Nicolas and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Announce Newborn Daughter's Name

10/20/2011 at 02:45 PM EDT

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Announces Baby's Name
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
Franck Prevel/Getty
Nicolas and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have named their newborn daughter Giulia.

France's First Lady made the announcement on her official website Thursday, telling the world, "I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter."

To mark the "happy occasion," Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, and her husband, the President of France, offer their "warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."





Weighing in at 7½ lbs., little Giulia was born on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Paris. Her famous father, 56, has already been to the hospital twice on Thursday to check in on his family.

The baby girl is the first child born to a ruling French leader since Napoleon.

Reporting by PETER MIKELBANK

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters