In September 2016, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed their first child together, a daughter they named Dusty Rose Levine. A still hate that name so hard. I hate “dusty rose” as a color, and I dislike the vintage-’70s vibe of the name in general. It would be one thing if it was a genuine tribute to Dusty Springfield but SHOCK, Dusty Springfield was just a stage name (her real name was Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien). Well, anyway, Behati got pregnant pretty quickly after Dusty Rose was born, and Adam and Behati welcomed their second child, another girl, at some point this month probably. And we have a name!
She will be loved! Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Gio Grace Levine, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. No other details, including the baby’s birth date, are available at this time.
The Maroon 5 frontman, 38, and Victoria’s Secret Angel, 28, are also parents to 16-month-old daughter Dusty Rose, whom they welcomed in September 2016.
True story: I like short girls’ names like Mia, Gia, Tia, Joy, Ada, Liv, whatever. I actually adore short names because I always wish I had a short name. If they had named their daughter Gia Grace, I would have enjoyed that so much. But GIO? Why? What? How come? And even though People Magazine seems to have gotten the confirmation from Adam’s people, other media outlets like E! News and Today are saying that the baby’s name is actually GEO. My God, that’s even worse. My guess is that it’s Gio not Geo. But either way, I just wish it was Gia.
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I think Gio is cute. You know they can’t do something as NORMAL as Gia, not rockstar and supermodel enough. Anyway I hope it’s not Geo. Makes me think of the Geo Metro car from the 90s.
Geo Metro! Me too! Friend had 1. The late 80s early 90s neon color streaks. Boxy frame. Plastic seats that could actually give you blistering burns if you say in them.
That is the association.
My family calls me Gia for short. In Italian, Gio is short for Giovanni, and is a male name. Then again, tell that to all the female Blakes, Camerons, jameses etc…
My son’s name is Giovanni and we call him Gio. 🤷🏻♀️ I like it.
I love your son’s name. Here though it’s Gio or Geo for a girl, who is a sister to Dusty Rose. Seems like an odd pair of names for sisters. Don’t name your second son Pearlie Mae and you’re good. 😉
Ha! I’m actually pregnant with my second son and we are naming him Leonidas and calling him Leo. And my daighter’s name is Mia. Haha. I do agree that Gio is typically a boy’s name although a few weeks ago someone told me their girl cousin was named Giovanni…they called her Gia though.
Gio is great for a boy. For a girl, 🙄.
I worked with a lady name Giovanna. Called her Gio for short – pronounced Gee-Oh. Don’t see a big deal with the name Gio, given all the Taylors, Blakes, James’s, etc. that are women.
Oops! I wish I’d seen your comment before posting mine. Giovanni is a lovely name. 😊
As I said when Dusty was born, hopefully these little girls will teach him a thing or two about how to treat women. Congrats to them.
I think my grandmother told me this, but she said that men like that (Adam) always end up having little girls. They play women and then end up having daughters. They never want a man to treat their daughter the way they treated women and end up having to look inward at some point.
I think ALL men should have daughters. My husband always treated women well, but when we had a daughter it opened up his eyes even more. He’s putty in her hands.
Same. Men like that always end up having girls and having to reflect at some point of their lives what a huge douche they were
Dusty and Gio?
Maybe they will go by their middle names?
Btw i think Snooki named her daughter Giovanna but they probably go for Gia.
I hate I know that.
Geometry. Geography. Geoprism. Geopolitical. Geothermal. That’s all I’ve got to say.
Geo = George. Ugh.
I’d love it if the girls decided to go by their middle names once they’re older…
“I can’t go any faster…IT’S A GEO!” – Flanders on the Simpsons.
Gio sounds good for a boy nick name, awful for a girl. I LOVE the name Gia.
i had a geo metro because i had no money
that’s my association, a budget lemon of a car
I think of Gio Coppola, Frances Ford’s son who was killed in a boating accident.
Wonder what connections she has in the industry as she’s quite unfortunate looking to be a ‘model’.
Her face is a great canvass for make-up. She looks pretty plain without it, but she can look really great depending on make-up and styling.
She’s also young, tall, & skinny.
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Wow! I should’ve looked at your link before posting. She looks stunning in that picture!! That does not even look like the same person as the one I see in all the pictures standing next to Adam Levine these last few years. Agree with the other poster that she should hire the make up artist from that shoot, full time.
I know it’s mean, but that was my first thought too. Maybe she’s super charismatic on the runway or something.
I actually adore that picture of her. My first thought was “Wow if that’s what Victoria’s Secret Angel’s look like without make up, I don’t have to feel so bad about how I also look like a troll with out make up!!”
I honestly don’t know. She even looks plain as an arrowroot biscuit at VS shows. That said whoever did her makeup for that photo above should be her fulltime artist.
I felt bad thinking about her looks while reading an announcement that she just gave birth but MAN! Every time I see her, I think that she is the plainest “supermodel” I have ever seen. Does she have a great walk or stage presence, maybe ??
ETA: I do love that he posted that picture of her just chilling in comfy clothes eating Valentine’s Day chocolates, instead of all glammed up, days before she went into labor.
And it might also be a Gio that’s pronounced “Joe” rather than “Gee-oh.” I think that would be cute for a little girl.
I still can’t believe Adam Levine is married.
One of my very good friends name is Georgina and she goes by Geo. To be honest, I love it. Dusty Rose on the other hand it is a name to get used to. But I thin there are much much worse names out there espetially in Hollywood.
No one ever gives boys a “girl” name. Why? Are girl names still seen as lesser? I’m still waiting for a boy named Amanda.
That’s exactly why. In fact, it has been documented that once a Boy’s name becomes unisex it will eventually transition to being ONLY a girl’s name because it’s been “tainted” by its female association. That’s what happened to Leslie, Ashley, etc. It will happen soon with Taylor and Jordan too. Once a name makes the leap to unisex it only takes a couple decades to become a soley female name. This flow from male to female name never happens in reverse. Sexism yes.
Interesting. Jocelyn used to be boy’s name. Evelyn. It never goes back, and it is never the other way around.
It becomes less masculine therefore weak for a man to have the name I suppose in someone’s logic.
When I was pregnant I though about naming the baby Andrea if he was a boy. I dislike the name for a girl because it’s too common but I love it for a boy. I don’t know if it was originally intended for a boy or if it was the opposite
Here where I live sometimes (it comes in waves), when a telenovela comes out and a character is much beloved by the public people tend to give that name to children with often funny results. Needless to say sometimes you can have 4-5 children at the same class with the same name. Often these children get teased etc but I guess where this celebrities live all their friends have children with funny names.
I have a name with 9 letters that is long and tiering to some but it’s not stupid and I thank my grandmother for that. She didn’t let my parents give me an on trend name (for the time I was born). I got a fancy foreign but not stupid name.
This thing of calling girls with male names is tiring. I had a problem once when I was expecting a male and a female came in and my papers said HE. I had to fix them and I lost time and energy
I have a unisex name that is usually associated with males and was given it 26 years ago so I don’t think this ‘trend’ as you call it is going to end anytime soon. Also, in order to save your time and energy perhaps don’t make assumptions until you meet the person?
17 months apart eh? I know pregnancies this close or even much closer happen all the time but it still amazes me. I have a 10-month old and I’m still breast feeding and no period in sight. Likely couldn’t conceive even if I wanted to.
Thanks again for the article.Much thanks again. Awesome.