Carla-Bruni-Sarkozy has announced the name of her baby, and it's one that will very likely be a mainstay in the fashion world or Hollywood 20 years from now.
In a message on her website, the first lady of France wrote: "I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter Giulia. On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."
Giulia is the Italian translation of Julia. Bruni-Sarkozy was born in Italy.
France's first lady gave birth yesterday in Paris. As the news spread, crowds of onlookers mixed with paparazzi and plainclothes police officers gathered outside the private clinic.
Bruni-Sarkozy and Nicolas Sarkozy wed in 2008, three months after their first meeting. Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, has a 10-year-old son with the philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Sarkozy, 56, has three sons from two previous marriages. He is the only French leader to have divorced and remarried while in office.
Bruni-Sarkozy has become a star in her own right since marrying the French president. She released songs about her husband and appeared in the Woody Allen film "Midnight in Paris."
But with her latest project, she's being more low key. She and Sarkozy have previously expressed the wish that images of their daughter will not be sold or shared with media.