Ashley Graham shares newborn son's name

Ashley Graham holds her baby son's hand. Credit: Instagram - @ashleygraham

Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin have named their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.

The model and her husband introduced their new arrival on her podcast Pretty Big Deal on Tuesday, with the couple also explaining the meaning behind his moniker.

Justin revealed that he had always loved the name Isaac, while the pair came up with Menelik during their trip to Ethiopia last Christmas.

"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," said Ashley, while Justin added: "Everything is his name is pointing to legacy. Whether it be Isaac with Abraham Isaac and Jacob, or Menelik being royal African roots."

The third name was chosen because Ashley and Justin's grandfathers were both called John, and as a nod to the filmmaker's Italian heritage.

Elsewhere in the podcast, the 32-year-old revealed she had a completely natural water birth at home on 18 January and welcomed Isaac into the world after six hours of labour.

"I have to say, now that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there's nothing I can't do," she smiled. "There's nothing that could come my way where I say, 'Oh, that's too hard, I can't handle that.' I went through labouring for six hours naturally."


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