What's in a name you ask? For Tamera Mowry-Housley , it's a whole lot of special meaning.
Just a few days after giving birth to her second child with husband Adam Housley, the proud mom is opening up about her daughter Ariah Talea Housley and how the couple came across such a unique name.
"It's been even more amazing to say her name while looking at her face and feel my heart almost explode with emotions," The Real co-host wrote on her personal website. "Uttering her name will likely mean many things to me over the years, but it's the story of how we chose Ariah and what it stands for that will always remain consistent."
As it turns out, the name came about long before the couple was even married. The two stumbled across a shop named Araya which immediately grabbed Mowry's attention. "It was and is such a beautiful name," she shared. The only catch was the Sister, Sister star wanted to spell her daughter's name phonetically.
As for Ariah's middle name, Talea is a name Mowry has always adored.
"It wasn't until after we had decided on Ariah Talea Housley that Adam and I learned the origin and meaning of both names—they couldn't be more appropriate for a family like ours whose faith is so very strong," she wrote. "Both Hebrew names, Ariah means Lion of God and Talea means one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven. We couldn't have found names with a better meaning if we had tried."
While Ariah may only be a few days old, the talk-show host is savoring every moment with her new arrival.
And as she holds her baby girl in her arms, Mowry believes that "we chose right."
"We are so elated (though exhausted) to have a beauty and healthy baby girl. We are truly appreciative of all of our family, friends and fans for their blessings," she wrote. "Thank you, thank you, thank you. Can't wait to share more about her as she continues to grow and warm our hearts."
Until then, we will just have to gawk have Ariah's adorable baby feet on Instagram. Yep, we already know she's a cutie.