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I let my 3-year-old son decide on my baby girl's name, reveals Leigh Arnold

Sharon McGowan

Published 29/09/2015 | 07:23

Leigh Arnold pictured at the reveal of the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette at The Dean Hotel,Dublin
Leigh Arnold pictured at the reveal of the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette at The Dean Hotel,Dublin

Choosing a name for your baby can be a daunting task, but actress Leigh Arnold has admitted she had a little help choosing her newborn daughter's name.

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Leigh (35), who gave birth to Piper Rose less than two weeks ago, said she and her husband - Steve Davies - left the final decision about their new baby's name up to their son, Hunter (3).

Leigh Arnold and Steve Davies
Leigh Arnold and Steve Davies

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"Once we found out we were having a girl, Steve and I started to involve Hunter in the name game - and it was the little man himself who made the final decision," said the Deception star.

Leigh Arnold and son Hunter (3)
Leigh Arnold and son Hunter (3)

"There was no other option."

Along with letting the toddler name his little sister, Leigh (inset) said she ensured Hunter didn't feel excluded from the pregnancy.

Leigh Arnold and son Hunter (3). Picture: VIP Magazine
Leigh Arnold and son Hunter (3). Picture: VIP Magazine

"Once the morning sickness subsided ... we told him that he was expecting a little brother or sister soon," the Clinic star wrote in her blog.

"We decided to take him to scan appointments and - although he didn't necessarily understand what was going on - he was included and not pushed aside."

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