Oh happy day! Baby makes three for Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman, as they welcomed their first child in March, a baby boy named Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman. Though he was welcomed to the world a few weeks ago, Hathaway and Shulman have done a very un-Hollywood thing by laying low and not announcing his arrival to the world for a little bit, which is generally how Hathaway rolls. She's probably one of the least "Hollywood" A-listers out there, so it actually makes sense that she'd pick a traditional name for her baby (sorry, Gwyneth and Kim!). But, why did Hathaway give her son that name? Turns out, the name has a very familial connection to the couple.
According to E! News, Jonathan's middle name pays homage to both sides of his family. "Anne's paternal grandfather was named Roseline, while Adam's mother's maiden name was Banks. To add to the mix, Adam's middle name is also Banks. So they're keeping it in the family," E! reported.
What a perfectly fitting way to honor important family members with their new bundle of joy. As for his first name, Jonathan, it's unclear if there are any special family members with the name, but that's not to say it doesn't have special meaning to Shulman and Hathaway.
Jonathan is a traditional Hebrew name, which makes sense considering Shulman's own Jewish heritage. And, according to several baby naming sites, Jonathan means "gift from God," which definitely could be how the new parents view their baby boy. But, whatever the meaning, it's a lovely name for the new blessing in their lives, and it seems that many people agree. Fans took to Twitter after Hathaway announced the birth to express praise to the star for choosing a traditional, "normal" name.
Shout out to Anne Hathaway for giving her baby a normal name! #YouGoGirl Welcome to the world, baby Jonathan.
Jodie White (@BlkHwkFan) April 8, 2016Anne Hathaway has baby boy, gives him normal name. See, Gwyneth, Zooey and Kim, it's not hard.
Len Stone (@Len1776) April 8, 2016Congratulations to Anne Hathaway for giving her baby boy a normal name instead of a douchey hipster "unique" name.
- kris (@YouStayClassy_) April 8, 2016A big shout out to Anne Hathaway for giving her baby a normal name with the usual spelling!
Marie (@marieclarkg12) April 8, 2016On a non-idol tweet (I know, surprising!) bravo to Anne Hathaway for choosing a normal baby name. :D I love her.
Cindy Moniz (@HelloImCindy) April 8, 2016Anne Hathaway just went up, like, three notches for such a nice, normal baby name.
Allison Winn Scotch (@aswinn) April 8, 2016give Anne Hathaway some love because she gave her baby a srsly normal name
Diana Pearl (@dianapearl_) April 7, 2016
Congratulations to Hathaway and Shulman on the new addition to their family!