The meaning behind Stacey Solomon's baby daughter's name has an utterly lovely link to her and Joe Swash's romance

Stacey Solomon's baby daughter's name has officially been confirmed

Stacey Solomon baby daughter's name - Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
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The confirmation of Stacey Solomon's baby daughter's name was eagerly awaited by fans following the birth of her and Joe Swash's first daughter.

Loose Women star Stacey and former EastEnders actor Joe shared the wonderful news that they had welcomed their second child together last week, blessing Instagram with a gorgeous snap of the newborn tot. 

Stacey, who shares 13-year-old Zachary and nine-year-old Leighton with previous partners, also has two-year-old Rex with Joe. 

Meanwhile, Joe shares 14-year-old son Harry with ex-fiancée Emma Sophocleous. 

Dagenham-born Stacey, who rose to fame when she entered The X Factor in 2009, thrilled her social media followers when she confirmed the birth of her first little girl. 

"🤍 She’s Here 🤍 Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday. Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine. Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love. Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you…🖤," she penned beside a series of beautiful photos of her, Joe and their little girl. 

What is Stacey Solomon's baby daughter's name?

Much to the delight of her fans, Stacey confirmed that her and Joe's daughter's name is Rose Opal Esmè Solomon-Swash.

Sharing two sweet photos of little Rose, lying asleep beside a pink rose, Stacey penned, "Our beautiful flower—Our precious jewel—who is ever loved. It’s been the most magical week."

"We love you to the moon and back our little Rose 🥺🌹 We feel so so lucky to have you here… Thank you all for your loveliness, your kindness and just being there at 3am for a chat it’s been the best. Love you all 🌹."

What is the meaning behind Stacey Solomon's baby daughter's name?

The meaning behind Stacey Solomon's baby daughter's name is particularly poignant for both her as a mother and for her and husband-to-be, Joe. 

Their daughter's unique name, Rose Opal Esmè Solomon-Swash, has a wonderful link to the couple's love story.

Stacey's Loose Women co-star, Ruth Langsford, gave a detailed explanation of the name meaning as she congratulated Joe and Stacey on their new arrival. 

"We've got some lovely Loose Women news today because Stacey and Joe have finally announced the name of their week-old baby girl," she said on the panel. 

Pointing out that Rose, who arrived on Stacey's 32nd birthday, shares her mother's birthstone, Ruth said, "Her middle name Opal has got special significance actually for Stacey and Joe because Opal is Stacey's birthstone, and Rose was actually born on Stacey's birthday, so that's now her birthday."

Detailing the romantic significance of the middle name Opal, Ruth continued, "And then Stacey's engagement ring has got two Australian Opals because that's where she and Joe met on I'm A Celebrity."

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


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