Alexa & Carlos PenaVega Pick An Unexpected, But Meaningful Name For Their Baby-To-Be


In what seems like a perfect union of childhood stars, Alexa Vega is married to Carlos Pena. You may remember her from Spy Kids and him from Big Time Rush. When they tied the knot, they decided to combine their last names into PenaVega — sweet, huh? The pair is now expecting their first child together. Since they first announced the pregnancy news on Instagram, it's not too big of a surprise that Alexa PenaVega revealed her baby's sex and name in a post on the same app. She shared a picture of her sonogram and wrote,

This tells fans several things: The PenaVegas are having a son and his name will be Ocean King. They also explained the reasoning behind the name choice, which I originally thought was just a nod to Frank Ocean. In reality, it's not because they're fans of Ocean's new Blonde album or trips to the beach — they chose it for religious reasons. Since faith is important to the couple, it's great they decided on a name with such a special meaning. Personally, I was rooting for them to go with "Spy," so his nickname could be Spy Kid, but alas, they decided on a much better option.

Plus, if you're an avid follower of Alexa on Instagram, you may have guessed the baby name earlier. That's because she posted a super-cute photo with her husband and baby bump lounging by the pool, where the caption gave a major clue. She wrote,

Very clever, you guys! There's no way that was a coincidence, since it was posted a few days prior to the name reveal.

The baby isn't here quite yet, so it may be awhile before Ocean is officially introduced to the world. In the meantime, I bet his parents are busy building a nautical themed nursery. That kid could have a fish tank by his crib and walls painted to look like he's living under the sea. With a name like that, why not make the most of it? It opens up a whole world of possibility.