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Mariah Carey's twins' names revealed

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on March 7, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on March 7, 2010, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS) Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon released the names of their twins on Wednesday. The babies now join the ranks of other celebrity kids with rather unique names. Their baby boy has been named Moroccan Scott; their baby girl is named Monroe.

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Carey gave birth to the twins in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The couple explained on Carey's website that Moroccan's name choice comes from the top tier of Carey's New York apartment - called the Moroccan Room, because of its Moroccan-inspired decor. It's also where Cannon proposed to Carey. According to CNN, he will be nicknamed "Roc."

Scott is Cannon's middle name, as well as his grandmother's maiden name.

Monroe is named Monroe, who has been an inspiration to Carey. She does not have a middle name, the couple explained, because Carey herself doesn't have one.

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