Professionally, Keira Knightley has consistently aligned herself with the classics. Here's a girl who has become some of the world's most cherished literary and real-life heroines of old, including Lady Guinevere, Anna Karenina, Elizabeth Bennet ("Pride and Prejudice"), and Cecilia Tallis ("Atonement"), among others.
So, when she had her first baby with hubby James Righton in May, we had a hunch she wouldn't be opting for the Apple-North-Sparrow-Mowgli trend of mod celeb nomenclature but rather something dainty and elegant, just like the proud mum herself. And she didn't let us down.
Keira is featured on the September cover of Elle Magazine and revealed that the moniker she chose for her now-three-month-old daughter is -- drum roll, please -- Edie!
Per Nameberry, Edie means "prosperous in war" and is an English derivative of Edith. See? Totally vintage and sweet. Loveeeee. Which is also what Keira says she's fully overcome with right now thanks to baby Edie.
"The love thing is astonishing. It's a very primal, primal love," she explained to Elle. "That's quite extraordinary."
Like any new mother, though, the struggle is definitely still real when it comes to the constant sleeplessness because that whole "sleeping like a baby" phrase is, um, completely misleading.
"[T]he ability to have no sleep and continue going. It's not pleasant," admitted Knightley. Heard that. "I never thought that I could actually do it for the amount of time that I've done it."
The good news is that Keira has a new-found respect for her bod, thanks to her newfangled entry into the world of motherdom.
"I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever," she remembered. "You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I'm never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f---ing extraordinary."