Melanie Chisholm Welcomes Daughter Scarlet

02/23/2009 at 08:45 AM ET
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There’s a new Spice Girl in town! Melanie Chisholm gave birth to a daughter, Scarlet Starr, at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, February 22nd in London. The baby girl weighed in at 8 lbs., 3 oz, is “beautiful” and “doing fine.”

Scarlet is the first child for Mel C., 35, and her partner of six years, property developer Thomas Starr. The couple announced the pregnancy in September and waited for a delivery surprise.

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Em on

Lovely news and refreshingly normal Spice-baby name too!

Congrats to the whole family!

Katrin on

Wow, I was waiting for that one, seems like she was pregnant forever. πŸ™‚
So congratiolations! Scarlet is a beautiful name

Anna on

I like the name Scarlett. Thought it was a bit much to add Starr, but then saw it was her last name!

Eliza on

Congratulations to Melanie and Tom! I’ve been so excited for her to have her baby – it really did seem like it was taking forever. Scarlet is a great name, I love it.

brie on

What a beautiful name. Congrats!!!!

SAR on

Wow, it’s a girl! I was sure Mel was expecting a boy. Congratulations to Mel and Thomas. Scarlet is a lovely name, and it goes well with Starr.

Ally on

I LOVE the name!! congratulations!!

camille on

i knew it was a girl… i was entering to the site and i started to thinking that her, (my cmputer have did not load the whole page) was going to have a litte girl… And i was right! πŸ˜€ congratss

mamaj on

Ahh! Great news. I am so happy for them. Mel is my favourite spice girl.

Alex on

Ooh, proper rock star name there! It’s such a beautiful name, although I can see her accidentally being called Starlet Scar in the future, it’s a prime example of a spoonerism waiting to happen! Congrats to mummy and daddy!

kendrajoi on

Yay, I also thought it would be a girl- congrats to them!

Mia on

Finally! I’m sure she is relieved hahahaha. It seems like she was pregnant forever, and I’m not surprised the baby was between 8lbs-9lbs. Congrats.

Kirsty on

Aw, a nice normal name.

I really thought she was having a boy.

Blackrose on

its a girl!! i just love the name!! congrats!!

Bumbles on

That means the spice girls only need one more girl to make an even girl-boy split, I wonder who will be next!!
Congratulations Mel, always my favourite Spice as she’s so down to earth and out of the public eye.

Ariana on

Congratulations! I’m so happy for her!
I thought she was going to have a little girl. And I was waiting for an announcement soon! ANOTHER SPICE BABY! Now all of them have children! 4 boys and 4 girls. How sweet. πŸ™‚

Ashley on

such a cute name – can’t wait to see scarlet!

Jae on

How sweet! A girl! And I love her name. Scarlet Starr!

Jennifer on

What a beautiful name! Congratulations to both parents!

MZ on

i guessed the gender right this time! yay! lol.

love the name!

Harley on

That’s fabulous! Congrats to the whole family πŸ™‚ Scarlet is a beautiful name and will no doubt be a cutie!

LadyKitty on

What a lovely name,Congratulation!

Mandy on

I was so hoping for a girl but thought I would be wrong! So happy to see it was a girl. Congrats to Mel and her partner on little baby Scarlet!

melanie on


Jessica Leh on

Congrats and have fun. They grow sooo fast! Enjoy!

Ashley on

I love the name Scarlet! We named our 8 week old baby girl Mia Scarlett. Another girl to even it up for the Spice Girls…very exciting!

sammy on

Yay so now there is:
Phoenix, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, Bluebell, Angel, Beau, and now Scarlet! 3 spice baby boys and 3 spice baby girls!

Michelle on

I was wondering when we’d hear some happy news! I thought she was having a girl. So cute – now there are 4 Spice boy babies and 4 Spice girl babies. I love the name! Can’t wait to see some pictures. Congrats to them! πŸ™‚

Olivia on

Is Starr her middle name or last name? I am guessing it is her last name and doe not have a middle name

Eliza on

Olivia, I think Starr is her last name, as it’s her father’s last name. She may not have a middle name.

megan on

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have a daugter named Scarlet.congrats to the whole family:)

Olivia on

ok thanks eliza

nimbusi on

thats one of my favourite names. and i like only one name:)

Nika on

Yaaay, congratulations! Beautiful name!

Stephanie on

Congrats Mel!! I love the name you chose. I’ve been a fan of the spice girls for a long time. (i’ll be 21 in june) Cant wait to see pictures posted of your new baby girl.

Take Care!


I LOVE the name! Congrats on your new bundle of joy! Get pleanty of sleep while you can -the fun is about to start! πŸ™‚

Jaxson on

congrats it seem like only yesterday that mel annonced that she was pregnant love the baby’s name, its my favourite name of 09

babyboopie on

Congratratulations to Melanie on her baby girl!

Sarah on

Congrats to you and Tom, Melanie!!!

Amber on

I LOVE the name Scarlett!!!

Brandi on

Congratulations, what a lovely name.

Brooklyn on

Congratulations to them both! I absolutely LOVE the name Scarlet!

Hannah on

Girl Power!

Rachel on

This is great news. She was always my favorite Spice Girl.

Kelly on

I love the name Scarlet! Congrats to them both! I bet she’s a beautiful girl.

FC on

Congrats to Mel C! I love the baby’s name. Been a while since I’ve seen a baby named Scarlett. πŸ™‚

Elisabeth B on

Yay! I was hoping the baby would come on the 22nd, for I saw The Spice Girls in concert on that exact date last year. Congrats!!!!

Jenny on

Congrats Melanie and Tom!!!

Lilly on

Scarlett is such a cute name!

Kelpy on

OMG I can’t recall what I predicted for her, it really seems so long ago that her pregnancy was first announced!!
Congratulations to the new parents, Scarlet is a beautiful name
Mel is the best ex-spice by far πŸ™‚ I’m so pleased for her she has a family of her own now

Brianne on

Congratulations Mel and Thomas! I’m SOOOOOO happy for both of you! I’m sure Scarlet is a beautiful little girl, and I can hardly wait to see pictures of her! Once again, congratulations on your brand new bundle of joy! I wish you all nothing but the best! GIRL POWER!!!


Wow, I was looking forward to hearing this kind of news!!!Melanie C, congratulationsΒͺ!!!!!!! I’ll always be your fan 4eva!!!!

Mystie on

I was just thinking about her yesterday and that it was almost the end of the month and she should be due any day! I’m so glad she had the baby(and I’m sure she’s thrilled lol) Congrats to her and Tom. I LOVE the name too!

chamindaperera on


christina on

I wonder if she
(a) already had the name chosen
(b) copied Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas
(c) named her after Vivien Leigh’s Gone With The Wind character

Anyway I’m REALLY happy for Mel

Lil on

I doubt she copied Ryan Thomas, Christina. Scarlet (and Scarlett) are pretty popular in the UK already.

Could be a Gone With The Wind homage. Her name is Melanie isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

Congrats to Mel.

Lyd on

i kind of had a feeling she had a girl, from her pictures

pinkrockstar on

aaw! Scarlet is a adrable name ♥

Grace on

Lovely name. Interesting last name, Starr. I think it’d be quite difficult to find nice name to go with Starr without it sounding tacky!


Taylor on

Scarlet is a beautiful name. I’m not sure if anyone knows or not- but her record company is called “Red Girl Records.” Scarlet=Red. Now she’s got her very own Red Girl!

It’s a classy name with a beautiful meaning. Congrats to the parents.

Lisa on

Congratulations to them both!

Fevvers on

TACKY! Thats one of my extended families names! (Starr I mean). Most of the family have pretty classic first names and I don’t personally find it tacky…and its not like we made it up, its from the old English “Steer” (I have been told) ie cow so I think we descend from the incredibly glamerous profession of cowherding. Though I do get your point re Scarlet Starr…but maybe Melanie just really really loved the name Scarlet and thought to hell with it, she’s the child of a Spice Girl anyway, if she can’t carry off Scarlet Starr – who can?

millie on

Love the way someone has written the spice babies names and yet still get the number of spice babies wrong!

Mel is a liverpool lass hence the RED girl records. Scarlet = red = their fav. team. Perfect. Congrats.

Leslie on

Congratulations Mel! Hope you and your beautiful little “red girl” are doing well! Personally, I was hoping for Carolyna Chisholm!

Emily on

so thought it was gonna be a boy but was really hoping for a girl. love the name too.

CelebBabyLover on

millie- I was confused by that at first as well, but now I think she wasn’t including Phoenix or Brooklyn in the count since they really aren’t “babies” anymore.

diana on

Congrats!!!!! All of the spice girls are moms now!

suzannah on

i really thought she was having a boy, but i was wrong !
congratulations, Scarlett is a beautiful name πŸ™‚

Janie on

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m soooooo happy for them!!!!!!!!!!!