Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green welcomed their second son, Bodhi Ransom, on Wednesday, February 12th. Bodhi joins big brothers Noah Shannon, 16 months, and Kassius, 11, Green’s son with actress Vanessa Marcil.
WHAT IT MEANS: Awakened consciousness, enlightenment
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: Bodhi is an abstract noun in Pāli and Sanskrit meaning the “awakened” or “knowing” consciousness of a fully liberated yogi, and generally translates into English as “enlightenment.” The Bodhi tree is a large fig tree under which the founder of Buddhism received enlightenment.
POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Bo is the most intuitive.
KNOW THIS: Ransom might be associated with extortion, but it’s also a surname derived from Medieval English name Randall, which was a popular boy’s name in the U.S. from 1881 to 1930.
POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Bodhi has been a popular choice for celebs this February! Baby Green shares his name with Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber’s son, born February 17th!