Brie and Nikki Bella Near the End of Their Pregnancies
Not only were identical twins Brie and Nikki Bella pregnant at the same time, but they both welcomed baby boys just a day apart. After sharing nearly identical birth announcements, the new moms then waited almost a month to reveal their sons' names: Matteo and Buddy.
Along with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, Nikki welcomed her first child, a son named Matteo Artemovich, on July 31. The name Matteo, which is of Italian origin and means "gift of god," has become more popular in recent years. In 2018, it was the 196th most popular name for boys as Nikki spells it, though Mateo with one T was 37th most popular that same year. As for his middle name, Artemovich, it appears to be a nod to his dad's first and middle names — Artem Vladimirovich — joined together.
Brie, who also shares 3-year-old daughter Birdie with husband Daniel Bryan, welcomed a son named Buddy Dessert on Aug. 1. Although Buddy is definitely a less popular name than Matteo at present time, the name had its run in the Social Security Administration charts, where it was in the top 1,000 names between 1900 and 1988. It reached peak popularity as the 202nd most-popular name for boys born in 1935. As for his sweet — literally — middle name, Dessert, it's not one we've ever heard given, but we'd guess that it has a cute personal meaning behind it.
Congratulations to both Bellas and their families on the arrivals of their boys! Keep reading to get first peeks at both Matteo and Buddy.