Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has an eighth grandchild, after his daughter Ivanka gave birth to a son on Easter Sunday – and the new baby has a distinctly political name.

Ivanka, 34, and her 35 year old husband Jared Kushner welcomed their third child Theodore James on Sunday (March 27th), just hours after the couple was spotted out and about in New York City on their way to breakfast.

Posting a picture on Instagram of herself holding the new arrival, the socialite wrote “My heart is full”. She and Kushner already have two children – Arabella Rose, 4, and Joseph Frederick, 2.

Baby Theodore. My heart is full ?? #grateful

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“Jared and I feel incredibly blessed to announce the arrival of Theodore James Kushner… Jared, Arabella, Joseph and I are so excited to welcome this sweet little boy in to our family!”

Ivanka’s brother Donald Trump Jr., himself a parent to five children, wrote: “Congrats to my amazing sister @IvankaTrump & Jared on the birth of their third child Theodore. Can't wait to meet!”

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Both ‘Theodore’ and ‘James’ have strong presidential connotations – Theodore Roosevelt and James Madison to name just two. However, it’s not known whether Ivanka, an executive vice president in her father’s Trump Organisation, and Jared have chosen these names deliberately to mark The Donald’s political bid, which is splitting opinion throughout the country as he continues to lead the race for the GOP's nomination.

Although she’s been anticipating a new arrival for the best part of nine months, Ivanka has been following her controversial father around the United States on the campaign trail as he seeks to secure the Republican presidential candidacy.

She was with her father as recently as February 20th in South Carolina, though she did not accompany him for the round of ‘Super Tuesday’ primaries at the start of March in anticipation of giving birth imminently.

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