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Stephanie McMahon Levesque and Triple H Welcome Murphy Claire

07/28/2008 at 08:00 PM ET

Triple_hStephanie McMahon Levesque, 31, World Wrestling Entertainment’s Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing, and her husband, WWE Superstar Paul "Triple H" Levesque, 39, welcomed daughter Murphy Claire Levesque today, Monday, July 28th. She weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz. Murphy joins the couple’s first child, daughter Aurora Rose, 2.  July is a big month for the family — Aurora was born July 24th and Paul on July 27th.

The couple, who were married on October 25, 2003, officially announced the pregnancy in February.

Source: PW Insider; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Thanks to CBB readers Faith, Cecelia, Sydney and Alexa.

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C on

Murphy? Congrats to them nonetheless.



Jess on

Congrats! I love the name!

Gena on

Damn 0-2 for Paul again for his birthday. this time it was off by a day. Next time around i hope the baby comes in a different month. Maybe september next time. and maybe the next baby won’t be born on monday to. It’s like they plan this. i hope that doesn’t sound mean.

Plus the news hasn’t been confirmed yet. SO right now take everything up there as a rumor.

Max'sMom on

That is one strong family with 3 Leo’s!

FC on

*feels special about seeing name mentioned as one of the readers…lol*


Honestly, the name Murphy is growing on me. But it still makes me think of Murphy Brown. I used to watch that show faithfully…lmao.

I sent in one other tidbit as well.

I’m going to say congrats right now. Rumored still or not, that site is pretty reliant.

Sydney on

I’m so happy they had another girl! :D

I was wondering if this baby would ever come into this world, it felt like we were waiting an eternity.

At first when I saw this name I wasn’t fond of it, but after saying it outloud over and over again, it’s growing on me. I think she’ll be going by her middle name though.

Molly on

I think of Eddie Murphy. Maybe they are fans?

Mary-Helen on

I’m not sure I buy this until I read it on or it’s announced on WWE programming. PW Insider incorrectly boasted that Randy Orton was expecting a son this year (his daughter Alanna Marie was born July 12) and also claimed that Aurora was going to be a boy named Aiden so they’re not 100% certain. Not to mention Aurora’s birth was announced on Raw and was on minutes afterward. If she was born today, why no mention? If it’s true, congrats to them, but I’m waiting for official word from the Levesques.

liz on

Triple H is my all time fave wrestler congrats to him and stephanie!

Nina on

I loved Triple H back in the day esp when he was with Shawn Michaels and DX. LOL Not crazy about the name Murphy just doesn’t sound feminine..sounds like a old man’s name. I think girls should have pretty girly names. I do like Clair tho.

Anyway….Congrats to them!

Nicole on

Congrats to Steph and Paul they are lucky to have two daughters who will no dobut be just as beautiful as they parents. Aurora Rose will be a good big sister to Murphy Clarie and I think they will be close as they grow up like they mom and uncle was.

Melanie F. on

Awwhhh congratulations !! Both of his daughters have two of my daughters birthdays. =)

tan on

Oh wow they will be having alot of birthdays together or have them back to back,lol.Congrats…my husband and I was just talking about them last night!

becky on

Me and my husband just want to say our congrats to u we are big fans of urs we wish u the best

MissAllisonJenny on

Congrats on the new baby. But Murphy ? I don’t care for it. Murphy Brown, Eddie Murphy, Murphy’s Oil and a whole bunch of Irish Setters with that name come to mind.

poppy on

Poor Murphy. She has to be named Murphy, while her big sis gets to be named Aurora. Wow.

Ema on

aww this is a great news.and i like her name.i don’t think its a boy name.i wait to see her firt photo but i guess that i will wait a lot.i was sure that will be girl i don’t know why but i feel this.if they have third child one day with will be boy.i’m sure Triple H is lil scared because now him family is full with womans haha.he will be like my father because we are only girl too.anyway Conrgrats again

Kelly on

I had just seen this tidbit over at one of the reputable wrestling sites i visit, and was going to send the info to CBB, but i can see someone beat me to it. Congrats to Steph and Paul..i am kinda surprised it wasn’t mentioned on Raw last night like they did with Aurora.. unless because Triple H(Paul) got put on smackdown they wait until Friday to say something.. oddly enough, it is not mentioned on the WWE homepage either as Aurora’s birth was.

at any rate congrats to the McMahon-Levesque Family!

Kiara on

Seems like I know a few of you on here! The name is growing on me. I like Claire better than Murphy. I tend to think of a boy, but everyone is naming there kids diffrent names these days. Maybe Paul will get a boy next time. Steph says she want 4 or 5!

Aelys on

Like FC, the name reminds me of Murphy Brown, but if they like it, that’s all that matters.

Congrats to Paul and Stephanie!

Shawna on

That seems really odd to me to name one girl with such a beautiful feminine name (Aurora) and the other with a name like Murphy. I think Murphy will always be jealous of her sister’s beautiful name. That is why I named my girls Olivia and Eliana.

Heather on

Wow, Going from Aurora to Murphy? Claire would have been sweet. Anyway, congrats to them.

Dawn on

I just read on another board that they had a boy, but last night it said they had a girl. I checked and no news. I don’t believe anything until I read it on there!

Meg on

I showed this to my boyfriend– Finally, something HE cares about reading from all those gossip sites I go on. LOL

Stephany on

Congrats! I love the name Murphy! It’s so wacky but kinda cute, at the same time.

Jeannette on

Surprised as of now – it’s not on http://WWW.WWE.COM but then I think it took a few days for Randy Orton’s baby’s announcement –
(which by the way wasn’t mentioned on RAW) — I think the only reason they mentioned Aurora’s birth was Triple H, Shane and Mr. McMahon had to leave during the show as Stephanie was in labor. Not sure at this point if it’s 100% true that the new arrival is here – but if she is — then many congrats to Paul, Stephanie and Aurora on the new addition into their lives. I’m very happy for them.

Ema on

yes no news on wwe but actually they don’t post a lot of important news like that Shawn Michaels will be back on Monday and Randy Ortan returns also.i open all wrestling sites that i know and i see that they have second daughter everywhere.i can understand if one site is on mistake but all sites WOW.anyway congrats to them again

Erica on

Not a fan of Murphy Claire–but I’m also kind of baffled by Aurora Rose. Try saying that name five times fast, it really is a tongue twister and not the good kind.

Joey Barns on


I am a long-time subscriber to the site, so the stuff you wrote seemed odd. I was pretty sure has never written about planned baby names or such things and usually stays away from the personal side of professional wrestler lives.

Still, a quick google search doesn’t show any of the “incorrect facts” you claimed PWInsider reported in the past attributed to them ANYWHERE, so either you are incorrectly remembering or you read something on a website or message board they have no connection to, that was wrongfully credited to PWInsider. Sadly, that happens a lot with the lower wrestling websites.

On a lighter note, how long before Triple H has the kids Pedigreeing each other?


Caren on

At first when I saw the name Murphy I was like “Yay a boy!” then I saw the middle name of Claire and I was like “Oh wait…”

Murphy Claire is an interesting name. Im well aware that it’s a unisex name…but I dunno if I’d wanna go thru life with a name that means Famous (Claire) Sea Warrior (Murphy) Bishop (Levesque) *lol*

Steph is indeed a fan of the show Murphy Brown tho so that’s no doubt where they chose the name from.

Jen on

I love the name Murphy. I hadn’t even considered it but it’s now on my short list of baby girl names (not pregnant but you know, for the future). I’m very happy for them and I hope we get to see some photos of the family at some point. I’ve been hitting up all day seeing if they’d post something. *shakes fist at*

Angela Suzanne on

Congratulations to both Paul and Stephanie. I was lucky enough to see Paul at an event in Charlotte NC a couple of weeks ago and after the show, he stopped off to say hello to fans, one of which had a little baby. He took time to say hello and give the baby a little sweet attention, it was the cutest thing I have ever seen. We see him as a big tough guy and to see a side of him as a “Daddy” was just priceless. Again congrats to them both, as well as to little Aurora, who will now get a chance to “show the ropes” to her little sister, Murphy. I just cant wait to see her first photo in comparison to Aurora’s just two years ago.

Kinsey on

When Aurora was born didn’t it make Paul and Stephanie mad and they wanted it taken down because it broke character? I don’t think they wanted it announced as its private. I do find it strange that Shane was on Raw and Vince was at a hotel and when a fan congratulated him he didn’t respond.

alisha on

I’m not to crazy about the name myself. But congrats to them!!!!! I bet you the baby will be called FIFI for short. LMAO Well weither way congrats and hopefully next time a boy in September during Smackdown or ECW

ava on

Congrats to Stephanie and Paul. I honestly thought it would be a boy. Two girls are still a blessing.I’m sure Murphy is just as beautiful as Aurora.They are a beautiful family!!!!

Alex on

I think it’s an excellent name. Although, I could be biased, since it’s very similar to my own (Alex Clair Murphy).

Mary-Helen on had Aurora’s birth announcement minutes after it was announced, so why not this time? confirmed Stephanie’s pregnancy, so why not announce the birth. Randy Orton’s child is different than the VP of the creative team and one half of the most high profile couple in wrestling.

I strongly recommend CBB list this as rumoured until posts an official birth announcement on behalf of the Levesques.

brannon on

Love the name so much better than Aurora!!! Murphy is very sweet!

buffy on

congratulations both daughters have great names and great parents

april on

they have not announced it because his character triple h
they both have tried real hard to put distance bewtween the characters and real life.

reader on

Wow 24, 27, 28 July….a big birthday week in their family! Congrats!

The next kid they have has to been born near Mom Steph’s bday to be fair.

@Gena: what is wrong with being born on Monday?
Posted by: Gena at Jul 28, 2008 10:30:53 PM
Damn 0-2 for Paul again for his birthday. this time it was off by a day. Next time around i hope the baby comes in a different month. Maybe september next time. and maybe the next baby won’t be born on monday to. It’s like they plan this. i hope that doesn’t sound mean.

Plus the news hasn’t been confirmed yet. SO right now take everything up there as a rumor.

Kara on

Personally i don’t really like the name Murphy. I i think they might use the name Claire more but who knows.

Tatyana on

Congratulations to them! i’m soo happy for them. i don’t really like the name murphy though. steph knows better!




stephanie zrnchik on

I am a huge Stephanie mcmahon and triple h fan and i like the name Murphy and so what if their two kids have the same birthday month.I am so happy for the couple i hope they have more kids.

angela on

congrats to paul and steph on their new baby, i believe it now that mike adamle gave congrats to steph on raw this past monday

stephhh on

congrats to paul and steph on their new baby

sara on

What is the big deal!?! The name is very Irish and sticking with Steph’s roots, lay off people!

donna mills on

I’m so happy to you and your family that you and your girls are going to give triple H one big headage of all the clothes and make-up stuff that he’s going to get for them. But that’s daddy’s little angles….

Jo Crews on

Congrats to Stephanie & HHH!!!
I love the name Murphy and I think she will be a “daddy’s girl” and a tom boy. I would like to see a picture of both children. I know they are beautiful, just like their two
beautiful parents.

iiaishahiinton on

I have a two kid and

mandy on

Wow im soo happy for HHH and STEPH!!!congrats on the new baby…i really like the name murphy and i dont care if it is a boy name.i think the name is 4 both boy and girl
anyways congrats 2 aurora too!!!they can share many things!!

Diesel on


iiaishahinton on

i thnak got the two kid

iiaishahinton on

i thnak got the two kid

Jo Crews on

I am so happy for Steph & HHH.
I hope all is doing well. HHH is my favorite wrestler.

Sunny on

Murphy is hhh mothers maiden name


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