Michelle Monaghan Welcomes Daughter Willow Katherine

11/07/2008 at 10:30 AM ET

Actress Michelle Monaghan and her husband Peter White have welcomed their first child, a baby girl. Daughter Willow Katherine White arrived on Wednesday, November 5th in Los Angeles, Calif. A statement released by Michelle’s rep says that “the proud parents are overcome with joy.”

Michelle, 32, had announced her pregnancy in June and shared that they would be awaiting a delivery surprise. In September, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen performed a series of fun tests on Michelle to determine the sex of the baby. The results were wrong as the host told the expectant mom she would be having a boy! Later that month, Michelle — who was looking forward to motherhood — joked that she had been “suffering from scurvy for the last 15 years” as she was only craving fruit.

Source: ET Online

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Sammy-xx on

Congratulations Michelle and Peter.
Willow Katherine is such a beautiful name, I’m sure she will more than live up to it.
I love her in Eagle Eye, I have seen it 3 times. Such a great film.

I guess Ellen was wrong then, didn’t she predict a boy ?

Natasha on

Lovely Name. Congrats to the whole family.

phoebe on

Wow, it seems like she’s only been pregnant for five minutes! Cute name, personally, I might have gone with Katherine Willow White as I’m not a massive fan of the alliteration of first name and last name, but I do think this is a cute combo. Congrats!

Cassandra on

I love the name. Congrats on the new baby girl!

brie on

what a beautiful name.

If I have a girl that is on my list:)

Holly on

Awesome name – my 2 year old daughter’s name! Congrats, I bet she is a cutie!

amanda on

I LOVE the name Willow and I bet she is beautiful. Michelle is so pretty that it’s a guarantee Willow will be a cutie. I think Willow sounds so peaceful. Like Meadow (Paul Walkers daughters name). Very cute! I might have to write that on a list for myself too =)

Lauren on

I really like the trendy/traditional combination. Congrats to Michelle and Peter! I wasn’t expecting the baby for a little longer.

Brooke on

She was so TINY….I thought she would have a few more months at least…

StΓ©ph on

I LOVE the name and by a strange coincidence, I decided 2 weeks ago, that when I have a daughter this will be her name, but I had chosen Willow Catherine. I love it!! GL!!

Stephany on

Aw, congrats to her! I’m just getting to know Michelle through Made of Honor and Eagle Eye and she was excellent in both movies so I hope we see more of her!

I love the name. Very cute! (And I may be the only person on the face of this planet who loves names with the same starting letter in both first and last names!) πŸ™‚

brooklyn on

Congratulations to them! What a beautiful name, especially for someone born in the winter months! I’ve always thought of Willow as wintery!

Kelli on

Love the name. Wonder if she’s a big CSI fan like me. Marg Helgenberger’s character’s name is Catherine Willows πŸ™‚

kenton and rita on

Michelle and Peter,
Just heard yesterday that your daughter Willow was born! We are so excited for the two of you! Love the name. It seems like just yesterday that you were in my Kindergarten class. Hope that a picture of your new family appears in one of the movie magazines , so that all of your Winthrop fans can see Willow.

kmb on

beautifulll name that’s not CRAZY like a lot of celebrity baby names these days.

Melissa, NY on

Congrats on your little girl! Willow is a beautiful name & I’m sure she’s just as lovely as her momma πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to meet my own little girl, Alexandra Sivan in March! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your little one!

ashleigh on

i just want to say congrats!!! and i wish you and your husband and willow all the best!

Kate on

What a pretty name!

ellen on

nice name

chantal on

Hey michelle

congrats to you and your husband for your new bundle of joy.
And your a fantastic actress

(love eagle eye)

greetz chantal

Patty on

Congats to the Family! I’m very happy for you! Welcome to the Roller Coaster Ride at the Wonderful Amusement Park of Parenthood!

Kelly on

Yay!!!!!!! Ive been waiting to hear! They picked a stunning name!

Ria on

Congratulations to Michelle and her husband.

The first thing I thought when I read the name was “how beautiful”. And I agree with brooklyn that the name sounds wintery.

Cristina on

Congratulations! Felicidades from Peru!

Lisa on

Congratulations to Michelle and Peter!

brenda lane on

Congrats,to both of you ,great job well done.Picked a great name to , enjoy ever second you have with her, she will grow so fast right before your eyes.God Bless YOU Both In Life with Willow

Merna on

Congrats Michelle and Peter
Willow Katherine is such a beautiful name. I love her (Michelle) in the movie Made Of Honor.

babyboopie on

congratulations on having Willow!

tammie on

I wonder if she is named after (however mildly)the CSI character Katherine Willows. That would be interesting!

Chloe on

Hi Michelle! I just read this article but I am a huge fan of yours so just wanted to say congrats!! I love the name Willow Katherine, so cute! Thanks for being such a great actress and person in general. πŸ™‚

Athena on

Congratulations, Michelle and Peter!! I saw all of Michelle’s movies and she was incredible! I will not be surprised if she appears in more movies after this.

It is funny that two of my favorite actresses are married to guys named Peter. Melina Kanakaredes is married to Peter Constantinides and Michelle Monaghan is married to Peter White. I hope it is also a good sign for me…that my next prince charming’s name will be Peter! Lol!

Raena on

Hi michelle!

My mom and I just wanted to say congrats on your new baby girl! My mom use to babysit you and your brothers but she says that you would have been too young to remember. She still goes back and says hi to your mom every time she’s in town though. My mom says you have grown in to a gorgeous woman and you have a beautiful family, we’re both so happy for you. We wish you, Peter, and Willow all the best!