Tess Holliday and her partner Nick sat down with People Magazine to talk about naming him after David Bowie and other Joys that come with their bundle of joy. Tess and Nick had always liked the name Bowie, but they wanted to make sure the name fit their son before officially settling on Bowie Juniper. “He was Baby Doe for the first three days,” Holliday, 31, tells PEOPLE. “We wanted him to have a name that no matter what kind of person he grew into, it would suit.”
Bowie’s dad felt the name was a perfect tribute to the late David Bowie, whom he had long admired. “David Bowie was really important to me because he was the first person that showed me that there was a different way of being a man,” Nick, 31, says. The name Juniper grew out of Nick’s love for flower names.
“I think they’re beautiful for girls, and there’s not a lot equivalent for men, so I literally just went through a list of botanicals and Juniper was on the list,” he says. “We thought it suited him because he has such a sweet temperament,” adds Holliday.
So far, having a newborn has been relatively smooth sailing for the Los Angeles-based body-positive activist. “I feel like we got lucky,” she says. “People always say terrible things to you when you’re pregnant, like, ‘You’re never going to sleep!’ He’s been sleeping for about six hours a night. It’s so nice! He’s such a sweet, chill guy.”
The biggest challenge has been trying to divide her time between Bowie and Rylee.“It’s harder in just trying to make sure that I’m giving both my kids attention and paying attention, and constantly telling Rylee, ‘We love you just the same,’ ” she says. “That has been really challenging.“But I feel more comfortable this time because I’ve done it before, and I feel more confident in my skills because Rylee’s still here so I obviously did something right!” she continues.
@nickhollidayco captured this photo of me getting ready yesterday to shoot the next instalment of my #mblmxtess @penningtons collection, and it reminded me of @gisele's iconic photo breastfeeding on set??Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds! #normalizebreastfeeding #workingmom #whorunstheworld
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