On Wednesday, tennis star Serena Williams shared the first photo of her new baby girl and announced her name, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. There's plenty right there to "awww" about.
But diving deeper into the name is another sweet story. The baby is named after her father, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and a former Columbia resident. But growing up, Ohanian didn't love the name that his daughter now shares.
Serena Williams says on social media that she gave birth to a baby girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
By Associated Press
Sep 13, 2017 | 10:19 AM
Though he was named after Alexis Argüello, the three-time world champion Nicaraguan boxer, "having a name that's usually given to girls" is a tough way to grow up, Ohanian wrote in his book, "Without Their Permission," published last month. He was overweight and always the tallest in his class, to boot, he added.
But, as he told Dance, that name and awkwardness was part of a "complex set of circumstances" that led him to his passion for computers and his eventual success with Reddit.