The name of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s seventh child caused a fuss and they were called out for it.

What’s the fuss about?

Hilaria’s Spanish origin, which she has previously been accused of “faking,” is the focus of all the commotion.

When it was discovered that Hilaria was actually from Boston and not Spain in 2020, it was rather surprising. She even claimed to have forgotten the English word for cucumber.

She also admitted to using the name Hilary in the past.

Now that the context has been established, it should make clear why some people might object to the Baldwins’ naming choice.

Hilaria announced the arrival of her daughter in an Instagram photo by writing: “She’s here! We can’t wait to share with you our modest dream come true.

The uproar started when she disclosed the child’s name was “Ilaria Catalina Irena.”

“Fake Spanish name from Boston-born mom,” read one tweet. “Hilaria & Alec Baldwin had their seventh child,” read another. Not even a middle name, not a single American name.

A fourth person remarked, “Alec Baldwin’s wife pretending to be Spanish is so insane. Changed her name from Hillary to Hilaria, gave those names to all seven of their children, pretended to forget the English word for “cucumber,” and put on an accent. She ought to have changed her name to hilarious.

Back in December 2020, Hilaria responded to claims that she had “feigned” her Spanish origin in an interview with the New York Times, claiming that her forgetting the name of the vegetable, cucumber, was due to stress because it was one of her first live television appearances.

Hilaria also addressed the fact that her management company had incorrectly stated in her online bio that she was born in Mallorca, calling it a “disappointing” mistake.

The yoga instructor also revealed to the source that, despite being named Hilary when she was born, she chose to change it to Hilaria because that is the name her Spanish family used for her.

Hilaria said: “The things I have shared about myself are very clear. I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain.”

What do you think about the baby’s name?



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