Moms & Babies

Celebrity Baby Blog
Celebrity Baby Blog

Mekhi Phifer welcomes second son

10/30/2007 at 04:08 PM ET

Actor Mekhi Phifer, 32, and his fiancée Oni Souratha welcomed a son early this morning. Mekhi Thira was born at 6:47 a.m. in Los Angeles, weighing in at 5 lbs, 4 oz. Oni had been due in November. In a statement, the couple said,

We are really happy and excited. He is beautiful.

Baby Mekhi joins 8-year-old Omikaye, Mekhi’s son from his first marriage to actress Malinda Williams.

Source: People

Filed Under:

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

On Newsstands Now

George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • Ryan and Eva: How They Hid Her Pregnancy
  • Jillian Michaels: Why I Left Biggest Loser

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 0 comments

Natalie on

awww congrats!! :D

he’s an amazing actor!! :)

SharonP on

I love Mekhi…but I can only imagine what it’ll be like trying to call the right person into the room or something.. when they have Mekhi, Mekhi, and then another sons name that looks like it is pronounced Mekhi with an O in front!

morgan on

Congrats! Im sure he is an adorable baby, but i just don’t get the naming process. Im very opposed to naming a child after oneself. It seems that it can get very confusing, i would have a hard time calling a child by my name! Maybe he will go by his middle name?

Anka on

Congratulations! They seem like such a happy couple.

Chicki on

Hey SharonP and Morgan: Ever heard of “Juniors”? Not such an outlandish concept here in America!

clair on

my uncles called Stephen and his son is called Stephen. My uncles was always known as Stephen and my cousin known as Stevie.B growing up. Now my cousin is 26 so Stevie.B is a bit childish. We call him Stephen and it’s not really confusing at all, they’re used to it. I think it’s nice naming a child after his father or mother etc.

SharonP on

Hey Chicki: Never said it was an outlandish concept, just said that it must be hard getting the name right with 3 names being basically the same. I think it is nice to name someone after a father, but I wouldn’t do it myself as I believe that individuals deserve their own name.

morgan on

I too live in America and yes i have heard of “juniors” but i agree with Sharon P. Everyone deserves their own name. I find naming a child after yourself is odd. Its like “i am SO great that i must name my child after me”

In this case its almost funny! Can you just hear Oni yelling “Mekhi, Mekhi, omikaye dinner’s ready!!” its just silly..

FC on

I really don’t see the problem with naming children in honor of someone, be it mother, father, or whomever. And telling them apart wouldn’t be hard, they could go by some shortened version, nickname, or whatever.

My younger cousin is named after my uncle, his father (not a Junior,either), and he goes by an abbreviated version of his name at school and a nickname he’s had since birth at home and around family and friends. He’s not confused, nor is anyone else in my family. Everyone’s different on what name they want names they give their children, and for what reasons.

Omikaye and Mekhi…I don’t see how you’d get that mixed up. Seems like it’s pronounced “Oh-mee-kaye”… And, he may go by “Omi” for all anyone knows… Only ones I might get mixed up would be Oni and Omikaye, if he went by “Omi” for short around the house, since “Omi” and “Oni” actually do sound the same, but that’s about it.

But, congrats to Mekhi and his wife on their new son, Little Mekhi.

Advertisement

Squeals & Deals

Sign-up for the Mom's &s Babies Free Weekly Newsletter

Free Weekly Newsletter

Mom Said It

"We weren't trying to have kids. We left it up to fate. I knew there was a possibility, but I was really excited. Even if you are trying, just to see a positive result is shocking!"

 

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters