Holly Madison named her daughter (born on Tuesday) Rainbow Aurora and the new mom has already taken a lot of heat for the unique moniker.
The former “Girls Next Door” star took to her blog to defend her baby’s name, saying she has “always loved the name Rainbow.”
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“There was a girl in my school a few years younger than me named Rainbow and I was so envious of her name because it was so pretty and unusual,” Holly wrote in a post titled, “On My Daughter’s Name.” “She was a perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I’m not worried about my daughter being ‘traumatized’ by having an unusual name.”
The 33-year-old blonde said she hopes giving her daughter an unusual name will help Rainbow avoid making the same mistakes Holly made, and learn to be true to herself early on.
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“I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age,” she wrote, adding that she doesn’t care what “smug haters” say about the name choice. “I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don’t want that for her.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Holly and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora on Tuesday.
The baby weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz.
-- Erin O’Sullivan
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