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Ellen DeGeneres predicted Paris Hilton's baby name a year before she had him
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Ellen DeGeneres predicted Paris Hilton's baby name a year before she had him

TV host, comedian and psychic, apparently

Ellen DeGeneres – TV host, comedian and psychic, apparently.

The latter accolade has been awarded to the chat show host after she appeared to accurately predict Paris Hilton's baby name a year before he was born.

In case you missed the news, the former reality TV star turned international DJ and businesswoman welcomed a newborn son with her partner Carter Reum via surrogate last month.

And while the couple might've thought they'd come up with a truly unique name, it seemingly only took Ellen two guesses to figure it out.

The incredible moment unfolded on a January 2022 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where Paris opened up about her hopes of having two or three kids in the future.

Referring to The Simple Life star's own name, the host asked: "Will they also be named a country or a city or something like that to go along with you?"

Without hesitation, Paris replied, "Yes," although she added, "I'm not going to say yet because I'm scared someone will steal the name."

"Oh, it's that good," said Ellen, before asking whether or not anyone has the name. "No one I know," said Paris.

The host then made a couple of guesses including 'Argentina' and 'Phoenix'.

How did she do that?

Although the reality star managed to keep a poker face throughout, when Ellen said the latter name, she turned to someone in the audience and gave a little smile.

And that could very well be because Ellen unknowingly hit the nail on the head. The couple have named their baby son Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum.

Pretty incredible, eh? Ellen certainly thought so, having shared the uncanny clip on Twitter alongside the caption: "I named @ParisHilton's baby! What do I win?!?! A hotel?!?!"

Dozens of people have also commented on the tweet, with one writing: "Great names Ellen. Funny thing is I’m from Argentina and live in Phoenix. Got a chuckle out of that after I watched the video lol."

"Congrats Ellen, you’ve won a trip to Paris! Courtesy of Hilton hotels," quipped another, while a third joked, "You get to babysit the baby now!"

In a video shared on Instagram yesterday (February 22), Paris explained the meaning behind the name in an excerpt from her upcoming memoir.

Paris and her husband Carter Reum announced the name of their son recently.
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"We plan to name him Phoenix, a name that I decided years ago when I was searching cities, countries and states on a map, looking for something to go with Paris and London," she said.

"Phoenix has a few good pop culture reference points. But, more importantly, it's a bird that flames out and then rises from the ashes to fly again.

"I want my son to grow up knowing that triumph and disaster go around and come around throughout our lives, and that this should give us great hope for the future."

She added: "Carter and I are so proud to welcome him into the world."

Topics: Ellen DeGeneres, Celebrity, Parenting, Film and TV