WATCH: The beautiful reason one mother didn’t know her baby’s name until he was born

She had delegated the job to her mother before she passed away


by Jadie Troy-Pryde |
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Picking a name for your little one is one of the most popular ways to count down the days during pregnancy, but what if you gave that honour to someone else instead?

That is what one mother did when she decided to let her late mother pick her child’s name before she passed away.

Sisters Katrina and Sarah Ingham have become viral sensations after an extremely moving video they uploaded to YouTube touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people.

The women had discovered that their mother had terminal lung cancer just months before Katrina found out that she was pregnant.

Upon realising that their mother wouldn’t get to meet her grandchild, Sarah and Katrina decided to come up with a beautiful way to honour their mother and ensure that she would always have a part in the baby’s life, even if she wouldn’t be there to meet him.


“Wanting our mum to have an important part in the grandchild-she-would-never-meet’s life, my sister decided my mum was to choose the name and was to tell it to me just before we had to say goodbye to her,” Sarah explained in the YouTube video.

“My sister and her partner wanted the name to be a surprise until the day the baby was born, so his name is a secret I have been keeping for the last six months,”

Before she died, Sarah and Katrina’s mother had picked a name for the unborn child, and once the tiny baby boy was born, Katrina and her partner were presented with a baby grow that would reveal his name.

Opening up the garment, the couple read: “My name was handpicked by Nanna Joanna in heaven,” and they turned the item over to see that the little boy had been named Harrison.

The video has been watched almost 700,000 times since it was uploaded three weeks ago, with users commenting on the beautiful idea.

One came forward to say: “You have to stop making me cry … what a lovely moment. What a beautiful way to reveal the name,”

Watch the moving video here:

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