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Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky’s baby name honors two special ladies

Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno have some serious celebrating to do. The couple has officially made the jump from Mr. and Mrs. to Mom and Dad. The Bachelorette alum and her radio host hubby announced that they welcomed their daughter, Molly Sullivan Manno, yesterday evening.

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Fedotowsky retweeted a link to the first pictures of little Molly for anyone eager to see the first images of their new addition:

The name Molly isn’t just sunny and sweet — it’s seriously significant too. According to the couple, little Molly is named after two important ladies: Molly Fedotowsky, her late maternal great-grandmother, and Eva Sullivan, her late paternal great-grandmother. That’s quite the honor!

Not that the moniker sounds dated at all. Molly is actually a nickname for Mary, and it’s maintained its appeal over the years, for sure, always hovering right around the spot 100 on the Social Security Administration’s list of popular baby names. Now, with classic-sounding names trending for new parents, it’s sure to enjoy an added boost in popularity soon.

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It’ll also be a hit with parents looking to pick an easy-to-pronounce Irish name, since most people associate the name with the Emerald Isle. That’s for good reason: Molly is the 29th most popular name in Eire, and songs like “Molly Malone” and the ballad of “Molly Brannigan” have immortalized the name in Irish culture.

That’s definitely fitting for this little one, since she’ll bear the names of two very important women, which is a little like immortality too. It’s such a sweet way to honor the women her parents admired, though there’s no doubt that little Molly will create a legacy that’s all her own! Congrats, everyone!

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Now go enjoy that babymoon.

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