Choosing a name for your child can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if it is your first child – couples who are having their first children may refer to it. The whole process becomes even more confusing when friends, relatives, family members, and loved ones come in with their list of names that they think would fit your unborn child. Regardless, the most important thing when choosing a name for your baby is to choose a name that you love and are comfortable with, and that is exactly what Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis did when they decided to name their son Dimitri Portwood Kutcher.
During his appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2016, Ashton revealed that he was keeping a secret (his wife’s pregnancy). Later he revealed in another interview that he wanted to name his son (second child) Hawkeye at first, but then decided to name Dimitri. Why did he have to change the name at the last minute, how did he come to the name and what does the name mean? Here are the details.
Who Is Dimitri Portwood Kutcher?
Dimitri Portwood Kutcher is the second child (first son) of the adorable celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.
The couple, who are already parents of three-year-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, who was born on October 1, 2014, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. on November 30, 2016, welcomed their second child together. Dimitri Portwood Kutcher came out weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces.
The couple announced their son’s arrival on December 2, 2016, through Kutcher’s website, but gave no further information about how they came to the name Dimitri and what it means.
In an interview about Conan, conducted in early November before the baby’s arrival, Ashton revealed that he wanted to name his son Hawkeye – after the mascot of his alma mater, the University of Iowa, but had to change at the last minute because Mila apparently had a better alternative.
Changing her children’s names seems to have become a trend for the couple. After their daughter was born in 2014, the actor from The Ranch revealed that they had changed the name they had originally chosen for Wyatt before she was born.
According to Ashton, he and Kunis had chosen a baby name long before their pregnancy, but would later realize that the name did not match the energy the two felt and that Mila made this clear one night when she bluntly said, “That’s not the name.
And about how they came up with the name Wyatt, he said that the inspiration came from a sporting event They’d gone to a Lakers game when he started to list everything he saw, then suddenly the name Wyatt appeared, he mentioned it to Mila, and she said, “That’s it,” and it really was. And her middle name Isabelle was taken from Mila’s grandfather, who was Yitzhak.
Now back to the question of how they came to the name Dimitri Portwood Kutcher for their son Ashton, who got the inspiration for the name that Wyatt said was Mila’s inspiration this time.
They were on a date when Mila said she thought Donald Trump was going to be president and she thought the baby’s name was going to be Dimitri, shocked by her intuition that Donald Trump was going to win the presidential election, he completely forgot the name until one day he came home and said to Mila, “I think Dimitri is the baby’s name,” and she said, “I know, isn’t it?
What’s The Meaning Of Mila Kunis Son’s Name?
Unlike the name Wyatt, which Ashton simply shouted out at a sporting event, the name Dimitri Portwood Kutcher seems to reveal more about the couple’s roots and heritage (well, Isabelle also talks about her roots).
Dimitri is a very popular boy’s name with Russian origin and roots. According to Namebery, Dimitri, which simply means “follower of Demeter”, is one of several possible spelling variants of the name of [Demetrius], the Greek god of fertility and agriculture.
Why a Russian name, you may ask. Well, Kunis has Russian roots. She had moved from Ukraine to the US at the age of seven, she is fluent in Russian and had once told Marie Claire that her children would speak Russian and that they would probably go to a Russian preschool.
And for his middle name, Portwood, reports suggest that Kutcher must have named his son after his stepfather Mark Portwood – whose surname, mother, Diane Portwood, also shares. Therefore, the choice of the name Dimitri Portwood could only serve to feel the connection to her family and roots (heritage).