June 17, 2016 01:45 PM

Ginger Zee and Ben Aaron‘s son Adrian Benjamin‘s namesake was almost a pooch!

In an upcoming episode of TLC’s Since I Said Yes – a followup special to the network’s popular series Say Yes to the Dress — then-pregnant Zee details the naming process she and Aaron went through before settling on Adrian, now 6 months.

“I’d like to see him,” the Dancing with the Stars finalist, 35, explains in the clip, noting, “I had a dozen names that I loved, and he said every single one I picked sounded like they grew up on the golf course and never worked a day in their life.”

“Bunch of collar poppers,” jokes Aaron, 34.


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Zee reveals that there was one moniker she was quite attached to, however.

“I want to name our son Otis — number one, I would like to name him after my dog that I’ve had for almost 14 years,” she explains as her husband scoffs. “It’s a great name, I’ve always thought that.”

After Aaron, who the Good Morning America meterologist wed in 2014, assures that the pair wouldn’t name their child after a dog, Zee retorts, “Otis is our joy though.”

“Thinking that I would love something more than I love Ben or Otis — and people tell me all the time that it’s gonna happen — but I can’t imagine that it’s real,” she contends.

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Adrian was born on Dec. 19, 2015, in New York City, weighing in at 7 lbs., 8 oz.

The Say Yes to the Dress Since I Said Yes special with Zee and Aaron airs on Friday, June 17, at 9:30 p.m. EST on TLC.

— Lindsay Kimble

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