Hilarie Burton & Jeffrey Dean Morgan's 'Weird' Baby Name Choice Overshadows Emotional Announcement

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There are a special kind of people who not only kick others when they're down, but throw in their two cents at the worst time. Actress Hilarie Burton revealed her daughter's baby name, after sharing the years-long struggle -- including emotional miscarriages -- that she and her Walking Dead hubby Jeffrey Dean Morgan endured. And, of course, folks can't help but throw stones at the couple's choice of baby name ... because that's the exact response you give after a mom opens up about one of the darkest times of her life.

  • Hilarie's first-look collage at her precious baby girl, George Virginia Morgan, is beyond adorable.

    "As some of you know, @jeffreydeanmorgan is off in Europe getting ready to do some big conventions. And he's self aware enough to know his track record for 'spilling the beans' isn't so great (bless his heart!)," the 35-year-old One Tree Hill alum writes in her Instagram post. "So before he starts tripping up in an attempt to maintain our privacy, he asked that I go ahead and post something about our little girl's birth. But before I do that, there's something I really want to say to all the women out there who are trying ...."

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    Baby George joins Hilarie and Jeffrey's 8-year-old son Augustus ("Gus").

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  • But her message to women struggling to get pregnant -- and her willingness to open up about miscarriage and fertility issues -- is what makes Hilarie's post so powerful.

    "It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby," Hilarie admits. "The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half. I surprised him on Christmas with baby Seahawk booties. We cried. We celebrated. We picked out names. And we lost that baby. More losses followed, and as so many couples know, it was heartbreaking. It still is heartbreaking."

  • "... Every morning of the five years it took us, I'd open my computer at the kitchen table and see the news and I'd grow bitter over the endless parade of celebrities showing off their bumps and babies," she writes.

    "I'd weep out of jealousy for how easy it was for them. Didn't they know something could go wrong? Didn't they know that there were other women out there struggling?" the mom of two writes. 

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    She continues:

    "It pained me to see the corporate sponsored baby showers and magazine covers capitalizing on this human miracle that wasn't happening for us. So when this pregnancy started, we were cautious. I didn't want to celebrate for fear of jinxing it. I didn't want a baby shower. I checked her heartbeat every day, up until the day she was born. And now that she is here, I just stare at her in wonder all day. I see her in her daddy's arms and I don't take any of it for granted. She screams bloody murder and I smile because she is so wildly alive. 

    So now that folks know she's here, I don't want her birth to cause any other woman to weep at her kitchen table. If anything, my wish is that she would restore hope for others. Fertility is a fickle thing. And for the other couples out there who have had dark days, we want to introduce our miracle baby to you and send you our love and support in finding yours. Please meet George Virginia Morgan. She was born February 16th. Her daddy delivered her. We love her very much."


  • Hilarie's words resonated with so many women, including those on a similar journey who need to know they're not alone.

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    Judging by the comments, this mom definitely struck a nerve.

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  • But as you can see, the wonderful people of the world couldn't help but fixate on Hilarie and Jeffrey's baby name (George) and why it should've been Georgina.

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  • Because, obviously, parents waiting so many years to have a child *wouldn't* dare do such a thing (*eye roll*).

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  • It's so awful and disrespectful for ANYONE to ridicule this family after what they endured.

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  • Congratulations on your new addition, Hilarie and Jeffrey.

    Screw the haters.

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