Over the weekend, Bachelorette alum Emily Maynard and husband Tyler Johnson welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy who, until today, was nameless. The couple initially had a little trouble coming up with a name for the newborn — and even solicited help from fans — but they’ve finally landed on one that’s as adorable as it is unique.
“Gatlin Avery Johnson,” Johnson announced in an Instagram pic showing the family’s newest addition sound asleep. Throughout his wife’s entire time at the hospital, the proud dad shared photo and video updates via Instagram stories, documenting their arrival at the hospital, the glowing mom with baby post-birth, and the excitement in the room after little Gatlin’s arrival.
There’s no word on whether the name came from any of the fan suggestions, which included Brantley, Cohen, Walker, Lincoln, Truett, Jack, and Leo, among many others.
Little Gatlin makes it three under three for the busy parents — the couple also share sons Jennings Tyler, two, and Gibson Kyle, one, as well as Maynard’s 12-year-old daughter Ricki from her relationship with her late fiancé, Ricky Hendrick.
Both Maynard and Johnson have sent notes of joy and gratitude since the arrival, with Johnson even admitting he was overcome with emotions. While they’ve certainly got their hands full, there doesn’t seem to be a lack of enthusiasm — or love — in this close-knit growing family.
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