- “Meet Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney. He has his whole life ahead of him. He hasn’t even tried seltzer yet. I’m very in love with him and his whole deal. Happy Holidays,” Mulaney captioned his post.
- The couple first announced their pregnancy in September on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” CNN reported. “Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself in this early journey out of [drug abuse] recovery,” Mulaney said during the show.
- In the Instagram photo, Malcolm Hiệp was dressed in a light blue beanie and wrapped in a white blanket. According to Page Six, he was born on Nov. 24 in Los Angeles.
- Munn’s mother, who is of Chinese ancestry, arrived in the United States as a Vietnamese refugee after the Vietnam War. Munn chose to honor her Asian ancestry by giving her son a Vietnamese name.
- While his first name “Malcolm” is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, his middle name “Hiệp” is a common Vietnamese name that means “to unite” or “chivalrous.”
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- Many wondered what the meaning of “Hiệp” was with one user tweeting, “Hiệp???? What the hell is that?”
- Others expressed their disappointment. “What was she thinking to give her son alcoholic genes and that silly name?” another user replied.
- One Tweet read, “Wishing them and their son a very ‘[email protected]<>¥ C[£ISTM#S,’” to which someone replied, “This isn’t an Elon Musk situation. It’s a Vietnamese name.”
- A TikTok user commented about the remarks on Twitter. “I’m just getting very angry at the people replying to this tweet, comparing a Vietnamese name to whatever disaster that Elon Musk named his child,” she said.
- She explained the Vietnamese origin of Munn and her baby’s name and said, “I don’t want to see anyone else being racist.”