A few hours ago, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., the daughter of Serena Williams, was introduced to the world via a photo and a YouTube video.
Williams and the Reddit co-founded, Alexis Ohanian, have opted to name their baby after her father but it appears that she will go by her middle name, Olympia.
The couple has already launched several social media accounts under the name Olympia Ohanian.
Here is the meaning behind the name Olympia: “With its relation to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, and to the Olympic games, this name has an athletic, goddess-like aura.”
The name is quite fitting because back in January when superhuman Williams won the Australian Open for the seventh time — she was eight weeks pregnant with baby Olympia.
She said at the time to Vogue: “Two weeks after we found out, I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way.”
In that same interview, she confessed that she was very “nervous about childbirth” and added: “I’m not a spring chicken. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I’ve had surgeries galore, and I don’t need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.”
She also shared: “But the biggest thing is that I don’t really think I’m a baby person. Not yet. That’s something I have to work on. I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?”
The beaming mother took to her official Instagram account to unveil the first photo of the infant.
The snapshot features the tennis champion holding the newborn.
It appears that the photograph was taken at the Miami hospital where Olympia was born on August 30.
Williams said Olympia weighed a healthy 6lbs 14ozs at birth.
The new parents also uploaded a two-minute video of their pregnancy/baby journey.
In the clip, Williams revealed that there were many complications and she and the baby stayed almost a week in the hospital.