Surfer Bethany Hamilton Gives Baby a Name With a Trendy Twist (PHOTO)

Bethany HamiltonBethany Hamilton is one proud mother -- and by the looks of the gorgeous first shot of her newborn son why wouldn’t she be? The new mom is glowing as she looks lovingly the baby boy with husband, Adam Dirks by her side in the pic she shared on Twitter and Instagram.


Look at the little love!

And let's talk about that name!

Tobias, meaning “God is good” has its origins in Greek and Hebrew and enjoyed its highest rank on the Social Security Administration’s most popular baby names list in 2014. Greek names are all the rage right now thanks in part to the Kardashian family’s Khloe and Penelope. The distinguished name has firm roots in the Old Testament, but also reflects a nod to some key figures in popular culture. Could Bethany and Adam have been thinking of Tobias Funke from Arrested Development, Toby from The West Wing, or Tobias Snape from Harry Potter? Who cares? We love them all.

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Motherhood is the next adventure for Bethany, who has time and time again proven she’s up for life’s challenges. The shark attack survivor lost her left arm in 2003 and has since continued her career as a victorious professional surfer, and become an author and motivational speaker. She and her husband participated on The Amazing Race last year, finishing third in the competition. This is a woman who lives her life as an adventure and we wish her the best in her newest role as #stokedmomma of precious Tobias!

Are you a fan of Tobias or Toby?

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