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Pippa Middleton’s Baby Name Pays Sweet Tribute to Her Family

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Pippa Middleton is a mom now! The younger sister of Kate Middleton officially welcomed her first bundle of joy into the world on October 15, and we couldn’t be happier for her.

According to Daily Mail, Pippa and her husband named their son Arthur Michael William Matthews. Michael is a name that holds special significance for both Pippa and her husband’s families. Pippa and Kate’s father is named Michael, as was Pippa’s late brother-in-law. Michael Matthews was the younger brother of Pippa’s husband, and he died in 1999 after attempting to be the youngest Brit to climb Mount Everest. He was 23 years old at the time. James Matthews was inspired by his brother’s death to start the Michael Matthews Foundation, which raises money for impoverished areas in Africa and Asia.

As you may recall, Pippa and James got hitched on May 20, 2017. Although they were engaged in July 2016 after just a year of dating, they had previously been friends for more than 10 years, according to The Telegraph.

Much like Pippa, James shares a love for sports and the outdoors. The former professional race car driver regularly enjoys activities such as running, skiing, and tennis. Meanwhile, Pippa most recently took it upon herself to document her pregnancy fitness routine in a series of articles for the UK magazine Waitrose Kitchen — she’s so dedicated! 

In one particularly sweet article, Pippa paused in the middle of explaining the benefits of ballet exercises during pregnancy to hint at an activity that she might practice with her little one someday.

She wrote, “I’ve heard you can continue your ballet workout once you’ve had your baby — some gyms now offer ‘barre and baby’ classes or, better still, you can livestream into classes from home. That sounds like an appealing way to rebuild your strength, pelvic floor, and flexibility while bonding with your (hopefully) happy baby!”

We can only imagine how active, energetic, and most importantly, full of love this youngster will be later on in life.

But for now, we’re mostly looking forward to seeing some adorable baby photos. And since this new addition makes Kate Middleton an aunt, we also can’t wait to see the duchess dote over her new nephew. Just imagine when Prince George and Princess Charlotte meet Arthur for playdates — cuteness overload!

We wish Pippa Middleton and her whole family all the best during this exciting time. 

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