Ginger Zee Wanted to Name Son Adrian After Her Dog – But Husband Ben Aaron Shot it Down

06/17/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

Ginger Zee and Ben Aaron‘s son Adrian Benjamin‘s namesake was almost a pooch!

In an upcoming episode of TLC’s Since I Said Yes – a followup special to the network’s popular series Say Yes to the Dress — then-pregnant Zee details the naming process she and Aaron went through before settling on Adrian, now 6 months.

“I’d like to see him,” the Dancing with the Stars finalist, 35, explains in the clip, noting, “I had a dozen names that I loved, and he said every single one I picked sounded like they grew up on the golf course and never worked a day in their life.”

“Bunch of collar poppers,” jokes Aaron, 34.

Ginger Zee

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Zee reveals that there was one moniker she was quite attached to, however.

“I want to name our son Otis — number one, I would like to name him after my dog that I’ve had for almost 14 years,” she explains as her husband scoffs. “It’s a great name, I’ve always thought that.”

After Aaron, who the Good Morning America meterologist wed in 2014, assures that the pair wouldn’t name their child after a dog, Zee retorts, “Otis is our joy though.”

“Thinking that I would love something more than I love Ben or Otis — and people tell me all the time that it’s gonna happen — but I can’t imagine that it’s real,” she contends.

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Adrian was born on Dec. 19, 2015, in New York City, weighing in at 7 lbs., 8 oz.

The Say Yes to the Dress Since I Said Yes special with Zee and Aaron airs on Friday, June 17, at 9:30 p.m. EST on TLC.

— Lindsay Kimble

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Guest on

I don’t see why not name your first child after her dog! It’s a nice name and not some weird and hard to spell name. Wish them all the best!

Anonymous on

Why did he shoot their dog down? She could still name the dog whether alive or dead!

Peggy on

Bindi Irwin is named after a crocodile her dad Steve Irwin loved.

Becky on

Otis is better than Adrian..

Zolly on

Adrian is a lovely name for her son.

Kay on

The dog I grew up with was named Magnolia Mae, I was six years old when I came up with that name and I haven’t been able to think of a better one since. I tell my husband all the time I’m either naming a kid or a boat after that dog, he can pick!

Joanna on

My tortoise’s name is Otis. I really like that name and I couldn’t imagine him being named anything else.

Guest on

I just finished watching this episode. I didn’t mind the discussion of the baby’s name but was rather uncomfortable and embarrassed when she discussed the details of her anatomy and breast feeding. Really! TMI for a family show!

Nadia on

That is why smart people do not name their dogs human names.

Vanna on

I think Adrian is a good name.

Anonymous on

She’s sofa king annoying and unlikeable.