Matthew McConaughey Reveals the Serendipitous Story Behind Son Levi’s Biblical Name
What are the chances?
The story of how Matthew McConaughey’s firstborn son got his name just may be our new favorite. During a recent appearance on Good Morning America, the “Dark Tower” star revealed that he and Camilla chose the name Levi from six other possible monikers after a fortuitous coincidence shortly after the little guy was born.
"Levi's another name for Matthew in the bible," the 47-year-old father of three told host Michael Strahan. "We had talked about possibly Matthew, Jr. if he was a boy. And my favorite [verse] in the bible is Matthew 6:22."
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So the fact that he was born at 6:22pm on the dot didn’t go unnoticed. Levi was the clear choice. "We find out he’s a boy when he’s born. You’re not thinking about the name, right?" he continued. "An hour later, the doctor comes up and he hands you that card to fill out: 'Blank was born at 6:22 p.m.' So we went, 'It’s Levi.'"
Levi, who recently turned 9, has two younger siblings: four-year-old Livingston and seven-year-old Vida.