For her second child, a boy, lyrical singer Katherine Jenkins picked a name with a beautiful name that honors her and her husband’s ancestors. Not only it has an emotional meaning, it is also very long and unusual.
The 37-year-old Welsh classical-crossover singer and Dancing With The Stars contestant confirmed the arrival of her second child in a Twitter post that also served to reveal her newest baby’s name: Xander Robert Selwyn Levitas.
The newborn has two middle names to pay homage to both Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas’ respective late fathers. His first name, Xander, is short for ‘Defender of Men,’ as the mother-of-two explained in her post.
As Mirror reported, Jenkins illustrated the happy news with an adorable picture of her older daughter Aaliyah Reign, born in 2015, holding her little brother’s hand.
‘Andrew, Aaliyah and I are proud to announce the arrival of our son Xander Robert Selwyn Levitas. Our family, our home and our hearts could not be more full [sic] of love & we are incredibly grateful for the gift of being parents to these beautiful children,’ she wrote.
On November 2017, the famous mezzo-soprano officially announced she was expecting a child for the second time. For the occasion, she took to Instagram and also accompanied the news with a picture of the two-year-old Aaliyah.
The image featured the little girl wearing a superhero-like cape along with the sign ‘Sidekick coming soon.’ Jenkins’ fans praised the singer for the originality and cuteness of her pregnancy announcement.
‘Andrew and I are overjoyed that our family will be growing in 2018 with the addition of our second child - a baby brother for our little superhero Aaliyah!!!’ read the caption.
Jenkins married the 40-year-old American artist Andrew Levitas in September 2014 after a short engagement of five months. In 2016, when their older daughter was about 1, the couple revealed they were planning to keep expanding their family in the near future.