Former America’s Next Top Model contestant Lisa Marie D’Amato gave birth to her second child Thursday, and in true reality TV alum fashion, she streamed the entire event live on Facebook.
Which meant anyone who was interested was able to witness D’Amato’s son (her second with husband Adam Friedman) arrive in the world via her friend’s Facebook page. Luckily it’s a fairly short video — D’Amato herself can be heard saying in the clip, “That was, like, three pushes.”
The new arrival, Venice Sire, is little brother to the couple’s first child, 3-year-old Daxel Vaughn.
Venice is an unusual baby boy name choice, for sure. It doesn’t appear in the U.S. baby name chart and is more common as a girl’s name (a female character in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street is called Venice).
But it could become more popular as part of a growing trend of naming babies after places. Earlier this week, former Bachelor contestant Erica Rose named her baby girl Holland, and other stars who’ve been inspired by countries and cities for their children’s names include Victoria and David Beckham (Brooklyn), Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale (Kingston), Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin (Ireland), Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon (Moroccan) and Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz (Egypt).
So yeah, naming your son after one of the most romantic cities in the world is sure to get people talking. But it’s the way the birth was announced that’s caused the biggest stir. Giving birth live on Facebook isn’t something most moms would be up for. But D’Amato is a reality TV star (and if you remember her on the fifth cycle of ANTM in 2005, she was far from a shrinking violet).
If there’s one thing all moms-to-be should do, it’s have the kind of birth that suits them, whether that’s in the privacy of their own home or live on the internet in front of potentially millions of strangers. All that matters is the safe arrival of the baby. Welcome, Venice Sire!
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