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John Legend reveals meaning behind daughter Esti’s name


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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are keeping it all in the family when it comes to their daughter Esti‘s name. 

While speaking with E! News, the “All of Me” singer, who welcomed his third child, Esti Maxine Stephens, with his wife on January 13, shared that the name was all Teigen’s idea and it was only later that they realized it had a family connection. 

“It turns out, my great-grandmother was named Esther,” Legend said, adding, “It wasn’t intentionally after someone, but once Chrissy told me that idea, I was like, ‘Oh, my great-grandmother’s name was Esther.'”

The newborn’s middle name also bears a family connection, which the 44-year-old said was more intentional. 

“We wanted to already name her middle name Maxine after my grandmother, whose middle name was Maxine,” he shared. “So, it’s a lot of my family in the name.”

Legend and Teigen also share six-year-old daughter Luna and four-year-old son Miles.

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