Paris Hilton just revealed her baby boy’s name, and it has a special meaning to her

A month after welcoming her first baby with husband Carter Reum, Paris Hilton has revealed her new son’s name—and the special meaning behind it.

On the latest episode of her podcast, This Is Paris, Hilton read an excerpt from her memoir that revealed she came up with the name a decade ago.

“If all goes well, by the time you read this, Carter and I will have a baby boy. We plan to name him Phoenix, a name that I decided on years ago when I was searching cities, countries and states on a map looking for something to go with Paris and London,” she read. “Phoenix has a few good pop culture reference points, but more importantly it’s the bird that flames out and then rises from the ashes to fly again. I want my son to grow up knowing that disaster and triumph go around and come around throughout our lives. And that this should give us great hope for the future.”

Later in the episode, Hilton revealed that Phoenix’s middle name is Barron, after her grandfather, Barron Hilton.

“He was always my mentor. I looked up to my grandfather so much, and we were so close, and I miss him every day,” she explained. “So, I really wanted to honor him by having his name in my first son’s name. So there you go. My beautiful baby boy’s name is Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum.”

Last month, he heiress, actress, and “Stars Are Blind” singer announced the birth in an Instagram post, which showed her well-manicured hand holding a tiny baby hand. Fans were caught completely by surprise, since she never announced that they were expecting.

“You are already loved beyond words 💙” she wrote in the caption.

In a statement to People magazine, Hilton confirmed that she and Reum now share a baby boy, and revealed that they welcomed the baby via surrogate.

“It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,” she said. “We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy.”

People contacted Hilton’s rep, but they gave no further comment. The baby’s name has not been revealed yet. The comments on Hilton’s Instagram post are filled with surprised—but excited—well wishes.

Chrissy Teigen, who recently welcomed a baby girl, wrote, “A BABY!!!!! congratulations so happy for you both!!?”

Heidi Montag, who also welcomed a baby back in November, added, “Ahhh!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! 💙”

Hilton’s mom, Kathy Hilton, reshared the post on her Instagram story.

Hilton and Reum got engaged on her birthday in February last year, and they got married in November. Hilton has always been open about wanting to be a mother, even sharing that she had start the in vitro process when she appeared on the Trend Reporter podcast in January of last year.

“We have been doing the IVF so I can pick twins if I like. Kim (Kardashian) is actually the one who told me about that—I didn’t know anything about it,” she said at the time. “I am happy she told me that advice and introduced me to her doctor.”

Congratulations to Paris and the whole Hilton family!

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