BANG! NEWS – Thirty-six-year-old retired professional wrestler Nikki Bella is expecting her first child with the Dancing with the Stars pro, but the pair are struggling to come up with names for their impending arrival, because they both have different cultural backgrounds that influence their moniker choices.
During a recent episode of the Total Bellas podcast, Nikki explained that Artem’s Russian heritage means he wants to use his first name as the tot’s middle name but she prefers to come up with their own middle moniker.
Artem said, “The problem is if a person’s whole name stays completely Russian from the beginning to the end, it flows. But when you put an American name with the last name of a Russian and then a made-up middle name, it just becomes an extreme hybrid of names. I don’t know if it’s going to work.”
Nikki joked she would go out of her way to pick “Mexican first names” just to annoy her fiancé.
“We’re gonna make it a Mexican first name. And then it’s gonna have a Russian middle name,” she said.