Ashley Graham reveals her newborn son on her podcast
Welcome to the world Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin!
Graham and her husband and new proud daddy, Justin Ervin revealed details of their new son on Graham's podcast Pretty Big Deal.
“My sister Kia and I would have discussions about, ‘Oh, one day, when we have kids … ‘ ” Ervin, 31, explained of having the name Isaac picked out since he was in middle school. “I brainstormed my own name for my future son, and I knew it was gonna be Isaac.”
The couple went on to explain that after their trip to Ethiopia last Christmas, they chose the name Menelik, as it was the country's first Emperors, and is said to mean "son of the wise".
“So everything in his name is pointing to legacy,” Ervin added, citing Isaac’s significance in the Bible.
Giovanni is a nod to both his and Graham’s grandfathers as well as the founder of a church where Ervin’s parents were “saved and baptized”. They were all named the English equivalent, which is John.
The couple also went on to talk about their home birth that took place on January 18.
“I have to say, now that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do,” she said. “There’s nothing that could come my way where I say, ‘Oh, that’s too hard, I can’t handle that.’ I went through labouring for six hours naturally.”
Issac was born very healthy at 7lbs 5oz, and the couple are beaming with their newest addition.