PEACHES GELDOF, WHO told Twitter two years ago that her name was “ridiculous”, has named her first son Astala.
The name is actually a traditional Jewish one, according to Geldof, who had already revealed it in February this year saying: “We found (it) in a baby name book – quite an obscure one. We wanted something unusual but not ridiculous.” According to a Yahoo! parenting blog, the name is derived from a Norwegian word for “love”.
The baby boy’s full name is Astala Dylan Willow Cohen-Geldof, and he was born on Saturday to Geldof and her fiancé Thomas Cohen (@tomfromscum, as his Twitter fans might know him). Peaches tweeted these on the day:
For his part, Cohen tweeted:
Peaches, of course, is one of the exotically-monikered children of Dubliner Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates. She has two sisters, Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie, and a half-sister, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof – daughter of Yates and the late Michael Hutchence.
And in case you wondered how she felt about her name…