'Teen Mom' Lets Someone Else Name Her Baby

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Teen Mom Briana DeJesusTeen Mom 3 star Briana DeJesus hit the jackpot when it came to moms. Roxanne DeJesus is an absolute rock who supports her two daughters -- and granddaughter -- 100 percent. And you better believe Briana appreciates it. Heck, she appreciates her mama so much, she let her name her baby!

Hey, she did a decent job two times over, so why not, right? Um ... 

Briana let that little news slip this week during a Q&A with fans online. When asked how she came up with the baby name Nova Star DeJesus for her little girl, the Teen Mom 3 star responded:

My mother watched a tv show called 'Nova.' It was about space and she just loved the whole meaning of it! And I didn't mind letting my mother pick the name! She deserved that special title! Lol and my sister picked her Middle name 'star' and she has our last name bc Devoin showed me he wasn't ready to be a father so I didn't want to give him such a special gift if he wasn't gonna appreciate it the way he should!

Talk about daughterly devotion!

I love the sentiment Briana expresses here, and from watching the way Roxanne sticks her neck out for her girls on the show, I get it. I just don't know that I could do anything like it.

I can see the attraction of handing it over. In Briana's case, she was giving an incredible gift back to a woman who has given so much to her. There's always something to be said for gestures of love.

I can't deny that it would have been nice to have one less bit of stress taken away during my pregnancy. Because if you don't think baby naming is stressful, you're probably not doing it right. You need to give this baby a name they can live with for the rest of their LIFE! It has to be a name that you won't regret three weeks after the birth certificate has been filed, a name that won't get their ass kicked on the playground, a name they can grow with and take into a board room, a name you can comfortably yell out the back door at suppertime.

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Still, I'm wavering. Naming my daughter is something my husband and I agonized over for a long time, finally settling with me choosing the first name (and him signing off), and him choosing the middle name (and me signing off). That was our process; I don't expect anyone else to follow it any more than Briana expects folks to do as she did with little Nova. That said, a quick survey of parents (aka, I asked on Facebook), and most did something more similar to what my husband I chose to do.

They kept baby naming to themselves. One couple lost a relative while the mother was pregnant, and they opted to name their baby after that relative -- as he'd requested. In a way, I guess that means they gave him "naming rights," but really the ultimate decision still rested with the parents to make that tribute.

How about you? Would you let someone else name your child?

 

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nonmember avatar linbri

I think Briana gets annoying. And i think her mom babies her way to much.. Who takes their daughter to college then sits outside in the parking lot for hours in case she can't handle it. She is starting college not kindergarten. I just thought that was stupid.

ktobin2 ktobin2

I'm not letting anyone name my kids. I already have their names picked out :)

Turtl... Turtledoves

Names don't have to be agonizing. My husband and I stick to classic, traditional names that fit in our family really well. I always make a short list and he helps to narrow it down and then we decide on what we love best. We pick them out usually a year before getting pregnant so we can make sure we love it for a long time without any hormones involved. It's served us well three times now. 

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Our whole family (which is small :-p ) was involved in naming both my kids. Its a bonding experience. :)

AliPa... AliParker

While I do think she is very lucky for having such a caring and supportive mother she is also unlucky for having her mother drill into both her and her sisters head how horrid men are. No doubt she will do the same to her granddaughter. It's fine to raise your daughters to be independent and confident. But Roxanne teaches her kids that men are prison and they are not needed ever. That's not true. Nova would very much so benefit from having her father in her life. It's a shame they will never stop treating Devon horribly long enough to realize that.

nonmember avatar yaz

.I told my mom, thay when i had a baby she would get to choose the name and she did, i pretty much chose how to spell it, I already loved the name she wanted so no one was going to change my mind. My husband chose the middle name

Alexandra Leclerc

Actually my husband really wanted a little girl with our first so he got to choose her name and spelling and it fits her to a T.Her name is Giuliana. As for our second a son it was such a painful process. With my husband disliking everything i suggested and offering nothing in return. That we let our 3 yr old choose. After a conversation with my grandfather she came home and said "mommy can we call him Gavin?" So we did and when it was time to name our third another boy she felt it was her duty to pick again and so both kids picked his name too Carter. if we are blessed with another baby then we will continue to allow the kids to have a huge role in picking the name. of course with us having the right veto if things get silly. However judging by the last two they are doing a great job. We love how proud it makes them feel to tell others that THEY chose. It was another great way to have them bond with their sibling even before they arrive!

angel... angelachristine

I was really upset when my mom got pregnant with my brother so she let me help pick his name. My favorite books at the time was Winnie the pooh so i wanted to name him Christopher Robin we compromised and he was named Christopher Ryan. My dd is special needs and mostly non verbal but if she weren't I'd have let her help with her little brothers name.

nonmember avatar patty

When my son was expecting his first child, they said of it was a boy I could name him... I was excited.. Until I started thinking about names.... O didn't want to make the wrong choice, hurt someone feelings, ect... so what I did was choose 3 names... One with my sons name involved and one with each of the grandfather's names... Then let then choose which one..... Well baby was a boy.. And all are happy and healthy. ;)

nonmember avatar patty

When my son was expecting his first child, they said if it was a boy I could name him... I was excited.. Until I started thinking about names.... I didn't want to make the wrong choice, hurt someone feelings, ect... so what I did was choose 3 names... One with my sons name involved and one with each of the grandfather's names... Then let then choose which one..... Well baby was a boy.. And all are happy and healthy. ;)

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