It’s Ariah, by the way.
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, 37, welcomed baby number two on Wednesday, June 1st. She and husband Adam Housley named their daughter Ariah Talea, and the two could not be happier with their choice.
According to the actress and co-host of The Real, the couple picked out the name long before Tamera was even pregnant. She wrote on her website that she had always known she wanted to name her almost 3-year-old son Aden, and since her husband’s name happened to also start with an A, she thought she might as well stick to family tradition for her children. Strangely enough, she and her husband casually stumbled into their next “A” while passing by a boutique, proving that shopping is, in fact, an important activity.
“So it worked out that before Adam and I were even married, we stumbled across a shop named Araya. I stopped and immediately told him I loved the name and wanted that to be my future daughter’s name.”
Once the couple heard they were pregnant, they considered other “A” names, but always had Ariah on their minds. The only problem was Tamera wasn’t crazy about the name’s spelling. She worried people would call her daughter a-RAY-ah by mistake, so she changed the spelled to that of “Mariah” without the M.
Tamera has been in love with the name Talea for years, so much that one of her friends planned to use it for a book character, inspired by Tamera. So for the soon-to-be mom, it was a no-brainer middle name choice. Besides, if all the kids are going to have “A” names, it’s only fair to let her daughter have a “T” middle name, right?
It wasn’t until after they had already signed the lease on the name that Tamera and Adam realized what Ariah Talea really meant. Both are Hebrew names – Ariah means Lion of God and Talea means one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven. Tamera said they “couldn’t have found names with a better meaning if [they] tried.”
The proud parents are absolutely elated about their healthy, beautiful baby girl.
Tamera ended her post with:
“Holding her in my arms every day I know we chose right. We are so elated (though exhausted) to have a beauty and healthy baby girl. We are truly appreciative of all of our family, friends and fans for their blessings. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can’t wait to share more about her as she continues to grow and warm our hearts.”
Congrats to the happy couple.
36 Photos Of Tia & Tamera Mowry & Their Adorable Little Boys! (PHOTOS)
1. Tia's little boy Cree keeps it real in his adorable puffer vest!1 of 36
2. Tia Mowry works it out on the set of her new Nick at Nite show "Instant Mom."2 of 36
3. Cree and his mama head out for a little lunch date!3 of 36
4. This workin' mama rocks her shades for a good cause on the set of "Instant Mom."4 of 36
5. Cree and his proud papa take advantage of a photo op together.5 of 36
6. Baby Cree looks out onto the city below while kickin' it with his mama!6 of 36
7. Tia is all smiles while working on her new show.7 of 36
8. Cree hangs with his new turtle friend at school and shows off his dope braids.8 of 36
9. The champ is here! Cree chows down on some delicious food in his Halloween costume.9 of 36
10. Tia and her little superhero spend the day together at the pumpkin patch.10 of 36
11. Daddy and baby Aden chow down together.11 of 36
12. Tamera and her little man send smooches and smiles to all their fans!12 of 36
13. Cree scopes out all the toys at school!13 of 36
14. Tia and Tamera share a sweet treat together!14 of 36
15. Aden gets a lift from dad while out with the family.15 of 36
16. Mommy and Aden share a laugh!16 of 36
17. On Instagram straight flexin'! Tia poses with some friends.17 of 36
18. Tamera sends kisses to her loyal fans.18 of 36
19. Tia and her hubby snap this precious selfie together!19 of 36
20. Tamera and her little man share a simple, but elegant photoshoot together.20 of 36
21. We're totally obsessed with this family portrait!21 of 36
22. Tamera and her gal pals glam it up for the camera.22 of 36
23. Tamera shows off her luscious ombre locks!23 of 36
24. How gorgeous are Tamera's shades?24 of 36
25. Tamera and her man walk hand in hand with their little guy!25 of 36
26. Aden kicks it with his auntie for a day on the rooftop.26 of 36
27. Aden is all smiles all the time when he's with his mama!27 of 36
28. Tamera snaps a pic before choppin' it up with Arsenio Hall.28 of 36
29. Tamera bares it all, going makeup-less for Instagram.29 of 36
30. Tamera snaps a selfie as she shares the backseat with her little dude!30 of 36
31. Seriously. Best family photos ever.31 of 36
32. Aden is probably the cutest baby we've ever seen!32 of 36
33. Tamera catches her little man sleeping and shares it with the world.33 of 36
34. Tia is rockin' the hell out of that fedora!34 of 36
35. Aden hangs with his auntie.35 of 36
36. Too cute! Tamera and Aden share this special moment with fans!36 of 36
Here’s Why Tamera Mowry Is Crazy About Her Baby Daughter’s Name was originally published on globalgrind.com