Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, have been expanding their family since they married in 2012. The couple welcomed their seventh child together in September 2022, a daughter named Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin. Alec Baldwin has a total of eight children, with his oldest daughter, Ireland Baldwin, from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger.
Hilaria shared the news of their daughter’s arrival on Instagram, posting pictures and videos and expressing their excitement about the new addition to their family. She mentioned that both mother and daughter were healthy, and their other children were spending time bonding with their new sibling.
While the Baldwins are clearly delighted with their growing family, some individuals had strong reactions to the choice of their daughter’s name. The couple is known for selecting unique names for their children with Spanish origins, despite Hilaria’s Boston-born background. This sparked controversy due to Hilaria’s alleged misrepresentation of her heritage and use of a fake Spanish accent in 2020.
Some critics took issue with the name Ilaria, suggesting it was another example of Hilaria trying to appear Spanish despite her background. Others pointed out that Ilaria is actually an Italian name, meaning “cheerful,” and was popular in Italy in the mid-2000s.
The choice of their daughter’s name has generated discussion and debate, reflecting the couple’s distinctive approach to naming their children and the controversy surrounding Hilaria’s cultural identity.