ByDaniel Hopman, writer at Creators.co
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Daniel Hopman

Hey guys! This is my first Moviepilot post, so wish me luck!

**SPOILERS**

I'll never be able to express how much I love this show. I love everything about it. I love it so much, in fact, that I just binged the entire series in December, getting caught up in time for the finale, which I loved (haters gonna hate), and now I have convinced my wife (who hates sitcoms) to watch the show with me again even though I just got done with it in March.

We are currently still on the first season, and I remember a few weeks ago my brother mentioned to me that the mother's name was mentioned in the very first season. Remembering this, I kept an ear out for it. After not hearing it for a few episodes, I began losing hope. And then... boom! The name was said.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother

It was episode 9 in season 1of [How I Met Your Mother](series:200728), titled "Belly Full of Turkey." The episode ends with Robin, Ted and Barney at the strip club enjoying their surprisingly good buffet. Ted is seen talking to a stripper. She says that her name is Tracy, and Ted introduces himself. Then we hear Bob Saget's voice say "And kids, that is the wonderful story of how I met your mother." The kids give a shocked "What!?" because we learn in season 9 that the mother's name is Tracy McConnell. So knowing their mother's name, it was quite a shock to them, and a good joke on Ted's part.

It was such a small scene, and not hearing the name again until 9 seasons later makes it so easy to just forget about. I haven't told my wife that they said the name, because I don't want to give it away, and I hope if you are reading this, you have finished the series, or at least heard the name of the mother so I don't ruin it for you.

I thought this was pretty cool information. If there are any other die hard HIMYM fans out there, I hope you agree. I also hope this information hasn't been posted before. I tried looking for it, but I didn't see anything. If it was on here already, I'm sorry for the repeat, and I'm sorry if I stole someone's post.

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