Showbiz / 19-12-2019

The meaning behind Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev’s baby girl’s name Maven

The meaning behind Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev’s baby girl’s name Maven

Christmas came early for Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev as the couple welcomed a baby girl called Maven on Sunday.

The Countdown star gave birth to the couple’s first child on the bathroom floor as she couldn’t make it to the hospital in time.

Revealing the news online, Rachel wrote: ‘After keeping us waiting she came so quickly we didn’t have a chance to get to the hospital and was born in our bathroom with our amazing doula and wonderful St Mary’s midwives rushing over to be with us in the nick of time!

‘She’s absolutely perfect and Pasha and I are in newborn bliss. Couldn’t be more in love.’

What does baby Maven’s name mean?

Rachel and Pasha’s baby girl’s full name is Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva, with the 33-year-old explaining its meaning online.

Maven is Yiddish for ‘one who understands’ while Aria is Hebrew for lioness.

Riley is pretty self expanatory while Kovaleva is the feminine derivative of Pasha’s surname.

How long have Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev been together?

Rachel and Pasha have been together since December 2013, after meeting on Strictly Come Dancing that year.

Rachel had been married to fellow Oxford University graduate Jamie Gilbert, however the pair split the month before.

Rachel and Pasha got married in a Las Vegas ceremony this year, just after announcing they were expecting a baby.



19-12-2019 06:30, source: metro, by James Foster
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