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How I Met Your Father: Who Is the Father? Theories

Who's the Father on "HIMYF"? The Most Likely Contenders, Ranked

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How I Met Your Father: Who Is the Father? Theories
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Now that "How I Met Your Father" has returned for season two, our curiosity about who the titular father is is higher than ever! The Hilary Duff-led Hulu reboot of the CBS fan-favorite sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" has drawn more than its fair share of comparisons to the original, and while we had to wait for nine long years to find out who Ted (Josh Radnor) eventually married and had children with, it seems that the identity of Sophie's (Duff) son's father might be revealed sooner rather than later.

The writers for "How I Met Your Father" have decided to keep the physical appearance of Sophie's son under wraps, as to avoid giving anything away about the identity of the father among its diverse cast. So fans truly have nothing to go on but the story as it unfolds. Thus, we put on our sleuthing hats and uncovered several strong candidates that could fill these formidable shoes.

Perhaps the biggest clue so far has come in the seventh episode of season two, the Valentine's Day episode, which premiered March 7. Older Sophie (Kim Cattrall) leads into the story for the episode by saying her son's dad loves Valentine's Day. And the episode ends with a short montage of every father candidate saying that they like the holiday — even curmudgeonly Jesse (Chris Lowell). But then, Sophie's son says, "He wasn't even in this story." That seems to completely eliminate Jesse, Charlie (Tom Ainsley), and Sid (Suraj Sharma) as candidates. Sophie adds that the Valentine's Day she spent with his dad was a "different Valentine's Day."

We've rounded up every promising theory about who the potential father might be and ranked them from most to least likely. While Sophie tells her son that she met his father on the night of the premiere episode, they can introduce characters Sophie met that night at the engagement party in later episodes, like they did with Drew (Josh Peck) later in season one. In other words, the possibilities are kind of endless! Assuming the father has been introduced in the show already, these are our top theories.

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