Thursday, June 21, 2018

Baby Smith's Gender Reveal

Tori Bates Smith and Bobby Smith
Bobby Smith and Tori (Bates) Smith

It's time to find out whether Tori and Bobby will be busting out the pink or blue when their first child arrives in November. They recently announced the news to family and close friends, and now they're ready to share it with viewers in the video below. They have also chosen a name!

Gil and Kelly Bates currently have two grandsons and six granddaughters, so a boy would certainly help balance the numbers out. Let's see what the Smiths have to say. If you are unable to watch the clip from UP, scroll down past the video, and you can read the announcement.



It's a boy! Tori and Bobby have chosen the name Robert Ellis Smith IV. (Bobby's given name is Robert Ellis Smith III.) The couple told Entertainment Tonight that their son's nickname will be Cade.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

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  1. Wonder if they will call him Robert, or give him a nickname?

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    1. They are going to call him Cade

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    2. How did they come up with that nickname from Robert???

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    3. Because Cade means fourth and he'll be the fourth one to have that name on Bobby's side of the family. In Latin/Greek it is spelled Kade/Quade.

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    4. Cade is no where in his name so why would that be his nickname?

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  2. Congratulations,love the name will he be called BJ,Ellis or something different?

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    1. It states above his nickname will be Cade.

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  3. So very, very happy for you both ! I only see wonderful things for your new family ! Love to watch you & your family on TV. Can't wait for the updates, November will be here all to soon, enjoy every moment !! Thanks for sharing your special news with us & thank you to the ladies who pass this news on to us to enjoy !

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  4. Ellie,

    Is this gender reveal the Bates size announcement that was promoted last week?

    Thanks,
    Anon

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    1. I don’t think so UP just revealed there’s a newly engaged couple they’re announcing tomorrow during another one of their shows. (I hate when tv stations do that just to get people to watch) I’m about 98% sure it’s carlin and Evan though because the picture they showed was of a girls hand and I could see the clasp of a Pandora bracelet and I’m pretty sure Josie doesn’t have one of those.

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    2. Yes, I’m wondering too, because a gender reveal isn’t that big an announcement as to be called a Bates-sized announcement. Very disappointing if that’s the case

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    3. No it is not the big announcement. In order to find out what that is you have to watch a different show tonight. I think it’s a wedding show, but not a Bates wedding show. Up tv needs to rethink this practice. I’m not watching it, but will find out whenever it is announced on this blog.

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  5. Are they going to do a nickname like how "Carson" is for Charles?

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  6. So sweet. Congratulations! My first boy is Robert too, but he's 26 years old.

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  7. Congrats on your baby boy

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  8. Wow they already have a name.

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    1. Well they’re naming him after his dad/granddad/greatgranddad so if you’re doing that it’s not really hard to come up with a name lol A lot of people decide on a name around this time anyways so it’s not that big of a deal.

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  9. Congrats on Cade. one question is this the announcement for tonight or is it something different?

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  10. If they're going to call him Cade, then why don't they just name him Cade? I can't see how they came up with that nickname for him?

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    1. When did they say they were calling him cade?

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    2. I agree. I don't understand naming him one thing and calling him something else - doesn't follow. It seems his official name is just for the birth certificate, why??!
      How is Cade even relatable to Robert?

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    3. It's a family name so their children can have it but don't have to be called that.

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    4. Exactly! Cade isn't a derivative of Robert. Makes no sense! I guess it's more important to have a Robert IV. Wait till he goes to school. That'll really confuse him.

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    5. I believe "Cade" means #4.

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    6. I'm thinking the same thing. How do you get "Cade" from "Robert?" Cade is a nice name by itself.

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    7. I thought the same thing.

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    8. Same here....at least Carson started with the same letter as his given name, even if it was a left-field nickname. But Cade? That’s not even in the same ballpark. And the thing about their “nicknames” is that he will actually grow up as Cade, but then when he becomes an adult and gets a drivers licsense and bank account, he will only be know legally as Robert.

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    9. I agree. At least Carson is shares some letters with Charles. There is no C, A, or D in the name. Passing on a family name is great but why not save Cade for the next baby and give this first one a nickname that makes sense? Or call him Ellis?

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    10. Nicknames don’t have to come from legal names. My husband is named after family members, but his nickname (the only name he has ever gone by) has nothing to do with his legal name. The legal name is a way to acknowledge and honor family members, and using a nickname is a way to make sure not everyone answers when you call a name.

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    11. I was wondering the same thing - just name him Cade Robert then. My dad's family did the same thing, though. Some of his uncles and cousins had an entirely different legal name then the one they were always known by. Makes looking up a family tree difficult when you're searching for Bob or Robert, and find out Uncle Bob's real name was actually Edward (and his middle name wasn't even Robert)! But since they already had another Edward in the family, they just called him Bob, lol.

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  11. That was the quickest gender reveal I've seen on here. Blink and you'll have missed it! However, I do like the fact Bobby and Tori are not into elaborate celebrations and just themselves for UP, go simple, saving pennies too.

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  12. I don’t get it either. Like I don’t want to sound mean but it really makes no sense, why not call him Ellis, or even Q for quadruple since he’s the fourth Robert Ellis Smith. I’m happy for them though.

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    1. I think "Cade" may be a variation of "Quade"? I know "Trey" is a nickname sometimes given to someone who is "the third of his name".

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  13. Congratulations on Robert Ellis . Blessings to all.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  14. Is it a regional thing to give a child a nickname that is not derived from any part of their legal name? Not criticizing, just generally curious. I'm familiar with "pet name" nick names that don't come from the person's name (Buddy, Bubba, Sonny, etc.) but calling someone a regular name, like Cade or Carson, when it is not derived from their first or middle name is unfamiliar to me!

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  15. Nicknames should be a shortened version of their name. Or something cute like Bunny. Bobby is nothing close to Cade! They could have called him Bob or Rob. Cade is a good name but not this kid’s name!

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  16. I’m confused as to why people name there kids one name, and the parents give the child a nickname unrelated to the name given! The child then grows up thinking there nickname is the real name! How did they come up with the nickname Cade when his name is Robert Ellis Smith IV?

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  17. Cade? No connection to his given name. Eli would make more sense, but Cade is too random and very odd.

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  18. Wonderful news - all the best through your pregnancy.
    I had three boys and then a girl - just the way I prayed it would be. Little boys OWN their mother's heart - just wait and see
    All the best for this family.

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  19. Dear Bobby & Tori - PLEASE look up the meaning of CADE. It sounds cute, but OH the meaning is less than cute. Means rotund, lumpy OR an abandon baby animal raised by hand.
    I am not being critcal, I just thought you would like to know the definition - look it up

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  20. Congrats! I have a question about nicknames - where I live, nicknames are usually just shortened versions of a name (for instance, Bobby instead of Robert).

    Is it common in the south for a nickname to be so different from a person's "real" name? For instance, I always thought Carson Paine was sort of a stretch for "Charles" but I really don't see how they got Cade from Robert, so I'm wondering if maybe this is a regional difference?

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  21. WOW WOW WOW, A BOY!!!!!!!! Take good care of yourself, and Tori I wish U a safe happy pregnancy. Hey, did I ever tell U how much I loved your wedding dress, LOL, well Take care, WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!👪

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  22. Well, for all those who are saying what a stretch it is to call him Cade when his legal name is Robert, just look at Lawson! His real name is William and they call him Lawson, which is completely different as a name.

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    1. Except his name is William Lawson...so he goes by his middle name 🙄

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  23. Bobby isn't wearing his wedding band in that video

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  24. Why are they nicknaming him Cade?🤨That name is no where in his full name. And I know it’s supposed to be the first born son that’s named after their Dad, but I think it should be the second or third son. I don’t know why but I think that when a guy names his first son after himself it’s kind of self centered.

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    1. But he's not just naming his son after himself, it's also after his dad and his grandpa, which is a way to honor them.

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  25. Congratulations on your baby boy. To the people who are so critical, it's their baby. They can name him or call him what they want.

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  26. Bobby looks like he has emotionally been hit by a truck. Everything so fast.What did he expect with this family? I hope this young woman has lightned up and has stopped being a stick in the mud.

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    1. I really thought Bobby and Tori were going to be the strongest couple, but not anymore. She's very headstrong and I'm afraid she may not allow him to be the leader of their home. I hope I'm wrong for his sake.

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  27. To me it sounds like they're calling him Robert Ellis for the sake of a 'nice' tradition but don't actually want to use the names for whatever reason as they have decided to call him Cade. So sad. Bit like Carson isn't a derivative of Charles. Either go with the family name or not, this having it both ways says a lot about younger generation in this instance.

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  28. I really don’t understand why some couples announce the babies name before birth, what if after you see the baby he or she looks like another name. I really like how the royal family does it, they didn’t announce gender or name until after birth. Not announcing makes the anticipation for the birth really exciting.

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    1. I like the surprise and anticipation too. We never told names ahead of time, but we told the gender ahead with the ones that we knew.

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    2. It's just a personal choice. Some couples know from the time they learn they are expecting that their child will be called a particular name. It's a feeling and they are certain of it. They don't need to see the baby because the child already embodies the name. Many couples also have decided pre-conception that their first son will be a jr., 3rd, etc.
      Even if a couple doesn't make the name public, they may be calling their baby the chosen name to feel closer to it.
      Couples I know who have prenatally named their child are already so excited for the baby to enter the world that sharing the name is secondary to the excitement of holding it in their arms.

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