September 05, 2012 10:26 AM by Shayla Perry
Look out, ladies! There’s another guido on the scene. He goes by the name of Lorenzo, and he’s a cutie! Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, welcomed their little meatball into the world on August 26th, and already, the proud new parents are showing him off on the cover of People, revealing the reason behind the baby’s very Italian name. Hit the flip for the pic!
Twenty-four hours of labor! That’s nothing for Snooki; she’s a tough meatball. And now, the MTV reality star has a little meatball of her own.
“It’s a different kind of love that I never felt before,” Polizzi, 24, tells People of becoming a mother.
The hard part, obviously, was giving birth, but unlike many parents, coming up with a name for their little one wasn’t too much of a problem for Snooki and Jionni.
“We were going back and forth, and I just happened to think of Lorenzo,” says LaValle, 25, who adds that he got the name from a child he knew in his hometown, where he and Snooki are currently living with his parents.
The baby’s middle name, Dominic, has special meaning for the Polizzi family.
“I did it for my dad,” reveals Snooki, explaining that the baby was given the moniker in memory of her uncle, who passed away.
Though she’ll appear in the final season of MTV’s Jersey Shore, which premieres October 4th, Polizzi says “the partying is long gone” now that Lorenzo is here. “I’m a new person.”
For exclusive pics of baby Lorenzo, details on Snooki’s delivery, her life as a mom and the upcoming wedding, pick up this week’s issue of People, on newsstands Friday, September 7th.
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Photo Credit: WENN, People Magazine