Gabrielle Union Explains How to Pronounce Daughter’s Name — and Reveals Her ‘102 Nicknames’
The actress is giving her fans a lesson on how to pronounce her daughter’s first name
“Just greazzzy and happy. That is all,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a sweet shot that showed her smiling while cradling her bundle of joy.
“@kaaviajames pronounced Kah-Vee-Uh James,” she explained, before revealing just a few of her daughter’s whopping number of nicknames: “She has 102 nicknames including but not limited to Kaav, Kaavi, Kaavi Baby, Kaavi J, Jamie, KJ, Nugget, Nug, Pooters.”
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Explaining the thought process behind her daughter’s moniker, Union shared that “James” is a family name.
“We wanted to include my family in her name so that ‘James’ is from my uncle James Francis Glass who is also my grandfather,” she wrote, adding that “Union is her middle name.”
Alluding to her own struggles with fertility, she added, “I’ve waited this long so fo sho I was gonna get in there.”
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On Saturday, Union also documented an “infant CPR class” she and Wade took with their entire family.
“Make sure you know how to save each other. CPR saves lives,” Union wrote alongside a shot of the whole family practicing their techniques on baby dolls.
Wade is also a father to sons Xavier Zechariah, 5, Zion Malachi Airamis, 11, and Zaire Blessing Dwyane, 16. (He also raises nephew Dahveon Morris, 17.)
Choosing a unique way to announce their daughter’s name, the big reveal came when Wade shared a throwback photo of his shoulders. Why? Because he got a tattoo of Kaavia’s name.
“#TBT Goes back to that one night in China when i decided to get my daughter’s name tattooed on me. Kaavia James Union Wade! #paternityleave,” the NBA star captioned the snapshot.
Wade, 36, and Union announced Kaavia’s birth via surrogate on Nov. 8. The baby girl was born Nov. 7.
“A LOVELY DAY 👶🏾👶🏾👶🏾 We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” they both captioned the photos.
“Welcome to the party sweet girl!” the caption concluded.