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New Baby Alert: Ioan Gruffudd Welcomes Daughter Ella Betsi

New Baby Alert: Ioan Gruffudd Welcomes Daughter Ella Betsi
Photo Credit: Sarah Cullen/Fame Pictures

He's known for bringing Welsh names to America, but heartthrob Ioan Gruffudd and wife actress Alice Evans have chosen Ella -- a name that couldn't be more accessible to American ears -- as the first name for their new daughter, born Septmber 6, 2009.  Until we hear more from the parents we will assume Ella's middle name Betsi is a creative play on the more traditional Betsy, a dimunuative of Elizabeth. 


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September 10, 2009 3:28 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I avoid talking about Ioan Gruffudd at all because I'm so scared of pronouncing it. I just call him by his character name, Mr. Fantastic.

Ella I can handle. :-)

September 11, 2009 2:48 PM
By Jennie

The thing that most strikes me about this name is how much Ella Betsi feels like a variation on Elisabeth.

September 1, 2014 7:23 AM
By acne no more book (not verified)

How is it that just anybody can write a blog and get as popular as this?

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