‘How I Met Your Mother’: Names of Ted’s Children Revealed Next Week

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For a while, it seemed like How I Met Your Mother was going to wrap up its epic love story last season, finally answering its titular question of just how Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) first came across his future wife. However, as fans know, the series was ultimately renewed for season 9, which has been taking place over the course of a single weekend chronicling the wedding of on-again/off-again lovebirds Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). The weekend may be long, but the answers are coming. First up: the children.

According to TVLineHow I Met Your Mother co-creator Craig Thomas confirmed at the Television Critics Association press tour that the show will finally tell viewers the names of the Mother and Ted’s children. The pair – as played by Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick Ass) and David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) – has, of course, been listening to their father’s stories since the show’s pilot episode. The reveal is set to take place in Monday’s new episode, titled “Unpause.”

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In addition to that bit of news, Thomas said that Rachel Bilson, Lucy Hale and Sarah Chalke are slated to make return guest appearances on the show’s final season. Bilson has previously appeared as the Mother’s former roommate, and Hale played Katie, Robin’s younger sister, in a season 2 episode. Chalke, meanwhile, appeared in 11 episodes throughout the third and fourth seasons. Her character, Stella Zinman, memorably left Ted at the altar.

The announcement of more returning guest stars isn’t exactly earth-shattering, considering that How I Met Your Mother has been making a concerted effort to bring in a slew of recurring characters for one final appearance. While Hale’s character has a legitimate reason for being at Robin’s wedding, there’s no telling exactly how Bilson and Chalke will appear, though they are likely to show up in flashbacks. Bilson in particular will likely play a role in the 200th episode, which will be told largely from the Mother’s perspective.

As for the revelation that Ted’s children will finally be named, it is definitely a sign that the show is about to enter its final stretch and tie up as many loose ends as possible. It may also be an opportunity for the show’s creative team to finally pay off a long-running gag. In previous episodes, Ted’s love of Star Wars has caused him to admit that he plans to name his children – assuming he has a boy and a girl – Luke and Leia. It will be fun to see if that actually comes into play.

Are you looking forward to the remaining episodes of How I Met Your Mother‘s final season? What mystery do you want solved? Sound off in the comments section below.


How I Met Your Mother airs Mondays @8pm on CBS. The one-hour series finale – titled “Last Forever” – airs on March 31.

Source: TVLine

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  1. I was a little skeptical of doing a season that took place over only one weekend. However, I’ve been really entertained. Jumping to things that take place in the past, as well as the future, keep everything flowing nicely.

    I’d completely forgotten that they’ve never said what the kids’ names are.

    • Mate while I do agree that some episodes were ok, if not good in this season, it just felt like most of the episodes were over the top repeat joke kinda bad dramady.. I am an avid fan of HIMYM but it just pains me to accept the fact that the show has run its cause. Its no longer funny. Whats really holding on is the secrets. And thants the only reason i tune up to. And that last episode was REally Really bad. even the guest artist song felt odd. And that slap bet thing has been wayy overused!!! Miss the good old days where barney used to be really funny and marshel and Lilly used to be lovable!!!

      P.s. Sorry for the loong reply! :D

  2. I guess I just always assumed they were Luke and Leia.

  3. Swarley and Roland!

    • Now that’s more like it!

      • To be honest I’ve never thought about what Ted’s kids would be named. I mean technically all of the shots of them are just file footage of them reacting, so I don’t particularly have much vested in what their names are.

        I am looking forward to the “How Your Mother Met Me” episode though.

        As for Sarah Chalke’s return, didn’t whatever Ted was gonna give Robin, her locket or something, wasn’t it revealed that Stella had it and Ted was going to have to fly to LA to retrieve it? I don’t remember which episode that was, but it’s a foggy memory at best.

  4. John and Haley. The two most boring Hollywood names ever.

  5. Sigh. End already.

  6. I thought Teds Kids were named Leia and Luke ? Because you know Ted is a starwars geek

  7. I’m more interested in knowing what Barney Stinson’s job is.

  8. Barney is the devil!

  9. Robin and Barney are the only reason I’m still watching. Every other character I honestly couldn’t give a damn about.

    Seriously, end it now.

  10. Probably Barney and Robin or Marshall and Lilly.

  11. Obviously, their names will be Galactic President and Superstar McAwesomeville.

  12. Part of me thinks if it’s anything but Luke and Leia, that’ll be disappointing. And part of me thinks if it is Luke and Leia… geez, how lame, predictable and uncreative are these creators. It’s like the writers building up Prince Charming’s real name on OUAT, and it turning out to be the name he always had. The reveal was a very poor moment and an unnecessary means of build-up. It feels like that’s what’ll happen here. Oh well. Really, I just want to know what Barney’s freaking job is!

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