(PARIS) -- Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced the name of the couple’s first baby.
In a message on her website, the first lady of France wrote: "I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter Giulia.
"On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."
Giulia is the Italian translation of Julia. Bruni-Sarkozy was born in Italy.
France's first lady gave birth Wednesday in Paris. As the news spread during the day, crowds of onlookers mixed with paparazzi and plainclothes police officers gathered outside the private clinic.
The couple wed in 2008, three months after their first meeting. Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, has a 10-year-old son with philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Sarkozy, 56, has three sons from two previous marriages. He is the only French leader to have divorced and remarried while in office.
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