Kara Tointon shares adorable baby name and inspiration behind Norwegian meaning
Kara Tointon has officially shared her newborn baby son with the world and explained the reasoning behind his adorable name.
The actress who is best known for appearing on BBC's EastEnders, welcomed the youngster into the world last month with her fiancé Marius Jensen.
Kara, 37, and Marius, who were first linked in 2017 already share a two-year-old son, Frey, and have paid tribute to Marius' native home country of Norway with their newborn, Helly's name.
The Basildon-born star to Hello! magazine that her baby son is "very zen" and "chilled" just weeks after being welcomed into the world.
"We found it had both Indian history and Scandinavian links," she said of Helly's name.
Her chiropractor fiancé went on to say: "The first Helly we found was an old Norwegian sea captain, from a place in Norway called Moss, a tiny little town where my grandmother is from.
"We looked him up and he was a big, bearded guy like myself and it sort of fell into place."
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The loved-up couple decided to give their son two middle names, one being Juel – a Norwegian name similar to Yule which relates to the tot being born shortly after Christmas.
While the second, Parsell, is the maiden name of Kara's mum, Carol, who passed away in March 2019.
Helly was born after Kara decided on an elective Caesarean section after enduring a four-day labour with Frey, who was later born by emergency C-section.
The decision was made after Frey's heartbeat dropped during an intense 58-hours of labour.
Yesterday, the actress made the most of her daily exercise as she enjoyed a family stroll through the stunning Kensington Gardens, the back garden of Kensington Palace where royals such as Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Eugenie live.
Announcing the arrival of her son on January 13, Kara took to her Instagram account to share a black and white snap of the youngster's hand.
She penned: "Our second bundle of joy arrived on Friday 8th at 9.46 am weighing 7.25 pounds.
"Couldn't be more excited to start 2021 with this incredibly cool little man joining our family.
"Thank you to the amazing team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for bringing him into the world safely. 08/01/2021"
Read the full interview in this week's edition of Hello! magazine.
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