Colin Farrell Welcomes Son Henry Tadeusz

10/30/2009 at 06:20 PM ET
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It’s a boy for Colin Farrell and girlfriend Alicja Bachleda.

The couple, who costar in the upcoming film Ondine, welcomed son Henry Tadeusz Farrell on Wednesday, October 7th in Los Angeles, a rep for the actor tells PEOPLE.

Henry is the first child for Alicja, 26, and the second for Colin, who has a 6-year-old son, James, with model Kim Bordenave.

Confirming the pregnancy in September, Colin, 33, said he was looking forward to “everything” about parenthood. “I will take it as it comes. Even changing dirty diapers.”

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Frost on

I love Colin Farrell. Forget Brad Pitt! And Alicja is just gorgeous. She’s excellent in that movie, Trade. A really heartbreaking role and a movie everyone should see.

Vee on

Oh I like the names. Both traditional.

marfmom on

why isn’t this in one of those yellow boxes as top new? congrats to them! LOVE the name henry!

Laura on

Congratulation to them both, But the news broke in Ireland ages ago!

Jordasche Bledsoe on

Yay! Congratulations to Collin and his girlfriend. I wish them the best of luck with their new baby :)

noam on

colin’s elder son has angelmans syndrome, which i’ve read is a genetic disorder from the paternal side. is this true? will henry have angelmans as well?

Monika on

I loventhe name…..Tadeusz (pronounced Tah-deh-us ) is the Polish equivalent of Thaddeus if anybody was wondering.

Anais on

Hooray! I adore Colin and love that he is such a good dad to Jimmy, so I know he’ll be a great dad to new addition Henry!

Stella on

I love the name Henry!

Liliana on

Congrats to Colin, Alicja, and big brother James!

Micheley on

I adore the name Henry, one of my personal favorites, and I just love and adore Collin Ferrel!!

Mallory on

I really like the name Henry, but how do you pronounce that middle name? I’ve never heard it before.

April on

Congratulations I really like the name. Marfmom this news has been out for weeks as a rumor so it’s not really breaking news. although I am glad to see details released finally.

Casandra on

I love the name! I always love when parents honor their heritage. Tadeusz is a classic name in Poland. It’s the Polish form of Thaddeus and is pronounced tah-deh-oosh.

CelebBabyLover on

noam- Per Wikipedia, Angelman’s is caused by “deletion or inactivation of genes on the maternally inherited chromosome 15.”. In otherwords, it is passed on via the mother, not the father. Therefore, Henry is unlikely to have Angelman’s, as he has a different mother than James. :)

Liliana on

Noam, if I remember correctly, the disorder is caused by the absence or mutation of a maternally inherited chromosome.

Jane on

nice name!

Stella on

I’m sa happy for him and his girlfriend!!! He seems to be a a such great father for james and I love yhe name Henry!!!

Kamila on

Tadeusz is polish traditional name but also Alicja’s father name. I thnik it is nice move to give your baby your father/mother name(even as the second name). my sister did it;)

Madzia on

They are such a gorgeous couple. I really hope he will be a good partner to Alicja commited and supportive and that they will be in love in years time…. fingers crossed :-)

Basil on

Just a rumor or not, I saw a pic of them from like a week ago and she was clearly NOT pregnant anymore. I’m surprised the American sites didn’t pick up on that little noticable difference in her appearance.

I’ve read that Colin is really in love with Alicja so hopefully he will give up his womanizing ways now that he’s found that special woman. I wish them the best with their young family.

noam on

CelebBabyLover and Liliana-thanks for clearing that up. i saw on another site announcing this birth that colin said james was now speaking in short sentences, so i guess this is a doubly blessed time for him and his family!

martyna on

Media in Poland announced the news about birth of their baby about 2 weeks ago and also Alicia’s mother and brother confirmed the news- .Btw congrats and reaaly love his name , especially second – Tadeusz is very traditional name here in Poland

Mary-Helen on

Aw…congrats to them! I bet he’s gonna be a looker just like his handsome Daddy!

natalie on

I can’t believe that she gave birth so quickly – i remember those pics of them on lax where it was totally obvious that she’s pregnant but i would have NEVER guessed that she was in her 3rd trimester already!!
both henry and tadeusz are very classic and traditional names and henry matches james very well so they’ve picked perfect names for their little baby.

oh and yeah. tadeusz is pronounced ta-de-osh. it’s the polish equivalent of thaddeus. i think it’s very nice of them to honor her dad this way. i hope alicja will teach her son polish as well, it’s soo important to submit your child to your native culture and language if you live abroad – which i am assuming that they will.

Jen on

Congratulations to Colin, Alicja and James on the arrival of henry. Colin is gorgous :)

Daisy1 on

Finally!
I sent a tip in about this ages ago. A few days after the birth Alicja’s sister was talking about it in a newspaper here in Ireland.
Congrats to both parents and big bro.

Benigna Marko on

This is great new. How wonderful. Good luck and have fun with your new baby
Benigna Torviso-Marko

CelebBabyLover on

Basil- I’m sure sites based here in the U.S. DID notice that she obviously wasn’t pregnant anymore. I’m guessing, however, that CBB and PEOPLE in particular wanted to get confirmation first just in case, heaven forbid, the baby had been stillborn or something.

CelebBabyLover on

I meant to say, “…confirmation of the birth and a healthy baby…”

Courtney on

congrats to them though there far from the first celeb couple to name their baby Henry it’s been getting popular to do so in the last 10 or 15 years

rachel on

i absolutely adore the name. it’s my son’s name :)

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