"I was so embarrassed and I felt so awful about myself and about everything," Jackie Goldschneider admits in a chat for PEOPLE's Celeb Parents Get Real

By Jen Juneau
February 15, 2019 12:40 PM

As a mother of four, Jackie Goldschneider sometimes needs a few moments to collect her thoughts.

While speaking to PEOPLE in an interview for Celeb Parents Get Real, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star admitted her most embarrassing moment was when she forgot her now-8-year-old daughter Alexis’ middle name.

“When my daughter was a few months old, I was out with her and a woman said to me, ‘She’s so beautiful, what’s her name?’ ” Goldschneider recalls. “I said, ‘Alexis.’ She said, ‘What’s her middle name?’ ”

“All my kids are named after somebody — in the Jewish religion, you can name after people when they die, so they’re all named after grandparents and everything,” she adds of Alexis’ twin brother Hudson plus her older set of twin sons: Jonas and Adin, 10.

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So by the time Alexis was born, Goldschneider says she and husband Evan were fresh out of family monikers to use — and she couldn’t quite remember the middle name they had chosen, Harlow, for their only daughter.

“I said to her, ‘Oh my God, I’m blanking,’ ” the reality star continues.

“And instead of being like, ‘That’s okay, you have four little kids at home, you have a lot on your plate,’ she looked at me and said, ‘You forgot your child’s name?’ ” Goldschneider says.

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“And I was so embarrassed and I felt so awful about myself and about everything,” she admits. “It was a low point.”

The mother of four also gets emotional recalling a time her son Jonas brought her to tears, performing a dance at his nursery-school graduation after, as she explains, “He could never focus like that before.”

“I can’t even think about it without crying. It was great,” says Goldschneider.