What has Stacey Solomon called her new baby daughter?

12 October 2021, 19:27

Stacey and Joe welcomed their daughter into the world a week ago
Stacey and Joe welcomed their daughter into the world a week ago. Picture: Instagram/Stacey Solomon
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash welcomed a baby girl last week with the Loose Woman giving birth on her own 32nd birthday, but what have the couple called their baby?

Stacey Solomon, 31, and her fiancé Joe Swash, 39, welcomed their second baby together a week ago.

The Loose Women star and her partner, who already have a son called Rex together, announced the news on October 4 to the delight of their fans.

Now, Stacey and Joe have announced the name of the little one – Rose Opal Esmè Solomon-Swash.

This reveal comes days after the couple ruled out the name Autumn and any names beginning with the letter 'A' – due to the unfortunate initials of 'ASS' – Stacey and Joe now just need to decide on the middle names.

Stacey Solomon has called her daughter Rose Opal
Stacey Solomon has called her daughter Rose Opal. Picture: Instagram/Stacey Solomon

What has Stacey Solomon called her new baby daughter?

Joe and Stacey have named their daughter Rose Opal Esmè Solomon-Swash.

Stacey announced the name on her Instagram a week after giving birth, sharing a beautiful picture of the newborn laying next to a rose.

She captioned the image with: "Rose Opal, Esmè Solomon-Swash. Our beautiful flower - Our precious jewel - who is ever loved. It’s been the most magical week. We love you to the moon and back our little Rose. We feel so so lucky to have you here… Thank you all for your loveliness, your kindness and just being there at 3am for a chat it’s been the best. Love you all."

What is the meaning of Rose Opal?

Stacey touched on the meaning of the chosen baby name in her announcement, explaining that their new daughter is their 'beautiful flower' and 'precious jewel'.

The name rose is a religious symbol of "miraculous love at work in the world" and also has the meaning of "eternal love".

Opal is taken from the name of a precious gemstone, which significantly is the birthstone of October, when Rose was born.

Stacey Solomon told fans she and Joe Swash had decided on a name for their daughter
Stacey Solomon told fans she and Joe Swash had decided on a name for their daughter. Picture: Instagram/Stacey Solomon

This comes after Stacey confirmed early today that they had narrowed the newborn baby girl's name down to one moniker, with Stacey explaining on her Instagram story: "I think we've definitely chosen a name for her. We've been calling her it for a couple of days and we think it's who she is."

At the time, she said that she "can't wait" for her fans to hear it, but that it wouldn't be until they also settled on middles names.

Stacey wrote on the message to fans: "We are going to chose her middle names while we walk in the garden and then I can't wait to share it with you."

Stacey Solomon gave birth to the baby girl on her 32nd birthday
Stacey Solomon gave birth to the baby girl on her 32nd birthday. Picture: Instagram/Stacey Solomon

When did Stacey announce she was pregnant and when did she give birth?

Stacey and Joe first announced the news that they were expecting their second baby back in June 2021.

A month later, the pair revealed they were going to be welcoming a baby girl, the first for both Stacey and Joe.

Stacey gave birth on October 4, which also happened to be her 32nd birthday, at their home Pickle Cottage.

Announcing the arrival of their little girl, Stacey shared a picture of the little one with the caption: "She’s Here. Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday. Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine. Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love. Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you…"

Stacey Solomon is also a mother to Rex, Leighton and Zachary
Stacey Solomon is also a mother to Rex, Leighton and Zachary. Picture: Instagram/Stacey Solomon

Stacey is already mum to Rex, who she shares with Joe, as well as Zachary and Leighton.

Joe is the father to Rex as well as 13-year-old Harry, who he shares with ex-fianceé Emma Sophocleous.