Author and blogger Cory Doctorow welcomes first child

Canadian blogger and science fiction author Cory Doctorow, 36, and his partner Alice Taylor have welcomed their first child together. Daughter Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow was born February 3rd at their London home, weighing in at 9 lbs and 6 oz. Cory himself commented,

I am ecstatic to announce a new Happy Mutant on the scene: Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow. Hatched at home, in a pool, this morning, in London, weighing 9 lbs and 6 oz. All bits correct and accounted for. Already stolen the hearts of all who see her. Consider me on paternity leave until further notice.

He also gives explanations for the names: Poesy is after Renaissance poet Philip Sidney’s work Defense on Poesie (1595); Emmeline after Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the founders of the womens’ rights’ movement in England; Fibonacci after the famous sequence of numbers; and Nautilus after the fictional submarine of Captain Nemo in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870).

Source: Cory’s blogspace

Thanks to CBB reader Joanna.

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