Tia Mowry-Hardrict Will Choose a ‘Unique’ Moniker for Her Daughter: ‘We Like Unisex Names’

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is gripping silent on a name choices she and father Cory Hardrict are debating for their soon-to-arrive baby girl, though one thing’s for certain — whatever they collect won’t be run-of-the-mill.

“We’re sophistry between a integrate of names right now. We don’t want to exhibit it,” Hardrict told PEOPLE Thursday during a 11th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

Mowry-Hardrict — who shares son Cree Taylor, 6½, with her father — says a couple’s daughter will have a likewise odd moniker.

“Very singular since Cree is really unique,” she tells PEOPLE of either they will collect something traditional. “We like unisex names.”

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“Names that uncover some strength and some energy behind it,” Hardrict shares. “It has a good meaning. So that’s what we’re looking for.”

“Yes, and he’s a one that names,” says a Sister, Sister alum. “He named Cree and he’s going to name her too.”

“I’ll give we a initial: It’s a C. So that’s what it’s going to be,” he adds.

“And the center name will be a T for my name, Tia,” explains Mowry-Hardrict, 39. “So it’s C.T.H.”

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Cree is “very excited” to turn a large brother, though according to his mom, he really has his reservations about this whole sister thing.

“He’s really excited. we can clarity a small bit of jealousy,” Mowry-Hardrict says. “I had her garments laid out on a bed, and he goes, ‘Mommy, because are my sister’s garments laid out in a bed? … Did we do that?’ ”

“I’m like, ‘Yes.’ And he goes, ‘Why? See we later!’ we consider he’s removing a small sceptical of a baby, though we’re perplexing to make him feel as gentle as possible.”