Former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison gave birth to a baby girl in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5. The little one weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and naturally, she and beau Pasquale Rotella are overjoyed.
Madison checked into the hospital yesterday -- her due date -- and told Us Weekly: "We have decided to induce the delivery if necessary. I will go in Monday afternoon or early evening." Meanwhile, after baby was born, Pasquale told the magazine: "I've never been more in love than I am today as, after months of waiting, I finally was able to hold my daughter for the first time. Holly and I are looking forward to spending some quiet time with our baby and enjoying our new family. I'm truly the luckiest man in the world."
Now, for what you're all waiting for. The name ...
The couple reportedly hasn't picked one yet! Madison said: "Pasquale and I welcomed our first child, a baby girl! We haven't yet decided on a name for her but we couldn't be any more overjoyed than at this moment."
I think it's cool when couples don't name their son or daughter before mama gives birth. I did, as I knew what my child's name was going to be, should she be a girl, years before I was even pregnant. (I know.) But I think there's something to be said for "getting to know" your little one a bit before naming them -- even if it's only for a few hours. You can see which name suits them best.
Holly and Pasquale likely have a few name options for their girl in the hopper. They probably just want to spend some much-needed quality time with their baby for a bit and see which one is most "her". We all put so much focus on the name of the child, but the most important thing is that baby is happy and healthy (which she is!). Congrats, Holly and Pasquale. (But, seriously, we're dying to know the name!)
Did you decide upon your baby's name before he or she was born?
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