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Dani Dyer prepared for backlash over twins' names after fans criticised son's name

Ali Condon

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Dani Dyer prepared for backlash over twins' names after fans criticised son's name

Featured Image Credit: @danidyerxx/Instagram

Dani Dyer has already picked the baby names that she wants for her twin girls, but she's preparing for a lot of hate when they're finally revealed.

The Love Island winner announced last month that she and her boyfriend Jarrod Bowen are expecting twins in an adorable post on Instagram.

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At the time, Dani posted a sweet photo of her son Santiago, who she shares with ex-boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, holding up a sign that read: 'I'm going to be a big brother to twins'.

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Dani already got her fair share of backlash last year when she announced that her first child would be named Santiago.

At the time, she defended the name choice to the ground, telling her followers: "My mum is half-Spanish and she said the name to me a few times. Then I [saw] it on a programme and I fell in love with it.

"Love that it’s really unusual and really doesn’t bother me when people say they don’t like it."

Dani Dyer is expecting twins with boyfriend Jarrod. Credit: Instagram/@danidyerxx
Dani Dyer is expecting twins with boyfriend Jarrod. Credit: Instagram/@danidyerxx
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Now that she's got her twins' names chosen, she's fully prepared for any criticism that might come her way.

Dani, now halfway along in her pregnancy, did a Q&A session with fans this week when one fan asked if she and Jarrod had settled on names.

"I think we have decided both names..." she began.

"Jarrod always wanted one of the names so that was settled for twin one.

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"However twin two I was struggling as I always wanted a certain name but kept thinking it wouldn't work (it's not the most common name) but I'm going to go for it as I think I'd really regret not choosing the name I always loved deep down.

"People really have negative opinions on baby names I had that a lot with Santi so I'm prepared for that again."

Elsewhere in the Q&A, Dani was asked whether she and Jarrod had been trying for a baby, or if their little girls were a 'surprise'.

The former Love Island winner has said she's prepared for backlash. Credit: Instagram/@danidyerxx
The former Love Island winner has said she's prepared for backlash. Credit: Instagram/@danidyerxx
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She replied: "Yes we wanted a baby together... however twins were a massive surprise!"

Dani has been dating footballer Jarrod since 2021.

Before Jarrod, the reality star was in a relationship with Sammy Kimmence, though they called it quits when he was jailed for three and a half years after duping pensioners out of their savings.

At the time of his arrest, Dani was pregnant with their son Santiago.

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After their split, Dani had said she was now raising their son on her own, but that she would always be tied to him 'by blood'.

Topics: Dani Dyer, Celebrity, Parenting

Ali Condon
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