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Rosie Pope Expecting a Girl. Do We Already Know the Baby's Name?

Rosie Pope Expecting a Girl. Do We Already Know the Baby's Name?
Phot Credit: BravoTV.com

Congratulations to pregnancy guru / maternity designer / reality show star / mom entrepreneur Rosie Pope, who announced yesterday  that the baby she's expecting this Spring is a girl.

Regular readers will recall that Rosie talked to NameCandy.com in July, just a few weeks before she found out she was pregnant again. 

Since this pregnancy was something of a surprise (Rosie has been very open about her struggles with infertility), we think Rosie may have let slip her plans for a name for baby #3, which was, of course, only hypothetical at the time.  

Back then, we asked her how she chose her two boys' names -- James Roderick (nickname J.R.) and Wellington Reade (nickname Wells) -- and this is what she told us:

"Both times my husband, Daron, and I got the sealed envelope from the doctor with the baby’s gender and went to the [New York City] hotel bar where we met to open it. Our policy is not to talk about names until then because we obviously don’t know if we’re having a girl or boy. My husband has a few drinks -- and I sit there and drink orange juice -- and we think of names. Each time we came up with the names the same night. We didn’t use books or anything -- we just talked through it."

Asked if she and her husband had considered any girls' names, Rosie said, "We're totally in sync when it comes to boys names. Girls names? No. That’s why we wait to find out the gender before we start arguing."

So will Rosie and Daron be duking it out at the bar over girls' names now? We don't think so. 

Both of Rosie's boys have first names that come from a person who was influential in the couple's lives when they were growing up and both have middle names that reference a street where the couple lived.   

And while Rosie and Daron selected full names for their boys, they always intended to call them by a nickname they chose along with the full name. 

When we pressed Rosie about a girl's name, she confessed to loving the name Francesca, nickname Frankie. She also told us "...Our next child has to have the middle name Madison because of where we live -- Madison Avenue. So we have to go with that. Before we lived on Madison Avenue, we lived on 79th Street, which wouldn’t exactly work as a name [laughs]."

So what do you think?  Will Rosie Pope's baby girl be named Francesca Madison, nicknamed Frankie? 



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January 6, 2012 4:18 PM
By sarah (not verified)

I love love love Frankie!

Soo cute.

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