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IK Ogbonna Explains Why he and Wife, Sonia Named their Son Ace



Ik Ogbonna 1Model turned actor Ik Ogbonna and his wife Sonia Morales welcomed their first child a few weeks ago and he announced that his son had been named Ace.

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Now, via a post on Instagram, Ik Ogbonna is explaining why he chose that name.

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According to him, he wanted his son to have a name that embodies everything excellent. He also shared synonyms for the name including genius, master, winner, etc.

He wrote:

“I got a few emails asking me why I chose Ace for my sons name, While going through names I saw a name with all these and I said to myself instantly … His name is Ace : A person who excels at a particular sport or other activity. Synonyms: expert, master, genius, virtuoso, maestro, professional, adept, master, doyen, champion, star, winner….. excellent, very good, first-rate, first-class, marvellous, wonderful, magnificent, outstanding, superlative, formidable, virtuoso, masterly, expert, champion, fine, consummate, skillful, adept. All I can try to be is a good guide to him and I am sure that won’t be a problem with God by my side and the best mother in the world for my kids @sonialareinaa . Amen”

While Ace is not the most common name, it has become more common for celebrities to give their children unique names from Kim Kardashian’s North West to Beyoncé’s Blue Ivy Carter and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Apple Martin and more.

Ik Ogbonna and Sonia Morales made things official over the weekend by going to the registry to get hitched.

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  1. skel]y

    July 1, 2015 at 10:21 am

    ok. but did anyone asked him why he named his son ace?

    • MC

      July 1, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Yes! He said he was asked and that is why he answered.
      You did read it, right?

  2. annie Mbz

    July 1, 2015 at 10:24 am

    ok, we yaf hear o! Papa Ace…… idiegwu

  3. Ace

    July 1, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Didnt know they were not even married before now. Buh anyways,that is none of my business.

  4. gloria

    July 1, 2015 at 10:32 am

    congrat darlin,IK my longtym crush,love u still lol

  5. mamahenz

    July 1, 2015 at 10:33 am

    ok na!

  6. me

    July 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Ace ewakwagi onu

  7. Moyo

    July 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Is IK Ogbonna an actor,because i have not heard about him in any serious film lately except these low rated Nollywood films and he seems to be enjoying the attention he is getting from being in a relationship with an European and his new status as a father and a husband. After this what next. My advice to him is that he should brush his acting skills or stick to modelling.

    • Yejide

      July 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Don’t be bitter please

  8. MOM

    July 1, 2015 at 11:02 am

    congrats ik and Sonia. thanks ik for up grading her from baby mama to lovely wife u do well. i wish u hml and stay married. GOD BLESS YOUR HOME. ACE WELCOME.

    • MC

      July 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks? Did he do something for you? A favour?

  9. LotusFlower

    July 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Nice name!
    BN, how is Ace similar to the way Western celebs name their children? IMO, it is actually similar to the names Nigerians give their kids- Patience, Mercy, Goodluck, Goodnews, Favor, Blessing etc. There are many many more that we can name. It’s not necessary to link everything to the west.

  10. ola

    July 1, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I just dont know why Nigerians dont like to identify with what is there’s… it now a shameful thing to give our children names from our own country….same way some stupid Nigerians here is France give there children names like Paris,Brooklyn

  11. chy

    July 1, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    ik keep forming what i dont know.since u hv refused to give ur son a reasonable name,i hearby name him isiguzo.take it or leave it

    • LotusFlower

      July 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      I just don’t understand. Nigerians do not always give their kids “reasonable names”. I have met Gold, Diamond, Scholastica- this one is an old woman almost 70 sef. Nigerians are the originators of these “unreasonable names”. When Goodluck was introduced as Nigeria’s president, it was even the west that was questioning the name, writing articles and making jokes about naming one’s child Goodluck. Where have you been?? Abeg.

  12. ejogene

    July 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Na your pikin, if you like name am ape, acne your cup of tea.

  13. come here

    July 1, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Ace, come hia….lol

  14. EllesarisEllendil

    July 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    They got married. Nice. Ace is a good name, no different than from naming your child “Success”.

  15. k

    July 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Hmmm IK, you didn’t give publicity ot these smitten with the birth of your 3years old daughter,or is it because Ace mother is a european?

  16. FasholasLover

    July 2, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Congratulations to them. It is official. If you can shagg a babe without condom, you know what to expect. I am happy they tied the knot and made it legal. This is also good for the baby too. And l think Ace is a fine name.

  17. chi

    November 10, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Ik why? Name him igbo name. Why did u have to browse ur sons name. U better change are one of the illitrates that don’t value their roots. Papa ace,fool!

  18. Tyra

    March 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    He got name from Kandi from housewife of Atlanta

  19. Tyra

    March 8, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Stop make it like your does eveything i just think you lied to everyone make her look good. It none new. You could give her wedding. You can’t act so stick to modeling that all your carry you too. Son don’t look like you too

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