Jennie McAlpine, star of the hugely popular British soap opera Coronation Street has announced that she is expecting her second child. And, just as excitingly, she’s also chosen a very special name for her new baby – one that is inspired by her much-loved character Fiz on Corrie.
The actress and TV star, who plays Fiz Stape on the show, revealed the name she has chosen for her unborn child by posting a sweet snap of herself and her son Albert to Instagram. She captioned the photo with a simple, but effective “Albie & Hilda”.
For those Coronation Street fans out there, you’ll know that Fiz is married to an ex-soldier called Tyrone Dobbs and the couple has three children – Ruby, Hope, and baby Max. The inspiration for Jennie’s unborn baby’s name, however, comes from Fiz and Tyrone’s closest friend – Hilda Ogden (played by Jean Alexander).
Hilda was one of Corrie’s best-loved characters of all time and it seems fitting that Jennie has paid tribute to her in such an adorable way. Since making the announcement, both Jennie and Jean have been inundated with messages of congratulations from their fans on social media. We think it’s a lovely way to keep Hilda alive in Coronation Street history!
Jennie McAlpine is pregnant!
According to reports, Jennie McAlpine is pregnant with her second child! The news was first announced by OK! Magazine, who claimed that the Corrie star is “over the moon” about the pregnancy.
This will be Jennie’s second child with husband Chris Farr; the couple is already parents to 3-year-old son Albert. According to OK!, Jennie has already picked out a name for her new baby, inspired by her character on Coronation Street.
“Jennie and Chris have decided to name their baby girl Hope,” a source told the magazine. “They think it’s a lovely name and it has special meaning for them.”
Hope is also the name of Jennie’s character on Coronation Street, Fiz Brown. Fiz has been through a lot on the show over the years, including being diagnosed with cervical cancer and losing her husband John Stape (played by Graeme Hawley) to suicide.
Jennie herself has spoken about how playing such a strong character has helped her in her own life. “Fiz has helped me through some tough times – she’s made me laugh and cry,” she told The Sun in 2017.
We wish Jennie and Chris all the best as they prepare to welcome their new baby girl into the world!
How was the other mum’s experience?
Much like Jennie McAlpine, the other mum had a wonderful experience with her new baby. She felt incredibly lucky to have such a loving and supportive partner and was grateful for all the help she received from family and friends. The other mum was also very excited to share her news with the world and instantly fell in love with her new bundle of joy.
What are the names Jennie McAlpine considered?
Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fiz Stape on the long-running soap opera Coronation Street, is pregnant with her second child. In an interview with OK! Magazine, she announced that she and her partner Chris Farr are considering a few names for their new baby, all of which are inspired by the show.
The first name on their list is Hayley, which was the name of Jennie’s character before she took over the role of Fiz. Other names they’re considering are Gemma and Sally, both of which are popular characters on Coronation Street. Jennie says she’s open to other suggestions, but for now these are the names at the top of their list.
How should Pregnant Mums consider naming their babies?
When it comes to naming your baby, there are a lot of things to consider. If you’re a pregnant mum, here are a few things to think about when choosing a name for your little one.
First and foremost, you want to make sure the name you choose is one that you and your partner both love. It’s also important to consider the meaning of the name and how it will fit with your last name. You may also want to consider nicknames or initials that can be used as well.
It’s also important to think about the popularity of the name. You don’t want to choose something that is too common, but you also don’t want something that is so unique that it will be difficult for people to pronounce or spell.
Finally, trust your gut instinct. At the end of the day, you want to choose a name that you feel good about and that you know your baby will love.