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Sofia Coppola, Thomas Mars Welcome Daughter Cosima

06/25/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
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Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars is quickly becoming outnumbered at home — he and director Sofia Coppola recently welcomed a second baby girl, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Daughter Cosima was born in New York City “within the last month” and joins big sister Romy, 3½.

The couple, who began dating in 2005, announced the pregnancy in December.

Mars continues to tour in support of his band’s Grammy-winning album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, while Coppola’s latest film, Somewhere, will be released in December.

– Reporting by Peter Mikelbank

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klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! I knew there was a baby, because there were pap pics, but wasn’t sure what she had or what the baby’s name was.

Janine on

2 celeb babies named Cosima in the last month. New trend?

sophia on

Congratulations to Sofia Thomas and Romy welcome to the world baby cosima

Anonymous on

yay! i lovelovelove the name! it flows perfectly with romy and their last name.<33333333333

Crystal on

Isn’t that what Claudia Schiffer named her daughter? I too am thinking trend!! Lol! CONGRATS!! :)

Kate on

Did she take Claudia’s baby’s name? Very unique name and for it to be doubled by celebs in the same month is really odd.

Fifi on

I knew it was a second girl! I’m guessing Cosima is becoming “hot” in certain celebrity circles?

Luna on

Cosima Vaughn, Cosima Mars… Ironic! I like the name though. Congratulations Thomas, Sofia, and Romy on new baby Cosima.

Lacey on

I had no idea that she was married to him! I think Cosima is a very European name. They tend to have more unique names, then the US. Congratulations! I actually like the whole no big announcement, jsut like “Yea…we had a baby.”

Melissa on

I’m not usually one to comment on a name choice, but Cosima Mars? Really?

The name itself is lovely, but paired with the last name, it’s just too much.

I am curious, though, whether this baby or Claudia’s was born first.

shb on

Cosima is Nigela Lawsons daughters name too.

maggie on

congrats to them! i love the name “cosima”!

Lisa on

Awesome. What a talent-packed family that is! I LOVE Phoenix. Wonderful band. Congratulations to the happy family…

Gaia and Laban's mom on

Who says Europeans have more unique names than Americans? Isnt that just a little too general?

For some reason I really liked the name when I heard it with Claudia Schifffer but, this time I don’t like it. Maybe because it with Claudia it was the first time I had heard it.

Also is is Coh-see-mah or cohs-i-ma with a short I as in Tim? I’ve been pronouncing it the first way.

Lou x on

Well both newborn Cosima’s are around one month old so who knows which was named first! however both she and Claudia Schiffer had probably decided on their name preferences many months (if not years) ago.

I like it!

3kameraden on

Congrats!! The second baby-daughter. That’s divine! I dream of having a daughter someday or better two!

And yes, Cosima sounds kinda Italian.

Mia on

Cosima is an Italian name, so I think it fits.

I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s after someone in Sofia’s family.

Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars are not married, so her last name could be Coppola.

Also, Mars is just his stage name.

He has stated in interviews that he chooses not to reveal his real name.

I personally like the name for a girl with Italian background.

If their children have Sofia’s last name, I actually think Cosima Coppola is pretty.

Sonya on

Isn’t Romy named after her brother Roman? I bet Cosima is after someone also, since it’s an Italian name. And don’t they live in France? I bet it’s not that rare there.
I quite like it:-)

BTW, Romy’s full name is listed as Romy Croquet. Could that be their last name?

soph on

Cosima is not a bad name, but the “ma” on the end of it and beginning of Mars makes the full name sound terrible. I don’t think Cosima Coppola Mars sounds much better. But whatever. Congrats to them :)

LoveCrazyBeautifulLife on

How sweet!!!!!!! They r sooo lucky! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauren on

I didn’t know what to think of the name when Claudia Schiffer came out with it last month, but now I think it’s very pretty and elegant. I agree that Cosima Coppola sounds way better than Cosima Mars, but I also think Cosima Schiffer sounds way better than Cosima Vaughn. Sometimes Mom’s got the better last name ;) Congrats to them! I saw pics of Sofia and the baby out twice last week and would have guessed the baby was boy based on the features I saw. Guess not!

April on

Sonya, yes you are correct. Mars is just a stage name and Thomas’ real last name is Croquet. If the girls have that name as well, I do not know, but that is his real last name.

Congratulations to Thomas and Sofia!

soph on

Oh, I didn’t know that was his stage name. That changes everything!

JM on

i know that it was probably not intentional but i really really wish that people would stop referring to Europe as if it were one country. to say that Cosima is a European name is a really weird thing to say. there is so much diversity within Europe and so many different countries with many many different languages, that it just looks slightly ignorant to make a statement like that. i am not attacking anyone personally here, it’s just something that i have noticed happens quite a lot and is one of my pet peeves. the countries may be (relatively) close together but believe me there are massive differences between france, italy, estonia, germany, spain, portugal, austria, greece etc. there’s no way something that can be said for one of them, can be said for all of them.

Pam on

haha, JM, if you are going to play that card, it bothers me when people generalize ‘America,’ which is relatively the same size of ALL OF EUROPE. What someone names their child in California will not be a trend on the east coast. Don’t throw stones in glass houses.

JM on

erm Pam i don’t know what you mean by “playing that card”. what i said was a fact. and you seem to insinuate that i was doing the same to America. i don’t tihnk i even mentioned America in my post. and i DO try to not generalise. so there was no need to suggest that i would say exactly the same thing about America. and i don’t think you know what the phrase “don’t throw stones in glasshouses” means (not that that’s actually the phrase.) like i said, i never even mentioned America so that says a lot more about your assumptions than mine. maybe go back and read my post before you start insinuating things….

i do think America is also very diverse. having said that, it is still not really a comparison as we are talking about two different things here. see the USA is actually one country, of course there is diversity, that is not special to America, come to Britain and ask people from the south if they think they are the same as people from the north. or scottish and welsh people and you’ll see, it’s not just unique to America.
but europe is made up of lots of different countries with COMPLETELY different cultural backgrounds and official languages and histories… so the comparison you made is a little odd and to say the least invalid, and again… ignorant.

dee on

Well it sometimes irks others when some people use US and America interchangebly (though I’m not one of them). Two big continents, different languages, histories, ethnicities, blah blah blah. Point being is we all have our ignorances.

Anyway, Love the name and congrats to the family.

Violet on

Her name is not Cosima Coppola is it?

Daniella on

I love the name & I actually know a young Italian woman whose name is Cosima Marina. She pronounces her name Coh-see-mah, as one commentator above spelled it out, so perhaps that’s the same pronunciation both Sofia & Claudia use. Then again, she also has a thick Italian accent, so that might change it up a bit.

And I agree with both Pam & JM on certain points, although it is only natural for most people to generalize during regular conversation. I admit, I do it all the time by accident. But America & Europe are fairly similar in size & are extremely diverse in culture, language & history. I grew up in New England, but generally always felt it would be similar to the rest of the US. Boy, was I wrong when going to college down in the South. When you got countries as big as the US, China, the former Soviet Union & even Brazil, the differences in some parts of the country are as vast as those in the very different countries of Europe. Going to the Deep South was almost like going to a different country to me because it was simply so different from New England. I even noticed a big difference in the names! I’ve heard a few Chinese international students say the same things in regards to China, which is huge & very, very diverse. And I agree with Dee too, in New England we usually say United States since we live in such close proximity to Canada, which is an American country too. Overall, just giant land masses with many different, diverse cultures that make the world interesting for all of us.

Sophia on

The second I saw the name Cosima in the headline, I thought “Wait… pretty sure you already announced the arrival of Claudia Schiffer’s baby.” What are the odds of two Cosimas being born this month?! And other than those two, I haven’t heard of any celebrity babies called Cosima. Weird. Cute name though, goes well with Romy :)

CelebBabyLover on

After reading Mia, Sonya and April’s comments, I’m super-confused. Mia says that Thomas has said in interviews that he prefers to keep his real last name private. Yet Sonya says Romy’s full name is listed somewhere as Romy Croquet, and April says that Croquet is Thomas’s last name. How can anyone know Thomas’s real last name if he’s chosen not to reveal it?

Melissa- Well, Claudia’s baby was born on May 15th, and the statement given in this post says that Sofia and Thomas’s baby was “born within the month”. Seeing as it’s almost July, I’m guessing that means she was born in June. So that would mean Claudia’s baby was born first. :)

Anyway, I think the name is cute!

Christy on

Actually I know 3 Cosima’s born this month now. Claudia Schiffer’s daughter, Sofia Coppola’s daughter and the Earl of Ulster (British Royal Family) called his daughter Cosima

Lyne on

JM-you are spot on in your post and have no idea why someone would think you were mentioning the US or being ignorant. However, I have noticed that some people only read what they want to read & are short sighted and narrow minded.

JM on

dee, i still don’t tihnk it is quite the same thing. i mean, i try to distinguish as clearly as possible, but the continent is North America and the country is called the United States of America. North America and South America together are the Americas or at best the American Continent. so it isn’t actually wrong to refer to it as America. not to mention US citizens are called Americans, Canadians aren’t despite being from North America. and any American i have ever heard of calls themself an American and usually say “America” when they talk about the US, because that is commonly understood to be the name of the country. all i am saying is that to insinuate that Europe is one country or that it is all the same is just factually wrong.

r on

cosima was the name of the daughter of the composer franz liszt (yes the one from lisztomania) and was one of the wifes of wagner!
im pretty sure thats the reason of the name!

JM on

lynne, thank you, it’s nice to have some support because i thought i was going crazy and had said something that i had no recollection of saying. good to know i’m not the only one who can read.

Georgina on

…and I’d like to add it’s “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones,” and, as JM has already correctly stated, she didnt even mention the US, the saying is irrlevant.

And I agree, it is soo annoying and just shows complete lack of knowledge when someone refers to Europe like its a country!

I do like Cosima Coppola, but then Coppola is such a cool surname anything would sound good with that. Shames she probably wont get to use it!

BBT on

I bet she totally copied Claudia’s baby name!

Sonya on

CelebBabyLover -Thomas’s last name is Croquet, Mars is from his mother’s side of the family. Apparently all members of the band use stage names. And while they do keep it quiet it’s not a secret in France (they’re French) and their real names are put on official documents.

As for Romy’s last name, Sofia’s cousin congratulated her on the birth of ‘Romy Croquet’, so we can safely assume that the new baby is Cosima Croquet.

electra on

Europe is not the name size as north america.

Pam on

haha, I apologize for any confusion, I didn’t say that you generalized america in my comment, jm. i had meant it all tongue-in-cheek, or else I wouldn’t have led off my comment chuckling. As you said one of your pet peeves was people generalizing Europe, I meant that one of mine was people generalizing America. I wasn’t talking about North America the continent. My comment ‘people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ is a saying I’ve heard, pretty sure Ben Franklin was the first to say it…and it was a comment to everyone that posts, not aimed toward anyone specifically. funny how some people get so defensive here.

Anna on

You know “Cosima” is an old Italian name, Sicilian I think, southern for sure, and it really sounds bad, old and odd, like “Larry” would sound for a guy in America. If you ask a person from Italy what “Cosima” feels like to them they would probably picture an old, black-dressed, southern woman, from fifty years ago :-( , like “Concetta” for example.
It’s really interesting how names sound completely different in different countries.
But congratulations anyway to Sofia and her husband, she’s a great artist!

Anonymous on

I think the composer Wagner’s wife was named Cosima. I wonder if that, and her father’s love of opera had anything to do with the name could simply be a family name -Italian, I think…

Jen DC on

JM –

When I refer to “Europe” I do, in fact, mean the whole continent and if and when I mean an individual country, I will refer to that country. To say that Cosima is more a “European” name is correct, particularly since it appears to be used in more than one nation, that is, although it’s an Italian name, its use doesn’t seem to be restricted there, since Claudia Schiffer is German and Thomas Mars is French. It’s called a generalization for a reason.

Jen DC on

I want to follow up on my first comment… JM, you’re generalizing about peoples’ meanings with no solid proof that they are thinking – or even expressing – the idea that they think/believe that “Europe” is a “country” or even culturally similar as they may think of the US. I think you’re imputing ignorance w/o sufficient evidence, frankly, and making a really rude statement about Americans and their level of engagement and knowledge about the world, and very clearly “attacking [someone] here,” otherwise, why even bring it up in this venue?

Other than that, to be on point, I really like the name Cosima. It apparently derives from the Greek (gee, getting more European by the second!) Kosmas, meaning to make order. I’m not sure about pairing it with Croquet, however… And I wonder if any of the Cosimas will meet or even how popular it is within the GENERAL EUROPEAN POPULATION, you know, across those pesky open borders and all.

Jen DC on

Also, we call ourselves “Americans” because you can’t make an adjective out of the other two words in the title. Canadians are called “Canadians” because they are from Canada. Likewise with Brazilians, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Chileans, Argentinians, etc.

CelebBabyLover on

Anonymous- I agree! I’ll bet the name is a family name or something. I doubt they named her Cosima just because that’s what Claudia named her daughter!

I mean, a bunch of celebs have named their sons “Max”, and nobody ever accuses any of them of copying each other! Odds are that Sofia and Thomas didn’t even know about Claudia’s Cosima when theirs was born! :)

JM on

Pam, to be fair, it wasn’t very clear that what you were saying was tongue in cheek, but i am willing to take it as such now that you have explained it. i was just confused because you clearly picked out my name as if i had said something about the US when i hadn’t.
and the saying “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” IS a real saying. but it didn’t make sense in the way that you used it.

anyway, water under bridge, let’s forget about it. as i said my original comment was not aimed at any one or any country in particular. i just mentioned that it was a pet peeve of mine that europe is treated as a whole country, and that i felt it showed ignorance…

JM on

oh dear Jen DC, again someone who seems to have a problem with reading. like i said, i never even MENTIONED americans in my original post. quote: ” I think you’re imputing ignorance w/o sufficient evidence, frankly, and making a really rude statement about Americans and their level of engagement and knowledge about the world,” i don’t really need to say anything about your personal ignorance you manage that yourself. please show me where in my original post i say anything about americans and their knowledge of the world. i know many americans (sorry, US citizens) who know plenty about the world including Europe and are far from ignorant (incidentally, they can also read).

now, it may still be difficult for you to understand but just because something is true for a couple of countries in Europe, it still looks pretty ignorant to call it European.

generalisations are usually seen as weak and weak for a reason. someone here has said it was used in italy years ago, and derives from greek. wow that’s two whole countries out of how many in europe? it is definitely not a common name in germany (i can tell you that for a fact, or other german speaking countries, there are some in case you didn’t know). it’s not COMMON in britain, france or spain. a pretty big chunk or europe i think you’d agree. (btw names like Jessica and Kevin are very very popular in Germany, that still doesn’t make them ‘German’ or ‘european’ names)

again, you make a rather odd statement about me apprently wanting to attack someone. i said i wasn’t attacking anynone individually and i wasn’t. there is a difference between mentioning something (because it had been mentioned previously in this post) and attacking someone (again a dictionary can help you here). i brought it up yes, but didn’t say that any ONE person or any ONE country was more guilty of making these claims about europe than anyone else.

if you still don’t see why it is weird to make a blanket statement about europe when something is only true for maybe a handful of european countries, maybe you need to learn a bit more about european countries and their culture and history.

Anna on

Agree with JM. Europe consists of about 43 countries! And in almost every country they speak a different language, not just a different dialect or accent.
It’s not comparable to the diversity that exists in the USA.

I like the name Cosima. I have never in my life met anyone with that name and I’m from the Netherlands (which is in Europe).

JM on

thanks anna, i have never met anyone by the name of Cosima either and i have lived in several different European countries.

kro on

So what if they “copied” the name from Claudia Schiffer? A name is no one’s property.

I’m french and I can tell you Cosima is definitely not french nor common in France.

I like the name and I think it’s really nice after Romy.

Lee on

@Jen DC, she does that all the time. I doubt she will change but I agree with your comments

Hilary on

Since I highly doubt that Sofia (or Claudia even) spend time surfing the net, looking for info on fellow celebs, neither probably has a clue (or interest) that they’ve chosen the same name for their newborns.Just think realistically people.Most probably the name has a significant meaning for both of them or like a previous poster suggested – they had the names picked out long ago as something they like if ever they have another girl.

Jen DC on

No, I have no problems with reading or comprehension, nor do I have any problem inferring the subject of your complaint. That inference being Americans are the ones erroneously/annoyingly using “European,” since this is an American-based website mostly about American celebrities with mostly American readers. Not only that, but your comment wouldn’t make much sense since, apparently, *EUROPEANS* don’t say “European” when they actually mean the separate 43 nations of continental Europe. I mean really, don’t play cute at this point, JM.

I’m well-versed on the countries of Europe, as I’ve lived in several myself. Planes still do travel, Icelandic volcanoes notwithstanding.

Listen, hon, you can ignore the argument about generalizations all you want, however we all recognize that the word “European” would never have come into being if it didn’t serve some semantic/syntactic purpose, eh? And that purpose, regardless of how it may irk you and other sticklers for exactitude, is to easily conglomerate the nations of Europe. Furthermore, it’s a proper generalization given that Europeans – that is, Austrians, French, German, Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, Belgians, Dutch, Luxemburgers (damn that place is boring), Albanians, et al. – have more in common with each other than they do with Americans. Am I wrong in this or would someone from any of those countries (or the others not listed) like to align themselves with the cultureless, ignorant, loud, self-aggrandizing, undereducated Americans?

I note that you didn’t deal with the whole “We’re called Americans because there’s no other word for it.” So I’ll take that as my sole win until I can further subdue the above stupid argument.

Also, just because you haven’t met someone named Cosima in the few countries you lived in doesn’t mean that there isn’t a significant population there; talk about a “weak argument.” We’re not discussing the COMMONALITY OF THE NAME – try to stay on point, dear. Rather, we’re comparing whether, on the whole, it’s more common IN EUROPE – regardless of the country – than it is in the States. I can find out our statistics pretty quickly: Cosima isn’t in the top 1,000 names for the past 10 years. I’m betting it had a better showing across more than the four countries I mentioned/was thinking of previously (those being Greece, France, Germany and Italy).

I reiterate: If you didn’t want to demean someone, why even bring it up? There’s no other purpose to it, unless you just want to bring to light your own supposed superiority?

Jen DC on

Also, “Europeans” is becoming more factually correct since you’ve all entered into and can’t seemingly back out of this whole “European Union” thing, what with the open borders and universal currency bit. Sure, it’s a superficial – not cultural or other deeply embedded – similarity, but there it is all the same.

J on

I love when a different name pops up here. So many ignorant fools start up with their silly comments on name stealing, How unique the name is to various countries, etc.

Fifi, how is the name becoming a trend in celeb circles? Good Lord…lol!

Meike on

Cosima sounds italian and fits to Coppola -I really like it…

But I was a little bit surprised, that Claudia Schiffer chose this name for her second daughter. For my “german ears” her name doesn’t sound harmonious to her lastname. It’s like Chantal Schmitz (better not^^)

I agree with JM too. Because, the term “european names” is not right. Each country in Europe has its language and names. Some names are international used like Anna or Elizabeth or Katharina. But there are so many names, which would sound weird in other languages, Im sure you won’t find the norwegian name “Oke” or “Thore” in Greece for a boy…

kro on

I agree with JM, it’s incorrect to generalize about Europeans, especially about names and languages since there’s such a great variety of them in Europe.
But I have to agree with Jen DC too, as a French living in North America (not Canada, not the US, but still North America ;), when I meet a German or an Italian for example, I can’t help but feel somehow related to them. I definitely feel I have more in common with another European than I have with an American.

Jen DC on

And what I’m saying is that there are some subjects – perhaps names is not one of them – but some that aren’t harmed by a generalization such as the word “European.” Otherwise, NO ONE WOULD USE IT and it WOULDN’T HAVE MEANING. To argue otherwise is simply ignoring the fact of its existence.

Karen on

@Meike – Clauida daughter will go by the name Cosima de Vere Drummond. Which does have a certain ring albeit rather grand .

CelebBabyLover on

Karen- Huh? I’m really confused. Claudia’s husband’s last name is Vaughn.

Meike on

@Karen
is de Vere Drummond the last name?? If it is, I like this combination, it sounds nice…
(I thought his lastname is Vaughn!?)

Chris on

Congratulations! Hang in there Thomas, you can handle being “outnumbered”.

Cosima's mom on

Cosima is actually a name of Greek origin meaning beauty through order (like the cosmos), from where it made its way into both Italian and German. It is relatively common in both Italy and Germany, but they pronounce it slightly differently, so chances are that Claudia’s Cosima is pronounced the German way, and Sofia’s Cosima is pronounced the Italian way. My second daughter’s name is Cosima. I am pronouncing it KOH-see-mah.
The most famous Cosima to date is Cosima Wagner, wife of the German composer Richard Wagner, and also daughter of the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.

vanessa on

Cosima is the name of Franz Liszt’s daughter. Franz Liszt was a composer and amazing pianist. Thomas Mars is probably a big fan since he also has a hit song named Lisztomania. Only shallow people name their own kids based on other celebrities’ kids.

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