Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Figure Out The Double "Daddy" Issue

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka decide how to differentiate themselves between the twins.

It’s one thing to have twins, but it’s another to have the double daddy issue. Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka have come across the awkward issue of figuring out a moniker for themselves now that the twins, Gideon and Harper, are getting ready to talk. Because having the twins call both of them “daddy” would just become too confusing!

Neil jokingly brought up the issue with Jay Leno. “This is a sore subject. Because we are two gentleman with children. And so we didn’t know what to call ourselves,” he said. “Daddy One and Daddy Two sound kind of strange…So David’s ‘daddy’ and I’m ‘poppa’, just to differentiate.”

There may just be one problem with this situation. “One of the child’s first syllables is ‘da da.’ So I’m going around (trying to teach them) ‘pa pa,” he laughed.

It’s nice to see that Neil has some humility and doesn’t take himself too seriously. I’m sure the twins will be happy calling them whatever their hearts desire.

What nicknames do you think are appropriate for two fathers? Papa, Daddy, Father, Pa?

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