Today's the day!
Baby Lo is turning out to be a real show stopper, isn’t he? Fans have been waiting on him since the news of Kailyn’s pregnancy rang through the social media hills. Fans waited for Kail to admit that she was actually pregnant, then they waited on the identity of Baby Lo’s father. They waited some more for Baby Lo’s gender, and then they waited even longer to see if Baby Lo’s father would step up to the plate.
The most recent waiting game revolves around Baby Lo’s legal name. It seems like forever since Baby Lo was brought into the Teen Mom family, and fans have anxiously waited to see what Kailyn would formally name him. Luckily, the waiting is finally coming to an end. It’s the day we’ve all been waiting to arrive for… how long? One month? Two?
When Kailyn announced Baby Lo’s name, she acknowledged how long it had taken her to make the decision. She said, “It only took us 7 weeks to decide a name and 8 weeks to make it official.”
Along the way, Kail announced some pretty controversial decisions about her naming process. She left a lot of it up to fate… and a hospital nurse.
On Sept. 18, she revealed the way she was choosing Baby Lo’s name. Kail had a member of the nursing staff pick a name out of a bag of choices. On Snapchat, she said that the name was her top choice, but some fans were still ticked that she had let a nurse choose Baby Lo’s name.
Baby Lo’s Name!
So what did she name Baby Lo?
She kept with fans’ expectations of naming him something that starts with an L… Kailyn announced that her third son’s name is Lux Russell.
She announced his name, as she said she would, by taking this snap of him laying across a blanket personalized with his name. The caption reads, “Lux Russell, 08/05/17 7 lbs 15 oz, 19 3/4′ born at 3 am on the dot.”
She also opened about how the name Lux came into her head. “It’s not a family name or anything like that,” she told Radar Online. “It’s something I stumbled across over the years and it kind of always was in the back of my mind.”
Making It Work
Even though she had nine months to think of a name while she was pregnant, at the time of Baby Lo’s birth, she revealed that none of the names she had chosen seemed to “fit” him. “We don’t have a baby name and we don’t have any ideas either,” she said in an interview with Radar just after Baby Lo was born. “Everything we thought we liked doesn’t fit him.”
Although we finally have a name for Baby Lo, there are still many questions up in the air about Kailyn’s new son. Namely, fans have been wondering where things stand between her and Lux’s father, Chris Lopez.
Kailyn has recently opened up about it, but… It didn’t really clear anything up. “Our relationship is so weird,” Kail told Radar. “I don’t necessarily think we are not together.”
In the meantime, she and Chris are still trying to figure out how their co-parenting will work while Chris is still in school. “We’re trying to figure out what’s best for us,” Kailyn told Radar. “He’s working and going to school. It’s hard when I’m gone for a couple of days at a time and he can’t see the baby every single day.”
Ah, the waiting games continue.
Check out more about Kailyn and Chris’s relationship here, and read Radar‘s coverage of this update here.
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