WWE twins Nikki and Brie Bella have confirmed the cute names of the sons they welcomed just one day apart.
The Total Bellas sisters laughed off suggestions that they planned to get pregnant at the same time as they said they believe their sons are “spiritual twins”.
Nikki welcomed her son Matteo Artemovich with her fiancé, Dancing With The Stars professional Artem Chigvintsev, on July 31.
And Brie gave birth to her son Buddy Dessert, her second child with husband Daniel Bryan, on August 1.
In an interview with People, Brie said: “It feels really special. There’s something about these two boys that I feel like they had some game plan up there that they wanted to do down here.
“I can’t wait to see them grow up and see what their purpose is, their mission is, because they’re way too in sync.
“I fee like we have spiritual twins, there’s something so connected about them.”
She added: “Some people are like, ‘Oh did you plan this?’ You can’t plan getting pregnant. I wish you could, but there’s just something too special about what we just went through and I can’t wait to see it unfold.”
Speaking about choosing her son’s name, Nikki said: “When I was pregnant, my trainer was talking about his son and this strength that he has and that when he gets knocked down, he gets right back up.
“And when he said, ‘Oh, my Matteo,’ I got alligator chills from head to toe.
“So I came home and I go, ‘Artem, if we’re having a boy, his name’s Matteo’. I got this feeling when my trainer was talking about him. It means God’s gift.”
She said she decided to spell the name with two Ts to keep with the Italian tradition from her family.
His middle name Artemovich comes from the Russian tradition to take the father’s name and add ‘vich’ to create a middle name for baby boys.
Speaking about her child’s name, Brie, who is also mum to daughter Birdie, three, said: “We named our son Buddy because he’s named after his late grandfather. Bryan’s dad (who died in 2014) really wanted a grandson, and unfortunately, he’s not alive to see that. But Bryan also really wanted a son to carry on the Danielson name. So we thought, ‘How special to be named after his late grandfather?'”
Buddy’s middle name Dessert is the maiden name of Brie’s grandmother, meaning the little one’s name pays tribute to both sides of the family.