Christmas Abbott welcomed a baby boy in October. Find out the meaning behind his unique name. - BabyNames.com Celebrity Baby Blog
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Back in October, Big Brother alum Christmas Abbott welcomed her first child and chose a unique name for her baby boy: Loyal Atticus.

Loyal was born on October 8 and Christmas gave the details in an Instagram post the next day: “Please meet Mr. Loyal Atticus Abbott! October 8, 2018, 8 lbs 15 oz, 22.5” long, 11:28pm arrival, Libra.”

As for the name, Christmas explained the meaning to Entertainment Tonight, noting: “My family has a history of strong and unique names, so I wanted to follow suit.”

She added: “I chose his first name, Loyal, because I believe it will guide him to have strong integrity through his life. It’s a reminder that family comes first, which is why it is his first name.”

The name Loyal is of English origin, meaning “faithful, true.”

As for his middle name, Christmas shared: “I chose his second name, Atticus, from the Greek educator and philosopher to embrace balance and fairness through understanding. Neither is a family name but I hope he will embrace his name as his own and follow the greatness he can bring to this world through love, understanding, and fair action.”

Christmas finished in third place on season 19 of Big Brother.

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