Oliver Hudson and Erinn Bartlett welcome son Wilder Brooks

08/27/2007 at 09:09 PM ET


Actors Oliver Hudson, 30, and Erinn Bartlett, 34, welcomed their first child, a son, last Thursday, August 23rd.  Wilder Brooks Hudson arrived a few weeks before his September due date, but all is well.  He is the second grandchild for Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and first nephew for his younger sister Kate Hudson, who gave birth to son Ryder in January 2004.

[The birth was a] miracle.  I’m so tired, but I’m on a high, and I want to take in all of it.

Not wanting to miss a thing, the new dad says he even "happily" gets up with Erinn when Wilder is hungry in the middle of the night.

Oliver stars on Rules of Engagement. He and Erinn were married last summer.

Source: E!

Thanks to CBB Reader Brady.

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cj on

kurt and goldies grandkids are ryder and wilder….

FC on

Wilder, huh? Definitely different. Both he and Kate were different when it came to naming their kids. Ryder and Wilder. Ah, why not go the whole nine yards and just do Wylder. But that doesn’t even look right…lmao.

But, congrats to Oliver and Erinn on their son! 🙂

Megan on

YAY congrats to Oliver and Erin! I had almost forgotten about these two cuz we hadn’t seen them in a while and here they are! I actually like the name Wilder…it’s not wayyy out there–it’s unique and I like that…

and YAY for Kurt and Goldie being grandparents for the second time…a second grandson =)) Congrats to the family and welcome to the world Wilder!

Renee on

I must admit I like the name Wilder but I wonder if they will regret that name when he is a wild teenager LOL

gabriella on

A lot of baby boys being born lately, but I knew goldie would have anther grandson. Interesting name lol, but I bet he is a cutie. Oliver and kate hudson are adorable siblings, and I love goldie.

morgan on

I love the name Wilder! It’s so hip! It is a bit off sounding with Ryder though, kind of a mouthfull.

Hannah on

I was so thrilled to see that someone else had named their son Wilder, that’s my brother’s name and have always found it to be a bit out there. He loves his name though, even though he has certainly lived up to the expectations.

Ashley on

Congrats to them! I’m looking forward to pictures.

Wilder seems like a cute name for a baby or a little boy, but the name doesn’t seem to fit as well for an adult male, in my opinion.

KD Griffin on

It’s good to see that Kate has a little bit of happiness with all that’s going on with Luke.

eyehartcbb on

The name “Wilder Brooks” sounds like it should be the name of a water park 🙂

but congrats to them anyway

Michelle on

I like the name Wilder. It’s unique, but not too out there. (I like Ryder too) Congrats to Oliver and Erinn!

Nilani Marie's Mommy on

Is it Wilder as in wild with the er? or Wilder as in Will with the er?

Leigh on

KD – Luke? Do you mean Owen?

Alicia on

How exactly would you pronounce that? Like Will-der Or Wild-er??
I personally love the name Ryder. I think it is so boyish and cute.
Anyways congrats to the new parents and grandparents 🙂

J.M. on

Wilder sounds awfully close to Ryder. I don’t particularly like the name but now a days nothing surprises me when it comes to celebs and the naming of thier children. I was kinda hoping Goldie and Kurt would get a granddaughter (since they already have a grandson and son together) but maybe Kate can take care of that soon or a later with her new man 😉

Heather on

I too think Wilder is too close sounding to Ryder. And I don’t like it as a first name but as a middle name it could be cute. Anyway, congrats to them and their family. I’m sure he’s going to be a gorgeous little boy.

sandi... on

It’s Wilder as in Wild (opposite of Tame!). My stepfather had a cousin by the same name, and it was fitting even as he aged. He was a very independent man who had a huge home on the lake.

Heather on

Has anyone thought that he’s named afetr Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks?

DK on

Then name Brooks is both her father and younger brothers names. No clue where they got Wilder from. They are a cute couple. I wish them all the best!!

DK on

The name Brooks is after both her father and younger brother. They are a cute couple, best of luck to them!!!

Molly on

those celebrities took my baby name, give it back. at least my baby came first. I WIN!

Misty Singleton on

We had our son July 23 and named him Wilder Mcdermott. I thought we were the only ones!! love it!

Misty Singleton on

We had our son July 23 and named him Wilder Mcdermott. I thought we were the only ones!! love it!

Misty Singleton on

We had our son July 23 and named him Wilder Mcdermott. I thought we were the only ones!! love it!

Misty Singleton on

We had our son July 23 and named him Wilder Mcdermott. I thought we were the only ones!! love it!