Mel says he & Oksana are having a baby!
Mel Gibson himself made it official Monday night on The Tonight Show. Not one to shy away from the cameras, Mel told Jay Leno – and the world – that he and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva are having a baby! Not that this comes as a total surprise, given that NameCandy alerted you to this possibility way back on May 19.
Oksana, a 39-year-old Russian musician, is signed to Icon Records – a record label belonging to none other than Mr. Gibson! Could this lead to complications in the baby-naming department? If they disagree on names, will he try and pull rank? Careful Mel, you’re Martin Riggs only in the movies!
Both Mel and Oksana have practice naming a new baby – the 53-year-old Mel perhaps a bit more practice, as he has seven children with former-wife Robyn. On The Tonight Show he jokingly referred to himself as “Octo-Mel,” given that he is now expecting number eight. And what can we expect on the name front? Let’s see if the past can give a clue to the future and look at the Gibson line-up so far: Hannah, Christian, Edward, William, Louis, Milo, Thomas. And for her part, Oksana has a son Alexander with former boyfriend actor Timothy Dalton.
What to make of this? Mel seems to favor a more traditional flavor of name – could he root for a Matthew or a Rachel, an Isaiah or maybe that all-time classic Mary? With Alexander, Oksana shows a preference for a strong yet elegant name – could she draw on Russian history to name a little Nicholas or Catherine? Word is Oksana is in her second trimester and due in early fall. Any suggestions for Mel and Oksana to mull over between now and then?