Serena Williams has started her journey with her second daughter as the family welcomed her into the crew. Alexis Ohanian shared a picture on Instagram with Serena and her daughters. Olympia Ohanian will turn six on the first of September and will start her duties as the older sibling. Alexis and Serena shared a few pictures and videos on social media showing the four of them together.
Alexis thanked the hospital staff for providing support to Serena. He called her the greatest mother of all time. He also revealed the name of the baby girl as Adira River Ohanian.
The meaning of “Adira” is ‘majestic,’ ‘mighty,’ and ‘noble’ in Hebrew. Alexis uploaded a post on Instagram where he captioned some lines from Bible verse, Isiah 48:18: “Your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.” So the “River” in Adira’s name has a reference to this.
Serena continues her naming tradition to match the child’s character. Serena posted a video on YouTube and TikTok welcoming Adira into the family with the title “Welcome to world angel.”
Adira was wrapped in a white towel in the picture, and Alexis said he would never forget the moment he introduced Adira to Olympia. Olympia’s happy expression after seeing her sibling for the first time was also shared on Instagram. Alexis held the baby as Olympia looked uncontrollably happy to see her sister for the first time.
Serena Williams reveals the reason behind her unique naming tradition
Serena has been known in the sport as one of the greatest players ever. She was eight to nine weeks pregnant when she won her final grand slam in Australia. Her Australian Open victory was a sign of greatness, as she struggled to win the trophy.
Serena wanted a name that connected with strength. She said there was a lot of pressure on Olympia during pregnancy, but she bravely fought through it.
The 23-time grand slam winner was looking for the words and suddenly found Olympia, which was perfect for the baby. She knew the child would be strong, which perfectly suited her personality. Adira’s date of birth, August 22, is only a few days before her big sister’s birthday.
Serena has embraced parenthood and will now be welcoming new experiences with the birth of Adira. The 41-year-old has already learned a lot about motherhood since the birth of her first child.
The family will be going through changes to adapt to the newborn. Fans will be waiting for the former world No. 1 to share every update about Adira on social media, as she has done with Olympia.