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Coldplay's Chris Martin Has a Boy

Singer and wife Gwyneth Paltrow name the child "Moses"

April 10, 2006 2:46 PM ET

Continuing their run of somewhat Biblically-themed monikers, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 29, and wife, Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 33, gave birth to a baby boy and named him Moses. The child, the couple's second, was born this past weekend in New York City. Paltrow's publicist confirmed the news.

The Martins have a daughter, Apple Blythe Alison, who will turn two years old in May. Martin and Paltrow were wed in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, in December 2003.

Coldplay recently wrapped a winter jaunt with singer-songwriter Fiona Apple and former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, in support of their latest effort, X&Y. That album, the follow-up to 2002's A Rush of Blood to the Head, debuted at Number One last June, and has since sold more than three million copies.

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