Oh, mama! Kerri Walsh Jennings became a third time mama over the weekend, welcoming her beautiful baby girl, Scout Margery, into the world on Saturday, April 6th.
The mama, who opted for another natural birth (her third!), said that she and her husband feel "so blessed to have this beautiful new addition to our family. We cherish out lil Scout already and can't wait to watch her as she grows in this world alongside her sweet big brothers." Baby girl Scout joins Joey, 3, and Sundance, 2.
While mama and babe are "healthy and resting" in the hospital, mom and dad sent a special thank you to all of their fans and well-wishers, adding that they "appreciate them all so very much." And now that mom's brought another beautiful baby into the world, she's got her eyes on another gold! She said, "It’s always been my dream in life to be a working mom and have this amazing career," and since she's got both down to a science, it's time to focus on the 2016 Olympic games. “My husband and I want to keep playing and go for the gold in Rio," she said. Seriously — this woman can do it all, y'all!
But let's focus on baby's girl's moniker for a minute, shall we? It's not your average name, but personally, I love, love, LOVE it. It's sweet, timeless and a nod to one of the most powerful books ever written, "To Kill a Mockingbird", by my girl, Harper Lee. No word on whether or not Kerri was inspired by the book, but still, I can't help hearing the name without thinking of how courageous and ahead-of-its-time Lee's story truly was. The novel is a story that stays with every generation that reads it — it transcends time and generation... and I think it's the perfect match for a baby girl who's got such strong parents raising her. Kudos, mom and dad! We love it.
In fact, we love it so much, we've got a few more baby names inspired by some of the most poignant novels of our time:
Corrine — "The Color Purple"
Daisy — "The Great Gatsby"
Elinor — "Sense and Sensibility"
Josephine — "Little Women"
Leona — "Love in the Time of Cholera"
Adele — "The Awakening"
Annemarie — "Number the Stars"
Lydia — "Pride and Prejudice"
Mayella — "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Pearl — "The Scarlet Letter"
Atticus — "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Conrad — "Much Ado About Nothing"
Holden — "The Catcher in the Rye"
Darrell — "The Outsiders"
Huck — "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Phineas — "A Separate Peace"
Archer — "The Age of Innocence"
Finch — "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Were you inspired by literature for baby's name?