Maya Rudolph Welcomes Daughter Lucille

12/04/2009 at 03:15 PM ET
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After playing pregnant in this summer’s Away We Go, Maya Rudolph has welcomed a real-life bundle of joy: her second child with director Paul Thomas Anderson.

The couple’s daughter, Lucille, was born Friday, November 6th in Los Angeles, the Saturday Night Live alum’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Baby Lucille joins big sister Pearl, 4. As with their first child, Maya and Paul, 39, chose not to find out the sex of the baby prior to delivery.

“We didn’t find out with [Pearl] which was kind of fun,” Maya, 37, told David Letterman. “Because when you’re ready to throw in the towel and you’ve got nothing positive to think about or feel, because you’re so heavy and you want to float in a pool of salt water to be buoyant, it was nice to have something to look forward to.”

The couple announced the pregnancy in May.

— Julie Jordan

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electra on

Lucille and Pearl go perfectly together!

Jessi on

Congratulations! Nice name 🙂 Love Pearl’s name too.

mrsh on

Yay! I was looking forward to hearing this announcement! I love the names Pearl and Lucille. They go great together.

Liliana on

Congrats to the family! Lucille is a lovely name.

I♥CBB on

Congrats to Maya and Paul. Pearl and Lucielle are such cute names. Too cute! Can’t wait to see pictures of the new family of four! 🙂

mandii on

Yah!!! I’m a huge fan of Mayas!! I so love both of her daughter’s names, they go together so well! Congrats!

babymama on

i love the name lucille! it makes me think of the little richard song of the same name.

Juneau on

See I’m in the minority here…not loving the name Lucille nor Pearl.

Pam on

It’s interesting how certain names popularity come in waves. Lucille and Pearl are more grandmother or great aunt names to me-I think they are beautiful names, but I think of an older woman. My mother had great aunts named Madeline though, and that name now is all the rage. It’s interesting how the name tide flows!

Jessi on

Pam I agree! Like my name is Jessica and you don’t see too many kiddos that are under the age of 13 or so with that name.

Baby Carriers Backpacks on

You even have a song to go with the name “Lucille”.

Mandy on

I had almost forgot when she was due. Yay congrats to the family! I’m anxious to see pictures because I haven’t seen Pearl in forever!

JMO on

I didn’t even know she was expecting.

alise on

i agree with pam and juneau. but at least the names aren’t outrageous or over-the-top. congrats to the family!

Regina on

Congrats Mya & Paul!! love the name!!!

dee on

I love their names!! I don’t care for the trendy Brinleighs or Mykynzy’s, give me a Lucille and Pearl anyday!

Candice on

Congrats to Maya and family!

She is an excellent namer. Pearl and Lucille work wonderfully together.

Alex on

I agree with Juneau.
Not fond of the names.

Rye on

I adore that she named her daughters two old fashioned names! Soooooooo funny and cute! They sound like extended cast members from The Golden Girls. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia, Pearl and Lucille 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

I wonder if they’ll call her Lucy? 🙂

Jessicad on

Very classic names, love them. congrats to Maya and her family!

avalulu on

Those are definitely “hipster” names, not for everyone but very hip! I bet Pam and Linda at will approve!

Alecia on

OMG, little Lucille was born 2 days before what would have been her maternal grandmother Minnie’s birthday. I wonder if Maya sings “Lovin’ You” to her girls.

Kristin on

Thank goodness traditional names are back on the up-swing. Pearl and Lucille do bring to mind a couple of old grandmas at the retirement home but I like them.
I miss Maya on SNL!

mary on

Love the names!

Linda on

I never know what people mean when the say names “go together”. I guess what they mean is that they are both “old fashioned” names that are coming back, like Violet and Madeline. I prefer Lucy to Lucille myself but I much prefer names like this than trendy names like well, Linda, and Jennifer (early 1970s)or Madison (late 1990s) which tell you exactly when people have been born.

Sage on

Linda- what they mean by go togther is the names flow when you say it. Example: Jack and Riley. I don’t get why it would be important but that is what people refer too. Sometimes they call it a sib-set.

LPW on

Congrats to Maya!!

Ann deLourdes on

Minnie Riperton is watching over them.

Saundra on

Congrats! I’m sure Minnie is looking down with such a sense of pride! “Loving you is easy, ‘cuz you’re beautiful”. Best wishes to their family.

Elle on

I’m not fond of Pearl, but I do think that Lucille and Pearl sound lovely together. It makes me think of two little old ladies playing bridge! Lucille is sweet and a nice change from Lucy and Luciana (both are beautiful names, but just getting too popular). I like the trend of these “grandma” names coming back in fashion.