Uma Thurman finally reveals her 3-month-old daughter’s name & it’s a doozy

These are photos of Uma Thurman arriving in England, having just flown in from LA. Did she dye her hair darker since we saw her two days ago? I think she did. When Uma was at the Elle Magazine “Women In Hollywood” event on Monday night, she had darkish roots, but most of her hair was her standard blonde shade. And now she looks pretty much brunette. Fascinating! Also, at the Elle event, many of you thought Uma looked a bit tweaked or “refreshed”. I do think she looked – and in these photos, looks – different, but I attributed it to weight gain from her pregnancy. She hasn’t lost all of the baby weight, and her face still looks “filled out” to me. But sure, maybe she’s tweaking…? I really don’t know.

Really, I’m just writing about these photos because I love the whole vibe here. I love Uma’s coat so, SO much. I want it. I want someone to tell me where to buy it and I want it to be less than $100. I WANT IT. I love how breezy Uma looks too – like she’s got her baby in chest carrier and she just wrapped her coat around the baby at the last minute. Uma just looks fantastic in these photos. Maybe that’s just me – I’m still enchanted by the coat.

As I mentioned before, we still didn’t know what Uma named her baby girl three months after she gave birth. Thankfully, last night Uma’s rep confirmed the baby’s name. It’s EPIC.

Since giving birth to a baby girl on July 15, Uma Thurman and her beau Arpad Busson have stayed publicly mum on their daughter‘s name. Until now.

And it sure was worth the wait.

“I would like to announce Uma and Arki’s daughter’s name for the first time officially: Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, better known to family and friends as Luna,” the actress’s rep Gabrielle Kachman tells PEOPLE exclusively.

While the couple is keeping the origins of Luna’s name private, Thurman’s rep allows, “Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father.”

Born in Rhinebeck, N.Y., baby Luna is the first child together for Thurman, 42, and Busson, 49. She joins elder siblings, Maya Ray and Levon Thurman-Hawke, from Thurman’s marriage to Ethan Hawke, and Flynn and Cy Busson, the financier’s sons with ex-fiancee Elle MacPherson.

[From People]

Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson? My God. I don’t mind Indian names or Indian-sounding names (I have a traditionally Indian boy’s name), but that’s a MESS in the middle. And the baby goes by “Luna”? And not “Rosie” or “Lindie”? Or “Flo”? I give up.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.


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  1. lower-case deb says:

    the name reminds me of those mary-sue characters in fanfictions that have rainbow hair and two-toned eyes and silvery-bell-like voice and can simultaneously fly and swim at the same time.

  2. marie says:

    wow, that’s a mouthful, the little girl will probably end up marrying a Smith or Brown..

  3. dooliloo says:


    I guess Luna isn’t the acronym to all this…

    Anyway I’m gonna stick to Luna, I bit my tongue trying to pronounce one name after the other.

  4. Charlotte says:

    She looks happy, so yay her. I guess the baby can just pick one of those names when she grows up if she decides she doesn’t like having them all.
    Maybe she’s a Chekhov fan?

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Ha! Maybe that’s why they say that his plays are governed through a kind of literary orchestration. The legend that I just made up has it that Chukhy had grand ideas concerning the future of his art and while on secret sojourn to Germany he tripped over some King Ludwig dinnerware and everything stopped. Now, he wanted to create works that were all-encompassing, like the Wagnerian gesamtkunstwerk but for the Winter Palace set.

      But the typesetter made a mistake in the program for The Cherry Orchard, switching the entire list of the pit crew performers supplying the music with that of one of the names of the characters.Had the premiere been in Wales as normally planned, the he would have a sympathetic audience in a nation very fond of extremely long proper noun-naming tradition, and all would be forgiven. Trouble in the Marches re-routed the planned tour and the Full Russian Experience was fated to begin in Spokane and attended by a particularly persnickety chapter of the DAR (because *there’s* a tradition of lovely treatment) and with the assistance of Temperance League, many an ear was soundly boxed.

      Sure I’ll deny it up and down in a court, but the internet is for truth-telling and restraint. Here me now, musical mysticism was real and was deep, and his visionary impulses led to him being proclaimed as ‘Too Hot For Pravda’ and ‘Honestly, A Bit Too Decadent by Rasputin and the Caligula Times.

      The suppression was immediate. His leftward-sighting music was very much ‘Olde Nouveau’, trading in on thrash chant, trip hop Bieber-Pazuzu hybridity with a cool on the R&B tip’–very compelling. But the scandal created by the mix-up prompted the end of The Seagull for a time, because it the The Cherry score, a dog, the typesetter, a serpent and a cockerel were tied in a burlap sack and thrown into the Tiber.

      For his part, the author was so distressed that he had forgotten to burn his personal papers detailing his humiliations and died of hysterical consumption and never wrote a Dance Of The Seven Uncles ever again. But the recent discovery of the manuscript means we have the minds, the modes, and Moogs necessary to go on this journey. It is our time.

      And all powerfully true.

  5. NerdMomma says:

    You take the coat, I’ll take the baby! My little boys are school-age now and pictures of tiny fresh newborns just make my arms ache to hold one.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, that tiny little baby head…I didn’t even notice the coat! My boys are at the zits and BO stage so I can’t even imagine that sweet baby smell ever existed with them!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Agreed. My older two have been out of the house for a couple years now, and Toddles is potty-training.

      I had to contain myself from barging into my neighbours’ house after she had her baby, because I didn’t want to just barge in when the baby was so new and they were so tired (been there). When I finally saw her last weekend, she was asleep in her little seat, so I couldn’t hold her, but I just couldn’t stop staring at her. SUCH an adorable little girl!

      I miss those days…

      • Esmom says:

        You know, I thought I missed those days, too. But last year I was a temporary nanny for my 4-month-old niece for about 8 weeks. As much as I loved snuggling and playing with her, by the end of each day I was overcome by feelings of isolation, boredom and restlessness and couldn’t wait to get back home to my own family. I was mostly relieved when the gig ended but did sort of miss my daily dose of the baby muffin.

        Still, I look at those days with my own kids as some of the very best of my life.

  6. Liv says:

    Seriously? At this point it’s just egoistical of the parents. I’m all for first and middle names, but this much names? Plus “calling” the child a totally different name? Are they nuts?

  7. Jenna says:

    I’d hate to be in her position when it came to filling out forms that require you write down all your names. Oy.

    • gg says:

      She won’t have any problems there – there are never enough blanks to put the whole name in. My husband has only two middle names and he’s had to stick to just one because there is literally nowhere to put it down on forms. Not in the US, anyway.

  8. WillyNilly says:

    She already had a Maya and now she has a Luna. What was the point of all the other names? Was that each of his sisters or something? I personally have too many names and it gets exhausting explaining over and over again as an adult. I feel for the kid.

  9. Rhea says:

    That’s a handful name to write down every time you need to fill a form. :D
    Congrats anyway.

  10. Gracie says:

    How very pretentious. Good luck in the real world with dat name. I hope MK covers this story *crosses fingers*

  11. GoodCapon says:

    The whole name sounds so pretentious. But it’s a lot better than naming someone Paris, Venice or wherever the parents bonked to make their child.

  12. Aria says:

    Luna means “moon” in spanish.

  13. Eileen says:

    Yikes! Buy that girl a stamp and call it a day! She’ll get writers cramp from having to sign a receipt!

  14. Lee says:

    I like Luna – that’s pretty. The rest of it – wow, overkill much? But that little soft baby head poking out of the coat? That little head is calling out: “kiss me and caress your cheek against me – I’m velvety and I smell amazing.”

  15. jani says:

    Love, love, love that coat. Beautiful cut, fabric, 3/4 length, etc. Casual, understated, but definitely elegant. It would make me feel better each time I put it on.

    Kid’s name? Think that Rosalind is lovely and Luna is nice too. Nobody will ever use the other 47 names and she will never have to endure being called Bronx Mowgli, Apple, etc.

  16. lettylynton says:

    Wasn’t Uma’s mom a hippie of sorts? I’m sure Uma got a little of that. Side note: I want those sun glasses!!!

    • Londerland says:

      Dunno about her mum, but her father is Dr Robert Thurman, famous for translating the Tibetan Book Of The Dead into English, and kind of a hugely well-educated hippie. :)

      Uma’s full name is Uma Karuna Thurman, and both names are those of Hindu goddesses IIRC. So, you know, her Normal is not Normal Normal.

      Unfortunately, Luna just makes me think of Harry Potter, and the full name actually beats Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence-Yates-Geldof for parental self-indulgence… :)

      • LAK says:

        on a par with Joseph Alberic Iscariot Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

        or his brothers and sister Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes,

        Magnus Hubert Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

        and Martha Maria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

        or for that matter Isabella Amaryllis Charlotte Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe!!

      • Mira says:

        Londerland, Uma and Karuna are very common Indian names, especially Uma. For me Uma’s name is very normal.

      • Justyna says:

        It’s different with Fiennes family because their parents didn’t choose to give them so many last names, because they were oh so pretentious. It’s just that their fatther’s family last name from generations is Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, the same way as someone is named Smith or Brown. It’s a family of many well-known baronets. And each of the Fiennes siblings have standard number of 1 or max. 2 middle names. The other parents (Thurman, Yates-Geldof etc.) had one last name each and chose to make it one long hyphenated last name and added 15 middle names to the mix, so that’s a diffenrent situation, I think.

  17. mytbean says:

    woah… that is a serious name. She could use a different part of it for every day of the week. Rosalind on Monday, Arusha on Tuesday, etc etc. lol

    The coat looks very Burberry Brit… but defintely no $100 (sigh)|CallType=Product&prodId=04025&des=&cat=6&gender=women&group=clothing&vendorColor=MzgzOTkwNzI1MDAw&season=actual&seasProdID=56I

  18. L says:

    Meh, it’s middle names-so it’s not like her school friends are going to hear it. It’s kind of strange, but then Uma’s a huge hippie and is kind of strange herself. Considering how many celebrities give their kids odd first names that they have to call them all the time(side eye to Reese)-a unusual middle name isn’t a issue when it’s really just a formality.

    Now the Rosalind=Luna? That’s what is throwing me off personally. I don’t get the nickname.

  19. nettie says:

    Sigh. That’s really pretentious. Plus, that baby needs a hat. It looks chilly outside in those pictures but maybe she’s only walking a short distance.

  20. Blue says:

    I never understand why people give kids 30 names and then call them something different. Why didn’t they just name her what they were going to call her and add the other stuff after (or not) smh

  21. Hakura says:

    What I don’t get is where they’re getting ‘Luna’ from? Usually one would use at least *some* aspect of the actual name to create a nickname, but Luna seems completely random & unrelated.

    That really is way too long. As others mentioned, didn’t her parents *think* about what a pain in the ass it’d be to write all that out?

    • Karen says:

      Luna comes from Altalune. It’s not uncommon to give your child a formal name and then give him/her a nickname. My son is officially Henry but we call him Harry. Henry is a family name but Harry is his nickname. He can use Henry professionally when he’s an adult. You may call your child Boo Boo but do you want that on the kid’s birth certificate? That many names suggests to me that they are all family names and not random at all. My husband has two middle names and they are not random. The kid will never use them all anyway. Forms only ever ask for one middle name, maybe two.

      • Hakura says:

        Ahh, thank you for the reply. =) It wasn’t that I thought nicknames are a bad or difficult to understand thing. It just wasn’t immediately apparent to me what part of her name they used to come up with Luna.

        I’m quite familiar with being called something other than my full name (which is Samantha, but absolutely no one calls me that, it’s always Sam.)

  22. Talie says:

    Well, this baby is going to be very rich, so she can get away with it.

  23. Esmom says:

    “It’s EPIC.” Lol, at first I thought you meant that was her name! Not enough caffeine yet this morning, I guess.

  24. MonicaQ says:

    I am feeling that coat. As someone though with an unusual first name (not Monica, that’s my middle name :P ), it gets a bit rough having to spell it or hear people mispronounce it over and over. I’m not a Tasmanian Devil raging psychopath like some people I know when that happens but after 20+ years, all I can do is sigh.

    And then when you figure it out, don’t gasp, “My, what a different name!” Yes, I know, it’s weird, let’s move on shall we?

    • HelenaHandbasket says:

      I am feeling you on that one Monica. My name somehow contains a number. When people ask where my name comes from, with the prerequisite “oh my that’s interesting,” I always say with a completely straight face that my parents were on acid when I was conceived.

      • lower-case deb says:

        in my neck of the woods, parents often name their children according to the order they’re born.
        so it is quite usual to find families with children named Eka, Dwi, and Tri (or One, Two, and Three, respectively),and they are unisex names, too. so it’s very practical for practical families.

  25. Harpreet says:

    Hey Kaiser,

    Also have an Indian name (which could also be a boy’s name).

    So many middle names though! Is that a European thing? I am no expert on middle names (no such thing as middle names in India).

    • Random Devotchka says:

      Like I said below, I have a common Arabic boy’s name… which my parents decided to follow with a million French women’s names. SMDH. I think unusal-named ladies in this thread should all get coffee together and just share each other’s pain : )

  26. fabgrrl says:

    Meh. My parents gave me four middle names, but they never appear anywhere but my birth certificate. I just used the one I liked best to use as my middle name and called it a day. Perfectly legal.

    • bella mama says:

      ditto. i have 6 names and each one has a special meaning to me. I only use my first and last name in real life, but legally, i like knowing all 6 are part of me

    • hoya_chick says:

      That’s interesting. It seems like a waste though, why have names you’ll never use? No offense :) I have a middle name I hate and am in the process of changing. It’s like identity theft waiting to happen. Since you appear on different documents as having different names. There can be lots of variations and people can take advantage of that and get things in your name. Just a thought.

      • Esmom says:

        It may seem odd now but maybe a relative in the future will find them interesting. My father-in-law gave me an ancient family bible, where generations of family members recorded the births and deaths and full names of everyone. I love looking at all the names, some very old fashioned. We used one for my son and I’m thinking maybe one day he or my other son will find that cool and want to pass one of the old family names on to his own kids.

  27. hoya_chick says:

    That’s a really long name. How does it fit on documents and such!?! And after all those names, baby girl still has a nickname and it’s not even derived from any of them? Lol! I love the coat too! Fall is in full swing in NYC and I’m all about coats right now. I actually saw her in person in soho maybe the summer before last and she is actually a lot prettier than I would have thought. She always looks so harried and disheveled in photos in person not so much.

  28. Alexis says:

    I kinda like it, though I think iPad.

  29. lower-case deb says:

    anyway, this reminds me of my school days.
    monarchs use to have long names since they have to include all the titles, and prayers attached to the name (Javanese believe that names are not just names to call people but contains the hopes and dreams of either the giver or the people).

    and we have to memorize their names, and our teachers love to make us memorize their long names and have tests for it.
    for instance, take the current/reigning sultan of Yogyakarta:
    “Ngarsa Dalem Sampeyan Dalem Ingkang Sinuwun Kangjeng Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono Senapati ing Ngalogo Ngabdurrokhman Sayidin Panatagama Khalifatullah ingkang jumeneng kaping Sedoso”

    one time we had to memorize royal family trees. most of us feigned illness and risked getting punished to stand in the sun rather than remembering dozens of names like the one above.

    • Esmom says:

      Wow. And I thought memorizing the US presidents was tedious!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Hot Rats! That’s an interesting/funny story. I know European monarchs tend to have very long names, but this extends into the next time zone.

      I’m hoping it’s not an ignorant question, but if it is, I apologize and politely ask that you tell me how to do better in the future. You mentioned the significance of the names because so much more is invested in the name in terms of hope and character. Are there characteristics that are more valued than others, making them more popular as baby names? It seems that the practice resembles that of naming babies for a patron saint, is it the same sort of idea? Are there characteristics that are less valued resulting in the opposite effect? Do changes in societal values dictate changes in name popularity. Do generation shifts cause frictions over what is to be valued? It’s interesting to me because with a lot of historical figures the name given by posterity outweighs all else because they’re frequently given after the fact and as a descriptor of verifiable and committed acts since SOOOOO many of them have the same name and middle names are more nods to ancestry or kept as the last piece of identity not naturalized and absorbed into an adopted country in political marriages.

      I guess I mean it like this: There are lots of kings of England named Edward, but ‘The Confessor’ is identifiable. Same with William and ‘The Conqueror’ (or ‘The Bastard’ if you’re Carlyle, who was something of a different sort of bastard, himself). Richard ‘The Lionheart’ (clearly not a reference to his political skill).

      I almost don’t know what I’m asking anymore.

      • lower-case deb says:

        hey there, not a problem. i’m not a very traditional person myself, so i may be missing some deeper meaning. but from what i’ve been taught, i’ll try my best to answer your question. and apologies for my english too.

        Are there characteristics that are more valued than others, making them more popular as baby names?
        not really, i guess the general rule of thumb is to name a child with good values (“adjective names). a lot of boys, for instance are named “budi” (meaning having sense of mind). or “bagus” (meaning: good) or for instance “suharto” (meaning good prosperity).

        or as i mention above, others may name their child according to the order they are born, and even that implies that the children will follow what their position dictates. for instance, Eka (means One), is the first child and has to act as the First of the family (be mindful, take care of the family etc).

        It seems that the practice resembles that of naming babies for a patron saint, is it the same sort of idea?

        I guess you can say that also. other than naming it based on virtuous characteristics (like naming kids “Charity”, for instance), they can also be named after people that have good, virtuous lives. like our first president is named “Sukarno” (meaning Good Karna; Karna is a king in the Mahabarata mythology, who is heroic and chivalrous. however, he’s also an antagonistic character, therefore the addition of the prefix Su-, meaning “good”, in front of Karno/Karna).

        Are there characteristics that are less valued resulting in the opposite effect? Do changes in societal values dictate changes in name popularity. Do generation shifts cause frictions over what is to be valued?

        certainly names that are too boastful or too lofty might not be too desirable since it is better to be humble. there’s also a traditional belief that if the child is often sick, it’s probably because his/her name is “too heavy” (too much for the child), so they have to change it.

        again, for instance, our first president was actually given the name Kusno (meaning “finds many knowledge” or “thirsts for knowledge”-scientist), and he was often ill as a child. so they changed his name to Sukarno (Good Karna–good ruler king). he ended up being a knowledgeable and educated person, certainly, but it’s not his main occupation in life.

        anyway, so since traditionally parents will pick names that will stand for their hope the child would be, a parent’s prayer so to speak, we are discouraged to change our name out of respect to our parents.

        but nowadays, not many people practice this anymore. also, urban parents go for “complicated” and “odd” names more often now. such as getting creative with spellings making children’s name sooo difficult to write and pronounce. the odder the better.

        also, people from different islands in my country (thus different culture/sub-culture) may have a different way of naming. for instance, in sumatra, there’s a group of people with the tradition of naming their children after the first thing they see when the child is born (sort of like fate), so you can find children (though it’s very rare now) named “Chair” or “Table” or “Mighty Ship”.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        That’s really fascinating. It is so kind of you to post such a thoughtful and thorough reply and it is truly appreciated. I wouldn’t have guessed that you’re less comfortable writing in this language, but the fact that you are makes the response that much more special. Thank-you so much for giving my questions your time, thought and efforts. I definitely learned some things and those things were really neat.

        Thanks again, you’re a star! Hope to see you on these threads again in the future.

  30. Nicolette says:

    Note to Uma:

    If it’s cold enough for you to be wearing a coat, the baby might just need a hat. Even though that fluff of blonde hair on that little head is adorable :)

  31. spinner says:

    Geez…there’s got to be a few tense moments when someone asks you what the babys’ name is & you struggle to remember.

  32. Kimlee says:

    Whats the point of having 5 different names?

    It sounds more like they couldn’t make up their minds so they name her their top 5 favorites.

  33. lizbet says:

    Just goes to prove that once a person has made a name for themselves, they become incapable of making one for anyone else…

  34. Green_Eyes says:

    Wonder if Luna came as a variation of the last one? Altalune = Luna?

  35. Madpoe says:

    What name will Luna put on her Math regent exams or any exams for that matter that has those little boxes where you put each of your intials in?

  36. Nan209 says:

    OMG! Alright I got a lot of shite for giving my kid two middle names. But at least his first name is what we call him. It really irritates me when people use their kids middle name…why didn’t you just name the kids that name first? I know I’m being jerky.

    • JustaGirl says:

      I go by my middle name. My parents each picked out a name, and my mom wanted to call me by the name she chose. Susan Gail just flows better than Gail Susan. :)

      I just hope the child’s teachers don’t make her write her entire name while they’re learning handwriting and names in preschool-Kindergarten. :)

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        That’s true about the flow. When my mother was pregnant with me, apparently my two older sisters prayed every night that I would I would be born a girl. If not, they’d ‘let’ her just call me Craig and then go into mourning over the sister that never was, I guess. When she told them I was going to be a girl on Christmas Day (even my wizened little heart thinks that’s so perfectly charming) they were given naming rights (after the jumping stopped). Anyway, she had two female names picked out and had the good sense to limit their naming power to name order, not choice. She thought wrong when she thought that they would need to deliberate, I wasn’t coming until spring, so they had a bit of time to agonize, I suppose. Not an issue. They chose as they did partially because they wanted me to a have a first name that wasn’t in any way obscure, but was less common than the other choice, but the real determining factor was the flow. One flowed well, the other stuck like pumice in the throats of the Pompeii victims.

        Fair enough.

  37. Jayna says:


    I saw Ethan Hawke on Andy Cohen. Then I read a little Q & A thing in a magazine. He was so sweet. His love for his four kids just shown through. He said they are his life. I believe him the way he said it. He doesn’t work as much as A listers, so probably spends a lot of time with his kids. Uma’s career was redhot when he cheated and his was in a bit of a slump. One of the reasons he cheated if I remember, ego. Funny thing is, if he had rode it out, her career went into a big slump. They might have made it.

    Also, interesting, that he married the girl he cheated with and had two more kids, but she is a plain jane. Ignoring the cheating part, I do find the fact that he married an averge person that isn’t particulary pretty or hot kind of nice.

  38. bns says:

    Wasn’t there a blind item about these two being huge cokeheads? Maybe they were high when they named her. Luna is very pretty, though.

  39. the original bellaluna says:

    From one Luna to another, welcome to the world adorable baby girl! :D Our youngest son ALSO has two middle names, and he would have had two last names if Hubs had prevailed about putting my maiden name in there (I’m the “only” and he wanted my father’s last name to carry on – I guess it’s a guy thing?) and, like Nan209, I also got a lot of shite about it, so I’m not going to hate on the length of the name. But it sure is a tongue-tripper!

    We also didn’t choose his name until after he was born, about three days old. (The nurses were funny, asking us “What are we calling him today?” and the like [I was hospitalised for a full week after his birth]; and the birth records people were RELENTLESS!)

    I haven’t named any of my children until they were actually born. I needed to meet them first, see who they were. And I know that goes against the “five-months-along-sex-determining-ultrasound-POOF! The baby’s name is so-and-so” mindset, but that’s just the way I am. ;)

  40. stinky says:

    wow – it IS a fantastic coat. I LOVE the name ‘Luna’ for a lil’ gerl…. Perfect coming from Ms. Uma too :)
    PS: i wanna marry a zillionaire financier too ::le sigh::

  41. Lisa says:

    I thought having two middle names was something.

  42. Memphis says:

    I understand long, traditional names.. but come on… Seven names and then you call her a name that is a nickname from the forth name down the line.. WTH?

    Why not just name her Luna (or Altalune) to start with if that’s what you want to call her? BTW , I like Luna :) very cute.

  43. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Amelia Meniotte Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia.

    Hey, if Princess Mia can say her full name ;)

  44. MeMyself says:

    I have two middle names and so do all four of my kids.

  45. zut alors! says:

    I’m from Kenya, and I recognize the name Arusha as a city in northern Tanzania… two cents to the name discussion.

  46. Random Devotchka says:

    I am a girl with a Arabic boy’s name (I really don’t know- and I don’t think my parents do either)so, I feel your pain : )Hopefully they just stick to Luna!

  47. dcypher1 says:

    5 first names and 2 lasts names this kid is going to have a hard time remembering her name when she gets older.

  48. Lisa says:

    It sounds like a name Shawn would make up for Gus on the TV show Psych. Though, that doesn’t mean I dislike it. In fact, I like most of it… It’s just a LOT.

  49. Chickie Baby says:

    If you’re going to call her Luna, then why don’t you just name her “Luna” and be done with it? What good are all the other names if you’re never going to use them?

  50. lostlucy says:

    When celebrities give their children ridiculous ass names they are pretty much confirming they will be a ‘trust fund’ baby for life and never a productive/working member of society.

  51. nikko says:

    I agree, she does look fantastic.

  52. Bokchoi says:

    My Mom has one name, no middle name at all, and it has actually been a problem for occasionally on forms where she had to include a middle initial.

  53. Helvetica says:

    Rosalind and Arusha are pretty. All of the names are but that’s one long name. I love the nickname “Luna.”

    That baby’s head looks so soft! Uma looks great/happy.

  54. mk yarwood says:

    I like Rosalind. Could be an As You Like It nod.

  55. skuddles says:

    I like Uma a lot but it’s just pretentious and overboard to give a child that many names.

  56. RTR_Girl says:

    Uma looks good, but all I think of when I see those pictures is “If it’s chilly enough for her to be in a coat, why in the world does she not put a hat on that baby?” I am sure it wasn’t all that cold, but I was just lectured so much about that when I was a new mom that I notice stuff like that.

  57. ViktoryGin says:

    Ummm….I like it?

    (*Dodges tomatoes*)

    I personally think it a well-balanced blend between eccentric and conventional. She’s probably going to be Rosalind Thurman-Busson on paper, which is a totally acceptable professional name. At least she didn’t name her kid after a sports car or venereal disease or a piece of fruit.

    I guess I always been drawn to names that are “different” given that my mine is soooo conventional. You can throw rocks in a public place, and in no time will hit someone with my name.

  58. Chrissy says:

    Too many names. What’s the point when most of them will never get used? Even the standard single middle name hardly gets used, although I’m ok with that. I personally don’t care for Luna (too much like lunatic, loony, moon, etc). I like Rosalind. IMO, which doesn’t really matter since it’s not my child, they should just use that.

  59. reeda redneck says:

    Luna is obviously t honor the lunatic who named her.

  60. reeda redneck says:

    Luna is obviously to honor the lunatic who named her.

  61. RobN says:

    I’d like to think they put this out as a joke to satisfy all the people who freak out if celebrities don’t immediately issue name and weight on a new baby.

  62. Aqua says:

    Hopefully the kid won’t get teased at school.Mind you no matter how carefully you chose your childs name kids can be very creative with it.

  63. tmbg says:

    That’s ridiculous to saddle a kid with that many names. Royals have less than that. She has short names for the other two. I wonder why she went crazy with this child.

    I do think Rosalind is a very pretty first name though.

  64. Jayna says:

    How pretentious. It seems like Uma loves these types of men, her last guy and now this guy. She runs in different circles now compared to her marriage to Ethan Hawke.

    Has anyone seen Sinister? We’re thinking of going this weekend? Too scary? Good movie? It seemed to do well at the box office.

  65. ZenB!tch says:

    Why not just name her Luna? It’s pretty and it means moon in Latin, Spanish and Italian. The moon has always been associated with the feminine. I’m guessing it comes from the Altalune name which is really bad IMHO it’s not a name as far as I know.

    Rosalind is a pretty old fashioned Western European name. Arusha sounds Indian or Arabic to me and is also very pretty and perfect for the daughter of a mother named Uma and the sister of a girl named Maya. Florence is similar to Rosalind.

    Arkadina made me laugh because it could be a reference to Luna’s mom – the fading actress in Chekov’s Seagull. I would go for the character’s first name myself: Irina – pretty, feminine classic Russian name.

  66. efwcheryl says:

    Luna is the name of our 9lb Maltese and she is quite a diva…I am sure the child will be beautiful like her mom, but that name is a wee bit much.

  67. ms.steel says:

    my uncle’s name is Juno Dollar Rich. not including the last name. His nickname is Dolrich.

  68. jga says:

    I guess they only want a baby for their own pleasure cause WTF- what if she wants to be a banker or lawyer not a hippie actor?

  69. Alison E says:

    Luna is probably short for Altalune, so it isn’t as out of nowhere as it seems at first.