Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

The powerful meaning behind Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s baby boy name

rosie huntington whiteley jason statham.jpg

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has confirmed that she has welcomed her first child with fiancé Jason Statham.

And, just as she did to announce the pregnancy in the first place (remember that beach snap?), she’s done so via her Instagram account.

Read more: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley confirms pregnancy with sun-soaked holiday photo

Sharing a black-and-white photo of her little boy’s hand, Huntington-Whiteley wrote: “Our little man arrived!”

She went on to confirm her son’s incredibly traditional name, as well as his birthday, writing: “Jack Oscar Statham 8.8lbs on Saturday June 24th.”

Our little man arrived! Jack Oscar Statham - 8.8lbs on Saturday June 24th. 👼🏼❤️

A post shared by Rosie HW (@rosiehw) on

Of course, you may be wondering about the meaning behind that moniker.

The meaning behind Jack:

Jack is a cheery-sounding name, and an increasingly popular choice among parents, which means that it never strays too far from the upper half of the top 100 baby name lists. Despite being a ‘nickname’ (it’s an alternative to John), it still feels old-fashioned – and is imbued with biblical meaning, too: “God is gracious”.

The meaning behind Oscar:

Oscar, on the other hand, is a far more unusual choice. Dubbed a “grandpa name” by many for a long time, it has been slowly creeping up the popularity stakes. However it hasn’t yet quite made it into the top 100 (it was named the 176th most popular baby name in 2016).

Even more interesting, though, is the meaning behind this Irish name: “champion” and “friend to deer”.

Read more: 36 Irish baby names taking the world by storm

In Celtic legends and mythology, Oscar – son of Oisin and the fairy woman Niamh – was one of the mightiest warriors of his generation, and served as a fiann under his grandfather, the famous Fionn mac Cumhaill.

So, all in all, it’s a pretty powerful name choice from Huntington-Whiteley and Statham.

Met Ball Monday! Hope everyone has fun tonight! #tb

A post shared by Rosie HW (@rosiehw) on

Huntington-Whiteley and Statham have been together since 2010, getting engaged in January last year – and the model has previously spoken of wanting to start a family with the Mad Max star.

Read more: 70 baby names inspired by feminist icons

Speaking to The EDIT in 2015, Rosie said: “Having a family is something I think about for sure, and whether I'd live here in America or in England. But it's not always as simple as that.

“I have no idea what will happen, but it'll be interesting to find out, right? And nothing will be perfect, I'm sure.”

Three years earlier, Huntington-Whiteley told Elle there would come a time in her career when motherhood would take priority over modelling.

“I always see myself working, but definitely being a mum will be a big part of me,” she said. “I think there is naturally a point where you think, ‘I don’t care about myself as number one any more.’

“’I want to care about other things.'”

Images: Rex Features


beyonce (2).jpg

Beyoncé’s father confirms birth of twins (and infuriates her fans)


Amal and George Clooney unveil strong, classic names for their twins

hipster baby names.jpg

Listen up, hipsters: these are the 100 most unique baby names ever


The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

Cara Delevingne’s fangirl moment and 90s supermodels reuniting

by Nicola Colyer
25 Sep 2017

Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle have riled up the internet

A heavy dose of sexism with your morning telly

by Kayleigh Dray
25 Sep 2017

Julia Stiles talks women in Hollywood and her controversial baby name

Stylist.co.uk chats with the Riviera star

by Harriet Hall
25 Sep 2017

Chrissy Teigen’s reason for never divorcing John Legend is too good

Just when we thought we couldn’t love her more

by Susan Devaney
25 Sep 2017

NASA just paid tribute to Hidden Figures' Katherine Johnson

This is long overdue

by Susan Devaney
25 Sep 2017

Ellen DeGeneres has officially banned Donald Trump from her TV show

Her powerful statement sums up everything that’s wrong with the president

by Kayleigh Dray
25 Sep 2017

Jessica Ennis-Hill unveils baby girl’s incredibly trendy name

The gold medallist announced the news via an intimate Instagram photo

by Kayleigh Dray
25 Sep 2017

All the best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From a star-studded dinner party to Serena Williams’ sweet mother-daughter snap

by Nicola Colyer
22 Sep 2017

Justin Trudeau reveals his surprising feminist inspiration

Bromance brewing?

by Susan Devaney
21 Sep 2017

Some people only just realised that Rihanna’s real name isn’t Rihanna

Erm, did we not all know this already?

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Sep 2017