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It's a Girl for Kerry Washington!

It's a Girl for Kerry Washington!
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It's a girl for Scandal actress Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha!  Kerry, her husband, (and all of her costars on Twitter!) were happy to announce the birth of Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha on April 21st.

The name Isabelle is a slightly less-popular sibling to the name Isabella and the Spanish form of Elizabeth, ranking as the 126th most popular name in 2012 (and peaking in 2007 as the 79th most popular name).  Isabelle shares her name with other celebrity babies like Lance Armstrong's daughter Isabelle Rose Armstrong and Marlee Matlin's daughter Isabelle Jane Grandalski.

If you checked out the Baby Name Wizard's recent post on sibling names, you might have picked up on a connection that Kerry Washington has to the name Isabelle.  If you looked at the sibling name cloud for Isabelle, you would see the name Olivia prominently displayed in that cloud.  Perhaps the inspiration for her name came from Kerry's work as Olivia Pope on Scandal, as Isabelle is a common sibling name to Olivia.  In fact, one of Isabelle Armstrong's siblings is Olivia.

Isabelle's less common middle name, Amarachi, is an African name meaning "God's Grace", which compliments the meaning of Isabelle, which means "God is my Oath".

We're so excited that one of the most awaited baby's of early 2014 is here, and with such a great name to go along with the announcement!

What do you think about Kerry Washington's baby name choice?  Were you expecting her to go with a less common name?

--S.L.

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