Kara Tointon and Marius Jensen reveal their son's name and inspirational behind it

Amy Johnson
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Marius Jensen and Kara Tointon attend the World Premiere of 'The Festival' at Cineworld Leicester Square on August 13, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Marius Jensen and Kara Tointon attend the World Premiere of 'The Festival' at Cineworld Leicester Square on August 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Kara Tointon and her partner Marius Jensen have opened up on life with their newborn son Helly and the inspiration behind his name.

The former EastEnders actor and her fiancé welcomed the baby boy on 8 January and are already parents to two-year-old son Frey.

Tointon, 37, has explained they found the moniker "had both Indian history and Scandinavian links", while Jensen detailed how the name was inspired by his home country of Norway.

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“The first Helly we found was an old Norwegian sea captain, from a place in Norway called Moss, a tiny little town where my grandmother is from.

“We looked him up and he was a big bearded guy like myself and it sort of fell into place," he told Hello! magazine.

The tot has the middle names Juel and Parsell, with the former being a Norwegian name and the latter the maiden name of Tointon's late mother Carol who died in 2019.

Tointon told the publication her "very Zen" son was also "so chilled and wonderful".

Their elder son Frey's name also has strong Norwegian links as in Norse mythology it is the name of the god of prosperity, peace and fertility.

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Announcing his birth in an Instagram post last month, the mother-of-two wrote said: "Our second bundle of joy arrived on Friday 8th January at 9.46 am weighing 7.25 pounds.

"Couldn’t be more excited to start 2021 with this incredibly cool little man joining our family. Thank you to the amazing team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for bringing him into the world safely."

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