Ginnifer Goodwin: Wedding while pregnant and baby name

Ginnifer Goodwin talks about getting married while pregnant and the challenge of naming a baby with the last name "Dallas."

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As many of us know, it's tough to choose a baby name. But it's even tougher when your husband's last name is "Dallas," according to Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin, 35. In her first interview since marrying costar Josh Dallas, 32, Ginnifer talked to Jimmy Kimmel about her getting-married-while-pregnant and baby-name challenges.

“Naming a child with the last name of ‘Dallas’ is a little more complicated,” she said.

When Jimmy suggested that any name goes with the awesome name "Dallas," Ginnifer disagreed. “Not a first name that begins with a ‘D’ because it gets porny,” she laughed, “and nothing geographical ’cause it sounds like an airport.” (*Cough,* North.)

Still, Josh went all Texas on her, proposing a name that's decidedly off her list.

“He was, like, ‘Boy or girl, Austin Dallas,’” she recalled. “I’m like, ‘I’m pretty sure that is an actual place where planes land. We can’t do that.’” Ha!


Ginnifer and Josh got married April 12 in Venice, California—two weeks after they finished filming Once Upon a Time—and the event was a bit of a challenge for the very pregnant star.

“We’re both Southern, so I was literally barefoot and pregnant at our wedding," Ginnifer laughed. She went barefoot because, she says, "I was afraid I’d fall over!"

So, as Southerners, how did the parents take to marriage while pregnant? "We may be southern... but this is also the first grandchild," she said. "So they're not only ecstatic that I'm pregnant, but they're all coming back here in a few weeks to just camp out and wait."

In the meantime, Ginnifer says she has a little acrobat ("like a Cirque du Soleil performance") in her belly, and that luckily she's been spared having her tummy touched by perfect strangers. "I was told people would be coming up on the streets and just manhandling me, but I've been spared," she exclaimed. "I feel a little less loved, but...."


Here's a clip of the interview. Have a watch—Ginnifer's adorable!

Did people touch your belly a lot when you were pregnant? Did it drive you bonkers?

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This article was originally published on Apr 28, 2014

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