Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker's first child together is finally here and the couple have chosen an adorable name for their little prince. On Thursday the couple revealed the newborn's "unique" moniker and the meaning behind it.
In an interview with E! News, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" couple shared with the world that they had decided to name their son Ace Wells Tucker. Burruss, 39, said she and Tucker were looking for something different when choosing their child's name. She went on to say that "hopefully" Ace, who is just one day old, won't have to worry about encountering anyone with the same name. In addition to being original, the name has a very special meaning to both Burruss and her hubby. She told E! that Ace often stands for No. 1 or high quality, adding that the baby boy is all that and more to her and Tucker. There is also a special meaning behind his middle name. Burruss told the publication they chose Wells because it was Tucker's late mother's last name and they wanted to pay tribute to her.
"More than that, Ace represents the number one and that of the highest quality and our baby Ace is definitely that!" Burruss said. "His middle name Wells was Todd's mother's last name. Using her last name as his middle name was our way of honoring her memory."
Ace was born Wednesday morning in what appeared to be a planned birth. The proud new parents shared a selfie before welcoming their baby boy at 8:42 a.m. EST. According to People, Ace weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs., 6 oz. Burruss told the publication the youngster was "so very perfect."
The reality TV couple announced in July that they were expecting a baby together. As International Business Times previously reported, both Burruss and Tucker said they were "thrilled" to be expanding their family which includes a stepdaughter for each parent. Both Burruss and Tucker's older daughters, each one from a previous relationship, were said to be looking forward to becoming big sisters as well. In fact, at the time Burruss said the girls "couldn't be happier."
The exciting news came after a season-long mission to get pregnant. Burruss and Tucker tried for several months the old fashioned way, but found that it just wasn't working for them. After numerous failed attempts they began the process of in vitro fertilization.