Shawn Wayans on naming his son after his brother and fatherhood
Actor Shawn Wayans, 36, loves being a father to daughters Laila, 8, Illia, 4, and son Marlon, 2. In fact, he calls it beautiful.
Waking up every day and seeing three different versions of yourself is great. Watching them grow and learn and being a part of completing a human being is beautiful. I see so many things that I’ve taught my oldest daughter and she’s learned — and that her mom has taught her — from day one. It’s beautiful to watch.
Even though Shawn loves fatherhood, it does weigh on him at times. Especially since his son has hit the terrible twos.
He is destroying my house by drawing on my couches and breaking all my stuff. He draws stuff for me and shows it to me. There’s a nice picture he made for me, but it’s on my couch!
Speaking of Marlon, he is named after Shawn’s younger brother, Marlon Wayans. The two brothers made a pact when they were little kids to name their kids after one another and they kept it.
It was a deal we made when we were kids. I named my kid Marlon, and he named his son Shawn. What’s strange and funny, though, is my kid looks just like me and his kid looks just like him. It’s awkward, but it was a deal we made when we were six-years-old and I’m glad we made it.
Source: OK! Magazine
Have you named one of your children after a sibling? If so, does it cause confusion?