Penelope Scotland Disick: The Meaning Behind Kourtney Kardashian’s Baby Name
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick welcomed their second child, a baby girl, Sunday in Los Angeles, Us Weekly confirmed.
The couple named their daughter Penelope Scotland Disick and many fans want to know the meaning behind the unexpected name.According to Pamela Satran at Nameberry.com, Penelope is a Greek name that means “weaver.” It is also associated with the faithful wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. Popular nicknames for Penelope include Penny, Nell, Nellie and Poppy. And Scotland as a middle name, a source confirmed to Us, was a creative way to honor the little girl’s dad, Scott.
The name Penelope has grown in popularity in the U.S. recently as more celebrities have chosen the name for their daughters. Actress Tina Fey‘s named her daughter, born on August 10, 2011, Penelope Athena Richmond, and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson named her first child Penelope this May.
Kardashian and 29-year-old Disick’s precious Penelope joins their 2-year-old son, Mason. “The entire Kardashian/Jenner clan was at the hospital and everyone was super excited!” a source told Us. The couple have been dating for five years.
Younger sister Kim Kardashian, 31, blogged Monday, “She is absolutely perfect! I am so excited to be an aunt again and can’t wait to spoil little Penelope.”
Look out, world: there’s an adorable new Kardashian to keep up with now!
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have welcomed their second child—and first daughter—E! News has exclusively learned.
The baby girl was born early Sunday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and joins big brother Mason in the ever-expanding Kardashian-Disick household. So how did the birth go down? And, most importantly, what’s the cutie pie’s name?
Drum roll……PENELOPE SCOTLAND DISICK
“Scott and I are overjoyed to welcome our precious angel Penelope Scotland Disick into our lives. We are forever blessed. Mommy and baby are resting comfortably,” Kourtney tells E! News.
The 33-year-old E! star had an all-natural birth, and her new mini-me tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
“It was a great. She had an easy delivery,” matriarch Kris Jenner tells us. “[Penelope] is so cute. She looks just like Mason. She’s so beautiful. We are so happy.”
As it happens, this has been one highly anticipated birth (complete with a headline-grabbing false alarm), and not just among the fans.
Kourtney and Scott announced the news of the impending stork delivery last November, and revealed that they were expecting their first daughter in February of this year (son Mason turned the big 0-2 in December).
In May, the family—along with Kim Kardashian’s beau, Kanye West—celebrated the baby-to-be with a femme-fueled, pink-themed baby shower.
As for the million-dollar question: as Mason’s birth was must-see TV, are the proud new parents going to once again share with fans the miracle of life?
“I don’t know,” Kourtney said on the Tonight Show a few weeks ago. “We’re gonna film it again ourselves, and honestly, my experience last time was so peaceful and calm and everything you don’t see in the movies. And I really wanted to share that with people so they knew it doesn’t have to be a crazy screaming session.”
This time around, we’ll have to wait and see. While Kourtney said she and Scott planned on filming the birth, they would decide after the fact if they were going to go public with the footage. And something tells us that’s not their biggest priority at the moment.
Congrats, you two!(Credit: E! Online & US Weekly)