Ricardo Antonio Chavira Welcomes Daughter Belen Elysabeth

07/29/2008 at 12:30 PM ET

Ricardo_chaviraDesperate Housewives actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira, 36, and wife Marcea Dietzel have welcomed their second child. Daughter Belen Elysabeth Chavira arrived at 5:59 p.m. last night in San Antonio, Texas, weighing in at 7 lbs. 12 oz. She joins big brother Tomas, 5, at home. 

News of the pregnancy was first revealed in April by Ricardo’s co-star Kathryn Joosten.

Source: Entertainment Tonight; Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.

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jasmine on

Oh I love the name Belen! Congrats!

Bea on

Congratulations to the family! Very cute name.

april on

What does Belen mean?
I didnt know Ant was married or from San Antonia like his tv wife Eva.

Yea for Tomas, a lil sis to pick on. Very cool!

Ali on

‘Belen” is a very common Catholic name, especially among latinos. It’s a female name that means Bethlehem. In the Bible, the city of Bethlehem is called ‘Belen’. By the way, I like the way Antonio and his wife spelled their daughter’s middle name ‘Elysabeth’. Nice name….not too common at all.

victoria on

I love the name! so preyy and elegant

Courtney on

Congrats to them!

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE how they spelled Elysabeth!!! My oldest daughter is Alysabeth and This is the closest I have seen!

Mary Beth on

I think Belen is also a city in Valencia County New Mexico….Not sure if this has any importance in their name selection but maybe?

Erica on

That’s a realy gorgeous name. Congrats.

Belen Robles on

My Grandmother’s name is Velen, my name is Belen, my Granddaughters name is Lizette Belen I love the name..I get so many complements on my name. Belen Elysabeth is a very pretty name it just flows off your tongue. Congratulations.

Sasha on

arggg stole my fave girl’s name….spelled Bellan or Bellen………I cannot go on!

AriaMP on

Mary Beth, I hope the name choice has nothing to do with Belen NM, I lived in Los Lunas most of my life which is the neighboring town and no one liked Belen. Never thought of it as a name because of that but it does sound prettier to me now.

gillian on

There are some really nice comments on this blog. I actually know the couple and the choose of their children’s names come from each of their latino families. They like old spanish names so I believe each of their children are named after older family members. Tomas (pronouced – To-Mas) and Belen (pronouced Ba-LEn) are two adorable children with very grown up names. It’s difficult to type the true spanish form on our American keyboards, which doesn’t type spanish stress marks.

Anyway, Congratulations to the couple. They deserve to be truly happy!