STEPHEN Nartey
BY Stephen Nartey, 4:40pm June 14, 2024,

Mother opens up about frenzy of raising triplets who believe they have the same name

Gabi/Photo credit: Gabi via TikTok

A TikTok user known as @thattripletmom_, has decided to walk her hectic life with followers. Gabi captured the heart of the internet with her entertaining and endearing videos about raising her triplets, Victor, Valentino, and Viviana.

A video of her toddlers, which has gone viral, shows the mother teaching the toddlers their names and ages and the ensuing charming mix-up. Despite knowing they are all 2 years old, each child amusingly believes their name is Victor. The clip features Gabi asking each of her children their name, and each child responds with “Victor”.

Just over a month after sharing the charming moment, Gabi recounted that her triplets still think their name is Victor.

“It’s funny, Victor’s kind of the ringleader. He’s the oldest and I do everything in birth order. It’s always just been like that so it’s Victor, Valentino, and then Viviana’s the baby,” she explained to People of her three babies, each being born a minute apart.

“But when I’m teaching them their names, I would say, ‘You’re Victor and you’re 2’ and they all listened. So I’d move on and say, ‘You’re Valentino and you’re 2,’ and then, ‘You’re Viviana and you’re 2.’ I think since I was just teaching Victor first, they were all just like, ‘Okay, we’re all Victor. They jumped on board and now they’re all Victor and they’re all 2.”

Despite the mix-up, Gabi noted that her triplets have no trouble responding to their correct names when called. “They know their name and will respond to their actual name, but if I ask their name, they’ll still say Victor,” she claimed.

The birth of triplets came as a big shock for the couple, who had been trying to have a child for years.

“My husband and I tried for two years to have a child, but nothing was working. We started looking into fertility treatments. After six months of trying, we were advised to consider more aggressive options like IVF,” she recalled. “I decided against it because I thought, ‘You know what? This is OK. Maybe my calling in life is to be a really great stepmom,’ because my husband has three children from before we were married. I quit and two months later I got pregnant naturally, with triplets.”

Gabi began sharing videos of her triplets, Victor, Valentino, and Viviana, when they were around three months old.

“My husband and I have been together for five years. When I found out I was having triplets, I initially only shared bits and pieces online. It felt crazy and my mother-in-law was the one who pushed me to start a TikTok. I thought no one would want to see the daily life of triplets, but then some of my videos went viral.”

The chaos Gabi captures with her trio of smiling toddlers is often the result of having “not enough hands” to manage them all.

“If all three of them are crying, I have to decide, ‘Okay, who needs me the most right now? Who can I help to make sure they’re OK while I take care of the other two?’ That’s a lesson in time management because they want all of the things at once. You just have to figure out how to deal with all three of them at once.”

“I made a video about going to the zoo, which was fun. We do a lot of water sports, so I’ve also made videos at the beach. Going out with them is so much fun. It’s challenging, but it’s worth it. We took them to Disney, which was crazy.”

In response to sharing snippets of her life on TikTok, Gabi said that “maybe 97 percent of the comments are positive and people are showing us their love. But then of course there are people who hate me, whether it’s because of the way I dress or because of the way I was raised. It was interesting and tricky to figure out what to share, but not too much.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: June 14, 2024

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