Jill Wagner Explains Her Newborn Daughter’s “Patriotic Name”
The Hallmark Channel actress welcomed her first child last week.
Congratulations are in order for Jill Wagner!
In an exclusive interview with the Southern Living sister brand, the North Carolina native revealed the sweet inspiration behind the baby’s uniquely patriotic name.
“She was conceived on July 4, so we wanted a patriotic name and my husband is in the military, so we chose her first name to be Army,” Wagner, 41, explained to People.
“We thought that was a good name to honor both. Her middle name is Gray (spelled the American way, with an A) because I have always loved that name,” she continued. "It is strong, intelligent, soft and feminine all in one … which is what I want her to be.”
The proud father, a former pro hockey player, also has a 10-year-old daughter named Lija.
“Lija is loving being a big sis and all of the dogs are super curious about little Army Gray,” said Wagner. “I have a feeling Hank the farm dog is going to be super protective of her.”
Congratulations to the happy family!