Peaches Geldof, 23, gave birth to baby boy Astala Cohen this week

Goodness, Peaches Geldof’s pregnancy went by in a flash, didn’t it? Peaches gave birth to a baby boy at some point over the past few days – maybe Thursday or Friday? The announcement just says “this week” – Peaches said before that she was due on her late mother’s birthday, April 24, so I guess the baby just wanted to come out a little bit early. Peaches and her fiancé Thomas Cohen named their son Astala… which sounds like a name from Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. Or both. I think Peaches’ pregnancy seemed to go by so quickly because she and Thomas only announced it in January, when she was already well into her second trimester. Plus, Peaches wasn’t bashing us over the head with pregnancy TMI – she and Thomas did a Hello Magazine cover interview, and she’s been tweeting about stuff here and there, but it’s not like Jessica Simpson’s TMI Pregnancy Extravaganza. Speaking of, Jessica is STILL pregnant. Everybody is having their babies but Jessica. Here’s more about Peaches:

British socialite Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, gave birth to a son Astala.

“Yes, it’s true – I’M A MUMMY!!!!” the 23-year-old model wrote on Twitter Saturday. The baby, with fiance Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M, is her first.

She added later: “My little boy is the most beautiful thing in this world. When he holds @tomfromscum’s finger with his hand its the sweetest thing ever. X”

Cohen, 20, also shared the news on Twitter: “I’m a dad he is the most perfect thing ever so proud of his beautiful mum @peaches_g and overcome with joy x.”

Geldof, who’s full name is Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof, revealed her son’s a similarly long moniker (Astala Dylan Willow Cohen-Geldof) to Hello magazine a few weeks ago.

At 19 she made news for marrying Max Drummey, frontman of the band Chester French, in Las Vegas. They announced their separation shortly after.

[From Us Weekly]

Congrats to Peaches, Thomas and little Astala. I wonder how you abbrieviate that name? “Asty”? Tala? Peaches turned 23 years old last month – her mom, the late Paula Yates, was having babies early too. Some days, I see a lot of Paula in Peaches. I wonder if Bob Geldof sees it too – probably. But right now, Bob is probably just thrilled to be a grandpa.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Monie says:

    I always get a chuckle when I see wealthy people with hoodrat nicknames. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Peaches, Coco, LeeLee, etc would be respectable names. LOL. Mazel Tov!

    • Kristin says:

      “hoodrat?” respectable names?
      I’m sorry, but that’s so rude and slightly racist.

      • Luffy says:

        It would only be racist if you assume that only one race of people can live in the “hood” (black people) and would therefore be “hoodrats”. Its the same as the word ghetto. If you assume only black people can come from, and therefore posses traits that would deem them “ghetto” then it is a racist term. However, neither of those words pertain only to black people. I believe that any race has the ability to be a “hoodrat ” (yes even white). It’s how you’re raised. Not what you look like on the outside. *end rant*

      • Goofpuff says:

        How is it racist? Do only one race of people live in the hood? Last I checked the hood was a rainbow of colors.

  2. hatuh says:

    I think she’s adorable, but ugh, I can’t stand all those tattoos. Just too much.

  3. Britt says:

    In the first picture of Peaches I see Bob Geldof. Congratulations to them both on the birth of their baby boy.

    My god doesn’t this make Jessica Simpsons pregnancy the longest in history, I do feel for her, one of my pregnancies went for 41 weeks and 5 days and I swear I did think it would actually never end.

  4. cr says:

    I actually, and I can’t believe I’m about to write this, don’t think this is a bad name, especially from a Geldof.
    OTOH, it sounds more like a name for a daughter.

    And yeah, good luck kids, you’re going to need it.

  5. Ari says:

    How did she have this baby before Jessica Simpson? That is the only question I had in my head lol

  6. Maritza says:

    @Ari – That’s exactly what I was thinking! Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy seems to have lasted more than 9 months, poor woman.

  7. Samigirl says:

    I swear, if one more person (other than Jessica Simpson-she looks so uncomfortable!) has their baby before me, I’m going to screeeeeeam.

    Anywho, I don’t think the name is that awful, and I can’t wait to see baby pics. Hoping he gets big eyes like his momma :)

  8. jc126 says:

    I had to think for a second to realize what was odd about that name. It’s a boy’s name ending in “A”. I don’t know the origin or if it’s a legit name (and am too lazy to look), but it doesn’t hit the ears right. Just like Gwen Stefani naming her kid “Zuma”. An “A” ending is usually for a girl’s name in Western countries.

  9. tback says:

    The article states the baby’s last name is Cohen-Geldof? Is it common in the UK to put the father’s name first in the hyphenation? Because here in the US it would normally be Geldof-Cohen. I guess you can name your child however you want but it seems like she wants to be sure everyone knows this baby is a Geldof so he can trade on the famous name just like she does.

    • Malificent says:

      I’m American too, and I’m not familiar with that rule. Maybe it’s a regional thing….

      All of the couples that I know who hyphenated simply selected the order based on what sounded best. (Although, unfortunately for my hyphenated nephew, the presence of our family name was going to land with a clanking thud regardless of order. ;-)

    • Bodhi says:

      Its more common in the US for it to be mom’s name- dad’s name (think Jolie-Pitt). I thinks it probably related to the issue of when a woman hyphenates her last name rather than changes it out right.

  10. Enn says:

    She has a whole lot of names.

    Congrats to her, maybe this is what she needed to turn things around.

  11. Jessica Simpson has the gestational period of a wooly mammoth.

  12. Kristen says:

    I just can’t get past the fact that she and Thomas look like brother and sister, like twins, in fact.

  13. Amanda_M87 says:

    Astala sounds like a girls name.

  14. sup says:

    why is she allowed to breed? or snooki? or jess simpleton? gah!

  15. Girlygirl410 says:

    I hope this baby turns her life around, like children did for Nicole Richie. I wish the happy family the best of luck.

    • Becky says:

      Am I the only one who doesn’t believe nicole Ritchie has truly changed?

      • jes_sayin says:

        You’re not alone… I don’t think Nicole’s changed either… just better PR since having her kids.

        Also, are those track marks on Peaches’ arms?? I hate to say it, but she doesn’t look drug-free in any of these pictures.

      • Hope says:

        @jes_sayin- I thought the same thing immediately! Those marks with that big ugly (granted old looking, but obviously self-induced) scar on her right arm gave me a really gross feeling in my stomach. Twenty-three is too young to be having children anyway (IMHO) especially when you’re someone as blatantly unstable and irresponsible as Peaches.

        And I should know. I’m her age, have a good, stable life and am plenty patient and responsible. Yet I know for a fact that, at my age, I would be a terrible mother if for no other reason than lack of life experience and wisdom.

        God bless her, I wish her the best of luck. Maybe having Astala will give her some perspective and level out her head. Fingers crossed for her son :)

  16. Julie says:

    that guy looks so much like her father.

    • Lenore says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking – skinny Bob Geldof circa 1978, especially in the picture where they’re leaning in to kiss each other. With a dollop of Nick Cave in there too.

      The fact that we’ve heard next to nothing about this pregnancy suggests a certain maturity – that they were not incessantly pimping out their impending offspring for thesake of publicity. Once upon a time, she would have. Good to see, and congrats to them both.

  17. tru tru says:

    I hope she stays clean for her kid, congrats to her and her family.

  18. claire says:

    her boyfriend is not my cup of tea, but i think they probably would make pretty stunning children.

  19. Gene Parmesan says:

    I wonder if Jessica will ever give birth

  20. grabbyhands says:

    Someone should tell her fiance that Nick Cave called and he wants his look back.

  21. Reece says:

    You know she could turn out to be a good mother…esp since her mom was out there.
    Could happen!

  22. ZenB!tch says:

    There is no reason for Jessica to be extending her pregnancy like Katie did, is there?

  23. Jennifer12 says:

    Let’s just hope they can keep it together and be good parents. They’re 20 and 23 year olds, they both have troubled pasts (if they are indeed in the past), Peaches has no career or job to speak of and I can’t say they seem like the types to think things through. Hopefully, they’re both more mature than they used to be because after the initial thrill of being parents wears off, the day to day routine of being responsible for a child doesn’t always sit with people who aren’t used to being responsible.

  24. Lily says:

    I can’t believe I am about to say this, but Peaches looks clean. I remember seeing photos of her from a few years ago, she was incredibly skinny and looked strung out. The few photos I’ve seen of her when she was pregnant, she looked like she was at a healthy weight, her hair looked good, and her skin looked good. Hopefully, this baby is a wake up call to her. Peaches Mom OD’d, and maybe learning that she was pregnant made her realize she would never want her kid to go through the same shit she did.

  25. Kim says:

    I really & truly pray this baby makes her get clean and sober for once and for all.

  26. Ariela says:

    Ummm … don’t want to sound rude but .. her boyfriend is 20??? And she turned 23 recently?

    That’s way too young to raise kids. No matter how mature they consider themselves …