Kate Upton & Justin Verlander welcomed a girl named Genevieve Upton Verlander

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I honestly forgot that Kate Upton and Justin Verlander were expecting. That might explain why Kate hasn’t been seen out in public that much the past few months – she was pregnant and nesting, probably. Anyway, Kate and her husband Justin Verlander welcomed a baby girl on November 7th. They named her Genevieve Upton Verlander.

Thoughts on the name? I like it for a lot of reasons. I like that they used Kate’s maiden as the baby’s middle name. I like Genevieve because it doesn’t feel like many little girls have that name, or many grown women either. It seems like a name Kate picked out when she was very young, and she held on to it, always thinking “if I have a girl, I’m going to name her Genevieve.” You guys know that I always like to try to figure out what the nickname is going to be, because for most people it’s inevitable – their friends or family will shorten the name somehow, especially a multi-syllable name like Genevieve. I mean, the easiest nickname is just Genny, but I hope they don’t start calling her that. I hope they go with Vievey or Vivi or something.

Kate and Justin’s first wedding anniversary was just last week too, incidentally. That’s kind of cool that they’ll celebrate their anniversary and Vivi’s birthday in the same week every year.

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  1. Other Renee says:

    I love the name. I have two adult friends with that name. One is in her late 30s and the other in her mid 50s. Vivi is a great nickname.

  2. Mel M says:

    That’s my 96 year old grandmothers name and I’ve always loved it and thought it was just so…..fancy I guess ha.

  3. Jamie says:

    Genevieve is a beautiful name. I wonder if it’s a family name at all.

  4. Sayrah says:

    I’m guessing Evie. Congrats to them!

  5. Léna says:

    I really wonder how English speaking people pronounce that name lol. In French we have mostly older women carrying that name and the prononciation is not so nice IMO.

    But I really like when older names come back like this

  6. Sorella says:

    In Canada many French girls were named that in the 70s . It is a well known name here, thought most are 40 something now. Most rarely shorten it as it is lovely as is…it’s my husband’s favorite female name ever, he finds it sexy lol

  7. Skyblue says:

    I had a great-aunt Genevieve who went by Gen (Jen). She was a pistol!

  8. FHMom says:

    I had no idea she was pregnant. I absolutely love the name.

  9. Anna S says:

    Genevieve was the name of my first Cabbage Patch Kid and I swear, I wanted that to be my daughter’s name for years. #80skid

  10. BeanieBean says:

    How about Guv (her initials)?

  11. Bahare says:

    Congrats! I admire justin as a great pitcher because I have been addicted to baseball for most of my life. I use the word addicted because I get all the games no matter what team and the rest of the time Im watching the mlb channel especially during the season. Anytime anywhere. My husband would say he is codependent with my addiction.Also even though they have only been married a year or so they have been together a while. Also he is older and may want to get started.

    • Hoot says:

      Lol, I admire your devotion to something you love. My husband knows I’m a total sports nut, and he loves it because he knows it could just as easily have been shopping, and then he’d be in real trouble! He gets to watch sports without me complaining, so we both win. I am much like you with ice hockey, basketball, football, and baseball, depending on the season and at what stage I am in my life (long story). Any time, any place, I need to have access to whatever game I’m focused on following. I’m sure growing up with three brothers who played all sports had something to do with it, and then I had sons who also loved/played many sports. (I only played basketball and softball.)

      Watched Verlander during his time with Detroit, my hometown, and he was a favorite. Still follow him in Houston and was glad he finally got a WS ring last season. Congrats to Kate and him. He’ll make a great father; at 35 I imagine he’ll be winding down in his career soon… and I think the name Genevieve is beautiful.

  12. Gen says:

    I’m a grown up Genevieve ! It’s a very common name where I’m from and there was always at least one or two others in my class growing up. In my experience the nickname’s always Gen. If people want to be really creative they’ll go with Genny but that’s rare. The only times people will use something different than Gen is if they already know one well and want to differentiate between you.

    Also Americans mangle the pronounciation of it really badly. Whenever I tell my name (the right way) I get blank stares and I have to spell it out and then they exclaim ‘oh! You mean Jen-vive!’ … No, kind sir, I meant it the way I said it.

    Anyways congrats to them! She’s a cutie!

  13. Blonde555 says:

    The only Genevieve I’ve known goes by Gigi.

  14. SequinedHeart says:

    My friend Genevieve goes by Genna.
    I love the name both ways. I think it’s beautiful and elegant and definitely not common.

  15. Laura Morgan says:

    Genevieve is my puppies name!!