Why Kidman and Urban named their baby girl Sunday Rose

July 9th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Nicole Kidman

Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): Nicole Kidmans daughter is the latest celeb baby with a rather unusual name. Now, the Oscar winning stars father has revealed just what induced Kidman and her hubby Keith Urban to name their precious bundle of joy Sunday Rose.

Antony Kidman revealed that the newborn is named after a very famous Australian lady.

“There was a lady named Sunday Reed who was a prominent patron of the arts in Victoria,” News.com.au quoted Mr Kidman, as saying.

“I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John - she was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century. The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it,” he added.

Sunday Reed was famous for her patronage of the arts, but also for her relationship with Sidney Nolan. Reed and her husband took part in a menage-a-trois type affair with the artist, which lasted nine years in the 1930s and resulted in Sunday becoming Nolan’’s muse.

The connection could be the reason behind Kidman and Urban’’s keen interest in a Sidney Nolan exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. The exhibition had featured a quote about birth from Nolan, which was scrawled across a wall. “When you are young you are given a good view of life, because of your closeness to birth,” it read.

In an interview to Sunshine Coast radio, Urban’’s brother Shane revealed that baby’’s second name was a tribute to their late grandmother Rose.

“It’’s a wonderful wonderful thing, I”m so, so proud,” he said.

Sunday Rose was born on Monday morning.

Coldplay’’s Chris Martin doesn”t see anything wrong with celebs keeping unusual names for their kids

In an interview to new issue of Blender the 31-year-old rocker, who named his son Moses and daughter Apple defended weird baby names.

“People make a big fuss over names. Names of babies, names of albums, names of bands, Usmagazine quoted him as saying.

“Theres nothing weird about calling your baby Chewbacca if thats what you want to call your baby,” he goes on. “Its no stranger than Sarah,” he added.

He said, “a name is just a noise, and if you like it, then f–k what everyone else says.” (ANI)

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