The Dempsey twin boys are here!

02/01/2007 at 10:15 PM ET

Update 10:45 pm: Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick were born in Los Angeles this afternoon. The boys’ middle names are after dad – Patrick Galen Dempsey.

Update: A CBB reader who’s apparently in the know says the hospital trip Patrick’s racing team referred to last weekend was, in fact, false labor. Jillian is now apparently on bed rest and ‘playing the waiting game’ – the reader thinks they may arrive this weekend.

Originally posted January 26th: Dr. McDreamy is about to become a father for the second time, if he hasn’t already. According to Backstretch Motorsports, the team Patrick Dempsey races with, Jillian was in labor earlier today and they were "expecting the boys within the next 18-24 hours." We hear they may be naming one of their sons Sullivan.

The twins will join big sister Talula Fyfe, 4 1/2.

Source: Backstretch Motorsports

Thanks to CBB readers Artho, Jen, Michelle, Sara and Torrie.

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Courtney on

This is so awesome! How exciting for them! I’m excited myself, lol. I can’t wait to hear an update! Think Patrick is as good in the delivery room as he is on Grey’s?

Heather on

Can’t wait for the boys to come. Don’t like the name Sullivan. But I am hoping they give them cute Irish names.

ang on

It’s always weird hearing about what’s going on in the world, as it happens, like right this minute. As I sit here in Sydney, Australia on a quiet, windy saturday afternoon, all over the world there r probably ppl giving birth(like jillian), dying, being robbed, shot at, winning lotto, getting married,etc. Having all these life-altering experiences and what am I doing? nothing much LMAO.

Can’t wait to hear how it all goes, thanks CBB and Backstretch!

Candice on

Oooh! Yay! I can’t wait to hear more news about this!

Jen on

I hope everything goes well for them! Twin boys are very, very cool.

Carol S on

Of course they would chose this weekend to come…he was supposed to race in Daytona this weekend. LOL! Best wishes to the family.

Meg on

Best wishes to Patrick, Jillian, and Tallulah. I can’t wait to hear the names of the boys!

Evan on

I just saw him on the pre-show for the SAG Awards but couldn’t hear what he was saying. Would he go to an Awards show the day after his wife gives birth to twins?

stacy on

Yeah!! Finally, we have been hearing about these babies for a while now! Can’t wait to hear the names they chose- I just hope they aren’t too “out there”!

emma on

Have the boys been born yet??

Mechele on

I cannot find any info on these new babies anywhere. Have they been born? Was it false labor? Does anyone know?

Winnie on

The latest I heard about the twins was yesterday – she has been ordered to bed by the doctors; it was false labor pains. They are just playing the waiting game. I bet they are here by the weekend.

Natasha on

Awww bummer my dog’s name is Darby…now I’ll never like it on a baby! lol, and I don’t really like Sullivan either. Oh well, Galen’s cute

Megan on

oh YAY I’ve been waiting since the first mention of this! So happy to see that those McDreamies are finally here…and adorable names–Sullivan and Darby–very robust names…I love it! And can you imagine how gorgeous those boys will be…Patrick seems like an amazing father! Congrats to he and Jill!

Heavenly_hibiscus on

oooh, congrats to them. How exciting!!!
I can’t say I’m very fond of the names.

Winnie on

Not really in the know, I just know people who know the Dempsey’s and they told me all this. I have never met Patrick nor Jillian but I heard last year they wanted to name one boy Sullivan. After that, they became very secretive about everything and wouldn’t tell me much. However, I spoke with someone yesterday who told me it was the waiting game. The wait is no more!

Grace on

Congratulations to their family! Those will be two cute little boys! Love the names, but personally I would be a little skeptical about saddling my kid with ‘Darby Dempsey’!

elaine on

Sullivan?

What do you think of that name?

fynn on

oh no. Darby Dempsy is just nooooot good. poor boy. Sullivan is okisch- but I’m sorry lovely Patrick you just don’t seem to have a sense for the ring of a good name. I bet they’re darlings though and congratulations!

tink1217 on

CONGRATS!!!!

Winnie on

I had heard thru the grapevine they were planning to name one baby Sullivan…

I guess that grapevine info was correct!

Aleah on

Congratulations!!
Darby is quite unusual, I think, and I don’t mind Sullivan. It’s not a favourite of mine, but it’s a completely normal name, I think.

Janine on

aww congrats to them!! I love the names but I’m really stuck on Galen. Its kinda like a ‘OMGLOVE!’ for that name.

popi on

CONGRATS!! He he!
I like the name Sullivan, but I never heard ‘Galen’ before, but it sounds lovely.
But…I don’t like that much ‘Darby’…

popi on

Ang -> LOL. Well said!

Jen on

Oh yay! Twin boys are so cool! =)(I might be biased a bit.) I love the names they picked for the boys esp. Galen.
I hope their family is doing well with the new family members!

Candice on

Heee! Yay! The names are not my style, but still. I bet those boys are sooooo cute!

Heather on

I hate their first names! Sullivan and Darby Dempsey! Oh well. I’m sure their McDreamy good looks will make up for it when they’re older. Congrats to the family!

Kristina on

I wonder if Darby and Sullivan were named for Jane Austen novels? Mr. Darby is from Pride and Prejudice. I think Sullivan was used in one of her novels, just not sure which one or if it was even used. Personally, I love the names, very cute and original.

Allison on

Glad the boys are here and well! I like Sullivan, but Darby reminds me of a pet’s name. Maybe it’s b/c my friend had a hamster named Darby. Oh, well, if they are happy with the names, that’s all that matters.

Corinne on

Congrats to them! I love the name Tallulah (this sp. only), Darby and Sullivan are not my style but the sibset is cute.

Grace on

It’s MR. DARCY in Pride & Prejudice

Megan on

Darby and Sullivan are good old Irish names. Sullivan is an Irish last name that’s getting popular as a first name. And Darby, haven’t you ever seen “Darby O’Gill and the Little People”? LOL. Classic. And Sean Connery is in it, very young and hot. Darby is a nickname for Dermot. One of my cousins is Dermot and goes by Darby.

winnie on

My source also told me how much the babies weighed.

j&w on

Congrats to ‘em, but yeah, truly awful names. I’m from Ireland, and probably know a dozen Dermots to some degree. None of them are called Darby. Darby O’Gill? That’s as awful an Irish stereotype as The Quiet Man :(

Greg Sullivan on

Congratulations! I love both names. My ancestor came to this country in the mid 1600′s,he was Darby O’Sullivan. Will Name my first son Darby,not Sullivan…Think that would be redundant….lol! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!

Greg Sullivan on

Congratulations! I love both names. My ancestor came to this country in the mid 1600′s,he was Darby O’Sullivan. Will Name my first son Darby,not Sullivan…Think that would be redundant….lol! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!

Greg Sullivan on

Congratulations! I love both names. My ancestor came to this country in the mid 1600′s,he was Darby O’Sullivan. Will Name my first son Darby,not Sullivan…Think that would be redundant….lol! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!

Greg Sullivan on

Congratulations! I love both names. My ancestor came to this country in the mid 1600′s,he was Darby O’Sullivan. Will Name my first son Darby,not Sullivan…Think that would be redundant….lol! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!

Greg Sullivan on

Congratulations! I love both names. My ancestor came to this country in the mid 1600′s,he was Darby O’Sullivan. Will Name my first son Darby,not Sullivan…Think that would be redundant….lol! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!

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