Celebrity Parents M.I.A.: Don't Call My Baby 'Ickitt' Using humor to shoot down Internet rumors, she also denies naming her newborn son Pickit or Lickit By Sarah Michaud Sarah Michaud Instagram Sarah Michaud is the senior news editor of PEOPLE's music vertical. She has been with the brand for close to 15 years, holding various roles across the digital news team before focusing on music. In 2021, Sarah won the CMA media achievement award for her coverage of country music. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, social work and English and resides outside of Boston. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 6, 2009 07:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty To those Internet reports claiming M.I.A. named her 3-week-old boy Ickitt, the rapper responds: Ick! In a humorous message on her MySpace Celebrity Blog, the “Paper Planes” songstress shot down the rumors while poking fun at a few of the more unique names bestowed upon certain celebrity kids. “MY BABY IS NOT CALLED ICKITT, PICKIT OR LICKIT THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ” she writes. “HES A BABY, HE DONT NEED PRESS!” Explaining that she doesn’t consider her son’s name to be newsworthy information, M.I.A., 31, says she’ll be back with something for her fans soon. “TILL THEN GO PICK ON APPLE, SATCHEL AND MOON UNIT,” she suggests. Her son, born Feb. 11, is the first child for M.I.A., whose given name is Mathangi Arulpragasam, and her musician fiancé, Benjamin Bronfman. Memorably performing while pregnant at the Grammys last month, M.I.A. was also nominated for an Oscar for her song “O Saya,” from Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire.