George Clooney Reveals Why He And Amal Didn’t Give Their Twins ‘Ridiculous Hollywood Names’

He welcomed twins Alexander and Ella with wife Amal Clooney in June.

And George Clooney revealed why they chose classic names for their children.

The 56-year-old actor said he and his wife ‘didn’t want to have dumb names’ for them, according to Paris Match via People.


Adding: ‘We didn’t want to give them one of those ridiculous Hollywood names that don’t mean anything.’

George told the website that his son and daughter ‘already have enough difficulty bearing the weight of their celebrity.’

The movie star’s interview with Paris Match came days after he and Amal stepped out for premiere of the film Suburbicon at the Venice Film Festival.

George spoke to Entertainment Tonight that he and Amal, 39, ‘just didn’t want to have really dumb names.’


The actor added that he and his attorney wife ‘figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched,’ so they ‘wanted them to at least have a break with the names.’

George and Amal didn’t choose the names Ella and Alexander because of any ‘great inspiration,’ he told the website.

He didn’t name them after anyone or a historical figure like ‘Alexander the Great and Ella Fitzgerald.

George told ET that his kids, who were born on June 6, don’t share the same personality.

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