Ali Fedotowsky Shares First Photo of Her Son, and Reveals She ‘Completely’ Changed’ Her Mind About His Name When She Met Him


He’s precious! Ali Fedotowsky’s son made his Instagram debut on Friday, May 25. And not only is the newborn perfect, but so is his name: Riley. The moniker came to Fedotowsky, 33, and husband, Kevin Manno, on May 24, the day the baby was born.

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“We were going back and forth between two names for months. We said we’d pick one after he arrived,” the former Bachelorette told Us Weekly. “As it turns out, he’s not either of those names. We completely changed our mind once we met him. Welcome to the world, Riley Manno!”

Fedotowsky shared a photo of Riley on Instagram, and then one of his 22-month-old sister, Molly, when she was first born. “One of these pictures is Molly and the other is of her brother,” wrote Fedotowsky. “They look SO much alike.”

The Aliuvs blogger, who was in labor for 22 hours, shared more details about her family’s newest addition in a Friday, May 25, post on her site. “He’s has been such a good baby so far,” she gushed. “Super tough, barely cries and so far sleeps a ton!” 

Though Fedotowsky and the radio host, 34, had been kicking around the names Henry and Miles, in the end, they just weren’t feeling either. “I had suggested Riley (and kept it on my top 5 list) a few months back but Kevin wasn’t taking to it like I was. So I had kind of dismissed it,” she explained on her blog. “But after our little guy was born, he just didn’t look like a Henry or Miles to us.”

While Fedotowsky was recovering from giving birth, Manno had a moment to sit with the little boy. “He looked up at me and said, ‘I think he’s a Riley,’” she wrote. “I was so shocked to hear him say that but thrilled because I felt the same way! We struggled settling on a name that felt right for months and so many people told me that you know once you see the baby. That really proved true for us.”

With reporting by Brody Brown.

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