Moroccan & Monroe Cannon: Mariah Carey's Twins

Story Behind the Names

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    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon welcomed twins. Click through to see more celebs gearing up for parenthood.

    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have revealed the names of their newborn boy and girl, drumroll -- Moroccan and Monroe.

    The couple chose to name their son Moroccan Cannon after the Moroccan-inspired décor of the top tier of Carey’s New York City apartment. The so-called Moroccan Room is also where Cannon proposed. The bouncing baby boy weighed in at 5 pounds, 6 ounces.

    The couple named their daughter Monroe Cannon after Marilyn Monroe, who inspired Carey. Little Monroe was born first, at 5 pounds, 3 ounces.

    Carey and Cannon’s twins were delivered on April 30 in LA. The pair got married four years ago.