Michelle Birth Announcement

Bert, Ed and Mike Bauer 1970s

Bert, Ed and Mike Bauer 1970s

I haven’t found Michelle’s actual birth yet, but see her birth announcement here at 2 minutes into clip.

Maureen, who didn’t make it to the wedding ceremony, tells Rick that she was at Cedars hospital with Ed and Claire.

“You have a new little baby sister…she’s beautiful…The beautiful young lady has been named Bert Bauer Ramsey we’ll nickname her BB and she’s huge too 10 pounds 1 ounce, 22 inches. She’s rosy and she’s chubby looks like your father. She’s perfect.”

You might notice that it doesn’t actually say Michelle anywhere. I’m not sure when it changed, but I’m glad it did. I suppose BB would have been OK, but she’s such a Michelle I can’t imagine her under any other name. Until I find footage that says different, I think her name changed when Claire’s parental rights were terminated and Maureen adopted her. So that got rid of the Ramsey, the Bauer slid over to last name. It’s widely assumed among fans that the Bert, or Grandma Bert’s full name Bertha, moved to the middle name position and Michelle was merely added to the front. Unfortunately they don’t use her full name any time that I’ve found so far to confirm that.  It’s Michelle by the time she’s a cute blonde toddler.

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

The connection with Grandma Bert was strongly made from the first when they kept Bert Bauer alive off screen as a character after actress Charita Bauer’s death, until she could meet Michelle. So it’s very fitting that Manny named their son after her.

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2 Responses to “Michelle Birth Announcement”

  1. Ramie Says:

    I had no idea Michelle had a different name! I can’t imagine Michelle as any other name especially not BB. Its funny I would have thought they would have mentioned that when they named Robby. I always did like that she named her so after her grandma.

    • glmanny Says:

      Bauer names tend to be slippery Freddy (named after Papa Bauer) became Rick, and Billy Bauer grew up and changed his name to Ed (his middle name) because he was disgusted over his father Bill’s behavior. 🙂

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