Jenna Bush Hager Names New Baby After Her Grandfather George H.W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager welcomed a second child on Thursday, a girl named after Hager’s grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush.
Jenna Bush Hager Names Daughter After Her Grandfather
Poppy Louise Hager weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz., and the name “Poppy,” was H.W. Bush’s nickname as a child.
The Today show correspondent announced her pregnancy in April and had her two-year old daughter Mila help spread the news in a video, made for her Today show crew.
Hager introduced her grandfather to his great-granddaughter via FaceTime, which she told the Today show was a very emotional experience.
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“We are proud to name her after a man we so adore,” husband Henry Hager told Today. “We are thrilled.”
“When Poppy was growing up in Connecticut, he was known as smart and loyal and humble, so she has big socks to fill,” Jenna added.
Poppy’s middle name, Louise, is in honor of Jenna and Henry’s grandmothers’ middle names, Louise and Lewis.
Hager, also decided to share a photo of herself and husband Henry with baby Poppy on Instagram on Friday.
“Welcome to the WORLD Poppy Louise Hager — named after my darling Gamps who went by Poppy during his childhood. We are in LOVE,” she wrote.