A day after giving birth, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has revealed her newborn daughter's name.
France's first lady used her personal website to announce the name and thank wellwishers.
"I am deeply touched by the many messages of congratulations that I have received since the birth of our daughter, Giulia," she said.
"On this happy occasion, my husband joins me in expressing our warmest thanks to all those of you who sent us these tokens of your kindness."
The former model was born in Italy and her heritage inspired the choice.
President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke of his delight too, saying: "All of you who are parents can understand the very deep joy that Carla and I feel."
"Each one of you can also understand that it’s an even deeper joy because it is private."
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