Jenni “JWoww” Farley and her husband, Roger Mathews, have named their newborn son Greyson Valor Mathews. The former Jersey Shore star announced the baby’s arrival yesterday on her website. She wrote, “Roger’s and my son is here. He arrived at 6:03 pm weighing 7lbs 2 oz and we could not be more in love. The craziest part about this whole thing is Roger got to deliver our son! Super tired now…but promise I will tell you guys more soon…”
According to babynames.com, the name Greyson is of English origin and means “son of the grey one.” It is popular with parents who prefer trendy, British names and is currently ranked #133 on U.S. births; the most common nickname for people named Greyson is Grey. Valor is derived from a medieval Latin word meaning, worthiness or bravery.
The reality star had previously discussed her struggle to find a boy’s name that she and Roger could agree. She told OK! “I cannot figure out my son’s name; Roger and I cannot agree…It’s been the hardest thing. Before I even had Roger, I had my daughter’s name!
Roger shared more details of their son’s birth on Instagram today in an emotional and sometimes funny post. Captioning a photo of himself in the delivery room he wrote, “Yesterday at 6:03 pm (with the help of my assistant Dr. Rezai and my wonderful staff) I delivered our 7 lb 2 oz son Greyson Valor Mathews into the world. Moments after [Jenni’s] water broke, Dr. Rezai looked at me and said ‘Scrub up stat! You’re gonna deliver your son.’ … Life is only gonna offer you opportunities like this once so you better capitalize on it…” The proud father continued, “What an amazing experience to literally witness the miracle of life from the very onset. He’s our little man, our perfect bundle of joy, the baby brother to an anxious little girl ready to meet her Bubba.”
Farley and Mathews are already parents to a daughter named Meilani Alexandra who was born on July 13, 2014. The couple first revealed that they were expecting a second child at their wedding in October. During their reception, Roger unveiled an oversized photograph of Meilani with the words, “I’m going to be a BIG SISTER!! May 2016.” JWoww shared the photo on Instagram and wrote, “Such an amazing feeling to be able to surprise our friends and family!!”
The couple met while JWoww was filming Jersey Shore and became engaged in 2012. Castmates in attendance at the wedding included Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Pauly D. Not long after the wedding, JWoww announced that they were expecting a baby boy.
Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.