nelson are way normal to hear than names sounds like you can barely say it. names does’nt really matter as long as their normal and healthy babies, that’s the main things besides it’s their parents who decide the name not just someone else from lost planet.
    Congratz to the lovely couple and to big brother rene-charles. can’t wait to see their photos!!! i bet they’re just lovely as their big bro.
    nice job celine & rene…

  15. Anonymous

    Those names don’t really fit with René-Charles. I though they would go with proper French names this time as well.

  16. terry

    God when will people quit naming their cute kids such homely and ugly names.Dont ever name your baby after a friend or relative if the names suck. Come on ,and even Jrs, are even worse.What is wrong with you people.There are a zillion cute names and you picked nelson and eddy.

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