Nicole Phelps, the wife of the most-decorated Olympian swimmer in history Michael Phelps, gave birth to the couple’s 2nd child on Monday, February 12th. The couple announced the birth on their Instagram accounts on Tuesday, along with the baby’s name: Beckett Richard Phelps.
This is their 2nd child, following Boomer Robert Phelps, who was born on May 5th, 2016. Boomer already has over 800,000 followers on his own Instagram account.
The caption on the post reads: “Magical moments yesterday…Nicole and I would like to introduce Beckett Richard Phelps to the world! We had a healthy baby boy and a healthy mama. I truly do feel like the happiest man in the world. Being able to build our family to now 3 (6 with doggies) is so incredible! #family of 4 now”
While the couple’s first son was given a middle name after Phelps’ lifelong coach – Robert “Bob” Bowman. Phelps said at the time that the name Boomer was a result of them ‘wanting something different’ and thinking “it was kind of a pretty neat name.”
As for the 2nd child, other than the alliterative effect, no revelation has been made yet of the reason for the name. Richard, Beckett’s middle name, is Nicole’s father’s name.
Phelps has won more Olympic medals and gold medals than any athlete in any sport in history, with 23 gold and 28 total medals. His wife Nicole, formerly Johnson, was Miss California USA 2010.