You’ll Swoon Over This Empire Star’s Baby Name + First Reveal!
Contrary to this past Sunday’s Hallmark holiday, Father’s Day is a daily affair for families worldwide. That’s evidenced by shots online from famous + everyday dads alike. The latest papa bear to get in on the paternal selfie fest is Empire‘s Terrence Howard who recently debuted his newborn son via Twitter. Not only is this father-son duo totally adorable, but his name is one of the most creative baby names we’ve ever seen. Head’s up, Cookie, you’ve got some major competition for that Empire Records title, girl.
While Terrence’s wife Miranda gave birth to his fourth child and their first together Qirin Love in May, the actor didn’t introduce his son to the Internet world until this past weekend. Along with a snuggled up photo of the two he captioned the shot, “A mythical 1/2 dragon 1/2 lion who glides above the lands so as not to harm even a blade of grass… meet Qirin Love!” Umm, we’re completely obsessed with the description of this baby name.
Not only does Qirin’s name (pronounced like Kieran) sound cool, it’s also super unique. According to Nameberry, it was created by his parents with inspo from the Chinese mythological creature Qilin, who is a good omen predicting the arrival of a sage or ruler. Like we said, this little guy may be coming for that Empire Records crown sooner than you think ;)
How awesome is Terrence Howard’s son’s name? Share your thoughts and fave baby names with us in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!