Australian fitness star Ashy Bines has confused her thousands of followers over the pronunciation of her newborn daughter’s unique name.
Australian fitness star and influencer Ashy Bines has confused her thousands of followers about the correct way to pronounce her newborn daughter’s unique name.
The 32-year-old announced the birth of her second child – with husband Steven Evans – late last month.
“TALA,” Bines wrote on Instagram, alongside photos of her daughter in a white romper.
But not all of her fans were initially sure of the pronunciation — they thought “Tala” (with an “ah” sound after the T) would be pronounced “Taylor,” Influencer Updates AU said in a clip on TikTok.
“Congratulations. How do you pronounce her name?” one person responded to Bines’ post.
Bines, who also has an eight-year-old son, Taj, was quick to clear up the misconceptions.
“Pronounced LALA or NALA, but TALA (for those who ask),” she explained.
“Tala meanings ~ Gold, Star, Story, Noble & Wolf Princess, little palm tree and pretty girl (only learned this after we announced and which countries the meanings come from! So so cool”.
TikTok users were quick to point out under the Influencer Updates AU video that they didn’t understand why so many people were confused about the name.
“That’s 100 percent not confusing,” one commented.
“How’s the confusing fun going,” wrote a second.
“Tala. Like Nala. Why people add a silent y,” added a third.
“It’s definitely Tala. It’s very popular in the Philippines,” another explained. “My partner is Filipino and is on our list for a future baby.”
Bines – who announced she was expecting her daughter in November – was candid throughout her pregnancy about being “mother ashamed” for the size of her belly.
“Have you already turned a maternal hatred on me because of the size of my belly? As if there is a ‘correct’ or ‘normal’ size? ‘ she said in Dec.
“Everyone’s bodies are SO different, wear differently, show differently and hold a baby differently. And I think EVERY pregnant belly is beautiful no matter what.
“But for me there’s a little belly and a REAL HUMAN growing inside and it’s something I’ll never get tired of being proud to show.”
Earlier this year, she said her pregnancy had been “a roller coaster of emotions.”
“Some days/weeks I feel great physically, emotionally and mentally,” Bines wrote in a post, “and other days/weeks I really can’t handle it.”