Kate Hudson reveals beautiful story behind her baby girl’s unisex name

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Kate Hudson reveals beautiful meaning behind her baby girl’s unisex name

“We have decided to name our daughter after her grandfather,” revealed the actress.

Kate Hudson and her partner, Danny Fujikawa, have announced the birth of their first child together: a baby daughter, whom they have decided to name Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa.

“She’s here,” the actress wrote on Instagram.

Explaining the story behind her little girl’s name, Hudson continued: “We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her grandfather, Ron Fujikawa. Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honour.”

She added: “Everyone is doing well and happy as can be. Our family thanks you for all the love and blessings that have been sent our way and we send ours right back.”

According to Nameberry, the name Rani – a unisex choice – is of Hindi, Sanskrit origin and means “my song, my joy”. 

Hudson, who announced her pregnancy in April, previously said she was really looking forward to “balancing out the masculine [and] feminine in the house,” by giving her sons Bingham and Ryder a little sister.

“I’m no longer outnumbered. Well, we are still outnumbered,” she said.

“I look forward to having feminine energy.”

Of course, Hudson famously has a very close relationship with her own mother, Goldie Hawn. In fact, Hudson interviewed her mother about her career in Hollywood earlier this year – something which was uncharted territory for both actresses, as they admit they have always tried to avoid discussing business at home.

Speaking about her earlier this year, at the launch of her new athleisure range, Hudson said: “The reality is that my mom and I talk about different things, like relationships, friendships, and everything, really. The last thing we talk about is business. We talk a lot about balance and the importance of connection.

“The last thing on our list to ever talk about, even when I was younger, was career advice.”

Hudson added: “People talk all the time about how we are close. One of the reasons I am so close to my mom is that she gave me the freedom to let me be who I am, and giving ‘advice is far from how she parented. Same with Kurt [Russell], for that matter.”

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.