Michael and Nicole Phelps welcome second baby, son Beckett

Yay! Baby news. So last week Michael Phelps said his second child was coming “soon.” Boy, he wasn’t kidding. Michael and wife Nicole welcomed their second son on Tuesday, Beckett Richard Phelps:

Aaaaaw, he’s adorable… I assume. You can’t really see him in that pic but if big brother Boomer is anything to go by, he’s a peach. First things first – the name: I like it. That’s no surprise, I like virtually every name. Richard is Nicole’s father’s name so both boys were named after major male influences in their lives (Boomer’s middle name is Robert after Michael’s coach, Bob Bowman). I cannot find a connection to Beckett, though. I don’t think I ever did figure out where Boomer came from so they probably just liked it. I assume the alliteration in the kids’ names was intentional. I like the name Boomer because I cannot help but think of Boomer Esiason when I hear Boomer’s name. With Beckett, I can’t think of anything but Thomas Becket. So, I’m envisioning the boys in their college years, sitting on either end of the couch, one studying playbooks and the other elbow deep in religious text – both titans in their fields.

Apparently, Michael and Nicole didn’t know the sex ahead of time because in December, Nicole thought it was a girl. Now that she has her answer, she doesn’t care that she was wrong, she said she loves being surrounded by boys. I love that they have two Olympic themed babies – and it’s one of each. Boomer was born right before the Rio Summer Olympics and now little Beckett comes in the middle of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. I wonder if they will pursue sports that will reflect their Olympic birth year?

I don’t have any more info for you. Everyone is healthy, which is fantastic. Of course, they already have multiple photos of Beckett up on all three of their Instagram accounts. I’m sure Beckett will have his own IG soon, the Phelps do like those Instagram accounts. We don’t know what push present Michael settled on for Nicole. Given that he had to account for Beckett’s Mardi Gras birthday being the day before Valentine’s Day, I’ll bet that was one big gift. Congratulations to the whole Phelps family – can’t wait for the adventures of Boomer and Beckett.

I’ve just realized that Boomer & Beckett sounds like a bookstore/tea shop – that or a high-powered attorney’s office.




Photo credit: WENN Photos and Instagram

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  1. smcollins says:

    Awwww…congrats to them! And, agreed, they weren’t kidding about the soon part. I love the name, too. Total shot in the dark, but if I had to guess the inspiration behind Boomer’s name (if there even is one) I would go with retired NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. He was also a star quarterback in college back in the day at The University of Maryland, and Michael being a native Marylander himself…In any case, cute kids, cute names, cute family. I wish them well.

    FTR: I’m not really that sports knowledgeable, my husband dropped that bit of trivia on me (we’re Marylanders, too) 😉

  2. Nicole says:

    Congrats to the family. Beckett is a great name

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Beckett is a great name, but it’s becoming a trendy thing. I work with kids and have been seeing it a lot more than I used to.

  3. Alix says:

    Yeah, “Boomer” as a name won’t give the kid grief his entire life… why couldn’t they have made that a nickname? I’d always be envious that kid brother got the normal name…

    • Dolkite says:

      “Beckett” is a normal name now?

    • Nicole says:

      They are famous…I doubt Boomer will get the same flack about his name.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Here in Australia, a “boomer” is an adult male kangaroo, an animal one should steer well clear of, especially if said boomer is looking to court a lady kanga, if you get my drift, if one doesn’t fancy getting punched into the middle of next week. I guess one’s experience/s with certain names will determine how one views the name, so… What a silly name for such an adorable little boy. Beckett isn’t as bad, but still…

  4. Lindy says:

    Aww, congrats to them! I’m glad everyone is healthy and doing well.

  5. Miss M says:

    Congrats to the family!

  6. Escaped Convent says:

    Boomer and Beckett! Fantastic names for the pair.

    Maybe they got the name from Samuel Beckett?

    Those little boys are going to be a ton o’ fun.

  7. Larelyn says:

    My husband and I made a portmanteau of our children’s names to rattle off when we are calling for all of them (like “Davi-Dan-ifer! Let’s go!”, but not those names). I always think of what celeb kids names would sound like…

    Boomett? Beckmer? Boomereckett? Those names sould really good together. I know I’m silly; I just like mashing words/sounds like that.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I think that is cute.
      My little roses are hey you! No, I am kidding. Lol But the names get a run on when we are impatient with them not moving fast enough to get going. ElOlJoGenMicAdaJuLu!

      My Deda, grandfather, likes to tease the great grands as he did us. He will purposely call us by another name, and they giggle like we used to. And they are always another sibling or an old-fashioned Russian name. Aren’t you Yuri? No, I am sure I was told your name is Yuri.

  8. Abby says:


    I really like Beckett. I actually considered it for a boy for us because Beck is a family name for my husband. Our last name starts with a B, but I think it would be the only double B name I’d consider.

    Just love that little family!!

  9. magnoliarose says:

    Congratulations to the little family.