"We’re enjoying every second of having a new addition in the family and thrilled we’ve been able to share pictures of Ariah already," she wrote, sharing this sweet snapshot of her tiny feet. "It’s been even more amazing to say her name while looking at her face and feel my heart almost explode with emotions. Uttering her name will likely mean many things to me over the years, but it’s the story of how we chose Ariah and what it stands for that will always remain consistent."
Mowry, who already has a 2-year-old son named Aden, revealed that she knew she wanted a baby girl name that started with the letter "A."
"Naming Ariah was a bit different than when we named Aden. I had always known that I wanted Aden to be my son’s name, and since Adam began with an A as well I wanted to keep our family tradition alive of starting my childrens’ names with the same letter," she explained.
The 36-year-old said she actually stumbled upon the perfect name while out shopping.
"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. It was and is such a beautiful name," she explained. "The only catch was that I wanted to spell her name phonetically, so people wouldn’t mess it up and call her a-RAY-ya."
Mowry said she had other "A" names on her list, including Arriana and Aliana, but always came back to Ariah, which was the "perfect name for our baby girl."
What about her unique middle name, Talea?
"Her middle name, Talea, is a name I’ve adored for some time that ironically was going to be used in a friend’s future book as a character inspired by me," Mowry said.
She also revealed that the meanings of the names sealed the deal for the couple.
"It wasn’t until after we had decided on Ariah Talea Housley that Adam and I learned the origin and meaning of both names – they couldn’t be more appropriate for a family like ours whose faith is so very strong," she wrote. "Both Hebrew names, Ariah means Lion of God and Talea means one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven. We couldn’t have found names with a better meaning if we had tried."
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