You may assume that the extra “normal” a baby name is, the better it was to provide you with. But in Katherine Heigl’s case, the precise reverse was true. In a Tuesday look on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Grey’s Anatomy alum opened up about her months-long wrestle to provide you with the right identify for her now Four-month-old child boy.
Heigl, who gave birth to her son in December, informed the host that she agonized over her third child’s identify for a very long time. “I couldn’t come up with a name for ages. I don’t know why, I just struggled with it,” the Unforgettable actress said. “It’s a big decision, and you don’t want to fail this child with the wrong name.” Very true – toeing the road between a unique name and one which’ll get your child teased mercilessly on the playground is tough.
Ironically, in any case that deliberation, Heigl and husband Josh Kelley wound up giving their son the obvious identify conceivable – his father’s.
“I think Joshua is a beautiful name. And one night I sort of broached it with [Kelley]. ‘How do you feel about a junior?’ And he in the past had said that he hates that idea, he would never be that guy, but I wasn’t finding something that I was responding to,” Heigl remembered. “And he went, ‘Aw, I love that. That would mean a lot to me.’ And I was like, ‘Well, maybe had I known that 9 months ago I would have had a name sooner!'”
Despite loving the identify Joshua, Heigl says she is 100% not into the nicknames Joshy, Junior, or J.J. (although she admitted that J.J. is the least horrible of that bunch).
Part of Heigl’s inspiration in naming her son after her husband got here from the truth that her personal identify and household have been well-represented in what they’d chosen for their two adopted daughters. The Doubt actress defined that she’d given Adalaide, 5, the identical center identify she has (Marie) and had named her oldest woman Naleigh utilizing a mixture her mom’s first identify (Nancy) and her sister Meg’s center identify (Leigh).
Baby identify struggles apart, Heigl additionally just lately spoke out about how a lot she loves and is grateful for her oft-Instagrammed residence life. “It’s so much better than I could have ever imagined, my life and family,” she informed ET. “It’s just trying to remember that and be grateful and try and hold onto it ’cause you do get caught up in the minutiae.”
(h/t Us Weekly)
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