Robin Williams’ eldest son Zak has named his first child after the famous actor.

Zak’s partner Olivia June gave birth to a baby boy on May 22 and the couple has decided on a name that pays tribute to the child’s grandfather.

The newborn has been named McLaurin Clement Williams — with the infant’s first name a nod to Robin’s middle name, “Robin McLaurin Williams.”

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The couple has reportedly been calling the nearly one-month-old baby Mickey for short.

Zak’s little sister Zelda Williams excitedly shared the news on her Instagram account, proudly announcing that she’s finally an aunty.

Olivia also shared why they chose to keep the news private for so long saying:

“We’ve kept this news private for a number of reasons, one of which is my increasing emphasis and appreciation for living life away from social media and focusing on my offline relationships, another being the challenges that face us as women startup founders. I have a lot more to say about this later, but at a high level…

“Becoming a mom is something I’ve always known I wanted, but as an early stage startup founder sometimes sounded impossible, not because I didn’t think I could manage it, but because I knew the extent of bias in the industry against me as a female founder and the fight to be taken seriously in building a business focused on solving social challenges for women. (Not to mention the fact that maternity leave doesn’t exist for me!)

“As I’m proud to have successfully built a business that doesn’t rely on Silicon Valley VCs taking women’s friendship seriously to operate and has an amazing supportive team, I’m excited to be expanding my role from global change-maker startup CEO, connecting millions of women to their best friends, to a milk factory, raising a really amazing little man who has a boss mamma.

“None of this would be possible without the most incredible and supportive partner a woman could ever hope for. Zak, the headline is true, you’re already and will always be, “World’s Greatest Dad!” Mickey and I are the luckiest. ”


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Introducing you to my little family! My fiancé, Zak, and I were so happy to welcome baby McLaurin to the world on May 22nd. We are beyond thrilled he chose us to be his parents, and obviously think he’s the best, smartest, and cutest baby ever!! In life today, we expect everything to be live shared on social media, and many who are close to me are even just learning this news. ???? We’ve kept this news private for a number of reasons, one of which is my increasing emphasis and appreciation for living life away from social media and focusing on my offline relationships, another being the challenges that face us as women startup founders. I have a lot more to say about this later, but at a high level… Becoming a mom is something I’ve always known I wanted, but as an early stage startup founder sometimes sounded impossible, not because I didn’t think I could manage it, but because I knew the extent of bias in the industry against me as a female founder and the fight to be taken seriously in building a business focused on solving social challenges for women. (Not to mention the fact that maternity leave doesn’t exist for me!) As I’m proud to have successfully built a business that doesn’t rely on Silicon Valley VCs taking women’s friendship seriously to operate and has an amazing supportive team, I’m excited to be expanding my role from global change-maker startup CEO, connecting millions of women to their best friends, to a milk factory, raising a really amazing little man who has a boss mamma. None of this would be possible without the most incredible and supportive partner a woman could ever hope for. Zak, the headline is true, you’re already and will always be, “World’s Greatest Dad!” Mickey and I are the luckiest. ???? [Photos by my super talented future sister-in-law @zeldawilliams]

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Congratulations to them! Such a touching tribute.

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  • Robin Williams was such a light of life! A really touching story.

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  • A beautiful tribute in what must be a bittersweet time.

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  • Cute bubs. Its not a very common name, but if they like it then thats all that matters and its really nice that it’s a tribute to his late dad

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  • Will the staff at the school call him Mickey or his proper name? His first name is not an easy one for a little one to learn to say.

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  • Glad they used his middle name its a nice tribute to a great man gone too soon

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  • Cute pics and Mickey is such a cute nickname too.

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  • That was so nice of them

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  • What a beautiful name and tribute.

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  • Congratulations to them, and good on them for claiming some privacy.

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  • Sweet. A very nice gesture indeed. I loved Robin Williams. He brought so much happiness and laugh into the world. I’m just sad that he couldn’t find his place in this world. :-(

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  • Beautiful. I sure do feel sad when I think of Robin, he was such a brilliant actor. Depression sucks.

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