Bode Miller and his wife Morgan Beck have a little dilemma.
The Olympic skier, 44, and professional volleyball player, 34, are struggling to choose a name for their 7-week-old daughter.
“When you give birth at home, you don’t need to name the baby right away,” Savannah Guthrie said Wednesday, speaking to the couple on the Today show. “When you give birth in the hospital, you have to fill out the birth certificate or they won’t let you go. “
Miller explained that it was “difficult” to choose a name for their newborn baby as they tried to “get used” to her changing personality.
“She’s left us confused about the names so far,” he added. “We have a lot of things that we like, but she didn’t smile or clap or anything when we told her, and we tell her all the time. “
Beck shared her “favorites,” revealing that the names are “Skyler, Scarlett, Caller Lettie, or Olivia, Caller Liv. All of them have special significance for [them.] So we might have to reach out to our followers on social media and ask them for help, as she hasn’t really given us a lot of answers.
Beck already shares children Edward, 7, Easton, 3, and twins Asher and Aksel, 2, with Miller.
Miller is “a huge fan of Liv” and he joked on the talk show that “it’s a little frustrating that it’s one of the most popular names this year because most of our kids’ names aren’t that popular, but we’re not going to let that get in our way, obviously.
The New Hampshire native is also the father of his sons Neesyn, 13, and Samuel, 8, from his past connections. He and Beck were the parents of a daughter Emeline Grier, who died in 2018 after drowning tragically.
He then became outspoken about the memory of his late daughter.
“Emmy was such a good balance because she was a powerhouse and then when she passed it was shocking because you were really feeling this energetic shift in the house,” Miller said. “Obviously we were all hurting and equally, but there was this gap for all the boys. And now they have this little girl. It just makes them soft. You would be blown away.
Miller and Beck welcomed their sixth child together last month. The two named their daughter “Ocho”, the Spanish word for “eight” as she is the eighth child in the family.
Beck also took to his Instagram Story on Wednesday to ask his followers for help picking out a name. She also chose “Olivia” as her middle name and she organized a poll for the middle middle name: either the nickname “Khione” or “Grier”.
If parents decide not to name their newborn, hospitals will write “Babygirl” or “Babyboy” as a placeholder on the birth certificate. Parents will be able to change the name once they have chosen a title.
New York Post