Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban name Sunday Rose after muse

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

And indeed, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, is the sweet baby girl of parents Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

But where did she get the name Sunday Rose?

The couple named their daughter, born July 7, after an early 20th-century artist’s muse Sunday Reed, according to the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph. Her middle name, Rose, is a nod to Urban’s late grandmother Rose.

“I have read a bit about Sunday Reed and her husband John—she was a key mover and shaker in the arts around the beginning of the century,” Kidman’s father Antony told the paper. “The name Sunday struck me as being a nice name for a woman, so my wife and I mentioned it.”

Kidman and Urban reportedly visited an exhibition by artist Sidney Nolan, who had a longtime relationship with Reed who became his muse, reported the paper.

The exhibition featured a quote from Nolan that was scrawled across a wall: “When you are young you are given a good view of life, because of your closeness to birth.”



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