Poppy Montgomery Welcomes a Daughter, Gives Her Flower-Inspired Name

Poppy Montgomery has a new daughter -- and kept a family tradition alive when it came to naming her.
The 37-year-old actress and her boyfriend, Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford, welcomed their first child together on Monday morning. They named the little girl -- who weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long -- Violet Grace Devereux Sanford.
"We are overjoyed with the arrival of our beautiful angel and filled with gratitude that she is happy, healthy, and thriving," the couple said in a statement to "omg! Insider."
Montgomery -- who rose to fame appearing on "Without a Trace" for seven seasons and now stars on "Unforgettable," which returns to CBS this summer -- also has a 5-year-old son, Jackson, from a previous relationship.
The Australian native continued a family tradition when it came to naming her new addition. Montgomery and her sisters -- Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle, and Marigold Sun -- all have flower names, which her mom found in the "Flower Fairy" books by Cicely Mary Barker. (She also has a brother named Jethro Tull.)
When Montgomery discovered she was pregnant with a girl, she weighed the pros and cons of keeping the family floral-name trend going -- noting her son had a suggestion of his own.
“Everyone keeps asking me if I’m going name her after a flower and carry on the tradition," she told People in March. “But if Jackson has his way, she’ll be named Catwoman and be the perfect partner to his Batman!”
We hope Jackson isn't too disappointed!


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