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Saved By the Baby!

Saved By the Baby!

Saved By the Bell alum and 90’s teen heartthrob Mark-Paul Gosselaar and wife Catriona McGinn, welcomed their first child this past September.  Dekker Edward Gosselaar is Gosselaar’s third child, Ava Lorenn, 7, and Michael Charles, 9. 

During the pregnancy the happy couple kept both the sex and baby's name a secret giving only minor details as what was to come.  “It is not traditional and it is not too quirky,” he shared two weeks ago. “It is different, but it’s not something odd,” Mark-Paul stated. 

The couple wanted to give their bouncing baby boy a strong name that flows eloquently off the tongue and just as his father, having a double name is tradition in this family of five. Although Dekker isn’t the craziest celebrity baby name ever, it still has a special and unique quality about it and it’s definitely the most unique of all the Gosselaar children.

For starters Dekker is usually spelled with “Decker” but the double K adds a certain element of “coolness” to it.  Dekker is a Hebrew name and means “piercing.”  Is it the baby’s piercing eyes, piercing personality, or piercing potential? Baby Dekker will definitely be one of a kind!

Mark-Paul and Catriona have always wanted a big family and baby Dekker is just the beginning.

DO you like the spelling of Dekker? Should Mark-Paul name the next child Zach? Kelly? Lisa? Slater? Jessie? Skeetch? 

-- S.R.


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April 15, 2014 12:21 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I don't know what this couple had in mind, but Gosselaar is a Dutch surname,con and so is Dekker.

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