Frankie Essex has named her twins Logan and Louella.
The 34-year-old star gave birth to her and partner Luke Luv’s babies last month and while she had chosen her daughter’s name over a decade ago, her boyfriend picked their son’s moniker in honour of his favourite character from the ‘X-Men’ franchise, though they didn’t realise at the time both share similar meanings.
She said: “Our son is called Logan and weighed 5lb 4oz, and our daughter is Luella and weighed 4lb 8oz.
"Luella has always been my girl name since I was 20 – I’ve never told anyone the name in case they stole it.
“Luke chose Logan’s name as he loves the [X-Men] character Wolverine, who’s called Logan. They both mean warrior, but we only found that out recently.”
While the twins are only a few weeks old, Frankie thinks they are already showing very different personalities.
She told the new issue of OK! magazine: “Logan is a dream, he’s so good and so chill.
“Luella is sassy, but she pulls the cutest faces. They look so different. Logan looks like Luke and Luella looks like me, but she’s petite and Logan is long. You can tell one is a girl and one is a boy.
“There was a moment in the hospital when I was brushing my teeth and looking at my nose in the mirror and noticed Luella has exactly the same nostrils as mine – flarey! It made me burst out laughing.
“They’re settling in lovely. They look at each other all the time, and their little heads touch when they’re sleeping. It’s like they’re in love. It’s so beautiful to see. They know when they’re not together, they can’t settle.”
To combat the tiredness that comes with having newborn twins, Frankie and Luke have been having Vitamin B12 administered via an IV drip to boost their energy levels.
Frankie explained: “They’re feeding every three hours.
“We’ve found the tiredness really hard. People tell you, ‘Get your sleep in when you can,’ but it’s impossible, especially with two. We’re sleeping for 90 minutes at a time, max.
“I feel more alive this week.”