Well… either that, or the writers did a switcheroo during the hiatus.
As a new sneak peek reveals, Bailey is just the middle name for Mer and Der's newest child. His actual name is Jared Bailey Shepherd.
In the scene from the September 26 premiere — which you can watch below — Owen (Kevin McKidd) — tries to usher Dr. Bailey out so that he and the rest of the board members can discuss the pressing business of the day.
"I'm not going anywhere," she retorts as she cuddles the newborn. "Me and this baby got Bailey business to discuss, don't we? Yes, Mr. Jared Bailey Shepherd. Yes, we do."
The audio of the video is a bit muffled, but after replaying it ad infinitum, we're pretty sure that Bailey is saying Jared. There's a chance that she's saying "Derek Bailey Shepherd," but, to quote a Wetpaint editor, "That would be tacky."
How much do you want to bet that Bailey is just using the little guy to stay in the room and eavesdrop on the discussion?
Do you like the new name, or would you have preferred Bailey as the first name? Share your opinion below, and catch the two-hour Grey’s AnatomySeason 10 premiere on Thursday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.