Eric Paslay and Wife Welcome Their First Child

By Chandler Reeves

December 14, 2018

Eric Paslay is a first-time dad! The “Young Forever” singer and wife Natalie welcomed daughter Piper Lily on December 8.

They tell People their firstborn received her name after three days without one. “It took three days for us to name her! We needed to get to know our baby girl before we could choose,” Eric and Natalie say. “After getting many smiles and much laughter from all her cute little sounds and squeaks, Piper suddenly fell into place and seemed right for her. Her middle name came a little easier. Lily is a derivative of Elizabeth, who was Mary’s cousin and the mother of John the Baptist. It also happens to be Natalie’s favorite flower!”

While they decided to keep their baby’s gender a surprise, Mrs. Paslay’s grandfather made an early—really early—predication. “Natalie’s 92-year-old grandpa walked out one morning, looked at Natalie and asked her where her little girl was,” they recall of the experience before Natalie found out she was pregnant. “We were all really surprised and explained to him that Nat didn’t have a little girl. He smiled, shrugged it off and said he must have dreamed it. Natalie and I about lost it! [We’re] glad his dream came true!”

The Paslays first announced their family was expanding back in July.

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