In Name Only

HGTV Stars Erin and Ben Napier Announce Baby's Gender and Name

Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV's Home Town have revealed they're expecting a baby... and they shared the name they've chosen, which is appropriately vintage.

As the stars of HGTV's Home Town, Erin and Ben Napier know that what's old can become new again. The duo helps those moving back to their hometown find and restore old houses, turning them into new, beautiful spaces. That's why it's so fitting that this couple has chosen to revive a vintage name for their first child, a baby girl.

Erin revealed the news in a blog post, in which she shared that she's about seven months pregnant.

"It has been thankfully a healthy and easy pregnancy," the mom-to-be wrote in a post on her website, Laurel Mercantile Co. "The long hours of filming have been hard on my very tired body each day, and in the first trimester there were headaches daily but never morning sickness. I thanked God for it, and still do. She’s a girl and we will name her after my grandmother. My prayer for Helen is that she will be brave and kind. I pray that she will not be bullied the way I was, and that she will be a protector of the ones who are. I pray that she will learn that from her father, the protector who loves the people in his life so well."

The name Helen definitely has an old-world feel to it, and a lovely meaning—bright and shining light. It's so special that Erin chose to honor her own grandmother with this choice. The name is vintage—but then, how appropriate is that considering this couple regularly works to make old homes feel fresh again?