Former Playboy model Holly Madison has defended her decision to call her new baby Rainbow, insisting the unusual name will make her daughter stronger as she grows up.
The blonde beauty gave birth to Rainbow Aurora, her first child with fiance Pasquale Rotella, on Tuesday (05Mar13), but she admits many fans have questioned her little's girl's unorthodox moniker.
Madison has now defended her choice, and revealed she was inspired by a girl she went to school with who wore the name well.
In a post on her blog, she writes, "I have always loved the name Rainbow. There was a girl in my school a few years younger than me named Rainbow and I was so envious of her name because it was so pretty and unusual. She was a perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I'm not worried about my daughter being 'traumatised' by having an unusual name.
"There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don't care about what they think. I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age. I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don't want that for her."