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Kelly Ripa Reveals the Surprising Inspiration Behind Daughter Lola's Name

Kelly Ripa Reveals the Surprising Inspiration Behind Daughter Lola's Name

Kelly Ripa is opening up about Lola!

The 51-year-old Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host shared some insight into naming her now 20-year-old daughter Lola with husband Mark Consuelos on Friday’s (January 21) episode, via People.

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She explained that while people keep the origin of baby names a secret, “my brain does not work that way” as an “over-sharer,” and she told everyone the names she chose before her kids were born.

Joaquin, we knew we were naming him Joaquin. Michael was Michael but he was named after Mark‘s two grandfathers who passed away right before he was born, so that’s how we came up with his name,” she said.

“We wound up giving Joaquin Michael‘s name. Michael was supposed to be Joaquin. And then had Lola been a boy, she was going to be Joaquin,” she continued.

Lola was supposed to be Sophia, but on the way to the hospital in the taxi cab, the driver was listening to the radio — the 70s station — and ‘Copacabana’ by Barry Manilow was playing. I heard that [lyric], when he said, ‘Her name was Lola,’ and I said to Mark, ‘Lola Consuelos would be a really cool name.’ And he said, ‘If she’s a girl, let’s name her Lola.’ And that was it.”

She also weighed in on the possibility of rocking grey hair.

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