Why Sandra Bullock Named Her Baby Boy "Louis"

Apr. 28 2010, Published 9:22 a.m. ET

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Louis Bardo Bullock is the boy Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were in the process of adopting when the couple's marriage hit the skids, and has details on the tot everyone is talking about.

Louis is from New Orleans, Louisiana and 3-months-old. Bullock told People she was inspired to name him Louis after she first laid eyes on him and had Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World playing in her head.

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"He's just perfect, I can't even describe him any other way," Bullock said of her son. "It's like he's always been a part of our lives."

Bullock told the magazine that a suggestion from James' daughter, Sunny, convinced the then-couple to begin the adoption process more than four years ago, but in light of the upcoming divorce, she will raise Louis as a single parent.


Bullock told the magazine of James' potential involvement in the child's upbringing: “I really don’t know how our paths will intersect in the future, but that father I have known Jesse to be… is one that I hope Louis can experience one day, no matter how Jesse and I go on with our lives.

“Maybe I needed this to happen so I could be the best mother to Louis. We wouldn’t know the sweet moments in life unless we had the pain,” she said. “And painfully, I’m going to miss so much.”

Bullock told the magazine that she kept Louis hidden from the public because of the frenzied nature of awards season.

“I did not want him brought into a world that would not have been too sincere to him as I wanted,” Bullock told the magazine. “I wanted to be alone with him as long as I could, then we had to tell his story.”



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