Jerry O'Connell Dishes on Baby Naming and Dating Dilemmas
The pregnancy cravings keep on coming for actress Rebecca Romijn,who is due with fraternal twin girls this winter. Husband Jerry O’Connell — who revealed earlier in the pregnancy that Rebecca was craving ice-cream — dished to PEOPLE Sunday night at the Nike + Human Race that "lemonade always has to be in our fridge," along with the odd request of soy cream cheese. While lemonade is easy for Jerry to find in the local grocery store, soy cream cheese usually has the actor searching endlessly until he finds it "in the corner of the supermarket some place!" And while Jerry happily takes on keeping Rebecca happy, he does admit that he is a little confused as to why, according to Rebecca, it must be soy cream cheese. At the same event, Jerry explained to OK! that "we are by no means vegetarians. We eat dairy. We eat meat. We eat it all. But for some reason, soy cream cheese is the call!"
Among dealing with craving requests, Rebecca and Jerry have also spent coming up with names for their two girls. While Jerry shares that "we’re probably, most definitely, going to name one of them Dolly," since Rebecca is a huge Dolly Parton fan (and coincidentally, Dolly Parton’s middle name is Rebecca!), Jerry only jokes that it would be fun "to name the other one Lama." As the couple try to decide on names, the 34-year-old actor says that "the advice I’ve heard from other people who have twins is don’t call them ‘the twins’ and don’t name them rhyming names." While Rebecca and Jerry aren’t sure how they feel about names that rhyme, Jerry certainly has some ideas of his own when it comes to naming the girls! In the beginning, he was leaning toward Mary-Kate and Ashley, after the Olsen twins, as he explains, "That’s what I wanted because they’re earners. Those girls make money. If my girls made that kind of money, I’d be really proud of them."
Click below to read about Jerry’s thoughts on the girls’ dating!
As Jerry looks on to the future and envisions the girls in their teenage years, he can’t help but think of the topic many fathers of daughters dread: dating. Upon receiving the news that he would be the father of two little girls, Jerry decided they were "not allowed to date until I die. That was my original thought. They can date boys when I’m dead." Luckily for the babies, Jerry has since relaxed his rules — but not by much! He goes on to explain that, "they are allowed to date boys, but it has to be a boy who is heir to a throne of a nation." Jerry isn’t picky though as he doesn’t care which nation, as long as it’s a nation! Thinking ahead to dealing with the perils dating and his every day stress on the set of Do Not Disturb, he admits that at the end of the day, all that stress disappears when he is able to feel the girls kicking.
What’s funny is that I’ll stress out and then I’ll come home and my wife will be like ‘Feel the babies,’ and then I’ll feel them and I’m like ‘Wow, what am I stressed out for?’ Just have a healthy kid.
The baby girls will be Jerry and Rebecca’s first children, and are due in early 2009. The couple have been married since July 14, 2007. Jerry’s latest show, Do Not Disturb, premieres September 10th on FOX.