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To The Letter Part Two: Tamera Mowry-Housley Follows Family Naming Tradition, Just Like Twin Sister Tia

To The Letter Part Two: Tamera Mowry-Housley Follows Family Naming Tradition, Just Like Twin Sister Tia

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley of 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister and of reality show Tia & Tamera gave birth to a baby boy this week with husband Adam Housley. They named him Aden John Tanner Housley.

Aden has become an increasingly popular alternative spelling of Aidan, which became a hit very quickly in the mid 2000s, but has been declining for the past few years (possibly since Sex and the City went off the air?). 

It looks as though Tamera has adopted a similar naming patter to her twin sister Tia, who had a son just last year named Cree Taylor Hardrict. Just as Tia named her son with a C name after his father Cory and a middle name beginning with a T, after Tia, Tamera has followed suit. Aden shares the same first initial with his father Adam and his second middle name, Tanner, begins with a T, just like Tamera. 

John is the only curve ball, but that could have some significance to the couple as well. John is the middle name of Tamera's father, Timothy John Mowry. 

As we wrote about back in 2011 when Tia gave birth to baby Cree, this naming tradition follows from that of Tia and Tamera's parents, who gave each of their four children first names beginning with T and middle names beginning with D, after their mother Darlene. 

What do you think of the name Aden John Tanner? What are the naming traditions in your family? 



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November 21, 2012 12:58 PM
By Kira (not verified)

Cree is terrific. Aden ... whatever the spelling, I have heard of enough Aiden/Ayden/Aden/Aidyns to last me 10 lifetimes.

November 21, 2012 1:42 PM
By Pamela S (not verified)

It's a cute tradition for their family, but I would hate being locked into one or two letters, and I do enjoy being able to label things for members of the family with just a single letter. There is much artistic leeway when you can label Christmas presents with just one initial, and it's easy to paint custom mugs, door decorations.... That letter becomes that child's letter.

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