Lisa Leslie welcomes daughter Lauren Jolie Lockwood

06/15/2007 at 07:31 PM ET

LA Sparks basketball star Lisa Leslie, 34, may work hard on the court, but her new daughter is already giving her a run for her money just by being born!

Although she was due June 25th and Lisa had her plans in place, Lauren Jolie made her debut over a week early, by middle-of-the-night cesarean section at 4:05 or 4:11 am on Friday, weighing in at 8 lbs, 11 oz, and 20 inches long.

Lisa had previously mentioned that she and husband Michael Lockwood chose the names so that mother and daughter could have matching initials.

Sources: LA Times; People

Thanks to CBB readers Tan, Toni and Alexandra.

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Heidi on

That is a pretty name!

NausicaaofWind on

I don’t really like the name Lauren but I love Jolie as a middle name. I think I’d give it to my kid as a first name. Jolie Lockwood sounds lovely together.

ola on

yes, not too fond of Lauren.. maybe it is because of the Laurens I know. LOL But Jolie is a lovely name. it means beautiful, i think.

lisa09mia on

I am so happy that Lisa finally had her baby!!! It is an adorable name, and I can’t wait to see if she will come back to play this season!!!

Engawyer on

Wow, did she name her after her arch-rival, Lauren Jackson? That would be weird.

Joan Lauren on


Sade Greer on

I think Lauren is to plain maybe a name like Heidi or somehting. But I am happy for you to anyways. I send all my happy wishes to you