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What Did Giuliana and Bill Almost Name Their Son?

Giuliana Rancic.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic wanted a child so much, and spent years of trying, heartache and medical procedures to make it happen. So when their dream finally came true in late August, they had to choose just the right name for their newborn son.

Rejected right off the bat was the thought of bringing another Bill (or William) into their household. “I’ve never been a fan of the ‘junior,'” said Bill in yesterday’s new episode of Giuliana & Bill  (as reported by Us Weekly). “I want to give him his own identity. If he wants to name his son after me, then I’ve earned it.”

What other names did they consider? Read on…

The reality-star couple also had the names Luke and Zach on their list, which would have been fine choices. But in the end, they decided to go with a name that means the world to them. Edward Duke Rancic was named for both of his grandfathers, Edward (Bill) and Eduardo (Giuliana).

But Bill and Giuliana have taken to calling their son Duke, which is totally cool — and when he’s old enough to play with Donald Trump’s son Barron, they can form their own little kid aristocracy.

Duke may not be named for his dad, but that’s the only dissimilarity Giuliana wants. She told her husband in last night’s show, “I want to look at him and see you. I want him to be a mini-Bill.” To which Bill replied, “He’ll be better!”

Do you agree with the Rancics that kids shouldn’t be named after their parents?

[Photo: via Twitter]

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