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Rihanna's baby son's Wu-Tang Clan-inspired name is FINALLY revealed after she kept fans guessing
2023/07/05

The name of Rihanna's baby son can finally be revealed after she kept the moniker a secret for nearly a year.

DailyMail.com has exclusive obtained a copy of the little boy's certificate of live birth, revealing he is called RZA Athelston Mayers.

The child, whom the superstar, 35, has with her partner A$AP Rocky, is thought to be named in honor of the producer and rapper RZA, 53 - the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan - the American hip hop collective formed in Staten Island in 1992.

Rihanna has hinted at the name by wearing clothing repping Wu-Tang Clan, which comprises RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and the late Ol' Dirty B**tard, multiple times since giving birth.

Fans had recently speculated that the little boy might have been named Noah, but there were few indications of his true name.

Finally revealed! DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained a copy of the certificate of live birth for her son, revealing that his full name is RZA Athelston Mayer (Rihanna pictured in a Wu-Tang Clan top last month)

Under the radar: Rihanna and her partner A$AP Rocky welcomed the baby boy on May 13 of last year, but she has so far kept his name a secret from her inquisitive fans

Big fan? The extent of Rihanna's fandom for RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan isn't totally clear; pictured April 15 in LA

Notably, the certificate of live birth indicates that RZA was given his father's middle name of Athelston.

However, Rocky's middle name has previously been listed by multiple outlets as 'Athelaston.'

Athelstan is a masculine name of English origin, meaning 'noble stone.' 

It is derived from the Old English æþele and stān, which translate to 'noble' and 'stone,' respectively. Athelstan is closely linked to Anglo-Saxon nobility, with the first king of England sharing this aristocratic moniker.

The certificate of live birth also indicates that RZA was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

One of Rihanna's recent hints about her son's secret name was on April 5, when she was seen carrying the beaming boy while wearing a baggy black Wu-Tang Clan top as she was seen leaving a meal at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.

The Umbrella singer wasn't particularly subtle on August 12 of last year, nearly three months after she gave birth, when she stepped out in New York City in a baggy white RZA T-shirt.

The whole clan: The group are pictured in 2007 - RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa (left-right)

Recent: RZA is pictured performing in Aukland in May 

The extent of Rihanna's fandom for RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan isn't totally clear.

Her partner Rocky is definitely a fan, though, as he previously collaborated with Raekwon from the rap group on the 2015 song Fly International Luxurious Art.

Wu-Tang Clan are one of the most iconic rap groups of all time, both as a collective and as solo artists and producers.

RZA, real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, is the most prominent members, having produced most albums for the group and its respective members. He has released solo music under the name Bobby Digital.

A$AP Mob, the collective that Rocky belongs to, also earned comparisons to the legendarily hip hop group early in its existence.

Like Wu-Tang, the group features a string of high-profile core members, along with peripheral members who are featured less frequently. 

RZA almost had an opportunity to collaborate with Rihanna, but on screen instead of in the studio.

Wink wink: One of Rihanna's recent hints about her son's secret name was on April 5, when she was seen carrying the beaming boy while wearing a baggy black Wu-Tang Clan top as she was seen leaving a meal at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica

Back in 2008, the rapper told MTV News — which is now being shut down by Paramount Global after a 36-year run — that he hoped to film a remake of the 1985 kung-fu comedy The Last Dragon with Rihanna appearing in it.

She would have taken on the role of a video show host and singer, much like in the original film.

'That's the one I'm rooting for,' he said of the Barbados-born songstress. 'We're keeping that same concept of the girl being in the music business.'

However, in a fit of particularly bad taste, RZA later suggested to XXL in 2009 that Rihanna's ex Chris Brown should star with her in the film, even though he had beaten her severely enough to require a trip to the hospital just months earlier.

The film, which had already cast Samuel L. Jackson, never came to fruition.

She gave them all the clues: The Umbrella singer wasn't particularly subtle on August 12 of last year, nearly three months after she gave birth, when she stepped out in New York City in a baggy white RZA T-shirt

It's unclear if Rihanna plans to be as secretive about her second child's name.

She revealed that she and Rocky were expecting again when she debuted a new baby bump during her show-stopping Super Bowl halftime performance on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

During her stunning appearance at the Met Gala with her boyfriend, Rihanna shared with ET that her latest pregnant was 'so different' from the first one.

'No cravings. Tons of nausea. Everything's different, but I'm enjoying it,' she explained. 

She added that she was 'in love' with her littlest one. 'I'm obsessed and I don't even feel guilty about it,' she said. 

On record: Rihanna's partner Rocky is definitely a Wu-Tang, as he previously collaborated with Raekwon from the rap group on the 2015 song Fly International Luxurious Art

What might have been: Back in 2008, RZA told MTV News  that he hoped to film a remake of the 1985 kung-fu comedy The Last Dragon with Rihanna appearing in it; seen April 5 in Santa Monica

Rihanna is being similarly tight-lipped about baby number two, and she has not yet revealed its sex.

Some fans thought she might have hinted that she was expecting a girl after she was seen looking at pink baby clothes last month.

However, she had also been spotted looking at girl clothes prior to welcome RZA, so she might have been shopping for someone else's baby. 

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have been friends and collaborators for more than a decade, and they even attended red-carpet events together in recent years, but it wasn't until late 2020 that they officially became a couple.

What was he thinking? In a fit of particularly bad taste, RZA later suggested to XXL in 2009 that Rihanna's ex Chris Brown should star with her in the film, even though he had beaten her severely enough to require a trip to the hospital just months earlier; seen April 15 in LA

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