Ashley Graham Names Her Son After First Emperor of Ethiopia

The plus-sized model explains on the latest episode of her podcast the meaning behind the moniker that she and husband Justin Ervin chose for their first newborn.

AceShowbizAshley Graham and Justin Ervin have called their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.

The 32-year-old model and her husband introduced their new arrival on her podcast “Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham“, and explained the meaning behind his lengthy moniker.

Justin revealed that he chose the name Isaac when he was in middle or high school, when he brainstormed his future kids’ names with his sister. The pair came up with Menelik during their trip to Ethiopia last Christmas, with Ashley explaining, “Menelik is the first emperor of Ethiopia. It also means son of the wise, and Menelik was the son of Queen Sheba and King Solomon.”

“Everything is his name is pointing to legacy,” Justin added. “Whether it be Isaac with Abraham Isaac and Jacob, or Menelik being royal African roots.”

The third name was chosen because both Ashley and Justin’s grandfathers were called John, and Giovanni is the Italian version of John, and Justin also has partial Italian roots.

Elsewhere in the podcast, Ashley revealed she had a completely natural water birth at home, and welcomed Isaac into the world after just six hours of labour.

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