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The Couple from The Bachelor Sure Did Pick A Zany Baby Name

The couple from The Bachelor, 28-year-old Molly and 37-year-old Jason Mesnick posted a cool snapshot of their baby girl Riley, who is now 4 months old on Monday, on Molly’s blog. They were taking part in a fundraiser for the child-cancer battling nonprofit, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The reality-show couple met on season 13 and married in 2009. Their little girl Riley Anne was born in March. Mesnick is also Dad to an 8-year-old son named Ty.

These are two very interesting baby-name choices.

Okay, for some reason, we just adore the name Riley. And we’re not the only ones. In a list of the top 1,000 most popular baby names in 2012, it ranked number 47. It has also been given as a boy’s name.

It just sounds tree-climbing, bike-riding, kite-flying, not afraid of a little dirt, fearless little girl. And that makes sense. The name, which is Irish in origins, means valiant, courageous. It is a strong-hearted not weak name.

Ty, is American in origin, and also appears as Tye. It can stand alone or be short for Tyler or Tyrone. It’s not quite as widely chosen and ranked 349 in the top 1,000 most popular baby names in 2012.

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