Hermione Norris and husband welcome their own "Hero"

08/31/2007 at 07:34 AM ET

Actress Hermione Norris and her husband, Simon Wheeler, recently welcomed daughter Hero.  She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.  The name Hero comes from the lead character in the play Much Ado About Nothing. Simon said of his new daughter, that the couple is "absolutely thrilled."

The couple also have a son, Wilf, 3.

Hermione, who is currently filming The Kingdom, left production for the birth and is expected to return to work in September.

Source: The Sun

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mrsb on

Gorgeous! My son is also named after one of Shakespeare’s characters – Oberon!

Hannah on

I love the name Hermione (yes I like the Potter books)

michelle on

She is so great in WIRE IN THE BLOOD! That name is so cool. Goes well with the rest of the family. Good luck.

Stacey on

Hero is a beautiful name

Elea on

Very fitting considering Hermione is the lead charachter in Shakespear’s ‘A Winters Tale’.

Evie on

Aww I love the name Hero, and Wilf. Congrats to them

CandiceC on

Agh! I so SO THRILLED that someone finally named their kid Hero! I think I actually squealed when I saw that! It’s one of my all-time favorite names.

Congrats to the well-named family!

Sarita on

I like Hero better for a boy but it’s still a great name. Does Wilf have a meaning? I’ve never heard of the name.

She’s from Cold Feet right? Great series!

PSB on

I loved her in “Cold Feet” and am so happy she had another baby. Congrats!

kate on

i agree with you CandiceC!
i have loved the name hero since high school!
hero is such a sweet & beautiful character in much ado about nothing.

so cute!

Clair on

Wilf is often the short form of Wilfred which means ‘Will Peace’
I think this little guy is just called Wilf though not Wilfred.

morgan on

Haha You dont even want to know what i use the word “wilf” for! But i love the same Hero. Its so cute maybe she can team up with Moxie Crimefighter 🙂

Kim on

I’m not a fan of the combo ‘Hero Wheeler’ I don’t think it rolls off the tongue very easily, Hero is an interesting name, but sounds a bit more masculine though.

karen on

she’s an incredible actress- i LOVE “cold feet”! congrats to her!

Sarah D on

Hi all,

So when Jordan calls her baby Princess she gets slated but Hermione calls her Daughter “Hero” and everyone thinks its lovely? Ok its not my cup of tea but each to thier own.


CandiceC on

That’s because Hero is an actual name, Sarah. With a legitimate onomastic history and deep literary roots.