In Name Only

Get the Details on Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's Name Pick for Baby #2

Drum roll please for Mila and Ashton's original pick for their son.

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Those of us who have been holding our breath, waiting to find out the name Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis chose for their newborn baby, can finally exhale. The couple announced their son's moniker is Dimitri Portwood Kutcher. He joins 2-year-old big sister Wyatt Isabel.

Kutcher told A Plus about the new addition to the family, saying only: "We'd like to allow our kids to make their own choices on whether to have a life in the public eye or not. We don't want to make the choice for them."

In other words, it might be quite some time before we see a pic of baby Dimitri. For now, we are left to ponder such questions like: Will Kutcher claim all domain names and social media handles for his son, as he did for his daughter? A quick Instagram search reveals that indeed, the new dad of two wasn't too busy to create an Instagram handle for the newborn. Impressive.

Meanwhile, one can't help but wonder how Kutcher and Kunis decided on the baby name Dimitri Portwood. According to Nameberry, Dimitri is a Slavic name, and Kunis is from Ukraine, so that likely explains the inspiration. The couple clearly went for original, rather than picking one of this year's most popular baby names, like Aiden or Lucas.

We wouldn't be surprised if Dimitri gains popularity however, as celebrity baby names are always a source of inspiration for parents. Or perhaps the couple's pick will influence expectant parents to consider more names originating from their ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds. Only time will tell...

As for Portwood, could this be a family name? Or perhaps the couple took a cue from the rising trend of using surnames as first and middle names, like the names Jackson and Grayson.

Either way, we love it!

What's your take?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.