Poppy Montgomery Gives Baby Girl a Name Blooming With Tradition

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Poppy MontgomerySweet news for Poppy Montgomery this week. The Unforgettable actress and her boyfriend Shawn Sanford welcomed a baby girl on Monday.

She weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces, according to Us Weekly, and the couple is thrilled. In a statement they said, "We are overjoyed with the arrival of our beautiful angel and filled with gratitude that she is happy, healthy, and thriving!"

So happy for them and big brother Jackson, 5. And just wait until you hear the name they picked.

It's Violet. Violet Grace Devereux Sanford. How beautiful is that? Unique without being too trendy (is it just me, or does it seem like celebrities are moving away from the whole outrageous baby name thing?), and it's a flower just like her beautiful mother's name. Not only that, all of Poppy's sisters have flower names: Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle, and Marigold Sun. What a lovely tradition to pass down.

Poppy is one of my favorite names in the world. In fact, when a friend used it, I was aghast that I hadn't even considered it when naming my daughter. If I had, she likely would have been named Poppy. So I wondered what kind of a name someone with such a uniquely beautiful name would choose for her daughter, and she chose a perfect one.

I hope she has another daughter at some point so she can have a whole bouquet.

What do you think of Poppy Montgomery's choice of baby name?


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jalaz77 jalaz77

So pretty.

LostS... LostSoul88

congrats to her! She's a great actress

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

Violet Sanford. Coyote Ugle.

I do love the name Violet though!

Lori Hendra

beautiful name!

Bess Moore

Love it! God bless!

flowe... flower_momma

Love it. And my 8-year-old is named Poppy Soleil. It is SO her and she is strong enough to hold her name up. Everyone we meet adores her, and her name too :)

Lobelia Lobelia

Makes me think of the movie "Coyote Ugly". The main character's name is Violet Sanford.

tel4him tel4him

I think Violet Grace is a beautiful, classic name! <3

Lola Vandever

I love it, it is absolutely a beautiful name

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