Bode Miller and Wife Morgan Are Not in a Hurry to Name Their Twin Sons
Olympic skier Bode Miller’s wife Morgan gave birth to their identical twins on November 8, 2019, at home. Morgan was assisted by Bode’s mother because their midwife got caught in traffic.
However, the interesting part is that their newborn boys still don’t have names. Speaking to People magazine, the professional beach volleyball player explained why saying:
“It’s a daily battle to the point where some days we have to stop the conversation and revisit the following day.”
WHY THE MILLER’S HAVEN’T NAMED THE BOYS
Morgan, 32, added:
“I come from very traditional names, like my dad is Edward. But Bode’s family, they have much more unique names. For example, his sister’s name is Genesis Wren Bungo Windrushing Turtleheart.”
The couple was able to agree on the names of their other children: sons Easton Vaughn Rek, 13-months, and Edward Nash Skan, 4. The parents also had a daughter named Emeline Grier, 19-months, who died in a drowning accident in June 2018.
Bode, 42, is also father to son Samuel Nathaniel, 6, and daughter Neesyn Dace, 11.
THE CHALLENGE THE COUPLE IS FACING
Speaking further about their naming process, Morgan stated:
“Always finding the blend of the two names is a challenge, but I feel like we’ve done a really good job in the past of creating these unique names that end up fitting our kids. In time it’ll come and it’ll fit them perfectly, but it’s a process.”
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Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life. The conflict of emotions from what was pure joy turned to guilt and terror overnight. How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it okay to love this baby the way I loved Emmy? It felt like by loving my son, I was trying to replace her. The fear of birthing my son and what that meant .....a monumental step forward....proof that time continued without her when all I wanted was for time to stop. But let me say this....I couldn’t have been more wrong. Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul. Hope. Love. I’m not sure. But in that moment, I knew I was Mom and my kids deserved the world from me. Everything was going to be okay. My joy and grief could coexist. Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys. From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.
According to Bode’s wife, they even thought each parent could name one of the boys but Morgan “couldn’t do!” That led them to go “back to the drawing board.”
Last week, the Olympic skier spoke to the Today show where he revealed how they would find names for the newborns. He explained that they would observe the boys’ personalities.
THE MILLER BABIE’S PERSONALITIES
Describing her adorable baby boys, Morgan said:
“They’re so different. Baby A came out crying. He cried for probably a solid 45 minutes and still very much has a personality of ‘I need attention.’”
Continuing she added:
“Baby B came out and surveyed everything and was super mellow and relaxed and he’s still the same. The way that they’re born is the way that they are through the rest of their life.”
MORGAN‘S WATER SAFETY ADVOCACY
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Almost one year ago, on June 10th, @nicolehughes8 and I became accidental advocates for water safety when we both endured a parent’s worst nightmare...we lost our babies to drowning. Since then, we have partnered with the aap @healthychildrenaap along with many other incredible organizations to eliminate this preventable tragedy. In an effort to protect parents hearts and families futures from enduring one of life’s unthinkable events, we continue to spread awareness. Did you know that drowning is the NUMBER ONE cause of death for children under 5? Did you know that most drownings happen during non swim times when you think your baby is playing on the family room floor? With a holiday weekend quickly approaching, be vigilant, be aware and be a voice to spread awareness. Do not rely on the visual stimulation of water to trigger your awareness. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! #Drowning #DrowningPrevention #WaterSafety #PoolSafety #HealthyChildren #Parents #Parenthood #Parenting #InstaParenting #ParentingTips #baby #babies #child #children #kids #toddler #toddlers #MemorialDay #HolidayWeekend
On May 23, 2019, Morgan took to social media to share a water safety advocacy video. In the clip, she featured alongside Nicole Hughes who is also a mother and a water safety advocate.
The pair shared that they met because both of their children died due to drowning on the same day. Morgan revealed that little Emeline passed away after having too much brain damage to survive.
Ever since her child’s accidental death, the athlete has been a vocal advocate for water safety.