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Octuplets' Mom Shows Off Babies, Says Money is Just 'Paper'

Nadya Suleman shows the Today Show's Ann Curry her octuplets and reveals their names in her first TV interview
Suleman shows off one of her octuplets on the Today Show
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Although Whittier's Nadya Suleman had her sights set on Oprah, the woman dubbed "Octo-Mom" by the media seems pretty content spilling her secrets to the Today Show. She gave her first interview to NBC's Anny Curry, which was broadcast today, and defended her choice to bear 14 children via in vitro fertilization, including the octuplets born in Bellflower two weeks ago.Suleman showed the babies for the first time today during the interview, revealing that her two tiny daughters and six sons are named after people in the Bible: Maliah, Noah, Jonah, Isaiah, Nariah, Jeremiah, McCai, and Josiah. Although Suleman was released from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, the fragile newborns will likely remain hospitalized for the next several weeks, at a hefty final tab from conception to delivery and home.

For many, though, the bottom line is just that: A matter of money. Curry told Suleman that many speculated she had the babies in order to make money off them. Suleman replied:

That's funny how untrue that is. Money? Money is necessary to raise children. But it''s paper. It is paper. To me, it is superfluous in contrast to the importance of my kids.