US Magazine is reporting that Halle Berry and beau Gabriel Aubry have named their newborn daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry.
Pamela Redmond Satran, the co-author of The Baby Name Bible and Cool Names for Babies explains origin of the name and the Disney connection:
“Nahla is one of those names that is occasionally found among people of African or Arabic descent, but isn’t commonly used in any particular culture.”
“Nala was the name of Simba’s lioness mate in Disney’s The Lion King, so it kind of has an African flavor as opposed to a genuine African pedigree, and Ariela’s “Disney antecedent,” she says, is Ariel in The Little Mermaid.”
Nahla Ariela Aubry arrived at 10:17am on Sunday morning weighing 7lb 4 oz’s.