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Celine Dion Finally Names Her Twins

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By Michael Lewittes

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Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil took their time, but days after the birth of their twin sons, they’ve finally given the little guys names.

The boys are “Eddy” and “Nelson.”

Eddy was chosen, says Dion’s rep, after Eddy Marnay, the producer of the singer’s first five records. “He was like a father to her… a major influence,” says the rep.

And Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, who Dion met when she kicked off her world tour in South Africa two years ago.

“In just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, [Dion and Angelil] were impressed by the human being he is,” says the rep, who adds, “Celine and Rene want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men.”

Dion and little Eddy and Nelson left the hospital Wednesday night.

What do you think of Dion’s baby name choices and her reasoning?

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