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Sarah Chalke Welcomes Son Charlie Rhodes

01/08/2010 at 04:15 PM ET

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It’s a boy for Sarah Chalke!

The Scrubs star and fiancé Jamie Afifi, an entertainment lawyer, welcomed son Charlie Rhodes Afifi on Christmas Eve, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby boy is the first child for the actress, 33, and James, 36, who were engaged in Dec. 2006. The couple announced the pregnancy in August.

Charlie will have some company in the Scrubs nursery — Sarah’s costar Judy Reyes welcomed daughter Leila Rey in November.

– Julie Jordan

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I♥CBB on

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I ♥ Sarah Chalke.

Brooklyn on

Aww! Yay! Congratulations to Sarah & Jamie. I’ve always followed Sarah as she is Canadian. I like the name Charlie and a Christmas Eve baby is always so special!

electra on

I adoreee her! What a nice name.

electra on

Charlie Affifi doesn’t really have a ring to it tho.

Sam and Freya's mum on

Yay, a normal name! Love her on Scrubs. Congrats on the arrival of baby Charlie; cute name.

shirab on

yay!! congrats!!! love love love the name!! i’m sure he is a cutie!

Lynn on

Congratulations! I’ve been waiting for this announcement.

I love the name.

t. on

A little surprised I was expecting a traditional name but not Charlie with that last name…

sarahlipoff on

Congrats to Sarah – I think the name Charlie is super cute!

Tess on

Sounds like Charlie Rose. I think Charles Afifi sounds better, but at least they chose something normal.

momof2 on

aww, congratulations! my baby was born on christmas eve too :)

Shirese on

Congrats! To each their own but I hate when people use nicknames for given names. But he is not my son.

Essi on

I’ve never met a Charlie I didn’t like!

sarawara on

YEA! I love her. I would love to read a CBB interview on her labor, parenting style, plans to work, etc.

Erin on

I was hoping the baby would be named Elliot – but maybe that’s because I’m such a fan of Sarah’s and Scrubs! Congrats to the family.

The Nanny on

Awww, yay! I *love* Sarah :) And the name Charlie is so sweet!

Also, I agree with sarawara — CBB, can we get an interview with her???

Luna on

Yay! I’m so happy for them. I like the name Charlie Rhodes but Afifi is not a good last name for any first name really. Not meaning to be offensive but i can’t think of any good pairing with that last name.

Alex on

Congratulations to them!

its so weird that I was thinking about her all day today wondering if she had her baby! guess i just knew an update would come today

Mary-Helen on

Congrats to them! Loves the name!

Danielle on

I love his name its so cute!!
But I personally think that “Charlie Rhodes Afifi-Chalke” would have been cuter so his name would be ‘Charlie Chalke’ hah…
But congrats to Sarah I bet she is going to be the lovliest mom!! :D

Riley on

Charlie is such a cute name…but what a yucky birth date!

kmb on

I love the name! And I guess it’s easier to just name the child what you plan on calling him, rather than the full name. Much preferable than my situation, where people feel entitled to call me “Kathy” just because my name is Kathleen. UGH. Hopefully, being a Charlie and not a Charles, this kid can avoid being called Chuck or Chaz!

Megan on

Congrats to them. Although it’s too close to Charlie Rose for my taste

Jane on

Charles is a name a person can live with their entire life. It’s classic and classy. Charlie is a cute nickname. I’d hate to have to explain to people my entire life that my name is actually Charlie and not Charles.

sil on

yay! congrats! love her on Scrubs (I agree with you Erin! lol)

Liliana on

Congrats to Sarah and Jamie! I’m sure Charlie is adorable.

Jennifer on

For some reason I just don’t like the name. And I agree w/Luna’s post, as Afifi is an unfortunate and difficult last name. But a Christmas Eve baby…I love it!!! I think that’s just so cool. :)

Alex on

Charlie Afifi runs together. I prefer full names, don’t get nicknames as full names at all.

Congrats to them! I’m sure he’s a doll.

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