Uma Thurman: Why I Gave My Daughter Luna Five Names

Celebrity Moms Jan. 18, 2013 AT 9:40AM
Uma Thurman on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Uma Thurman on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson may be a mouthful, but it's certainly memorable. Uma Thurman explained why she and boyfriend Arpad Busson gave their 6-month-old baby girl such a long name during a Jan. 14 appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

The Smash star credited Maya, her 14-year-old daughter with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, for giving her the idea. "My daughter came up with the best excuse, which was that I probably wouldn't get to have any more children, so I just put every name that I liked into [Luna's]," the 42-year-old Kill Bill actress said. "We couldn't quite agree on the name, so we call her Luna. She's lucky that way."

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Referencing her newborn's surname, Thurman joked that "the last part makes sense."

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"And then the rest, she can name all her own children all these interesting names," the actress laughed. "Proud, Catholic, observant!"

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Us Weekly exclusively broke the news of Luna's birth in July 2012. Thurman also has an 11-year-old son, Levon, with Hawke, 42. The former spouses met on the set of Gattaca in 1997.

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