Billie Faiers named daughter after sister

Billie Faiers named her daughter, Nellie Samantha, after her younger sister Sam

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Billie Faiers

Billie Faiers named her daughter after her sister.

The 'TOWIE' star - who gave birth to her first child with her fiancé Greg Shephard earlier this month - announced the baby's name, Nellie, on Sunday night's (20.07.14) show and has since revealed the tot's middle name is to be Samantha in honour of her younger sibling, Sam.

She told OK! Magazine: "Greg and I thought it would be a lovely way to honour her as an auntie.

"I know that growing up, Samantha's always going to be there for her - and also, I really like the name Samantha."

Billie, 24 - who reduced her co-star Gemma Collins to tears when she showed off her bundle of joy on the latest episode of the ITV2 reality show - also revealed it was her mother who came up with the name Nellie.

She explained: "Mum and I were lying in bed and with the baby having a little snuggle, and Mum suddenly said: 'It's Nellie! She looks like a Nellie!' and immediately I was like, 'Yes, that's it!'

"So we started calling her Nelly and it is instantly clicked."

The pretty blonde and Greg, 29, had previously been struggling to agree on names for their newborn daughter.

She said: "We just haven't decided, it's so difficult. We've been Googling names and looking at her saying, 'Does she look like this?'

"All the women in our family have Elizabeth as their middle name so I think that will be hers.

"Greg liked the name Skyla but I was like, 'No way!'"

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