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    Troian Bellisario Is Fully Aware Of The Irony That She And Shay Mitchell Gave Their Daughters An "A" Name

    "A" lives on forever.

    As a Pretty Little Liars star, the letter "A" has a special meaning to Troian Bellisario. But, it was purely coincidental that she chose a baby name which started with it for her daughter Aurora.

    When Troian was asked about the meaning of the name Aurora, she volunteered that she didn't really consider the initial before picking it.

    Now, as a mom, she's surrounded by the letter "A."

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    "We were playing in our playroom and I just put 'A's everywhere, and then I was like, 'Oh my God, I've done it to myself.' Like I have nobody to blame for this and it's so funny that a motif will crop up in your life totally unconsciously."

    But the meaning behind behind the name Aurora is so beautiful, it's totally worth it.

    We had a different name, and then we were considering boy's names cause we didn't know what sex she was going to be. And we were in Greece, so we were looking at a lot of Greek mythology and we were like, oh, if we have a son, maybe you should name it something having to do with the actual sun. We were looking at the name Helios and then we thought that Helios had a sister, named Eos and we didn't love Eos. But then we learned in Roman mythology that Eos was Aurora, which is the goddess of the dawn. And we thought it would be nice that she would be our dawning of a new day in our life, and then we were like well, that's, you know, laden and cumbersome and really like, a lot, for a name. So we went back to our other names. [But] Aurora kept on cropping up in both Patrick and my lives. It just wouldn't go away.

    Interestingly, though, Troian isn't the only Pretty Little Liar who gave her daughter an "A" name — so did Shay Mitchell, who welcomed baby Atlas earlier this month.

    Naturally, Troian had some thoughts about that, calling the coincidence "so funny."

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    "That is a name that she told me she's had it since she was young, so way before Pretty Little Liars," she told Teen Vogue. "It just happened that we want our children to go with the first of the class and everything, I guess."

    Still, it's pretty A-mazing that they both went with "A" names.

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    As for whether or not Troian plans to share Pretty Little Liars with Aurora when she's older, the actress was super chill about it.

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    "I don't imagine that Aurora would want to see my work on Pretty Little Liars, or Patrick's work on Suits," she said. "I don't think she'll care. She'll be like, 'That's weird, you're mom, you're there on the TV. OK. Weird.'"

    If Aurora does end up watching and finds the whole situation to be weird, just think how much weirder it will get when she sees who "A" really is.

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