Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter make their big announcement
Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter gave fans a big surprise by nominating ‘Baby O’Porter’ for the Ice Bucket Challenge last night.
After Dawn pours a bucket of water over her husband’s head, Chris then nominates ‘Baby O’Porter’ and turns the camera on his wife as she pours a glass of water over her baby bump, clearing up any confusion. There is definitely a baby on the way.
It looks like the couple have decided that their baby will be an O'Porter, rather than an O'Dowd. Dawn added the 'O' to her name as a way of recognising their union instead of losing her own name completely, and Chris is obviously on board with this idea as he has spoken out about how he'd like to be an O'Porter too:
"You know, I thought she was joking when she mentioned it at first. And then I just thought it was so cool. I mean she got a lot of stick for it in the UK. I think the people thought it was a silly celebrity thing or something.
"She's a feminist, so she didn't want to give her name away. But she also thought she wanted to take something of her husband's, you know, and the O is hugely meaningful. O only exists in Ireland. So you're taking on my nationality as part of your name. I found it very touching. I would have loved if we were both called O'Porter."
These two make a great couple, and we have no doubt they’re going to be great parents too. Congratulations!
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