When it came to choosing a name for her first born son Edward Duke, mama and reality television star Giuliana Rancic wanted to name him after his proud papa Bill Rancic. However, her hubby wasn’t as keen on the idea as she was.
“I’ve never been a fan of the ‘junior.’ I want to give him his own identity,” the 41-year-old father reasons in a clip from the November 13th episode of Giuliana & Bill – which was filmed just prior to Duke’s August 2012 arrival. “If he wants to name his son after me, then I’ve earned it.”
Although the couple considered names such as Luke and Zach, they ended up agreeing on a name that paid tribute to their own fathers.
“Our fathers are great men — your dad is Edward and mine’s Eduardo. We could name him Edward,” Giuliana comments in the preview clip as the couple finally settle on what to name their son.
Since his arrival, the couple have taken to calling him Duke – his middle name – which they chose because it means leader.
After they decide on the name, Giuliana reveals that she most looks forward to having a constant reminder of the greatest man in her life - her hubby of five years.
“I want to look at him and see you. I want him to be a ‘mini Bill,’” she says on Tuesday’s Giuliana & Bill. “Honestly, I want him to be just like you.”
“He’ll be better!” replies Bill.
Giuliana & Bill airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. (EST) on STYLE.