Holly Madison's daughter debuted, so to speak, on March 5, and on Friday, the public was finally told the baby's name. Madison and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella have dubbed their baby girl Rainbow Aurora.
It's another example of the somewhat eclectic baby naming trend that has become nearly de rigueur in Hollywood. Why the unusual name? First and foremost, the former "Girls Next Door" star wanted a unique name for her daughter, but there is more, as well:
I wanted to give my daughter a unique name. Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique.
Hugh Hefner’s former flame -- or one of them, rather -- gave birth in to Rainbow Aurora in Las Vegas on March 5 at 11:59 a.m., with her baby weighing in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
Pasquale Rotella positively gushed over baby Rainbow to In Touch magazine, saying:
I've never been more in love than I am today as, after months of waiting, I finally was able to hold my daughter for the first time…I'm truly the luckiest man in the world.
Rotella is feeling the bond most fathers have with their daughter; there is almost always a special connection between men and their baby girls.
Rainbow Aurora Rotella's birth made headlines, but so did Madison's idea of placentophagy. She intends to eat her placenta after it is made into pill form.
Placentophagy is the practice of ingesting the placenta; it is purported to have medicinal purposes, such as aiding in a mother's recovery as well as helping to reduce or even prevent postpartum depression.