“For the most part, it’s official because they have stockings with their names on it,” the pro volleyball player told Natalie Morales. “We still go back and forth but we have decided on Asher and Aksel.”
It looks like the proud parents have already gotten a sense of their 6-week-old sons’ personalities, too.
“They’re very different,” Morgan and Bode said. “Asher is much more needy. He loves the attention; he loves being snuggled, whereas Aksel is much more, like, ‘I’m OK if you’re OK. And even if you’re not OK, I’m OK.’ He’s just much more mellow.”
Bode Miller said seeing the newborns together is “one of the craziest things.”
“They hold hands and they interlock arms,” the former Olympic skier said. “They like being right next to each other. Obviously, that’s been most of their lives so far.”
The former Olympic skier, 42, and the professional beach volleyball player, 32, welcomed the twins six weeks ago to their growing family but had yet to settle on names for them until now.
They revealed to Natalie Morales on TODAY Tuesday that they have named the boys Asher and Aksel, which they already have embroidered on their Christmas stockings for their first holiday together at the family’s home in Big Sky, Montana.
“Seeing them together is one of the craziest things where you see they hold hands, and they interlock arms,” Bode said.
Their birth came a year and a half after the couple lost their 1-year-old daughter Emmy in a tragic drowning accident at a neighbor’s pool.
“There’s no getting around it,” Bode said about Emmy’s death. “You deal with it every day. It’s like there’s this undercurrent of loss that’s just never gonna go away.”
The boys join their older brother, Easton, 1, as additions to the family since Emmy’s death. The couple also has an older son, Nash, 4, and Bode has a daughter, Dace, 11, and son, Nate, 6, from previous relationships.