Well, when we’re talking about the son of Robert Downey Jr., you know the kid’s name isn’t going to be Dave or Steve.
Let’s give a big, warm welcome to baby boy EXTON Elias Downey, who arrived healthily (but probably not happily… Hey! I was cozy in there!) this morning in Los Angeles.
Exton weighs 7 lbs., 5 oz., is 20 inches long and joins big brother Indio, 18, Robert’s son from his previous marriage.
Hopefully Robert is taking care of his baby mama and changing diapers like a mad man, because he was in the dog house for revealing the sex of the baby on national television months ago — something his producer wife Susan good-naturedly admitted wasn’t exactly in the plans.
Thankfully, Robert knew to keep his mouth shut about their name choice.
“If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete,” (half-)joked Robert.
Exton. I can’t even look at the name without hearing it shouted by a train conductor in my head — “Next stop: EX-TON!” — because it was one of the many stops on my train ride from Manhattan to visit family in Harrisburg back when I lived in New York City. I envision the birth announcement to be:
Awwww…precious! Congrats on the arrival of EX-TON!, Downey clan.