Rosie O’Donnell Welcomes Daughter Dakota
Rosie O’Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds welcomed a daughter they have named Dakota, US Weekly is reporting. The baby, who O’Donnell and Rounds adopted after her January 5 birthday, is the first for the couple and the fifth for O’Donnell, whose older children are named Parker, Chelsea, Blake, and Vivienne. The four older kids are under a shared custody agreement with O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Kelli Carpenter.
Parents.com’s In Name Only blog explores the meaning of the name “Dakota:”
The baby name Dakota is a Sioux name that means “friendly one,” a sweet choice for a little girl. It’s been in the top 500 baby names in the U.S. since the early 1990s, and is currently hovering around the 300 mark for both girls and boys. While in the past it’s been considered a unisex name, I’m feeling like this one is being taken over a bit by the girls. In addition to being the name of two U.S. states and tribes of Sioux Native Americans, it’s the name of actress Dakota Fanning (lately of the Twilight series), and infamously, the name of the building where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived—and where he was shot to death in 1980.
Image: Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds, via @rosie/instagram.com