Flynn Timothy Stocklin Biography

Flynn Timothy Stocklin, the first-born child of “YouTuber” couple Colleen Ballinger and Erik Stocklin, has quickly become a familiar face on their family channel, ‘Ballinger Family.’ Born three weeks before his due date, Flynn’s birth video was uploaded just two days later, delighting their subscribers. Colleen and Erik shared the story behind their son’s name in another video, reflecting their family histories. The couple’s announcement of both their engagement and pregnancy coincided, and they tied the knot shortly after Flynn’s arrival. Notably, Colleen even made an appearance in one of Ariana Grande’s music videos while pregnant with Flynn.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 5 Years
  • Family: father: Erik Stocklin, mother: Colleen Ballinger, siblings: Maisy Joanne, Wesley Koy
  • Born Country: United States
  • American Male
  • U.S. State: California

Before Birth

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.’

Birth

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. In 2021, she and Erik became parents to twins and named them Wesley Koy and Maisy Joanne. During the pregnancy, Flynn would put his hand on his mother’s tummy and feel the twins kicking. His adorable reaction would often be, “they kick in my stomach too.” He likes catching bugs and has 2 cages, a big one and a small one, where he keeps a bunch of ladybugs and spiders. He also has pet cockroaches. According to Colleen, Flynn is quite understanding and never throws temper tantrums when he is denied something.

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