Nikki admitted that she preferred they come up with their own middle name for their baby.
“I’m gonna defend my culture and history. You just talked about how important it is for the child to experience different cultures and now you’re totally dissing it,” Artem said. “Why would you want to just make up a middle name when the name should be coming from family and previous generations? I think it’s really important.”
He added that, “the problem is if you mix cultures…if [a person’s whole name] stays completely Russian from the beginning to the end, then it flows,” Artem said. “But when you put like, an American name with the last name of a Russian and then a made-up middle name, it just becomes like, an extreme hybrid of names, that I dunno if it’s gonna work.”