Wilmer Valderrama Reveals The Name of His Newborn Daughter with Amanda Pacheco
Wilmer Valderrama and Amanda Pacheco welcomed their first child, a baby girl, last month and the couple have just revealed the baby’s special name.
In an interview with People, the 41-year-old NCIS actor shared the name they chose for her: Nakano Oceana Valderrama.
“The name was exciting to figure out because, you know, everyone is gonna have an opinion,” Wilmer shared. “When we said the name, it created an unbelievable debate in our family. Some people thought it was off the wall, and others thought that it was just serendipitous and so beautiful.”
He added that Nakano‘s name was inspired by a trip he and Amanda took to Japan, where they said their “I love yous” for the first time.
“Amanda and I traveled the world on our first year of our relationship. We decided to just throw ourselves in the deep end, so we traveled the planet. And one of those big trips that we took was to Japan,” Wilmer shared. “… There was something very spiritual about traveling there and really understanding the culture, to take it in, the spirituality of it all. It really touched us. That trip was just so beautiful and eye-opening.”
“Nakano became something that felt strong, felt unique, felt different,” he continued on. “I thought what a cool, fun little conversation topic for our daughter to have as she grows older. But also, the respect and the heritage, and the tribute to one of those beautiful moments where my fiancée and I said ‘I love you’ for the first time. To commemorate that trip to Japan with our first labor of love.”
Wilmer also revealed the inspiration behind her middle name Oceana, which is a tribute to mom Amanda, as she’s a divemaster.
“She’s incredibly passionate about the ocean and diving and ocean life, so that was another tribute to her mom.”
Amanda also shared a sweet tribute to Nakano on her Instagram, and is pictured wearing her baby’s name on her necklace. See it here!
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