Eric Mabius Welcomes Second Son, Rylan Jaxson

12/08/2008 at 09:45 AM ET

Eric Mabius and wife Ivy Sherman have welcomed their second son, Rylan Jaxson Mabius, their rep confirms. Rylan arrived Sunday, December 7th in New York City, weighing in at over 10 lbs. On December 2nd, Eric told Us Weekly,

“My wife is due any minute, so we won’t have time to travel but we’ll go home to Amherst, Mass., for the holidays. She is very, very pregnant! She looks beautiful!”

Rylan joins big brother Maxfield Elliot, 2 Β½. The Ugly Betty star and his wife, an interior designer, announced the pregnancy in April. More Betty babies are on the way in January — Rebecca Romijn expects fraternal twin girls, while Christopher Gorham will welcome his third child (and first girl!).

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brannon on

Congrats! (But that’s not french – what happened to Raphael πŸ™‚

Jade on

Congrats to both of them! Hope they have a little girl next time! πŸ™‚

StΓ©ph on

Yeah what happened to the French name? I like the name Rylan though, Jaxson, not so much.


Sarita on

Congrats to them!

Not a fan of the names. Jaxson seems spelled wrong. Why the s if there is an x?

Ems on

Sarita: The name is pronounced like Jackson not Jason.

It’s an okay name, not too outrageous. Why do people combine names so much now?

Stephany on

I really love the first name. It’s a little unique but not crazy. I’m really not a fan of the “Jaxson” spelling. I think Jackson just looks so much better.

But, congrats to the family! They must be so happy right now!

Kym on

I dont know who he is,but finally this year,somebody names their child something I dont cringe when I read it.

MB on

I like it! Unique without being too “out there.”

dawn on

congratulations! I love the name.

Harley on

Aw! Congrats to them! I love watching Ugly Betty and he’s by far one of the reasons lol.

Rylan is a cute name. I have to agree that I’m not a fan of the ‘s’ when there is already an ‘x’. Jaxon and Jackson are both well accepted as names, Jaxon since the 40’s.

Either way, it’s one of the few names I have yet to cringe at this year from the stars.

madylane on

Oh no! They stole my baby name! I have wanted to name a son Rylan since I was in college and lived near the Rylan sugar plant. I hope it doesn’t become trendy now! πŸ™‚

Caitlin on

Several other sources are reporting it as just “Jaxon”, so maybe this is a typo? Hopefully. But I do love Rylan, and congrats to them both!

Eric’s rep confirms that the spelling is in fact Jaxson.

-CBB Staff

Sarita on

Ems, I know it’s pronounced Jackson or Jaxon, so my question “why the s?” still stands. If there is an x there is no need for an s.

Allie on

“so my question ‘why the s?’ still stands. If there is an x there is no need for an s.”

because they like it that way? The name “Jax” always reminds me of Jacksonville, Florida.

Glambabybumps on

Love the name Rylan! Congratulations to them!

Meg on

I like “Rylan”, very cool, but the whole name seems like a tounge twister. I’m sure he’s a very cute baby and will have a lot of fun times with Maxfield.

Becky on

Must say I love the name, almost sounds like my son’s name- Riley Jackson!

vc12 on

wow 10 lbs that is a BIG baby!!

kathy on

congratulations eric….kathy, wall twp., nj
bring them to allaire state park for a day trip…


Congrats to you!


I like the name Rylan,it’s different and cute.For some reason I knew that the baby was going to be big. Also,I love the comment Eric made about his wife being very pregnant and beautiful:)

Jean Heringer on

congrats Eric and Ivy love the name Rylan Jaxson, Jean

Nikki on

10 pounds….oh my.

God bless the woman!!

Very Cute family.

legemc on

Even though Rylan is traditionally a boys’ name, my niece’s middle name is Rylann. I think it’s cute.

Alicia on

Congrats to Ivy for surviving delivering, not to mention carrying, a 10lbs plus baby!!!!
I love the name especially Rylan, creative yet not ridiculous.
After Jonny Lee Miller went for Buster last week (still shaking my head on that one…), how can anyone complain about Rylan Jaxson???

Jane on

Rylan is the name of one of the main characters in the movie The Last Starfighter. Maybe Eric or Ivy are big fans of cheesy scifi?

Staci on

My sons name is Rylan, I thought it would never be found out…but it is! It is such a cute name!

babyboopie on

Congratulations on baby Rylan- 10lbs, wasn’t he big??

Nicole on

Staci… I hvae a Rylan too!! I love my lil man’s name, and hope it doesn’t become popular. But it is nice to know that other people love it enough to use it too! I wanted something unique, but not out there. And Rylan is perfect!

CelebBabyLover on

Congrats to them! If she had a vaginal delivery, all I can say is OUCH!!!

FC on

Another boy for Eric, and the name is very cute. And what’s wrong with having spelling variations of names? I like when some do that, being different.

wow 10lb baby! on

over 10lbs! Big baby.
I hope they’re settling well in NY. It may be good if they have family in Mass bc I thought Eric didnt want to move to NY.

Maria O on

We named our son Rylan and I thought we were the ONLY ones! It gets mixed reactions but I think it’s a great name! congrats to the happy family!

Maddie on

Cynthia Daniel (Elizabeth from Sweet Valley High) has a son called Ryland which is slightly different again. I like both, personally πŸ™‚