Bobby Brown paid tribute to his daughter Bobbi Kristina, who is currently in a coma, by giving his newborn baby girl a name that means “awakens.” One of the hottest names of the year, it’s got a Buddhist background and couldn’t be a better pick for a family in turmoil.
While his 22-year-old daughter remains in hospice care after being found facedown in her bathtub, the My Prerogative singer is no doubt finding some comfort by the birth of his daughter. Brown and his wife, Alicia Etheredge, welcomed their baby girl earlier this month (news reports differ on whether the baby’s birth was July 9 or July 11), and TMZ has obtained the birth certificate, which shows her sweet baby name.
The couple named their daughter Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown.
The name Bodhi is typically categorized as a boy name, however Brown may have decided it is the perfect name for his daughter because of its sweet meaning. This name is of Indian origin and means “awakens,” which is a word that has been on his mind since Bobbi Kristina has been unable to communicate since she was found unresponsive in January. The Buddhists define the word Bodhi as a “spiritual awakening.” The fact that it starts with the letter “B,” as do Bobby and Bobbi Kristina, may have also factored into the decision to name her Bodhi.
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Many people may also think of Patrick Swayze’s character in the surfing movie Point Break when they hear the word Bodhi, or perhaps the Olympic skier with the slightly alternate spelling, Bode Miller.
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The Social Security Administration, the agency that keeps track of baby names according to birth certificates of babies born here in the United States, actually ranked this name with the alternate spelling Bode as the name that has climbed the charts the fastest, as it jumped up 645 spots in one year. The name with the spelling of Bodhi is ranked at number 615 this year (Noah is currently the most popular boy name).
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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green also named their son Bodhi, as did actress Amy Brenneman.
The middle name of Jameson is also considered a boy name and is of English origin that means “supplanter.”
Bodhi is Brown’s sixth child, however it is his second with his current wife, Etheredge. They also have a 5-year-old son named Cassius together.
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