Rumer Willis has revealed that her daughter Louetta Isley was named after her father, Bruce Willis.
During an Instagram Q&A session with fans this week, Rumer was asked how she came up with Lou’s name.
The 35-year-old – who welcomed her baby girl in April with boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas, 29 – explained: ‘Her name is a mix of things I love. I have always loved the name Lou so was thinking of that for both a boy or a girl but then when we found out she was a girl, we came up with Louetta.
‘We wanted to give her options and me and my dad’s favourite singers are Lou = Louie Armstrong, Etta = Etta James, Isley = Isley Brothers.’
Rumer’s father, Bruce, resigned from acting last year after battling aphasia, but his family revealed earlier this year that he was suffering from frontotemporal dementia.
Frontotemporal dementia is a ‘uncommon’ kind of dementia that causes issues with behaviour and language; there are presently no therapies available.
The Die Hard star is being cared for at home by his wife, Emma Heming Willis, with whom he has two kids, Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, nine.
With ex-wife Demi Moore, he also has elder children Rumer, Scout, 32, and Tallulah, 29.
Rumer recently told People Magazine that she saw her father in her daughter.
‘Whenever she’s got a stern discerning look on her face, I just see Bruce Willis,’ she shared.
‘My dad — especially on [TV series] Moonlighting — has this little side smirk, that very [mischievous] twinkle in his eye, and I see that so much in her.’
Tallulah talked with Drew Barrymore last month about the family’s decision to be upfront about Bruce’s health.
She told the host: ‘Well, I think it’s two-fold. On one hand, it’s who we are as a family, but also, it’s really important for us to spread awareness about FTD.
‘If we can take something that we’re struggling with as a family, and individually, to help other people, to turn it around to make something beautiful about it, that’s really special for us.
‘Part of what’s been a really beautiful way for me to heal through this is becoming an archeologist to my dad’s stuff, his world, his little trinkets and doodads.’
Source My Celebrity Life.