Ana Ortiz Welcomes Daughter Paloma Louise

06/28/2009 at 03:30 PM ET

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Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz and her husband, musician Noah Lebenzon, have welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Saturday, June 27th, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

The baby girl — Paloma Louise Lebenzon — was born at 4:25 p.m. in New York City and weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz.

The proud parents took their time deciding on a name and worked from a short list of five choices, wanting to get to know the baby before picking a name that fit. “We haven’t decided on a name yet,” Ortiz had told PEOPLE from the hospital. “But we are getting close.”

“She is elated and completely glowing,” said Ana’s rep. “She is surrounded by her friends and family and so happy to be a mom. She is just really enjoying the moment. The baby is absolutely beautiful.”

Ana, 38, had been due this past Thursday.

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Shirelle on

I love the show congrats!

Bridget on

How delightful! Congrats to all.

Alex509 on

How could she have been born at 4:25 pm? It is not even that time yet!! Anyway,congrats!! Love her!!!

Tee on

Alex, the article said that she was born at 4:25 pm on Saturday. Congratulations to Ana and Noah! I’m looking forward to hearing what name they pick out for their little angel.

Sabina on

Congrats to Noah and Ana on their baby girl.

Marissa on

Congratulations Ana and Noah!

Harley on

I had a gut feeling she had the baby yesterday! Congrats to the very happy family šŸ™‚

french gigi on

congrats to them, i’m sure she’s gorgeous.

Brooklyn on

Congrats to Ana and Noah!
As for the name, it’s just not my style!

Courtney on

congrats to Noah & Ana on welcoming their new baby daughter Paloma who I bet will be gorgeous can’t wait to see pictures of her

lolamay on

Congrats to them!! loooooove the name which means “dove” in Spanish or “Colombe” in French, for the lovely white bird. That’s quite popular but very elegant in Spain. A famous Paloma is Picasso’s daughter, Paloma Picasso.

Erin on

Gorgeous, gorgeous name!!

JD on

I have been checking all day today to see if she had had the baby! Beautiful name, Congratulations to her!

Emma on

Congratulations to the happy new parents and what a beautiful name!

Meagan on

This is one baby I have been waiting in TOTAL excitement for! Congrats & I love the name!

camillee on

love the name šŸ˜€

Fifi on

I love the name, very sweet

MZ on

Love the name Paloma!!! I’m sure she is a cutie. Congrats to the family!

brannon on

Love the name but it surprised me for some reason? Not sure why? Anyway, congrats!

kay on

LOVE the name!!! It flows beautifully, and is unique without being strange. Congratulations on a healthy baby girl.

Mandy on

I was hoping she’d have her Tuesday, my birthday. CONGRATS THOUGH!

lily alexa on

Congratulations Ana and Noah Iā€™m not fond on the name Paloma at least its not petal blossom rainbow.

momof3 on

Lovely name…Congrats!

Alice on

I love the name Paloma. I knew she’d pick a beautiful Spanish name.

Mia on

The baby’s name and Ana’s name rhyme, so luckily the baby has Ana’s husband last name. Paloma Louise…Ana Ortiz. I bet the baby is adorable. I thought she was due in early July?

Brianne on

Congratulations, Ana and Noah! I’m sure Paloma is a beautiful girl, and I can hardly wait to see pictures of her! Congrats again on your new bundle of joy!!!

Tina on

Mia, she was due June 25th. cute name, Paloma:)

Rosy J on

Congrats and welcome to the greatest club on earth, “Parenthood”.

fergette on

I love the name Paloma. Congrats!

christina on

Beautiful name! Wonderful news!

Becky on

I’m not a fan of the name, only because it is my Father-in-Law’s horse’s name so I think of a pet. I am so happy for them! I am always giddy for first time parents because I remember the excitment and pure joy the first few days. Also – Happy Birthday Mandy!

wowfornoobs on

What a sweet, beautiful name! Love it! And congrats to all! šŸ™‚

Crystal on

YEA!!!! I’m so happy Ana and Noah!!! I’ll bet Paloma is as beautiful as her mom!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Enjoy your little blessing!! šŸ™‚

anon on

I used to adore the name Paloma, but its a bit too popular now for my taste. Kinda like how Christina and Marisol used to be.

Charlize on

Love The Name
cant wait to see pictures bet she is a stunner

Nika on

COngratulations! Beautiful name, and I bet a very beautiful baby too!

I just noticed Ana is 38, I just couldn’t believe it. If they would say she is 28 I would also believe it! She looks so great!

Bumbles on

Congratulations Noah and Ana, this one seems to be a long time coming! Love the name and can’t wait to see her now!

Janine on

love the name Paloma.

Dounia on

Living in Spain I can’t help but find this Paloma phenomena very curious. Even though it’s a Spanish name, it’s not very popular for babies. As lolamay said, this name is very elegant and you normally find it among upper class middle-aged ladies, thus it’s sometimes considered a “posh” name, which I guess is always better than having a “trashy” or cheesy one.
Nevertheless it’s a beautiful name, and I’m sure the baby is beautiful as well.

Erika on

I love Ana Ortiz!! Congrats to her and her family. Love the name Paloma.

CTBmom on

Congrats to her and her husband! I really like the name Paloma…I think it’s very soft and feminine sounding. I bet she’s beautiful.

amy on

finally a celebrity name that I LOVE!!!! ( not that it matters what I love, but hey….) šŸ™‚

Kasee on

Possibly the most beautiful pregnant woman ever, and Paloma is a very classy name

Ashlynn on

Congratulations Ana. Very different but beautiful name Paloma Louise. Very classy.

Lauren on

I really thought they would stick to their original instinct to go with Ramona, so in that sense I’m surprised. That said, I’m also excited, as I much prefer Paloma and love its pairing with Louise. Beautiful name.

FC on

I was wondering when I’d see an announcement on the baby being born, and I am so happy for her and Noah on little Paloma Luise. Such a pretty name! Congrats to the both of them! šŸ™‚

ZBP on

one of my favorite baby names of the year. she is my fave character on ugly betty.


We have a 10 month old Paloma Marie, within a few weeks of her birth there was a hurricane with her name!! It seems all of a sudden I see the name everywere. Not sure how I feel about that!

stephanie on

alex509 the baby was born on saturday not on sunday!!!! but congrats cant wait to see you on the show!!!

Mrs. R. on

Yah! Another Louise as a middle name!
It’s a maternal tradition in my family, with my daughter being 5th to get it…

it makes me happy to see the name making a come back… when I was growing up, I hated that it was my middle name because it was so old-fashioned… now’s it’s becoming trendy again! HOORAH!

Allison on

Kind of funny that her costar Salma Hayek used Paloma as a middle name for Valentina and now Ana’s using it. Anyway, best wishes to everyone.

TV on

Allison- It’s not surprising at all really. You should consider the fact that Ana had mentioned previously she wanted to use a name that was already used by somebody else. It actually makes perfect sense as to why Ana would want to honor the person responsible for casting her in Ugly Betty by giving her own daughter the first name of Salma’s daughter’s middle name.

Isis on

Congrats to Ana and Noah. Ana seemed pregnant like forever! Looking forward to see little Paloma!

Ares Vista on

That is such a pretty name. I am very happy for them, God bless their family.