My daughter’s name means happy surprise: Grant

Los Angeles, May 1: Hugh Grant’s daughter is christened Jingxi and the Hollywood star says it is a Chinese name which means “happy surprise”.

He says his little girl’s chinese name reflects her unexpected arrival.

“I can’t pretend it wasn’t a little bit of a surprise but it’s a very nice surprise. In fact, the baby’s name in Chinese – because the mother is Chinese – means Happy Surprise,” contactmusic.com quoted Grant as saying.

The actor became a father for the first time last year, after a fleeting affair with Chinese model Tinglan Hong. Although the two are not a couple, Grant is determined to be part of his daughter’s life. The six-month old is also named Tabitha.

“It’s surprising that everyone was right all these years. (People were) saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life.’ And, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, shut up!’ And now that I have (a child), it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some,” he said.

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