Shakira & Gerard Piqué Have Reportedly Decided On A Baby Name


Last month we learned that Shakira is pregnant with her first child with babydaddy-to-be Gerard Piqué and just last week we saw Shakira tearing up the performance stage with baby bump bumpin’. Today we learn that Shakira and Gerard have already decided on the name for their baby. It turns out that the couple are expecting a baby boy and they are going to name it …

It’s a Biel! Shakira and her beau Gerard Piqué are rumored to have chosen the name, of Catalán origin, for their first-born, according to El Nuevo Día. Earlier this month, the 35 year-old Colombian singer revealed the gender of her baby on German RTL Television, an announcement followed by some speculation that the boy might be named Ulises. The Puerto-Rican daily adds that the name Biel, a diminutive form of Gabriel, was chosen by the Spanish footballer.

HMMM. It seems a bit early for a high profile couple like this to be talking baby names so I’m not entirely sure that I believe this report but … if it turns out to be true, I think Biel would be a cute name. Considering how quickly Shakira’s pregnancy seems to be progressing (pregs announcement, first bump photo, first bump performance and now reported baby name all in the span of a month) I suspect she’ll be giving birth next week ;) What do y’all think of the name Biel? Do you like?


  • Estel

    If this is true, then it would be right to add that Biel is also the Catalan translation for Gabriel. Seeing as how Gerard is Catalan, I think they’d go for the catalan version.