General Hospital Star Explains Naming Son 'Peanut'
07/17/2008 AT 01:55 PM EDT
"We were calling him that when he was in mommy," Rademacher told PEOPLE about the unusual name, which was first reported by Soap Opera Digest. "It kind of represented joy and happiness to us. It puts a smile on everyone's face."
That explains the Peanut part of the name. As for "Kai," it's Hawaiian for "water," according to Rademacher. Baby Peanut is one quarter Hawaiian on his mother's side. The couple plans to marry in Hawaii next year.
Rademacher, who plays Jax on the popular ABC soap, delivered the baby during a home birth in Malibu on July 11. "We were set on home birth right away," he said. "A hospital was not a place we wanted to be." A midwife was also present at the birth.