Katharine McPhee Says Her Husband David Foster’s ‘Annoyed’ She Shared Their Newborn Son’s Name
Katharine McPhee welcomed a son in February with her husband, David Foster. On Wednesday, she revealed on The Today Show that they named him Rennie. After revealing the name, McPhee joked that her husband would kill her for sharing the name publicly.
Later the same day, McPhee guest starred on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show and revealed that Foster was “kind of annoyed” she shared their son’s name.
“I said, ‘What was I supposed to say? Oh, sorry, we’re not sharing the name,” she said.
McPhee said her and Foster don’t want to be pretentious about the name, but they wanted it do be just their for as long as possible.
“It’s the only kind of thing you can hold on to that feels private, that you can kind of keep,” McPhee said. “But Hoda just asked me on the Today show, ‘What’s his name?’ and I didn’t want to be like, ‘Sorry, we’re not sharing it.'”
McPhee shared the story behind her son’s name, explaining that it was Foster’s great-grandfather and great uncle’s name.
“We picked [the name] Rennie because I had actually been in labor for a while, we didn’t have a name picked out,” she said. “We had a couple [of] names, but my husband was on a text chain with his sisters and one of his sisters suggested an old family name.”
“My husband said, ‘Hi, Ren Foster,’ so we said, ‘That’s a good name. That’s a strong name,'” she said.
McPhee also shared that she was loving motherhood so far.
“I’m in heaven,” she added. “It’s really been amazing.”