This is another late news celebrity baby story:
Ballet dancer Lucinda Dunn, and her husband, Danilo Radojevic, welcomed their second daughter, Ava, at the end of last year. Ava joins big sister Claudia, aged 3.
Lucinda was classically trained in London and joined the The Australian Ballet at the age of 17. In 2002, she was promoted to Principal Artist, and now holds the record for the company’s longest-serving ballerina. She celebrated her twentieth anniversary with the ballet company in July 2011; as she was pregnant at the time, celebrations were low-key. Danilo is the Associate Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet.
Lucinda has just returned from maternity leave, and has no plans to retire from ballet. Incidentally, I wonder whether the elegant Ms Dunn is helping to boost the popularity of the name Lucinda?
First off, I am jealous of those legs!
Okay, I will be honest and say that Claudia excites me way more than Ava does. Maybe I am burned out of V names? I know so many Ava, Olivia, Olive, Oliver, Eva/Eve/Evie etc under the age of three.
I do wonder about her middle name. Are middle names common in Australia?
I was also hoping for something a bit more exciting to go with Claudia (and wishing my legs looked like that, but without doing 10 hours a day of workouts to earn them!).
Maybe they just felt like something simple to go with their surname, or they just love the name Ava to bits.
Yes it’s normal to have a middle name in Australia, and not uncommon to have more than one – it’s unusual not to have one. Celebrities often don’t release their child’s full name though; I guess they figure they deserve SOME privacy. 🙂
That makes complete sense. I wouldn’t release my child’s full name if I were a celebrity.