Update: Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter welcome a daughter

12/16/2007 at 03:29 PM ET

Timburton_t_b_gr_01_cbbUpdate: Our source was correct! Helena gave birth to a baby girl in London last evening, her US rep confirms to CBB. Her UK rep told People,

They are absolutely delighted they have a daughter. It’s a lovely Christmas present for thefamily.

The couple will not be releasing details at this time, except that she was 7 lbs, 12 oz. They had not found out the sex of the baby prior to the delivery.

On Thursday, Helena told People,

We were talking about inducing, and Tim got a call from his assistant. I do look like a globe, soit’s kind of funny. I am very round. I just can’t wait. It’s hard to imagine we can make anything other than Billy.

Update 1:30 pm: We have heard that Helena and Tim welcomed a daughter last evening. Although the source seems trustworthy, we caution that we have not used them before and do not know how reliable they may be.

Again, if we receive more information, we will update.

Originally posted December 15th: From what actress Helena Bonham Carter, 41, said on Thursday, it appears that she and fiance, director Tim Burton, 49, may be parents for the second time by now.  The actress stated when asked about her recent Golden Globe nomination,

Tim’s assistant gave us the news. We’re in the hospital because I’m supposed to have a baby tomorrow. It comes at a time when there’s a larger event happening, an event almost as large as my stomach right now.

The new baby joins big brother Billy Ray, 4. The couple announced the pregnancy in August, with Helena opening up about their fertility struggle in October.

Sources: Variety; People

FILED UNDER: Births , News

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nicole on

Congrats to Helena on her Golden Globe nom and her new baby! =) I LOVE both her and Tim and hope that both mother and child are healthy and happy.

Candice on

Sweet! I hope this news is true — a daughter for them would be splendid!

shannon on

I kinda had a feeling that they were expecting a daughter, and I am very happy to hear that everyone is doing well.

Nineveh on

Congrats to them! I had a feeling it would be a girl. Hopefully they’ll release the name soon.

Robin on

How nice for them! They have one of each!
I would love to see how she dresses her little girl! Congratulations!

E on

I can’t wait to see this little girls style! Congrats to Helena and her family!

Mary on

Glad to see that it was true!

Can’t wait to hear more! I love her and Tim. Congrats to them! <3

Jess on

Congratulations to them. I cannot wait to see what her name is. I hope that it is sometime really creative like they are.

Natalie on


can’t wait to see the cute baby 🙂

Annoyomus on

Congrats to them! That said, does anybody remember how long it took them before releasing Billy’s info? I have to admit that I was surprised to see that they haven’t released their new daughter’s info, since they obviously released Billy’s. However, for all I know, it could have been several weeks or even months after Billy was born before they released his info, which is why I am asking. 🙂

patricia night on

It’s great!

Christelle on

Her names is Indiana Rose …

source : http://movie.moldova.org/stiri/eng/81379/

Sarah’s note: I’ve asked her rep to confirm or deny the name.

yaosa on

Congratulations to them! I’m soooo happy for them!

Best wishes to them during this magical time!

Meg on

Congrats! I love them both; they are beyond brilliant. Can’t wait to see the baby/hear her name, and see Sweeney Todd! 🙂

doeadear on

That is certainly a lovely Christmas present. I am sure that Billy will be a doting big brother. Congratulations to Tim and Helena.

plannbb on

I heard the name is Indiana Rose.

Laura on

The website http://www.moldova.org doesn’t appear very reliable… No other website is backing this info up. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter choose Billy Ray after both their fathers. So… I think they will name their daughter something like Ella Jean or Eliza Jean. (Helena’s mom is Elena and Tim’s mother is Jean.) Also, Ella/ Eliza Jean is the same style as Billy Ray.

Nymphadora on

Hey I heard that you can never trust any website. I heard though that Helena Got angry because people call her daughter Indiana Rose… But also I cant trust that to be true either… But also if she did I don’t blame her because I would get mad at that too. Well anyways Congratz on the baby girl. Talk to you all later :)!