Gillian Anderson Welcomes Son Felix

10/20/2008 at 06:35 PM ET
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Gillian Anderson has welcomed her third child, a baby boy. Felix Griffiths arrived on Wednesday, October 15th in London, weighing in at 6 lbs., 15 oz. This is Gillian’s second son with Mark Griffiths; additionally, the pair are parents to son Oscar, 23 months, while the actress also has daughter Piper Maru, 14, from a previous marriage. While readers may be familar with Oscar and Felix from The Odd Couple, Gillian’s rep says that wasn’t her intent.

"She’s never even seen the show. She had no idea. I brought it up to her, and it really doesn’t sink in."

Gillian, 40, announced the pregnancy in June, sharing the due date and sex of the baby in July.

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Charlotte on

Felix is such a sweet name!

emma on

Felix so goes with Oscar!! If I were trying to think of a name to put with Oscar it would have to be Felix🙂

Heather on

Felix & Oscar? Like the ‘Odd Couple..’ That is actually kinda cute. I like the names together.

lulusass on

Felix is beautiful….perfect!

Robin on

Does she realize that she is going to get a lot of “Odd Couple” jokes? I hope that she is prepared for that!

BebeB on

Oscar and Felix … do you think that was intentional? Hopefully they won’t be a real life “Odd Couple”!!

eva on

I love the name Felix,it actually reminds me of Felix the Cat, such a fun cartoon and the meaning is also sweet.

Molly on

Gillian Anderson now has her own Odd Couple with Felix and Oscar. That’s so cute. 🙂

xena on

Love the name.. love the news..

JM on

Goes well together but that’s cause of the characters!!

That’s like naming your children Bert and Ernie or Fred and Wilma….just sounds too odd now LOL

Hillary on

I also think they’ll get lots of odd couple jokes.

kelpy on

Perfect!

Sarah on

I knew it would be today! I woke up this morning and came on and thought “i bet gillian will have her baby or announce it today”, and i was right!! Congratulations to the whole family, I love the name Felix!

Maddie on

My uncle’s SIL named her children Will and Grace🙂 Not realising, I’m sure, although I love the show🙂 My brother’s named Felix.

SMC on

When I was a kid there was actually a set of identical twin boys in my 3rd grade class whose names were Oscar and Felix, and I remember going home and mentioning their names. My parents laughed out loud at the fact that it’s a famous combo, but I was totally unaware, as children Gillian’s boys’ ages will be.

Congrats to the family!

MB on

I love the name! I’ve liked it ever since the Avonlea books. Anyone else ever watch Avonlea on Disney? Anyway, I didn’t even realize her sons are now the Odd Couple till you guys pointed that out. I wonder if it was on purpose.

Emily on

Felix the cat and Oscar the dog — that’s what I thought of. Oh, Gillian… I love you, but not those names! Haha. To each their own.🙂

Mia on

I was about to say..Felix & Oscar?

Cute name though.

Michelle on

I feel so silly — I didn’t even think of the “Odd Couple” — I was thinking of Felix the cat. 🙂

Brandi on

Odd couple!! I wonder if she is aware. What a team though, and for brothers close in age maybe its perfect.

Carla on

Congratulations on her new baby Felix.

kmb on

the odd couple! haha, i’m assuming she realizes that?
hey, why not. they’re cute names and it shows they have a sense of humor.

Anna on

So happy for her! Felix is a cute name. Goes well with Oscar and Piper.🙂

emma on

Lol – to all the comments. I live in the UK (where I think Gillian either lives or spends a lot of time now), and I’ve never seen The Odd Couple, never even heard of it. Hopefully if Oscar & Felix are growing up here no-one will notice!!

DLR on

Are you serious? The baby is named Felix and he has an older brother named Oscar? Oh now that is just too funny! I can’t imagine what their childhood will be like, such as in school, etc. I think they will be in for quite a lot of teasing, especially if their peers figure out who Oscar and Felix are. Oh wow, names are all over the place these days; some good, some bad, and some plain strange!

SARA on

Congrats,Gillian and Mark:Felix and Oscar sound great together.I also love the name Piper.Now It’s Amy Poheler’s turn!

Alice on

Congratulations Gillian!! I think the names go well together – i haven’t heard of the odd couple but i keep thinking of the dog and the cat too!

Laura on

Aww, Felix is such a cute name! Like the cat🙂.

LOL though, it’s an anagram of X-File.😀

Josie on

Congratulations to Gillian and Family! Felix makes me smile, maybe not my cup of tea, but it’s sweet and goes well with Oscar and Piper. As for the ‘Odd Couple’ jokes, I doubt it would have occured to her, personally! In any case, the family lives in England, Piper goes to school here and the boys probably will too so I highly doubt they will have any awareness of the connotations! Kids don’t tend to anyway. It’s worth noting though, that, as Gillian has remarked in interviews, Piper didn’t know her mother was famous until she was 11.

Anna on

Felix = X File <3

Max's Mom on

I was hoping she would give birth on my son’s birthday…& she did. YEAH!

Abigail on

i love Gillian & congrats to her & her family on a new little boy. Oscar & Felix are too cute as brothers.

i had no idea what anyone was talking about regarding the Odd Couple so i had to look it up on IMDB. i don’t think that’s going to be an issue, maybe with older people, but definitely not with kids their own age.

Lauren on

Abigail, you’ve offically made me feel old! LOL! I wish had to look up Oscar and Felix to know what people were talking about. Instead it all came flooding back and I was like, yeah – that was awhile ago!

Stine on

There’s no way that anagram is just a co-incidence. And if it is, it might deserve an X File of it’s very own.

Congrats to her, she’s by far my favorite actress and possibly the goofiest one alive.

agos on

felix and oscar sound very cute, like the sons of Extreme Makeover’s Tracy Hutson are also named Oscar and Felix

babyboopie on

Aw love the name Felix!🙂
Congratulations!

Stine on

According to this, Gillian wasn’t going for her very own Odd Couple.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/21/arts/People-Gillian-Anderson.php

melanie on

I’m 31 and have never heard of the odd couple. haha. I’m out of the loop. i assume it’s a tv show, but I’m going to google it. The names go together very well. Congrats!

Holly on

Congrats Gillian and the family glad everything when well for you this time around. Hope to see pictures of him in his orange stroller you brought early this month. I bet he will have Brown eyes and blond hair like Oscar has.

Denise on

Wow, that’s so weird. I guessed she’d name her son Felix because it goes really well with Oscar…that’s so odd. I love her name choices; Piper, Oscar and Felix. They’re quite unusal. Piper was always my favourite though.

Congratulations. I love how she was able to keep it quiet for a while. I am sure he’s beautiful. I am glad they are all well. :=]

Oh my gosh, I never noticed it was an anagram of X-File…that’s obviously just a crazy coincidence.

Josie on

Lol I love the comments from her agent – re ‘The Odd Couple’:

‘She’s never seen it, she had no idea. I was the one that brought it up [but] it doesn’t really sink in.’

Bless Gillian!

Judy Stewart on

Congratulations to Gillian and the whole family! Children are such a beautiful gift. Enjoy.

valex on

Just love her¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ So happy for her, cute name, Piper, felix and Oscar kinda cute

Shona on

congrats to Gillian on the birth of Felix!! I love the name, and coming from Australia, I’ve never heard of “the odd couple” so I have no idea what all the fuss is about! Hey, everyone has a right to call their children whatever they like, and Piper, Oscar, and Felix are all cute names!!

Emily on

Congratulations Gillian!! Prepare yourself for all of the Odd Couple jokes and references you will receive. My aunt named her children Will and Grace but this was thirty years before the show came out.

ramona on

HER REP SAYS SHE HAD NO IDEA WHO OSCAR AND FELIX “THE ODD COUPLE” IS AND HAD NO RECOLLECTION OF THE NAME ASSOCIATION….UH..LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT…SHE IS AN ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD AND HAS STUDIED ACTING BUT SHE SAYS SHE HAS NEVER HEARD OF OSCAR AND FELIX…..HAS SHE BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK? OR IS SHE JUST TRYING TO QUESTION OUR INTELLIGENCE TO ASSUME THAT WE COULD BELIEVE THAT STORY….OKAY IF THATS WHAT SHE WANTS US TO THINK BUT I JUST PITY HER POOR CHILDREN FOR THE RIDICULE THAT IS YET TO COME FOR THEM…

Mani on

I am go happy for Gillian, Mark and Fam. I’m still laughing not over the Odd Couple thing, because i had not idea, but the X-File Felix anagram lol. That is an x-file within a X-File.

I’m really happy though.My 2 friends had their babies and now gillian.

Babies all around.

nona on

Hmm, I didn’t know about the Odd Couple connection, either. I missed that boat.

I was thinking of my favourite musician, whose kids are Oscar, Felix, Julius, and Stella. 😀 You could probably google those names to find the band, I don’t want to mention the artist without permission. (But it’s FINE to mention his kids… I didn’t say I was logical.)

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