Celine Dion delivered the fraternal twins last Saturday, but they were on an incubator following their birth as they were born prematurely and yesterday Doctors gave her the OK to go home with the boys.
Their names – Nelson and Eddy.
The babies were named, not for the American opera singer who appeared in 1930s movies, but for a musical colleague and a Nobel Prize winner. The name Eddy comes from Eddy Marnay, who produced Dion’s first five albums and who Celine and Rene have a great respect and love for and Nelson is named after former South African President Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met two years ago while kicking off her would tour in South Africa.
“Rene said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” the rep told People Magazine adding, “Celine and Rene want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men.”
“It should be known worldwide that this team [of doctors] agrees that Celine and Rene [Angelil] are clearly one of the most caring and kind individuals that they have ever cared for,” Dr. Ackerman previously said in a statement released to Access Hollywood. “Today is not the end, but the beginning of two new lives.”
Celine Dion is Married to Rene Angelil who is also her Manager and they have one other Child, also a son named René-Charles Dion Angélil.
Congratulations on your new additions Celine and Rene!