·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
Fri, 20 January 2023 at 1:19 pm GMT
Chrissy Teigen has revealed to fans the sweet name of her new baby daughter with husband John Legend.
The star, 37, announced the arrival of the couple’s newborn in a post on Instagram, and revealed that they had called the little girl Esti.
It featured an adorable picture of their two elder children – daughter Luna, six, and four-year-old son Miles – cradling the newborn in their arms.
Captioning the image, she wrote: “She’s here! Esti Maxine Stephens – the house is bustling and our family could not be happier.
“Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love, and I am learning you still need diapers with a C-section!? We are in bliss. Thank you for all the love and well wishes – we feel it all!”
Her post has received more than 2.3 million likes, with many of her celebrity friends praising the name choice.
Busy Philipps commented: “I love the name Esti. Perfect.”
Kris Jenner wrote: “We can’t wait to meet her!!!”
Christie Brinkley shared “ESTI you were just born into the BESTI loving family!” while Kate Hudson left a string of love heart emojis.
According to babynames.com, Esti is a name of Latin origin that means “little star”, and is often the shortened version of Estelle or Estrella.
With regard to her middle name, it appears to be a tribute to her 44-year-old musician father’s late grandmother, Marjorie Maxine Stephens.
The little one’s arrival comes after her parents suffered heartbreak on their journey to expanding their family.
In September 2020, the couple revealed their heartbreak at losing their baby son Jack at 20 weeks, which they later shared was an emergency abortion to save Teigen’s life.
Then, in August, Teigen announced that they were expecting a baby once more, admitting that she felt “relief” to hear a heartbeat.