New York Knick Al Harrington Welcomes Daughter Amaya

10/28/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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It’s been a momentous few weeks for New York Knicks star Al Harrington. In September the 29-year-old forward-center married longtime love Michelle, and this month the couple welcomed their first child — a daughter named Amaya.

No information on baby girls’ birth stats have been provided, but Al recently revealed that Michelle’s due date was October 22nd. In an August interview with, the excited expectant papa said that his summer training regimen was taking place close to home.

“My wife is pregnant this summer so we haven’t really been able to go anywhere. I’ve just been here in the city working out, but I did go to Vegas for two weeks to train. But I couldn’t wait to come back to be with her. It’s my first kid. A little baby girl.”

The Knicks will kick off their regular season tonight in Miami.

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— Missy

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Tina. on

thats a nice name 🙂

Tiffany on

Amaya is a beautiful name. Congrats to the parents!

Allie-Rose on

I don’t know who he is, but Amaya is a beautiful name 🙂 Congratulations 🙂

Suse on

AMAYA or AMAIA means “the end” in Basque, the language spoken in a northern area of Spain called Basque Country. It is also the name of a mountain and a village in this region.

fuzibuni on

One of my friends is named Amaya and goes by Ama.
I think it’s such a pretty name… simple but unique.
And it sounds so peaceful when spoken aloud.

Carolyn on

The article says he got married in September, but in August he called her “my wife.” I’m confused!

Jordasche Bledsoe on

Congratulations to the couple. I love the name Amaya. I have two cats, Abigail (Abby) and Amaya 🙂

amiyahsmommys on

I have always loved the name Amaya and that is what I named my daughter only we spell it Amiyah. As simple as the other spelling is I never thought to spell it like that but anyhoo…beautiful name!

Chris on

I love the name Amaya. So pretty.

Mia on

A very nice, strong name 🙂 Congrats!

And usually Amaya is pronounced “A-my-uh”

Sarah M. on

Carolyn (#6) – It says that she was his longtime girlfriend before they got married. After several years together maybe it felt like they were married. Especially since they got married the next month.

I LOVE the name Amaya! It sounds sooo sweet and feminine when spoken aloud. Congrats!

Dee on

That’s a really pretty name….Amaya…I like it 🙂

Allie on

Carolyn (#6) On the tv show Say Yes To The Dress, his wife said they had a civil ceremony last year, but had an actual wedding ceremony for family and friends a month before their daughter was born.

artina on

@Carolyn:They got married on August-2009 i`am not entirely sure for the date!But on september they did their wedding ceremony! Anyway happy couple,pretty baby-girl and perfect name! 🙂