updated 10/29/2010 AT 9:30 AM ET
•originally published 10/28/2010 AT 10:45 PM ET
Meet Eddy and Nelson!
It took several days, but Céline Dion and her husband René Angélil have finally named their twin sons.
The name “Eddy” comes from Eddy Marnay, who produced the singer’s first five records. “He was like a father to her,” says Dion’s rep. “Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”
Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met two years ago while kicking off her world tour in South Africa. “René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” says the rep.