The Pretty Little Liars star and new mom revealed the name during a sit-down interview with Vogue, in which she shared what it’s like to be a first-time mom, how she and Babel decided on their newborn’s name, as well as full-face photos of Atlas. As Mitchell recalled, “A close friend of ours was listing off names for her daughter that she had had a year and a half ago. Then she said Atlas and I looked at Matte, and he looked at me, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’”
“It’s just the perfect name; from that day, we knew it was going to be Atlas,” she added. “People would ask us, ‘Do you have a name?’ But we were keeping it hidden. I’m sorry to everybody that I lied to!”
As for life after giving birth to Atlas on October 20, the 32-year-old said the experience has made her feel “a lot more present” and patient about embracing every day of her life. Unfortunately, part of that experience involves being under intense scrutiny in the public eye, as like a few weeks ago when she was mom-shamed for attending Drake’s birthday party days after delivering her little one.
“My daughter had been born for several weeks, and when Matte and I chose to take our night out, which was an hour and a half, it surprised me that people chose to be so reactive and aggressive and assume the absolute worst about us — and more so me,” Mitchell said in her defense. “I just choose to ignore it because we couldn’t be happier right now. For me, I’m going to do exactly what I feel is right for my family.”
See the first full-face pictures of Mitchell's daughter Atlas here.
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