Just one day after Ali Fedotowsky-Manno and husband Kevin Manno welcomed their second child, a baby boy, the former Bachelorette has announced what they named the newborn.
“I am so excited to share his name with you guys today,” the Aliluvs.com blogger wrote in a post on her website. “Welcome Riley Doran Manno to the world!”
Fedotowsky-Manno admitted that choosing the name wasn’t easy. “It’s crazy because the last two months of my pregnancy, we kept going back and forth between Henry and Miles,” she told her readers. “I had suggested Riley (and kept it on my top five list) a few months back, but Kevin wasn’t taking to it like I was. So I had kind of dismissed it since Kevin wasn’t feeling it.”
That changed when their son arrived. “After our little guy was born he just didn’t look like a Henry or Miles to us. And after Kevin sat with him for a bit while I was recovering, he looked up at me and said, ‘I think he’s a Riley.’ I was so shocked to hear him say that but thrilled because I felt the same way! We struggled settling on a name that felt right for months and so many people told me that you know once you see the baby. That really proved true for us.”
The former reality star, who is also the mom of 22-month-old Molly, explained why the name is so special. “I think the reason Riley felt so right to us is because we were able to bring our family into the name,” she wrote. “Riley is kind of a tribute to our siblings. Really his entire name is a tribute to all three of our siblings. Riley (Ry for short) is honoring Kevin’s brother Ryan and my sister Raya (pronounced Rye-yuh). And Doran is my brother Michael’s middle name and my mom’s grandmother’s last name. So as you can see, little Riley Doran’s name is very special to us!”
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