Carly Waddell & Evan Bass Revealed Their Daughter's Name & It's Such A Sweet Tribute

by Emily Mae Czachor
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In a highly-anticipated announcement, Bachelor in Paradise stars Carly Waddell and Evan Bass just revealed their daughter's name via Instagram. To celebrate the unveiling, Waddell posted a sweet photo of the parents-to-be smiling beside a baby-pink newborn blanket embroidered with the first name of their imminent bundle of joy, which is — drumroll, please —Isabella Evelyn.

Waddell gave baby Isabella her first big-league introduction to the real world with a markedly enthusiastic Instagram post, captioned:

Evan and I are SO EXCITED to reveal our little angels name on the sweetest new born blanket from @shophighway3 ! Her full name will be Isabella (Bella for short) Evelyn Bass, and we love her so much already! Can't believe in about one month we will be wrapping her up in this soft, cuddly little number!

The post finishes with a nod to the company from whence the baby blanket came, Highway3. On Evan's IG account, he shed some light on the origins of Baby Bella's middle name, writing in the caption:

Well folks, I lost the battle to name our baby girl Evan but I won the war with the name: “Isabella Evelyn Bass.” My sweet Grandma Bass was named Evelyn and she was the best and I hope that our daughter is fierce like her.

When it comes to all news baby-related, Waddell and Bass are certainly no strangers to the well-timed (and exceedingly adorable) social media reveal. The semi-newlyweds, who officially tied the knot on June 17 during a picture-perfect, tropical destination wedding ceremony along the tropical shores of Puerto Vallarta and was filmed for Bachelor in Paradise's third season. The couple have also been rolling out swoon-worthy snapshots of their growing family for months now.

The couple first announced they were expecting on Aug. 6, though Bass later revealed to Us that the two actually found out Waddell was pregnant just a few days after their wedding. And, while Waddell's Instagram account has kept fans updated on mom-to-be's pregnancy (see: baby's first ultrasound photos from an Oct. 2017 post), little Isabella's preliminary foray into cyberspace came last August, when Waddell announced the baby's gender with a similarly charming family photo featuring the whole Bass gang, including Evan's three sons from his previous marriage: Ensley, Liam, and Nathan.

The photo, which sees a toothy-grinned Waddell surrounded by the four Bass boys during an evidently pink-themed gender reveal party accompanied the couple's big news: "This is our professional Gender Reveal photo! IT’S A GIRL!!!! I'm not the only girl anymore! Woo Hoo!!!" Waddell wrote, cinching the announcement.

Bass provided a bit more background context on the family's own personal gender reveal party — complete with a piñata and everything — in a video posted to his Instagram account the following day, on Aug. 20. With the characteristic wit that made him such a lovable Bachelorette contestant in the first place, Bass confirmed the news of his forthcoming first daughter with a bit of a warning for any eligible high schoolers looking for a date to Prom 2034: "We are pleased to announce the release of our baby girl Bass in February 2018," Bass wrote. "My book, "Raising Girls and Where to Buy a Shotgun for her Prom" will be released shortly thereafter followed up by my fashion blog YouTube interactive. ALSO, WE ARE SO EXCITED."

Following the gender reveal of a soon-to-be celebrity baby, Waddell and Bass' "it's a girl" announcement immediately gave way to eager inquirers' most logical follow-up question: what's the baby's name? At the time, Bass's Instagram bio read, "Plz tell Carly we should name the baby Evan," according to Us. In an interview following the baby's gender reveal, Bass jokingly told Us that he was set on christening the baby with his namesake, regardless of its gender. "I'm constantly joking around about naming it Evan if it's a boy or a girl," he said, quickly adding, "Carly is not into that."

Judging by the blush-toned baby blanket with the name "Isabella" parading across its fabric in bold-faced type, it looks like Bass was outvoted on that one. The first non-male Bass baby is expected to arrive in February 2018, according to Bass' Instagram post. Until then, stay tuned for more sugary-sweet parent-to-be posts from the likes of both Waddell and Bass ahead of their daughter's impending real-world debut.