Tiger Woods Welcomes Son Charlie Axel

02/09/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
Charlie Riedel / AP

It’s a boy for Tiger Woods and wife Elin! Son Charlie Axel Woods arrived on Sunday, February 8th; he and mom are “doing great,” according to an announcement on the golfer’s website. “We had a couple names and Charlie just fit,” explains Tiger. ” As far as the Axel, that’s Elin’s brother’s name so we wanted to make sure it stayed in the family.”

Charlie joins big sister Sam Alexis, 19 months. In a statement, Tiger writes,

“We want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family … We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time.”

Tiger, 33, and Elin announced the pregnancy in September. The baby was due later this month.

Source: Tiger Woods via PEOPLE

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gigi on

lovely news to hear first thing this morning!
congrats to the woods family!

Aelys on

Congratulations to Tiger, Elin and Sam!

Karatose on

Congrats to this beautiful family!

Jazz on

Congratulations to Tiger, Elin and big sister Sam on the arrival of Charlie.
Charlie is such a beautiful classy name, and Axel is just so cool! Charlie Axel is a great combination! Welcome to the world Charlie!

Helen on

What lovely news! Such a cute family and Sam & Charlie sounds great. Congrats!

Mari on

Wonderful news! A beautiful young family! 😀

And it will be interesting to see if they continue with the Alexis, Alex middle name ‘theme’ if there are any future children.

Sarah on

Well this is lovely to wake up to. I love the name Charlie Axel, its so classy but with a touch of cool😀

Mary on

can’t wait to see him:)
…i was expecting another girl.

brannon on

Love the names sam and charlie – very cute! congrats!

Li on

I wonder if he will teach him how to play golf😉

Shannon on

Congratulations to the family!

CTBmom on

Awww. Congrats to the whole Woods family! I think Sam is absolutely goreous and hope to see a pic of the whole family soon.

JRW on

Congrats to the Woods family on the new blessing!!!

Something About Baby on

What great news! Tiger seems like such a devoted father.

CNA on

From what I read, Axel is Elin’s older brother’s name…I can’t wait to see the baby tiger!

babyboopie on

Aww congratulations to Tiger and Elin and Sam on your new addition Charlie, bet he will be beautiful!

Jen1 on

Yay! Congratulations to the Woods Family! I’m so happy for Tiger and Elin and baby Sam. She’s a big sis now, *g*. Aw, Charlie Axel – what a name. What a family. Go Family Woods!!🙂

Jamie on

I can’t wait to see pictures! What a great new addition to teach golf too!

Bumbles on

I really like the name Charlie Axel Woods it really rolls off the tongue. Can’t wait to see him soon!

erika on

Aww!! I love the uncommon name of Axel paired with the common name of Charlie – perfect!

Tiger is going to have a blast with that little boy!!

Colleen on

Congratulations to the Woods family! I am sure Charlie will be as beautiful as his parents and sister.

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them! I prefer Charlie for a girl but I like the middle name Axel!!! I like how Axel and Alexis are similar.

Stephany on

What great news! I love the name and it goes well with Sam. Congrats!

Hea on

Wonderful news!🙂
I’ve always loved the name Axel. It’s such a pretty scandinavian name and quite common here in Sweden.

Chicki on

Many of you are funny who insist that NOW he has someone to teach golf to – what makes you think that Sam won’t be on the links with dad herself? (Or hasn’t been already, for that matter! )

Congratulations to Tiger and Elin – I bet Charlie’ll be a cutie just like his big sis!

Sioux on

Ahhh, such a cute name! Big sister Sam Alexis and little brother Charlie Axel, so adorable.

Ariana on

Aww, congratulations to Tiger and Elin.
I’m not really a fan of the name, but hey, they like it and that’s all that matters! I’m sure it suits him just perfectly🙂

Marie on

Alex is a common Swedish name.

Dawn on

congratulations to him and his family!!!

Janna on

Chicki: What comments are you talking about? There isn’t a single person here who said that NOW he has someone to teach golf.

eva on

Their little girl is a total cutie,so I’m sure the new baby is too. Axel is such a cool name,and its sweet that the siblings have similar middle names.Eventually I would love to get a glimpse of little Charlie.

Alex on

Ooh, another cutie! Sam is just adorable and I’m sure her brother will be too! Charlie, I love that name. Axel, I have a strong aversion to, because to me, it is a typo that people seem to create quite a lot when typing my name. I do like how this family have given their children such lovely normal names though, precious.

FC on

Charlie Axel Woods sounds nice together. I like it. Charlie and Sam, though if I wasn’t paying attention, I would’ve though they had two boys..or girls, since there are girls with the name of Charlie too…lol.

Melissa on

So, I totally love the whole play on letters…Axel/Alexis…hurray for the fam!

Mia on

Cute. I was surprised by the birth announcement, I thought she was due much later like March/April lol. Does anyone know the story behind the “Alex” name? Family connection?? I know “Sam” is honor of Tiger’s father.

sinclair on

congrats elin, tiger, and sam!

hopefully BOTH sam and charlie will get golfing lessons…

C. Eriksson on


Axel is actually a common Swedish name…and one that is easy to pronounce in English! Great that they’ve used a Swedish name for this baby…love that Will Ferrell did with both his kids!🙂

sat on

Congrats!! this should be the featured post!!!


It was the featured post for 12 hours, 8 am-8 pm EST.

-CBB Staff

CelebBabyLover on

What great news! I’m a little surprised they didn’t incorporated Tiger’s father’s name into Charlie’s name, though.

Jessica on

I like the name a lot. Congrats to the family. Little Alexis is so beautiful.

MK on

Congratulations to the Woods family! : )

jessie on

congrats can’t wait to see this little one and maybe some recent pics of sam too

Gianna on

Congrats to them, how wonderful now they have a daughter and a son. Sam is so cute, and hopefully when they release charlie’s pics we see a new picture of sam too. Sam and Charlie are normal names, so they sound good together. Tiger’s wife is so pretty, looking forward to seeing their son.

anonymous on

America needs more multiracial cuties like theirs.. I have quite a few friends who have children of the same combination; white, asian and black that look full caucasian and they are so perfect…LOL! Okay, as a white female, where can I go hunting to find a mixed race man to make some perfectly gorgeous and handsome kids..LOL! Every single one of my friends kids with that combination are just so darn beautiful.. It’s a great combination.. Makes nice looking human beings that’s for sure!! Awesome!

anonymous on

Tigers daughter is so cute, she looks like Tigers mom and Tigers wife mixed together.. What a cutie pie!!

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