Christina Ricci says her husband, Mark Hampton, changed their daughter’s name without consulting her.
During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday, Ricci, 41, explained that she and Hampton have settled on Cleo. But just before the ‘Yellow Vests’ actor was rushed into the operating room for a C-section, Hampton dropped a bombshell.
He thought the baby nickname would be Cleo – short for Cleopatra.
“My husband was like, ‘Well, we’re going to give him a full name, right?'” Ricci recalled.
Ricci told Hampton they would discuss it later. But Hampton, a hairdresser, couldn’t wait. As Ricci recovered from surgery, he shared a post on Instagram announcing the birth of Cleopatra Ricci Hampton.
“He was so excited he put it on Instagram,” she said. “And then the media picked it up. So I was like, ‘I guess her name is Cleopatra.’ »
Ricci took it all in stride.
“Cleopatra is good,” she told DeGeneres. “It’s a queen’s name.”
The “Addams Family” star is also mom to son Freddie, 7, from her previous marriage to James Heerdegen.
“He loves being a big brother. He kisses him all the time,” Ricci said. But she noted that Freddie “dislikes the lack of sleep” and general “chaos” that comes with a newborn baby.
Ricci also opened up about hiding her pregnancy while filming Showtime’s survival drama “Yellowjackets,” which has been renewed for a second season.
“It was a bit harsh. I tried not to show for a very long time. So I intentionally wore a lot of jackets,” she revealed. “I was tired, I was hungry. I got a little vicious…and no one knew it was because I was pregnant. I would have these mini panics.
Ricci and Hampton, who tied the knot in October 2021, welcomed Cleo weeks later on Dec. 8.
“Baby Cleo is here,” Ricci wrote on Instagram. “We are so in love with her. She also has the most amazing dad you could imagine.