Chelsea Clinton welcomes her second child, baby boy Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky

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Chelsea Clinton has given birth to her second child, right on schedule in the summer months of a presidential year. She couldn’t give birth in the heat of primary season or in the fall because Grandma wouldn’t be able to leave the campaign trail. But Granny Hillary and Grandpa Bill have the space to take a moment and celebrate their second grandbaby from their only child. In 2014, Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezinsky (who is nerd-hot) welcomed daughter Charlotte Clinton Mazinsky. The new baby is a boy, and they’ve named him Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.

I like the name Aidan, but it’s a pretty popular baby name these days, as is Charlotte. While I like that Chelsea isn’t out there naming her babies East Moon and Royal Denim, I also think that her kids are going to be the fourth or fifth Charlotte or Aidan in their classes, along with all of the Madisons, Emmas, Jacobs and Liams. Still, I’m a little bit surprised that Marc’s father (Edward) or Bill (William Jefferson) didn’t get a shout-out in the name. Still, Chelsea made sure both of her babies carry “Clinton” as their middle name. Clinton Branding!

Bill and Hillary Clinton confirmed the news with a joint statement too:

“We are overjoyed to be grandparents again with the arrival of our grandson, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, born on Saturday, June 18, 2016. We are all over the moon as Chelsea and Marc welcome Charlotte’s little brother to the world and grateful for our many blessings. Chelsea and Aidan are both doing well and enjoying this very special time together.”

[From People]

While the “over the moon” thing is pretty standard for these kinds of birth announcements, I do think the Clintons are probably overjoyed. They both adore Chelsea so much, and they must be so grateful that she’s had two healthy, low-key, no-drama pregnancies. And now Chelsea has enough time to go home with the baby for a few months and then hit the trail with her mom! My guess: the grandkids will be front and center at the Democratic National Convention.

Chelsea and Marc didn’t find out the sex of either of their babies ahead of time, so that was a surprise to all involved. Now that Chelsea and Marc have one of each, do you think they’re done? Or will there be another baby in time for Hillary’s re-election in 2020?

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Charlotte and Aidan – How very SATC!

    Happy for them. Healthy babies are always something to be happy about.

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, too!

  2. Jen43 says:

    How much more of a shout out can they give then using Clinton as a middle name? He will have been named after two US Presidents!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m not sure, but I think it’s just a combination of their two last names without a hyphen, because they used it for both children? Not exactly a middle name, more like two last names.

    • Scal says:

      My husbands middle name is his mothers maiden name-and we know some folks that did that to. It’s pretty common

      • Petrichor says:

        Both my kids have their dad’s last name (I didn’t change mine when we married), but my last name is a middle name for both. We don’t consider it an unhyphenated last name (although the reason we didn’t hyphenate for the children is because my husband and I have very similar sounding last names, so saying them together quickly sounds a bit ridiculous).

      • Ash says:

        One of my aunts has a middle name given to her by her mother. However, as long as I’ve been alive, she’s always used her maiden name as her middle name followed by her husband’s last name.

        I, too, think that’s it’s probably a more common thing now.

      • mary s says:

        My daughter’s middle name is the last name of her birth mom.

    • Dee Kay says:

      LOL YES!!!!

  3. Bettyrose says:

    Nerd hot? Yeah, he is!

  4. Maria says:

    congrats on making photo ops for the election possible!

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Congratulations, even to Hillary. I know she will milk this for all its worth, but I also know she’s truly happy about it and loves her daughter with all of her heart.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      How do you milk this for the election? I mean, what does Hillary becoming a grandma has to do with the presidency. I get that a politician’s personal life is for some reason a big deak in the US, but how do you present this? What’s the angle?

      • Merritt says:

        There really is no angle or anything for her to milk with this. Especially since in Hillary’s case, her detractors asked even before Chelsea was pregnant with her 2nd child, whether being a grandmother was a hindrance. Never mind that most of her male opponents are grandfathers and often are older than she is.

      • Pepper says:

        It has absolutely nothing to do with the presidency, but an awful lot of voters seem to vote based on factors that have nothing to do with the presidency. So many dumbasses voted for Dubya because he ‘seemed like a guy you could have a beer with’.

        This gives Hillary an excuse to talk about the grandkids and soften up her image a bit. She doesn’t have the natural warmth and charm that served Bill so well, so every bit helps.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Hi, Locke. Hillary is seen, by her own admission, as cold and unrelatable. This will give her an opportunity to be seen as warm and loving. Everybody likes babies and grandmothers, and most people see them in a positive light. So pictures of Hillary cuddling her new grandson with Bill beaming proudly in the background will be a godsend for her. Why do we want our President to be likable? Beats me. Pepper summed it up well. As I said, I believe her feelings are genuine, but also that she will use it to her advantage, as any politician over here would.

        @Merritt, I do agree with you that it is a double edged sword because it also makes her seem “old,” which women are never supposed to be. But I think it will help her relatability issue.

    • Scal says:

      Ivanka also had a baby (during the spring) and I didn’t hear anyone going on about Trump using that to soften his image or questioning her timing of her pregnancy.

      I’d be shocked if the trump grandkids weren’t front a center either. Just like romney’s family. Its what politicians do

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not putting her down for it. And I never said or implied that the pregnancy was timed in any way. I just think…well, I already said what I think twice. As for Trump’s family, I think he has kept them as undercover as possible. His wife is number three or four, a shallow underwear model who is *gasp* not American, and children from all different wives. So I don’t think he sees them as an asset. And as Merritt pointed out, male politicians don’t go on about grandchildren especially, do they? Maybe they think it makes them look old?

      • mayamae says:

        And I don’t think Hillary will ask Chelsea to immediately resume stumping for her like Drumpf did. He could care less that his own daughter had to sacrifice those forty- five minutes a day she absolutely insists on spending with her children.

        @GNAT, it seems Ivanka is his First Lady surrogate at this point. She’s also in his tiny inner circle (not his sons) and she’s actually helping come up with his “strategy”. He’s extremely proud of his “hot” daughter.

      • mary s says:

        @GNAT I think using the term “milk it for all it’s worth” has a negative connotation. So I think that’s why maybe the comments on your comment. I know you weren’t being judge mental in your comments. But, of course, an election is a contest, and she is trying to win. So, she may use her cute grandkids as a selling point. I would.

        I’m one of those people who want to *like* my president, in addition to agreeing with most of their political packages. Seeing a happy, strong family is a part of that. I think it’s usually pretty easy to spot politicians who are putting their family on show, as opposed to those who genuinely want their family’s with them because they’re part of the package.

      • Robin says:

        Why are people using “Drumpf” as an insult to Trump? It was an ancestral name that was changed when the ancestor arrived in the U.S….just like millions of other people. There are plenty of reasons to dislike Trump but having an ancestor who changed his name is not one of them.

  6. Jayna says:

    I’ve always liked the named Aidan. I went to school with a gorgeous guy with thick black hair and pale skin with blue eyes named Aidan. Maybe that’s why. LOL

  7. Jaygee says:

    Jewish culture doesn’t name babies after living people. Only ones who have passed. Mark is Jewish so that is likely why the grandfathers’ names aren’t referenced in the baby’s name.

    • Lola says:

      That tradition only relates to ashkenazi Jews. Not Sephardic Jews. Sephardic Jews can name offspring after living people.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      We wouldn’t know unless they explain it, whether Aidan incorporates an A from a deceased ancestor on his side, for example an Aron or Aaron.

  8. Original T.C. says:

    Congratulations to Chelsea! Bill and Hillary no matter what you think of them did a fantastic job of raising a wonderful daughter who is smart, makes positive contributions to the world and never shown any signs of bratty behavior. With all the privilege she grew up with, she always remained humble. Good on them!

  9. The Original Mia says:

    Congrats on baby, Aidan!

  10. Cupcake says:

    Congrats!! Something tells me they are not done yet. Chelsea has mentioned abhorring being an only child. I think she’ll have at least one more.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I can’t imagine how lonely that was for her. Ordinarily, I think only children are fine, but there was nothing ordinary about her life.

    • Michelle says:

      I’m an only child and soon-to-be mother of three and I can relate to this. My loneliness was one of the main reasons I wqnted a bigger family.

  11. Lama Bean says:

    I like mom’s maiden name as the kid’s middle name. Still feels like her family legacy lives on even though she’s the only child and a female. I’m not having babies but I’d probably do something similar. Hey, lots of Latin American cultures use two last names. Even better, mom’s last name is last.

    • Ash says:

      “Still feels like her family legacy lives on even though she’s the only child and a female.”

      I was thinking the same.

  12. HeyThere! says:

    I’m not a big fan of the names that all are the same sound, just change the first letter. Hayden, Aiden, Jayden, Paiten, Caiden and Brayden(both of those two names alone have a dozen popular spellings, also!) And almost every other little girl I know less than 24 months old is named Charlotte! Ironically, I love both names, but I guess everyone else in America does also. LOL Congratulations on healthy, happy baby boy!

  13. Rapunzel says:

    Chelsea’s my age, so I have had a soft spot for her ever since she was first daughter. She was treated so horribly because of her looks… I’ve been glad to see her do so well in her life.

    • mayamae says:

      And it seems she’s never bowed to those critics and had plastic surgery. She even refuses to bleach her teeth, which she’s gotten some heat for here in the past. I wish I was as comfortable in my own skin.

  14. smcollins says:

    Congrats to the whole family!

    On a side note, am I the only one who gets annoyed at all of the speculation that engagements/weddings/pregnancies are all timed to boost one’s profile/likability during awards season, and in this case, election season? Does anyone really think that they’re all really that calculating? I don’t know…its just so constant it’s exhausting.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think Chelsea just wanted more children in this case, and that’s how it worked out. But I also think it’s very naive to believe that people don’t get married and have families to improve their public image, especially men.

    • Morgan says:

      Yes!! She’s been married a few years, she’s in her mid-thirties, her first kid is almost two…. it’s a pretty darn normal time to have another baby. Give her a break!

      I’ve always had a soft spot for Chelsea being around the same age and at Stanford at the same time. She’s had a unique life but she’s also just a normal person. For all the machinations her parents are always accused of, she’s done remarkably well for herself.

  15. Valois says:

    ” I also think that her kids are going to be the fourth or fifth Charlotte or Aidan in their classes…”

    That doesn’t have to happen. Nowadays, even the most popular name are only given to about 1 % in that year due to the fact that there’s more variety in naming. Before 1900, it was around 6-8 %. So even if names like Charlotte are super popular, it’s statistically unlikely that they’re going to be five Charlottes or so in a class in school.

    Yes, I am a nerd.

    • racer says:

      It’s not that serious.

    • Michelle says:

      This. Some places have name databases and you can see how many of each name there are in each year. The most popular names had a couple hundred babies a year, spread out over an entire province. Yes, Canada has a much smaller population than the US, but the fact remains the same that there are thousands of names in use now. The days of 5 Jennifers in one class are over.

    • Keaton says:

      Interesting. That makes alot of sense when I think about it. There seem to be more unique spellings/ variations and varieties of names nowadays. More so than even 20 years ago. I appreciate your nerdy contribution to this thread lol. :)

    • Valois says:

      Racer, eh, I know, But I still thought some people might find it interesting, since that argument is prett common.

  16. nicegirl says:

    Yay! I love babies. Welcome to the world Little AC Mezvinsky!

  17. blairski says:

    My nephews were both given my sister’s last name as their middle name. I think it’s a very nice way of honoring her (our) side of the family. No disrespect to hyphenated last names, but they can be really challenging. So this is a way of recognizing both sides of their heritage but following the patrilineal naming convention in the U.S.