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Nikki Bella & Fiance Artem Chigvintsev Can't Agree on Their Baby's Middle Name

Nikki Bella & Fiance Artem Chigvintsev Can't Agree on Their Baby's Middle Name

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev just announced that they’re expecting their first child together and in a new podcast episode, revealed they’re in disagreement about the baby’s middle name.

During The Bellas Podcast tonight (February 12), the newly engaged couple shared that although they haven’t decided on a name for their child yet, they were discussing the way Russians typically use their father’s name for the middle name.

Nikki admitted that she preferred they come up with their own middle name for their baby.

“I’m gonna defend my culture and history. You just talked about how important it is for the child to experience different cultures and now you’re totally dissing it,” Artem said. “Why would you want to just make up a middle name when the name should be coming from family and previous generations? I think it’s really important.”

He added that, “the problem is if you mix cultures…if [a person's whole name] stays completely Russian from the beginning to the end, then it flows,” Artem said. “But when you put like, an American name with the last name of a Russian and then a made-up middle name, it just becomes like, an extreme hybrid of names, that I dunno if it’s gonna work.”

Nikki and her twin sister, Brie, are both expecting and due around the same time. Stay tuned to see what Nikki and Artem plan to name their child.

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