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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Have a Baby

Camila and Matthew Welcome Levi Alves McConaughey!

Heartthrob Matthew McConaughey and girlfriend Camila Alves announced the birth of a baby boy yesterday. According to People, Levi Alves McConaughey met his parents face-to-face on Monday, July 7, at 6:22 p.m.

The proud new father explained the name Levi to OK!:

Levi was another name for the apostle Matthew in The Bible. They were, in fact, two names for the same person. . . Our son was born at 6:22 pm, and this particular time represents my favorite verse in the book of Matthew in The Bible: 'If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.'

In reference to the middle name, Matthew said, "We wanted to incorporate her [Camila's] family name."

It was a profound and life changing day for the couple. To see how the actor summed up his feelings,


Matthew summed up his feelings saying:

We welcome Levi Alves McConaughey into this wonderful life and look forward to living in it with him. In the mean time and all times, just keep livin'.

Levi shares his birthday with Sunday Rose Kidman Urban — daughter of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Maybe the two tots will grow up teaching each other about surfing and singing.

Congratulations to Camila and Matthew!

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Suspiria Suspiria 9 years
But capugo... I live in Brazil too... (not in Rio)... And I don't think it's so common, I have a friend, and her second name is the surname of her mother, but I don't know so many people... I am not saying it is "strange" here, I am just saying it is not SO common as you said... I don't think it's "almost an offense here"... * Hahaha, Twinkle... so cool your avatar...
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
There's nothing new or odd about using the mother's maiden name as a middle name. Half my friends growing up had their mother's maiden or some other family surname as a middle name. Maybe it's a Southern thing. :shrug:
lenepocket lenepocket 9 years
lenepocket lenepocket 9 years
great name and great meaning i am surprised that he gave the meaning rigth off the bat. some celebrities are sooo secretive that they dont reveal anything. congrats!!!!!!! i am happy for them!!! can't wait to see hte little bugger!!!! :)
capugo capugo 9 years
Suspiria, yes I really live in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I meant it was almost an offense here, at least. I know it's not common in some other countries, but here it is. The baby always gets mom's family name. It's just a different culture, i'm not saying it's right or wrong. ;)
Suspiria Suspiria 9 years
Levi is a BEAUTIFUL name. capugo, what do you mean? Do you really live in Brazil? "it is almost an offense not to put the mother's name (...)"??? Maybe for you, but it's NOT common to give the child the mother's maiden name as a middle name.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
Interesting. I love the meaning to his name. Congrats to them.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I think they have always been popping them out but no one ever cared before... then HELLO TMZ.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
yay omg. this is like celeb baby number 567, they are just popping them out right and left over the few years......
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I really like the name Levi and I think her last name is perfect as a middle name for their son.
Ginger Ginger 9 years
That's great to read all the meaning behind it. When I first saw it, I was afraid they were naming him after jeans. Looking forward to seeing the tyke. I bet he's beautiful.
jessie jessie 9 years
a good strong name, can't wait to see the baby!
alethia037 alethia037 9 years
Great name, and a good meaning behind it!
kmckay kmckay 9 years
levi is one of my favorite boy names- he'll be quite a cutie!
azucar_ame azucar_ame 9 years
Great NAME!
capugo capugo 9 years
Here in Brasil it is almost an offense not to put the mother's name in the baby's name. It's not a trend, it is very traditional and ordinary. Levi is a great name, it's not going to sound strange here. My dad has a friend called Levi, actually :)
lms lms 9 years
It is not a trend. My daughter is 8 and she has my maiden name as well as my husbands name.
babysugar babysugar 9 years
It's actually pretty traditional and common to give the child the mother's maiden name as a middle name. I love how they picked it - such thought and meaning behind it.
Marlowe Marlowe 9 years
Congrats to them. Their son is gonna look gorgeous. im not too crazy about the name. I lke "love angelina" said Brad & Angie sure have started a tread,all the new born kids seem to have both their parents's names (the Jolie-Pitt,Kiman-Urban,Alves McConaughey).Nice.
Congratulations to them. Cute name. I love how they did the last name. I think Brad and Angie have started another tread. The kids have both our last name. So cute. I really like it and it such a good idea.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
Not as crazy as i thought it was going to be.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
Baby Boy McConaughey was named LEVI
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
LOVE the name Levi!!!
azucar_ame azucar_ame 9 years
CONGRATS! To Camilla and Mr. Sexiest Man Alive...LOL
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 9 years
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