Soleil Moon Frye put a lot of thought into naming her three children, daughters Poet Sienna Rose and Jagger Joseph Blue and son Lyric Sonny Roads.
And with baby number four coming “any minute,” picking the perfect name for her delivery surprise hasn’t been easy.
“We’re trying to come up with a name, but there’s so many crazy, unique names in our household that I gotta really come up with something good, so I’m working on it.”
For Frye, 39, this was a tradition started when she was born. Her parents named her Soleil and her brother’s name is Meeno.
“I love having a unique name,” she says about her own moniker. “Also, because it meant so much. I was born in the month of the sun, and there was a song my mom loved and it was, ‘I’ve got the sun in the morning and the moon at night,’ and my middle name is Moon.”
She continues, “I always had this story engrained in my head of how special it was, and the kids do as well with their names … Now, I gotta find one for this one. Maybe I’ll wait until I meet the baby.”
Frye and her husband, film and television producer Jason Goldberg, decided to wait to find out the sex of their fourth child — something they did with Jagger, 8 this month. Jagger joined her mom at the event, and was certain that her new sibling is a baby brother.
“It’s a boy,” the aspiring performer said. “Look at how sure she is!” her mom said. “She’s got me convinced now. But I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’ “
Jagger is also excited to welcome another baby to the family — for the most part.
“I’m really excited,” she says. “It’s going to be really hard because there’s gonna be a lot of babies running around.”
Frye says her pregnancy got plenty of reactions from her kids. “I was not expecting baby number four,” she shares. “And this was very, very exciting … Jagger was so excited. She was thrilled. I don’t think Roadie really quite understands it yet. Sometimes he’ll say there’s a baby in there, sometimes he’ll call the baby a penguin.”
Whatever the case, Frye’s son, now 2, is already showing signs of being a proud big brother.
“I think he doesn’t know what’s happening,” she explains. “But he comes over and says, ‘Hi, friend’ and ‘Hi, baby.’ It’s the cutest thing ever.”
For 10-year-old Poet, the news came as quite a shock.
“I think she had the hardest time adjusting to ‘Wow, okay, so I’ve gotten the attention taken away not once, not twice, but now three [times] — what?!’ ” Frye says. “She’s such a good helper and so amazing, but I think that was the biggest shock to her.”
Frye has been craving lots of chocolate and fresh foods from their local farmers market. “Picking out yummy, amazing things and eating it fresh — ah! Love, love, love,” she says. “The first four months I could only eat carbs. I was so sick, so nauseous.”
Despite having a full house, Frye is looking forward to the future and raising her children to be “the most conscientious kids.”
“I feel like it’s my duty to raise really good people and to try and encourage them to give back and to care and to love others and to be kind,” she says. “I feel like if I’m gonna have this many kids, I better teach them some really good lessons in life.”
— Blake Bakkila