Poppy Montgomery Gives Baby a Bunch of Names: Why Choose Just One?

poppy montgomeryWhen Poppy Montgomery announced she was pregnant in an interview with David Letterman back in July, she revealed she was already six months along. Clever hiding skills? Definitely. But the hiding is over: Montgomery just revealed that she has given birth to a son.


And his name? Completely old-school and a bit of a mouthful. The Unforgettable star and husband Shawn Sanford named their son Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford.

Gus! Not a name you hear very often, is it? The name itself is typically a shortened form of Augustine or Augustus and means "great and venerable" in Latin. This time around it's not a nickname, however. It's the whole thing, which might be a good thing considering the length of the rest of his name.

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And as for Monroe, the baby's middle name, it has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks no doubt to Mariah Carey, who chose the name for her daughter. And while it immediately draws a connection to Marilyn Monroe, let's not forget the fifth president of the United States: James Monroe.

Deveraux, by the way, refers to Montgomery's "real" name -- she was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue.

Baby Gus is joining quite a large family. The couple is already parents to daughter Violet Grace. Montgomery is also mom to son Jackson from a previous relationship, and Sanford is dad to Haley and Braydon from his first marriage.

Congratulations to the family!

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