J.R. Martinez on His Baby Girl: Yes to Dancing, No to Weird Names!

His baby won't be Salami Martinez.

His baby daughter isn’t even here yet, but already J.R. Martinez has some pretty strong opinions on what lies ahead for her once she arrives later this year!

The war hero-turned-actor makes it very clear that he and fiancee Diana Gonzalez-Jones won’t be inviting any criticism when it comes to their baby girl’s name. “We won’t name her Apple Cider or Salami,” he assured People magazine. “It won’t be our favorite dish or our favorite getaway or favorite car or show.”

They’ve narrowed it down to two “close and personal” names, he adds, and they’ll probably decide at the very last minute. “She’ll probably come out and we’ll be like, ‘That’s the name,’ ” he says.

J.R., the latest winner of Dancing With the Stars, has other plans and ideas for the new arrival.

For instance, she’ll follow in her dad’s twinkle-toe footsteps. “Absolutely – once Nancy Grace found out about it, she was like, ‘Is this going to be a Mirror Ball baby?’ ” he says. Since fellow competitor Kristen Cavallari is also expecting, he jokes, “We will have to put both our kids in a dancing school.”

J.R. adds that he feels a special responsibility as a dad to a little girl. “Boys…are easier. Just throw them out in the world, and they figure it out,” he says. “Girls, there is so much more that goes into it – beauty products, you got to learn about routines, worry about dating and emotions.”

Or, as Billy Bigelow famously said in the musical Carousel, “You can have fun with a son, but you gotta be a father to a girl.”

What do you think? Are girls tougher to raise than boys? And are you secretly just a teensy bit disappointed that we won’t be welcoming the arrival of Kia Sedona Bouillabaisse Martinez?

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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