Uma Thurman Shares Story Behind Daughter's Epic Name
One of last year's most memorable celebrity baby names was, without a doubt, Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson's daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Little Rosalind, better known by the nickname Luna, joined siblings Maya, Levon, Arpad, and Aurelius last July. On Monday, we finally got to hear Uma's story behind her latest arrival's famous name.
During an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the actress giggled while host Fallon tried to pronounce each of Luna's six names. When he finally reached the surname, she quipped, "Well, the last part makes sense, right?" Then she explained, "My daughter came up with the best excuse, which is that I probably won't get to have any more children, so I just put every name that I liked into [Luna's]…We couldn't quite agree on the name. We call her Luna, so she's lucky that way--she's lucky with 'Luna'. The rest, she can just name her own children all these interesting names."
It comes as no surprise that Uma and Arpad couldn't agree on just one name. Each part of Luna's name is significant to the couple, from Florence--the name of Busson's mother--to Arusha. As Uma's rep said in October when the name was announced, "Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father."
What do you think of Luna's name? Would it be hard for you to pick just one?