Bindi Irwin Says Dad Steve Irwin Helped Inspire Her Unborn Daughter's Nickname
Ahead of the birth of her first daughter with husband Chandler Powell in just a few short weeks, Bindi Irwin has spoken out about her dad, the late Steve Irwin, and his lasting legacy that she hopes to continue when she becomes a parent.
Speaking to The Bump, 22-year-old Bindi revealed that the pair haven't yet decided on a name for their daughter and are instead waiting for her to be born before choosing the perfect moniker.
"We are waiting to meet her before we decide on a name," Bindi shared. "We want to hold her and make sure the name that we choose fits her perfectly."
"We have been looking through family history on both my side and Chandler's side for family name inspiration," she continued.
"Once she arrives I think we'll know exactly what to name her."
However, she also said that she and Chandler have given the unborn bub a sweet nickname that was inspired by the much-loved Croc Hunter.
"My dad was the first person to create the term 'Wildlife Warrior'," she explained.
"Being a Wildlife Warrior means to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We've been referring to our daughter as our Baby Wildlife Warrior. I know in my heart that she will forge her own path to make our planet a better place."
Bindi also spoke of Steve and how he 'would have been the best grandfather.'
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"I always joke that if he was still here we'd never see our baby because he'd take her on all kinds of adventures!" she said.
"I want to make sure our baby girl gets to know my dad and thankfully we have many documentaries and photos we can share with her. I think she'll love getting to watch footage of Dad working with all kinds of animals and learning about his legacy.
"I want to give our daughter the opportunity to experience as much as possible in the world to set her up for life. The greatest gift my parents ever gave me was their unconditional love and support," she said of her approach to parenting.
"They encouraged me to travel my own path while always being there to lend support if I needed it."
Bindi also said that the animals of Australia Zoo - where she both lives and works - have already sensed is something exciting is happening for the mum-to-be.
"They're all very excited and I definitely think they know something is going on," Bindi said.
"Even our crocodiles are curious about what is different with me. I love that both my animal family and my human family are excited about our baby."
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