Paris Hilton and Carter Reum Reveal Their Baby Boy's Name
Paris Hilton is officially introducing her little boy to the world!
During an episode of her iHeartRadio podcast, This Is Paris, the hotel heiress revealed the name of her baby boy to be Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum.
The author and entrepreneur shared that she had actually come up with the name a decade earlier and reflected on the story while reading an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, Paris.
“If all goes well, by the time you read this, Carter and I will have a baby boy. We plan to name him Phoenix, a name that I decided on years ago when I was searching cities, countries and states on a map looking for something to go with Paris and London,” Hilton said.
The socialite went on to explain why she chose the name Phoenix, stating that “Phoenix has a few good pop culture reference points, but more importantly it’s the bird that flames out and then rises from the ashes to fly again. I want my son to grow up knowing that disaster and triumph go around and come around throughout our lives. And that this should give us great hope for the future.”
Hilton also shared that her son’s middle name, Barron, is an homage to her late grandfather, Barron Hilton. “He was always my mentor. I looked up to my grandfather so much, and we were so close, and I miss him every day,” she explained. “So, I really wanted to honor him by having his name in my first son’s name. So there you go. My beautiful baby boy’s name is Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum.”
Paris Hilton and Carter Reum Welcome Their First Child
The hotel heiress originally shared the news that she had welcomed a baby in late January. Hilton posted a photo of her baby boy’s fingers wrapped around her own on Instagram with the simple caption, “You are already loved beyond words.”
While Hilton opened up about her IVF experience and her desire to become a parent late last year, she largely kept her journey to motherhood a secret. The starlet didn’t share her decision to pursue surrogacy or the news that she was expecting prior to her son’s birth.
“It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,” Hilton told People. “We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy.”
Just over a month ago, the 41-year-old talked with People about how she and her husband had begun the IVF process during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We started going and doing it like a few months in because the world was shut down,” she said.
“We knew we wanted to start a family, and I was like, ‘This is perfect timing. Usually I’m on a plane 250 days out of the year, and let’s just get all of the eggs stocked and ready,’ and we have tons of them just waiting.”
In the interview, the Love Shack Fancy founder also gushed about her husband and her goal of starting a family with him in 2023. "I’m just so happy. He’s so kind and so loyal and sweet and funny and brilliant. He’s just my perfect person, and I just adore him so much,” she said. “He just makes me feel like a princess every single day, and I’m so excited for our family starting next year.”
Our congratulations to Hilton and Reum on their new addition!