Mike Tindall reveals surprising pronunciation of newborn daughter Lena's name after welcoming second child with Zara Tindall

Posted on Jun 28 2018 - 4:04pm by admin

Zara Tindall baby name: Mike Tindall and Zara have become parents for the second timeZara Tindall and Mike Tindall welcomed their second child together  [Getty]

Zara and Mike Tindall have named their newborn baby girl after her birth on Tuesday 19 June.

The Queen’s granddaughter and her former rugby star husband welcomed their second child, with Buckingham Palace announcing the happy news.

It has now been confirmed the name the pair have chosen is Lena Elizabeth Tindall.

Zara Tindall Mike TindallZara and Mike named their newborn daughter Lena Elizabeth Tindall [Getty]

Mike Tindall took to Twitter to confirm the pronunciation of Lena’s name  [Mike Tindall/Twitter]

And former rugby player Mike took to Twitter after fans raised some questions about the pronunciation of the newborn’s name.

The 39-year-old wrote back to a fan that Lena is pronounced “Lay-na” as opposed to “Lee-na”, as some fans suspected.

He also revealed that their first daughter, Mia, has her name pronounced as “Me-a”, and not “My-ah”.

Zara Tindall Mike TindallZara and Mike Tindall are parents to daughter Mia  [Getty]

Yesterday a spokesperson confirmed: “The name is Lena Elizabeth. It was just a name they liked.”

The name Elizabeth is reported to be in honour of the 92-year-old monarch and Zara’s grandmother. 

In a statement Buckingham Palace confirmed that 37-year-old Zara had given birth, saying: “Mrs Michael Tindall was safely delivered of a baby girl on 18th June, at Stroud Maternity Unit. Mr Tindall was present at the birth. The weight of the baby was 9lbs 3oz.

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips at their wedding in 2011Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips at their wedding in 2011 [Getty]

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Mike’s parents, Mr Philip and Mrs Linda Tindall, have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.

“This baby is the second child for Zara and Mike, the fourth grandchild for The Princess Royal and the seventh great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.”

The couple already have a four-year-old daughter, Mia. 

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