Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin reveal meaning behind newborn son's name

Carla Harmon
February 4, 2020

Ashley Graham is giving a first glimpse of her newborn son.

Although she didn't reveal her son's name just yet, Graham promised to "introduce him to you on @prettybigdealpod tomorrow", referring to her podcast series.

'My sister Kia and I would have discussions about, "Oh, one day, when we have kids".

As for his big name - Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin - Ervin said, "So, everything in his name is pointing to legacy".

Ashley also opened up about her decision to give birth at home, rather than in hospital. Like, there's nothing that could come my way where I'd say, 'Oh, that's too hard.

Graham announced her pregnancy back in August, wishing her husband a happy anniversary with an Instagram video revealing the news, before letting the news slip that the baby would be a boy in November during a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

As the infant made his public debut, the new mother explained she felt inspired by her birth experience.

As for Giovanni, it is the Italian version of John, which was the name of both Ashley and Justin's grandfathers as well as the founder of a church where Ervin's parents were "saved and baptized". The couple went with the Italian version because of Ervin's family's Italian roots.

"Isaac, you thought of when you were in high school, middle school", Graham said.

Ashley Graham also shared another photo of Isaac on her Instagram feed.

"At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world", she wrote in the caption for a pair of black and white photos in which the tot clutches onto his parents' fingers. "Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full", she wrote.

Graham gave birth January 18.

"Thank you all for your love and support during this incredible time", she addressed her followers in addition.

"Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life".

"I'm having a boy!" she screamed.

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