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Why Paolo Contis, LJ Reyes chose to name their baby girl ‘Summer Ayanna’

/ 12:05 PM November 27, 2018
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Image: Instagram/@paolo_contis

Paolo Contis and LJ Reyes revealed during their recent baby shower that they plan to name their daughter Summer Ayanna.

Reyes told fans the reasons why they chose those two names, via an Instagram post on Monday, Nov. 26. The photo showed her, Contis and her 8-year-old son Aki, who is holding a placard bearing the baby’s full name — Summer Ayanna Reyes Contis.

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According to Reyes, they chose the first name “Summer” for it was something she wanted to call her child ever since she became a mother. Meanwhile, they wanted the baby’s second name to be starting with the letter “A.” Reyes then settled for “Ayanna,” an African name which means “beautiful flower”.

“When I think of Summer, I think of warm hugs and a light that gives hope!” Reyes said. “A season in full bloom! And that is how our baby girl is to us.”

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She also explained why they have been so private before about revealing their daughter’s name. “[B]ecause we want to just truly enjoy every moment of having a new baby [and] decide on our own the name we want to call her,” she said.

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As many of us are counting down the days to Christmas, we are counting the days to welcoming our new bundle of joy! A lot of people have been asking us about the name we’re giving her. We’ve been so private about it because we want to decide as a couple privately because we want to just truly (1) enjoy every moment of having a new baby (2) decide on our own the name we want to call her. At the end, @paolo_contis and I decided to name her SUMMER AYANNA. Summer is a name I have been wanting to give my child ever since I dreamt of becoming a mother, and I appreciate Pao that he gave his approval and embraced it! Pao and I also decided that we want a second name that starts with the letter A because all our kids have the same. So I looked for a name that starts with A for girls and found this adorable name which is an African name that means “beautiful flower”. How fitting!!! When I think of Summer, I think of warm hugs and a light that gives hope! A season in full bloom! And that is how our baby girl is to us. And we can’t wait to meet her soon! So we celebrated with our family and some friends (swipe left for more photos and go to our IG story to see all the fun happenings) with the help of our friends from @apricaph for organizing this beautiful day for us and fixing everything from venue to the sumptuous food to the fun games!!! Thank you @januspartyworks for making the venue look so sweet, to @insta_mug for the super cute anchor mugs (Summer will always keep us rooted to the ground), @bottledupph for the sweet dessert jar souvenirs and of course our love @niceprintphoto for always being there in every memorable occasion in our lives!❤️ 👗 @iamwearingpaul @john_paul_dizon – – More photos soon from #LjLovesAprica #BabyContis2019

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Likewise, Contis too was excited on meeting his daughter soon.

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Photography service Nice Print shared what went down during the couple’s fun baby shower.

Image: Facebook/Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings

Image: Facebook/Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings

Image: Facebook/Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings

Image: Facebook/Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings

Contis and Reyes are expecting to welcome baby Summer Ayanna in January 2019. JB

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