Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz welcome their second baby, son Genesis Ali Dean

The joy of joy is joy!! It's a boy!!🌟🌟🌟🌟 we are so grateful!! #blessings!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Alicia Keys posted this Instagram over the weekend! She gave birth to her second child, another boy, on Saturday, December 27th. Another Christmas-y baby. Alicia and husband Swizz Beatz are already parents to 4-year-old son Egypt Daoud, and this new baby’s name is… Genesis Ali Dean. Dean is Swizz’s real last name.

If “Genesis” sounds familiar to you, you win at life because you pay attention to Viola Davis. When Viola and her husband adopted a little girl in 2011, they named her Genesis too. I’m not crazy about the name Genesis in general, but I think it’s better for a girl than a boy.

Now, the real question is… how many kids does Swizz Beatz have at this point? This makes two with Alicia, and before that, he and his previous wife Mashonda welcomed son Kaseem David Dean, Jr. There’s also his daughter Nicole, with Jahna Sebastian. And there’s a son Prince Nasir, 14, from a relationship with Nicole Levy. I’m pretty sure there’s at least one more kid in the mix too.


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  1. Tiffany27 says:

    I forgot she was pregnant. Congrats to them!

  2. Icy blue says:

    They like their Biblical and Koranic names don’t they? Except for Egypt nonsense which is translated from the Arabic Evyptian Masri which is Arabic for Egypt and can be used as a first name as well last name. At least one of their spawn is named avocado or some such.

  3. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    As a person coming from a country with a very narrow catalog of appropriate names, I am always surprised to hear that American parents name their children after countries and books of the Bible, not to mention animals, brands of beer and verbs associated with power and wealth, while having such a wide range of actual pretty names to choose from. If they wanted to go all the way thematically, they should have named him Exodus as the Plagues of Egypt were a part of that book.

    • Charlie says:

      I’m from a country that has a pretty narrow catalogue too, although you aren’t obligated by the law to give your kid a normal name, “weird” names sound way way weirder in our language. I would actually love it if we had a law like in Iceland which says you can only give domestic names to your children.

      Speaking of that, I absoultely hate Genesis as a name.

      • Artemis says:

        There’s a law in Belgium for names. Names with too many consonant (to the point where you can’t pronounce the name) is forbidden. Names after certain historical figures (e.g. Adolf (Hitler)) same. Names that insult the child/inappropriate: forbidden.

        There are quite a few rules but ‘quirky’ names are still allowed. I do like it that the law basically protects the children from their parents. Some people just don’t have common sense.

  4. Charlie says:

    Could someone explain to me why dates are written in reverse in America? Why is it month/day/year insted of day/month/year?

    • Anastasia says:

      I don’t know why we do so, but we think of day/month/year as being backwards!

    • Rachel says:

      In the military, dates are written day/month/year. But outside of that, it’s always month/day/year. No clue why. The same reason we haven’t adopted the metric system???

    • Marigold says:

      When we speak the date out loud, we typically do so in that order. “March eighteen, two thousand, four,” for example. We simply write it as we speak it. Saying “the fourth of March” isn’t common.

  5. Blythe says:

    Genesis is a beautiful name. I know plenty of women with this name.

  6. maeliz says:

    I never thought of Genesis as a name. I think of the 80′s band. But it’s not bad. Definitely wouldn’t use the name Egypt though

  7. Kim1 says:

    I love the fact that all his kids know each other and all his boys spend time together despite having different mothers. They remind me of Diddy’s kids.They consider themselves siblings not half siblings.
    Very little Baby Mama drama in 2014,putting the kids first.

  8. jenn12 says:

    I thought this was his sixth child, but am not sure why. Genesis is actually a really popular girls’ name, at least in NYC, particularly with the Latina/o population. Never heard it for a boy before.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I don’t care for Genesis as a name, but agree it’s better for a girl than a boy.

  10. Sarah says:

    Seems strange to name the second child Genesis for some reason.

  11. Mar says:

    They should have gone with Phil Collins

  12. amunet ma'at says:

    Apparently Alicia Keys was winning at pregnancy style, because she was everywhere while preggers. She had Bono kiss her belly days before giving birth. If this is about a birth announcement of her baby with her husband, why is the conversation geared towards how many kids he has in general?

    • SteaminSam says:

      Likely because of the perception that he’s still welcoming new children into the world when many doubt that he actually cares for (or acknowledges) those he’s already got.

    • Bridget says:

      Because the Swizz-Alicia pairing is messy. From him fathering at least one of his other kids while he was with Alicia, to him getting with Alicia when he was still with his ex and his ex wrote an open letter to Alicia asking herto back off so they could try to repair their family… then you add in some mutterings about financial shenanigans on Swizz’s part and his general reputation as a dog, and that explains the general tone.

  13. Val says:

    Man, he really spread his seed around.

  14. Emily C. says:

    In my small, white, north-Midwestern school in the 90s, there was a kid named “Genesis.” We all called him “Jess”, I think he spelled it “Ges.” Even in my little parochial town, no one had any issues with his name. I do not get people’s problems with it. It’s not an uncommon name in Spanish-speaking populations. I also think the insistent gender-policing of “only for a girrrl!” is ludicrous. It’s no different from insisting girls must wear pink and boys must wear blue.