Robin Thicke: Baby Is a Boy, To Be Named Julian

12/17/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
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Not only do Robin Thicke and Paula Patton know the sex of their baby-on-the-way — it’s a boy! — the couple have even settled on a name: Julian.

In a new interview with, the 32-year-old singer says that although he’s looking forward to fatherhood, he’s also battling some first-time dad jitters.

“I’m afraid of not being patient enough, but most of the time that’s when I’m scared or worried about the future. I want to work on that. But my biggest fear is being able to be there, because I don’t know if kids ever think their parents were there enough.”

Cognizant of the awesome responsibility which awaits him, Robin says he’s ready to roll up his sleeves. “You can’t have the amazing joy a child brings without work,” he notes, “like you can’t have a great woman or man unless you put in work.”

Of course, all work and no play would make Robin and Julian dull boys and — to that end — there are major plans for fun. Robin says he’s looking forward to teaching his son how to play basketball, among other things! He continues,

“Teaching him how to respect a woman. Teaching him music. Getting to play him Biggie Smalls at some age, we’ll experience that together…that’s the beauty of having a child.”

Julian is due in May. Robin’s new album, Sex Therapy, is available now.


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Courtney on

congrats to Robin and Paula on the impending birth of Julian though Julian is a boys name I’ve always been particial to as one of my favorite male singers is Julian Lennon I bet little jude is going to be cute again congrats to Robin and Paula

Electra on

Ugh I love Robin Thicke. He’s so cool and dreamy!

Pamela on

I adore Robin Thicke! What an exciting time for them both-and for grandpa Alan Thicke!! (I still get a kick to know that he’s Robin’s father!)

Stacie Lopez on

Congrats on their upcoming little boy!! I have 3 boys myself, the youngest being named Julian. So, I may be I bit biased, but I think Julian is the perfect name! πŸ™‚

marlee on

Julian is a lovely name. This baby is going to be gorgeous and talented!!

Ply on

I like the name Jude, but am not much of a fan of Julian. I think it is very feminine sounding. I like Julia.

R on

I adore the name Julian, not too weird, and not too common! and it’s just so classy, and i can totally see how charming young Julian is going to be!

Alicia on

I love the name Julian. Beautiful name.

Kaylee on

Gosh, I LOVE Robin! That baby is going to be stunning! Congrats to the Thicke family!

Sam and Freya's mum on

Ply, ITA. I don’t like it for the same reason. Same with Sebastian personally, too, all subjective though of course, and if they like it that’s the main thing..!

Devon on

Julian was the first name I can remember wanting to use when I had kids. I was 9 years old and in grade 4 and we were learning how to handle money properly. We had a certain amount of money and we had to buy food, rent, clothes and stuff for our pretend kids. I remember having 2 “kids,” a boy and a girl, and the boy was named Julian. I can’t remember what my girl was named, but I was so in love with the name Julian! Congrats to Robin and Paula!

P on

Congrats to them!

Their name choices for boy and girl were the same as my aunt’s, and my aunt was kind of put out by the fact that they “stole” her kids’ names, even though her Isabella is 11 and her Julian just turned 9! A nice name for a boy!

Mia on

Congrats πŸ™‚ I love that name.

L on

Aww Congrats to the Thicke family, I absolutely love this gorgeous couple!!!

marfmom on

That’s what we want to name our next son, whenever we have one, though I worry by that time it will be too common. I don’t want my kid to be one of three in his same class, you know?

Bailey on

After hearing about how he looks forward to all the things he will do with his little boy, I think Robin will be a great father to little Julian. I like that he included how to respect a woman in that list too, because a lot of guys my age act like they’ve never even heard of associating the word respect with the word woman.

Hollie on

Our son’s name is Julien (we spelled it the french way), it’s a wonderful name!

{JeLisa} on

That is one gorgeous couple!

Gosh, that kid’ll be cute. Love the name. And the things Robin said. πŸ™‚

Lau on

I love the name Julian. It’s pretty high on my list if I ever have a son. Though in Spanish we accentuate it in the last syllable (JuliΓ‘n).

Lauren on

I like the name Julian but agree it’s a bit too feminine on a boy for me to probably use. I admit I’m hoping they change their name about the middle name. Paula mentioned on Leno last month that they were going to name him Julian Fuego if he was a boy-a name that’s a little too “fabulous” for my taste. πŸ™‚

martina on

Their child will be spectacularly beautiful. And the name is lovely.

Angela on

great name – Julian is what my husband and I are going to name our first born when we start having kids. I’ll probably call him Jude as a nickname – Jules is just weird. πŸ˜‰

Great choice!

dazzle on

congrats to them and i like the name.

Jennifer on

Oh, I just love the name Julian. πŸ™‚ Such a classy choice! The baby is going to be beautiful. I’m very happy for them!

Deletha on

This will be one of the most beautiful babies of 2010…Way to go Rob on scoring a little boy