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Celine Dion Names Twins Eddy And Nelson

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Oct. 29 2010, Published 7:50 a.m. ET

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Celine Dion and her husband René Angélil have named their twin boys Eddy and Nelson, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Eddy was named for Dion's first producer Eddy Marnay, Dion's rep told People, while Nelson was named for leader Nelson Mandela, who the couple met in 2008 while Dion was performing 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," the rep told the magazine. They chose those names because they "want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men.”

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The Grammy-winning singer gave birth to the newborns Saturday at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dion, 42, and Angélil, 68, also have a 9-year-old son, Rene Charles, who was conceived by in-vitro fertilization.

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