After welcoming her fraternal twin boys at a Florida hospital on October 10, Céline Dion had a hard time telling them apart! In an attempt to learn the difference between her two new sons, the 42-year-old singer used colour coded hats, but eventually lost track of who was who when the hats got mixed up.
“They’re not identical at all,” she told Larry King. “When they were born, they were actually separate, but in their two little homes. But I couldn’t see the difference.”
I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, and we don’t even have names. I’m going to say Baby A, Baby B for how long?’ I was like confused, ‘Who’s Baby A?’ This is where we mixed the hats. ‘Oh, my God, Baby A is now Baby B, and B is A’. We were all confused.
The baby confusion lasted over a week while Céline and her husband of 15-years, René Angélil, struggled to decide on names for their new boys.
“After coming home, René says, ‘I know how important choosing names (is). It’s such a responsibility to choose names. We have to have names,’” explained Céline. “I said, ‘I know, I know’. So after about a week or so, we couldn’t take it anymore, so we sat down. We said, ‘OK, it’s going to be our two heroes here, Nelson and Eddie‘.”
The proud mom recently chatted with Hello! magazine about life with her newborns: “They’re feeding every two hours now. It’s going well. I don’t get a lot of sleep, yes, for sure I’m tired, but that’s what I want.”
Céline and René are also parents to 9-year-old René-Charles.