EastEnders star Kellie Bright reveals her baby’s name
EastEnders star Kellie Bright and husband Paul Stocker have named their baby Rudy Joy.
Kellie, who welcomed her third child in July, explained that the moniker had been on her list for quite some time, but she and Paul weren’t sure about it.
‘We weren’t sold on Rudy until about a week before I had him,’ said Kellie, who plays Linda Carter on the BBC One soap.
‘It’s been on my boys’ list for a while and was definitely around when I had Gene. All the girls’ names I really like, my husband didn’t!’
The soap star told OK! magazine that regardless of whether she had a boy or a girl, she knew her child’s middle name would be Joy, after her late nana.
Kellie, 45, discussed how her labour came after she was induced at 37-and-a-half-weeks.
She said: ‘It was a long build-up over two days but the actual delivery was so quick. He flew out!’
Kellie revealed Rudy’s birth to the world nearly two weeks ago.
Kellie previously discussed her IVF journey with the publication.
‘I want to be open and honest about this,’ she said at the time. ‘Because I think it’s important for younger women to understand.
‘It’s important for women to know that, yes, you can have children in your forties and, yes, you can be lucky and do it naturally.
‘But for a lot of us it doesn’t work that way, so I wouldn’t suggest leaving it late by choice.’