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MAFS: Hidden detail in Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson’s twin sons’ names

Married At First Sight couple Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson welcomed twin sons Levi and Tate earlier this month.

And many fans have since noticed the babies’ names have a special meaning when they are brought together as a portmanteau.

Levi and Tate form the word ‘levitate’, which means to rise or hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers.

Special tribute: Married At First Sight fans have noticed a hidden detail in Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson’s twin sons’ names, Levi and Tate. The couple are pictured in the birthing suite after their babies were born 10 weeks premature on October 16

The twins’ names may well be a reference to how the babies have lifted Bryce and Melissa’s lives to a new level of happiness.

However, some critics have described them as gimmicky.

‘LEVITATE???’ one asked on Facebook, while another wrote: ‘Lovely names, but Levi and Tate… Levitate?’

A third fan commented: ‘Levi-Tate… really?’ 

What's in a name? When brought together as a portmanteau Levi and Tate form the word 'levitate', which means to rise or hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers

Hospital: Bryce and Melissa are pictured visiting their children in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) this week

What’s in a name? When brought together as a portmanteau Levi and Tate form the word ‘levitate’, which means to rise or hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers. Bryce and Melissa are pictured visiting their children in the NICU this week

Blessing: The twins' names may well be a reference to how the babies have lifted Bryce and Melissa's lives to a new level of happiness

Blessing: The twins’ names may well be a reference to how the babies have lifted Bryce and Melissa’s lives to a new level of happiness

Not impressed: However, some critics have described them as gimmicky, with one writing on Facebook: 'Lovely names, but Levi and Tate... Levitate?'

Not impressed: However, some critics have described them as gimmicky, with one writing on Facebook: ‘Lovely names, but Levi and Tate… Levitate?’

The couple, both 32, revealed their newborns’ unique names in an interview with New Idea magazine on Monday.   

Bryce said they wanted to choose names that were ‘modern’ and ‘promoted positivity’ after the boys were born 10 weeks premature.

‘We wanted unique names that had a modern feel to them. We also wanted names that promote positivity for them and our new family,’ he explained. 

‘Levi means “harmony among others” and Tate means “cheerful” so it suits them perfectly.’

Surprise! The couple, both 32, revealed their newborns' unique names in an interview with New Idea magazine on Monday

Surprise! The couple, both 32, revealed their newborns’ unique names in an interview with New Idea magazine on Monday

Meant to be: 'We had other names in mind, but we always came back to those two,' Melissa said. The twins are pictured in the neonatal intensive care unit shortly after being born

Meant to be: ‘We had other names in mind, but we always came back to those two,’ Melissa said. The twins are pictured in the neonatal intensive care unit shortly after being born

Melissa added that Levi and Tate were their favourite names from the very start of the baby-naming process.

‘We had other names in mind, but we always came back to those two,’ she said. 

On Sunday, Bryce took to Instagram Stories to share footage of the engaged couple cradling the newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). 

Panning the camera over to Melissa, Bryce praised his fiancée for doing an ‘incredible job’ of calming down one of the boys.

Significance: 'Levi means "harmony among others" and Tate means "cheerful",' Bryce added

Significance: ‘Levi means “harmony among others” and Tate means “cheerful”,’ Bryce added

Dressed casually and seated inside the NICU, Bryce captioned the clip: ‘I’ve got the calm boy today @lissrawson has the crying twin! 

‘She’s doing an incredible job though of calming him down.’  

The pair, who starred on this year’s season of Married At First Sight, welcomed their sons 10 weeks early on October 16. 

'I've got the calm boy today': On Sunday, Bryce took to Instagram Stories to share footage of the engaged couple cradling the newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

‘I’ve got the calm boy today’: On Sunday, Bryce took to Instagram Stories to share footage of the engaged couple cradling the newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Bryce announced the news last Monday in a statement to New Idea, revealing that Melissa had given birth two days earlier.

‘We had planned to spend the weekend building the nursery and setting things up for the twins, but that all changed early Saturday morning,’ he said.

‘Even though the boys have arrived early, they’re doing really well and are getting the best care possible.’ 

Early arrival: The pair, who starred on this year's season of MAFS, welcomed their sons 10 weeks early on October 16. Bryce announced the news in a statement to New Idea magazine

Early arrival: The pair, who starred on this year’s season of MAFS, welcomed their sons 10 weeks early on October 16. Bryce announced the news in a statement to New Idea magazine

‘The boys are going to spend a few weeks in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). They’re responding well to treatment and are squeezing our fingers which is the best feeling in the world,’ he added. 

Bryce also posted a video on Instagram of Melissa in hospital preparing to give birth two days earlier.

Dressed in scrubs, a beaming Bryce said: ‘Twin boys didn’t want to stay inside and play. They wanted to come out and meet us in the real world.’

‘I’m only 29 weeks, so they’re very, very early. Fingers crossed everything is good,’ Melissa added.

Melissa and Bryce surprised fans in July when they announced they were expecting twins and engaged to be married.


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