At this point, we get just as joyous for our fave celeb’s new baby news as we do about our besties’ bundles of aw-dorableness. And part of that is because we love to get the scoop on their baby name and the meaning behind it. While the baby name reveals tend to make us swoon (or think, wait… what?), the latest celebrity baby name has us tearing up in a fast + furious manner for the sweetest reason ever.
After announcing the birth of his daughter with longtime girlfriend Paloma Jiménez on Facebook March 16, Furious 7 star Vin Diesel shared the name (Pauline) and meaning (get ready) behind his little lady’s name with Today’s Natalie Morales.
He shared with the morning show co-host that the couple chose Pauline as a tribute to Vin Diesel’s late co-star Paul Walker, who passed away in a car crash in 2013. He explained, “It felt like a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world.” Not only did Paul act as an inspiration for his newborn girl’s name, Vin also felt his presence when she was born. “He was in the [delivery] room. There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just… knew he was there.” Sorry, but we’re sobbing over here. <3
Little Pauline joins sister Hania Riley and brother Vincent Sinclair in this sweet fam.
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(Photos via Michael Buckner/Getty, Ralph Orlowski/Getty + Facebook.com/VinDiesel)