Former WWE Diva Brie Bella Says She Will Name Her Daughter Birdie
Brie Bella says she will name her daughter Birdie in keeping with husband Daniel Bryan's family tradition of 'B' names.
The 33-year-old reality star and former wrestler shared her unborn baby girl's name and other details about her pregnancy in an interview with Fit Pregnancy.
"We're having a little girl, and her name will be Birdy Joe Danielson," Bella told the magazine. "Joe, her middle name, is after my grandfather—his name was Joseph, and he meant the world to me."
"Birdy is because my husband and his whole family are B's," she said of Bryan, who was born Bryan Danielson. "And he married me, a B too, so his one request was that our kids have B names. I didn't realize how hard it was to find girl B names, but we both came across Birdy and knew that was it!"
Bella is heading into her third trimester, but said her pregnancy "hasn't really stopped [her] from doing anything." She is hoping to give birth naturally, which she will document on the E! series Total Bellas.
"I'm preparing for natural birth. I hope I can stick with that, but obviously I'm open to medical help if need be," the star qualified. "I know I can stand pain because of my career ... Childbirth is going to be more painful than wrestling, but I will survive."
"The Total Bellas film crew is going to follow me into the delivery room. I'm going to allow them to document me giving birth and having this little miracle. But they won't be with me and Bryan for a few weeks after the baby's born," she said.
Bella had announced her pregnancy in October, telling fans, "We are SOOO excited!!!" She and Bryan, who married in 2014 after three years of dating, later said that they're expecting a daughter.
"When I found out it was a girl I actually got really emotional," the star told E! News at the time. "I have such an amazing relationship with my mom and I think, wow, I'm going to have that with my daughter."
Bella and her twin sister, Nikki Bella, came to fame by competing as the Bella Twins in the WWE. The pair both star on Total Bellas, a spinoff of Total Divas, which was renewed for a second season in November.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.