Angelina Jolie's new twins are to be named honorary citizens of Nice, France, according to the city's mayor.

The Tomb Raider star was admitted to the Lenval hospital in the Provencal city last week and is likely to remain there until the birth of her twins.

And Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, has expressed his delight at Jolie and partner Brad Pitt's choosing of his city as the birthplace for their new arrivals.

"That is for the citizens of Nice a very great honour and a great satisfaction," he explained.

"We are very happy for this choice of Mrs Angelina Jolie and Mr Brad Pitt and I want to say to them that I wish a lot of joy to them and the babies, and great success for all of their lives."

According to British magazine Now, the couple have already chosen the names for their two children, with Isla Marcheline and Amelie Jane allegedly to be the new additions to the Jolie-Pitt family.

And Mayor Estrosi bestowed a special honour on the twins, naming them as honorary citizens of the Cote d'Azur resort.

"All their lives they will be Nicois and all their life they will be able to come to Nice and we will receive them with great honour," he added.

Jolie and Pitt are already parents to four children together: adopted children Maddox, six, four-year-old Pax Thien and Zahara, three, as well as biological daughter Shiloh, 20 months.

And she confirmed she had twins on the way when her Kung Fu Panda co-star Jack Black let slip in May that Jolie and Pitt would be adding two more children to their brood.

07/07/2008 15:18:26