Congrats flood in for Shakira's new baby boy
- Photo: Gorassini-Guignebourg/StarTraks1 of 10
- Photo: Wonderwall2 of 10
- Photo: @Shakira/Twitter3 of 10
- Photo: ENFOQUE - NO CREDIT/Bauer-Griffin4 of 10
- Photo: ELIOT PRESS/Bauer-Griffin5 of 10
- Photo: ELIOT PRESS/Bauer-Griffin6 of 10
- Photo: IPA PRESS/Bauer-Griffin7 of 10
- Photo: Wonderwall8 of 10
- Photo: Scott Heavey/GettyImages.com9 of 10
Jorge Sainz, The Associated Press
MADRID (AP) -- Within hours of Shakira's baby boy being born, people are already asking about his future career.
RELATED: Shakira welcomes her first child
Will Milan Piqué Mebarak be a famous pop singer like his Colombian mother, or an international soccer star like his Spanish father, Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué?
"Welcome Milan Piqué Mebarak and congratulations to Shakira and Gerard Pique. What would you prefer as a present for the baby, a microphone or some (soccer) boots?" Manchester City striker Sergio "Kun" Aguero wrote Wednesday on Twitter.
Shakira, 35, gave birth to her first child Tuesday in Barcelona in northeastern Spain. Both the boy and mother were said to be in fine health.
Piqué's grandfather, Amador Bernabeu, said the couple was delighted.
"I still haven't seen him (Milan) in person, but I know he is dark-haired and weighs 2.9 kilograms (6 pounds)," Bernabeu told RAC-1 radio.
Congratulatory messages rained down on the couple from both sides of the Atlantic.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was among the first to wish them the best, while the Pies Descalzos (Shoeless) Foundation for poor children, set up by Shakira in 1997, sent a Twitter message saying "The children and Pies Descalzos team are happy for Milan's birth. We love you Shakira!"
RELATED: Celebs without makeup
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas tweeted a welcome to the baby, saying he "can't wait to meet you."
Antonella Roccuzzo, the girlfriend of Argentine soccer ace Lionel Messi, tweeted, "Welcome to the world Milan Pique Mebarak. Now Thiaguin will have a great friend," in reference to her recently born son.
One of the big surprises was child's first name. In a statement, Shakira said Milan was of central European origin and meant "loved, full of grace, loving," in Slavic and "unification" in Sanskrit.
Milan, coincidentally, is also the name of the famous soccer team from that Italian city and Barcelona's next rival in the European Champions League.
Bernabeu admitted the family was surprised by the choice and confessed he had never heard of the name. "I think Milan will become fashionable," he told the radio.
RELATED: Best bikini Twitpics
The grandfather, a former director of the Barcelona club, made sure Milan was registered as a club member as soon as he was born.
Shakira and the 25-year-old Piqué have been a couple for the past two years and are regularly featured in gossip magazines and TV programs in both Europe and Latin America.
Demi Lovato snuggles with Wilmer Valderrama on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Eddie Is Red Hot
Here are 5 things you may not know about Eddie Redmayne.Watch Video »
Jessica Alba flaunts her bikini body and shares photos from her work trip to Thailand on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
January Jones, Emily Blunt, and Amber Heard all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Kaley Cuoco dishes on the minor disaster that occurred during her wedding, marriage fever on the set of "The Wedding Ringer" and more!Watch Video »
Get the scoop on Chris Evans and Chris Pratt's rivalry and their philanthropic wager on Replay.Watch Video »