Flynn Timothy Stocklin is the son of "YouTuber" couple Colleen Ballinger, also known as “Miranda Sings,” and Erik Stocklin. He is their first-born child. Colleen delivered her first child 3 weeks before her due date. She uploaded Flynn’s birth video on her family 'YouTube' channel, 'Ballinger Family,' 2 days later. She also uploaded a video through which she shared the story of how she and Erik had named their child. Flynn’s full name reflects the family histories of both Erik and Colleen. Flynn makes regular appearances on 'Ballinger Family,' which has given a boost to the channel's subscription base. Colleen announced her pregnancy and her engagement with Erik at the same time. They got married shortly after Flynn was born. Colleen appeared in one of Ariana Grande's music videos while she was pregnant with Flynn.
Colleen was previously married to "YouTuber" Joshua David Evans. They got engaged in 2014 and got married on July 2, 2015. In September 2016, Colleen announced her divorce. The rumor of her engagement with her colleague Erik Stocklin started surfacing a couple of years later. She confirmed the rumor toward the end of June 2018. She also announced her pregnancy at the same time.
During her pregnancy with Flynn’s child, she was featured as a pregnant cheerleader in Ariana Grande's music video 'Thank U, Next.’
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Flynn was born on December 10, 2018, in California. He was born 3 weeks before his due date. Colleen posted Flynn’s birth video on her 'YouTube' channel on December 13. The video garnered over 10 million "views" within just a week. When her water broke, instead of rushing to the hospital, she took her time to straighten her hair and dress up to welcome the baby.
On December 16, Colleen posted another video, 'BABY NAME REVEAL!' As the title suggests, the video chronicled the story behind the naming of Flynn. Colleen and Erik did not want a common name for their first bundle of joy. Thus, instead of searching for a name in conventional baby-name books, they decided to choose a name that would reflect their family’s history. However, they took a lot of time to pick the name. All the while, they called the newborn “Baby” and “Bunny,” the latter being more frequent.
Flynn’s first name was derived from Erik and his father’s middle name. It was also Erik’s Irish great-great-great-great-grandfather’s surname. His middle name, “Timothy,” honors Colleen’s father. When she was about to deliver her child, Erik took out a pin they had bought in Ireland. The pin had Erik’s family name, “FLYNN,” printed on it. They believed that was a sign that the child’s name should be “Flynn.”
In the video titled ‘2018 was hard,’ Colleen seemed happy to have been engaged, been married, and experienced motherhood, all in the same year.