A rep for the Canadian singer said that the names Eddy and Nelson were taken from men who have inspired Dion and husband Rene Angelil, reports People mag.
The two boys were named after Eddy Marnay, Dion's former producer who was "like a father to her", and former South African President Nelson Mandela. Dion and Angelil hoped that their children would also be inspired by the people behind their names.
"Celine and Rene want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men," the rep added.
Washington, (ANI): Nearly a week after their birth, Celine Dion has finally named her twin boys – Eddy and Nelson. Dion earlier this week said that she had considered "nearly 15,000 names and nothing has stuck".