The Secret Behind Baby Sunday Rose's Name Revealed!
07/08/2008 AT 05:20 PM EDT
The beautiful baby girl, who was born on July 7 in Nashville to parents Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, is named after early 20th-century artist's muse Sunday Reed, PEOPLE has confirmed. Her middle name, Rose, is a nod to Urban's late grandmother Rose.
"I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John – she was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century," Kidman's father Antony told Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph. "The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it."
The paper reports that in January, Kidman and Urban visited an exhibition by artist Sidney Nolan, who had a longtime relationship with Reed who became his muse.
The exhibition featured a quote from Nolan that was scrawled across a wall: "When you are young you are given a good view of life, because of your closeness to birth."
Reporting by ELIZABETH LEONARD