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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:36 pm | Updated: 4:17 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

NEW YORK - Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, the baby born Saturday to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, was delivered by C-section, according to People magazine.

The child, weighing seven pounds, was named Shiloh. She was born in Namibia where her famous parents had withdrawn for the birth, aided by considerable protection from the African country's government.

The baby was reportedly in good health, though the family was yet to make a public appearance. The couple also have two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara.

In a statement to People magazine, Jolie thanked the staff of Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital. Jolie's obstetrician from Los Angeles, Dr. Jason Rothbart, told People that he delivered the child, weighing seven pounds, by Caesarean section "due to breech presentation," and that the birth went "flawlessly."

Bruce Lansky, a self-described "baby name guru" and author of "100,000-plus Baby Names," says the name is "unusual without being silly."

"What is interesting is Brad and Angelina went all the way to Namibia to have their baby girl and rather than choose a traditional African name to signify the birth - like many thought they would - they chose Shiloh," says Lansky.

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt is only the latest instance of a unique name bestowed on a celebrity child. Lately, names rooted in Hebrew are all the rage.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby, who was preceded by nearly as much anticipation as Jolie and Pitt's, was famously named Suri, which the couple claimed means "princess" in Hebrew (or "red rose" in Persian). Some doubted the Hebrew origin, instead suggesting the more accurate meaning was "pointy nose" from Todas, a language spoken by a Southern India tribe.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their second child Moses, born in April. Their first child, Apple, remains one of the most renown examples of esoteric names given to celebrity babies.

Right now, a truly original name for a celebrity's child might simply be Jack, or Jill.

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