Thomas Rhett and his wife welcomed two beautiful daughters into their family. Willa Gray was adopted from Uganda and Ada James was born on August 12. In a recent interview, the proud parents reveal the inspiration behind the name choices.
“Willa came from my mom’s dad, his name is Willard, which translated means innately brave. And so we felt like Willa was a beautiful girl name and also I think we thought it represented kind of her story, like you have to be strong to survive what she went through,” Rhett tells his record label, Big Machine. “And then Gray is short for Lauren’s brother Grayson and we really love Grayson’s personality and we love him so much. We just thought Willa and Gray [fit] really nice together. We’re a huge double name family if you haven’t known.”
“Ada James, James comes from my uncle, my dad’s brother his name is James Elias,” Rhett reveals. “So James is her middle name and Ada, Lauren said that she had a dream and she kept hearing the name Ada in the dream. And that is why we went with Ada. Pretty random but really cool.”