Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Expecting a Son Named Ocean King: ‘We Can’t Wait to Meet This Little Blessing’

08/22/2016 at 12:00 PM ET

Alex and Carlos PenaVega Expecting Son
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There’s going to be a new little guy in the PenaVega household!

On Sunday, Spy Kids alum Alexa PenaVega took to Instagram to share an ultrasound photo of her and husband Carlos PenaVega‘s first child.

“Ocean King PenaVega,” Alexa, 27, wrote next to the sweet profile shot of her son before adding three heart emojis. “We can’t wait to meet this little Blessing. #BabyPenaVega #MyLilMan.”

“God called the dry ground ‘land’ and the water the ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good,” the actress explained in the caption of her son’s moniker. “That is why we went with Ocean. And he is a son of the one true ‘King.’ For us it has a beautiful biblical meaning.”

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“OCEAN KING PENAVEGA,” Carlos, 27, wrote in the caption accompanying the same ultrasound image, which he cross-posted to his own account, adding anchor emojis and the hashtags, “#babypenavega” and “#daddyslittleboy.”

The couple, who were married in 2014 and announced they were expecting in June, have been sharing photos over the past week of their two-week babymoon/double birthday trip (both of them celebrate their birthdays in August).


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And though they are extremely excited about welcoming Ocean into their lives, the PenaVegas — who were the first married couple to ever compete on Dancing with the Stars — weren’t without challenges along the road to conception.

“I thought for sure it’d be like, ‘One, two, three, wham, bam, we’re pregnant!’ ” Carlos said in a June vlog on the couple’s YouTube channel. “But no, that’s not the case. You gotta keep trying, trying, trying … and try some more. Which is not a bad thing.”

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Chloe on

That is awful.

Silly on

100 years from now, when schools are filled with kids named Grapefruit, Fozzy Bear, The Supreme Most High One, and Puppy Dog…’ll be groundbreaking to name your kid Michael or Joseph.

sunny on

He’s not even born yet, why would you do that to him?

Virgogirl13 on

@silly that’s amazing I literally laughed out loud sitting at rite aid! Omg tears.. Because it’s true.

Dawn on

Not my cup of tea, but at least it has, to them, a beautiful meaning.
Congrats, they make a really cute couple.

bb on

I just can’t even. There are many Biblical names in use today like Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Noah, Adam, Seth, etc. I guess you could argue that God made the ocean, but He also made mosquitoes, and I’m not going to name my child that 🙂 And since God is King, why would you name your kid that, so that he’ll think he is the king not God lol. On the playground, they’ll have to yell out, “Come here, Ocean! Get off the swings, Ocean!” Come on! Is there something about celebrities, even minor ones, that make them completely unable to use common sense with baby naming? Do they sign a contract to work in Hollywood, that they are not allowed to let their kid be normal? At least give the kid a good middle name so they have the option as they get older to go by that. This kid’s only other option besides Ocean is King. Sigh.

Brooke on

These two are so in love, I envy them

gymluv on

Great, Ocean King, they can nickname him JAWS.

DaisyMoon on

…and the award for Funniest Comment goes to…Silly.
(applause, applause)

Dumbfounded on

Another stupid baby name in the works. You would think that they would step back and realize that one day these babies will be adults in the working world and have to live with these God awful names. Furthermore, when they become senior citizens, this will look great on the site…….Grandpa Ocean. SMH

Callie on

The meaning behind the name is beautiful but the name itself is AWFUL

Look Behind You on

Um…really? People don’t understand that these babies being born will have to eventually go to school and eventually find jobs. Who would take Ocean King seriously??

KL on

Seriously that will be his name ?? Wth.. He isn’t even here yet, wouldnt you want to see him first then name him or have some choices ???? Good grief …

Tam on

Omg @ Silly that is hilarious. I try really hard not to judge unusual names given to kids…but this one is just awful!! Ocean King?? I can’t even come up with a nickname that would be suitable. My goodness this kid is going to be an adult one day and he’ll have to live with that name for the rest of his life, unless he decides to legally change it.

Vanessa on

Ocean King? Sounds like the name of a seafood restaurant.

Why do celebs feel the need to tell us the name of their child before it’s even born? Isn’t anything a surprise anymore?

Anonymous on

I feel like parents name their children without thinking of that child’s future. Horrific name like so many others out there.

Bee on

It sounds like they’re naming him after Poseidon, not anything Christian-y.

Anonymous on

Horrid name. Poor kid.

Sarah on

They chose the weirdest name to honor the bible. My gosh.

PrinccesssssKate on

couldnt they think of a sensible name like Ocean Wave