Mark McGrath Welcomes Twins Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace

04/29/2010 at 02:10 PM ET
Iris Moncada

Thursday morning was twice as nice for rocker Mark McGrath and fiancée Carin Kingsland, who delivered twins — a boy and a girl — via c-section April 29 in Los Angeles.

Son Lydon Edward weighed in at 5 lbs., 7 oz. upon his arrival at 9:54 a.m., while daughter Hartley Grace was born at 9:55 a.m. weighing 4 lbs., 8 oz., McGrath’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are so lucky,” says McGrath. “I don’t think you can prepare for the love we are feeling.”

After 16 years of on-and-off dating, the Sugar Ray frontman, 42, and Kingsland, 37, an aesthetician, became engaged last New Year’s Eve and confirmed in April that they were expecting twins thanks to IVF.

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romy on

the names are not my style, but they could be a lot worse! Glad at least that Hartley is the girl.

Colleen on

Congrats to Mark and Carin! I love the baby’s names.

Mallory on

Kind of weird first names, in my opinion, but congrats to them!!!

Mina on

Congrats! I love the names but I have one question! Is Lydon pronounced “Lee-don” or “Lie-don”?

Lie-don, per rep.

– Moms & Babies Staff

jessicad on

Congrats to them and I love the names! I didn’t know they’ve been dating that long, that’s sweet.

nunya on

Really? Does it matter that the names are not common?? Thank God the babies and healthy and keep your name judgments to yourself! Congrats to them!!

dee on

I know a Hartley, she’s 6.

lizzielui on

HA! My niece is named Hartley Rose. Love the name!!

April on

LOVE the names.

Lauren on

So happy for them. Glad the babies are here and healthy which is the only important thing.

I question why I even come to this site anymore. I am so sick of the negativity. I would never have picked those names for my children, but that would not be the first thing out of my mouth and I wouldn’t share it. I was raised if you didn’t have anything nice to say, than don’t say it!

Mrs H on

awww , i love the name hartley …its my married name lol x congrats to them !!!

James on

Congratulations to Mark & his fiancée! It’s always nice to hear this great news and it’s also great to hear the couple speak publicly about IVF- something not a lot of “celebrities” are willing to do. It helps take some of the negative stigma around IVF and of course, my company Attain IVF, loves to see it as well.
PS. We look forward to seeing baby pics!

Kam on

Congratulations! Twins are fantastic (I have 3 1/2 year-old boy/girl twins myself). It is incredibly hard and even more rewarding!!

izzy on

love the names, they’re different but not WEIRD. i really reaaaally like hartly!

if you don’t like the names, you can easily say it in a respectful way. i think its juvenile to express your opinions in a way that is rude towards the opposite side.

Brooklyn on

Congrats to them! I love the names. Especially Hartley Grace!

Mallory on

Why is expressing an opinion rude? I didn’t say “They should be locked up for naming their kids that!” But anyway, sorry to all those I offended. I should just stop commenting here for how easily people get their panties in a twist.

chrissy on

The name Hartley Grace is the best girl’s name I have ever heard, i dont even know why i instantly liked it so much!
congrats to the happy family!

jessicad on

Lauren I agree with you, of course there are times I don’t like the names or what someone is wearing but I rarely say rude things online because it would hurt their feelings and there is a good chance some celebs read this. If I won’t say it to their face I won’t type it online, and I would never tell someone I think a name is terrible or they are an awful parent. Everyone hated the name I gave my daughter, Milla, and it really upset me so I won’t comment about the name if I don’t like it, just being respectful to new parents in my opinion. It seems like a lot of people here have misguided anger and try to start arguments just to release it, I don’t know, the negativity gets me too but I still love this site just for the pictures!

shalay on

I’m so happy for them, and I love both of the names, especially Hartley Grace.

I’ve met Mark several times and he’s a really nice guy. I’ve also met Carin’s parents (some family friends live next door to them) and they had nothing but nice things to say about him. They were even dog-sitting his dogs at the time. Congrats to the family!

Alexis on

Mallory, there’s a fine line between having a mature opinion and being rude.

Jane on

Hartley is a great name.. for a BOY!

Jen on

Beautiful names for what I’m sure are beautiful babies. Congrats to them both! I wish them all the best! 😀

Madison on

I like the name Hartley. I’m wondering why were they on and off for 16 years. That’s way too long to not get serious. Doesn’t his fiancee’ look like Octomom..with a pulled waxy face and lips. I know she looks like that because she’s an esthetician and she went overboard.

Bancie1031 on

YAY! I’m extremely happy that Mark and Carin had their babies (finally!) and their healthy which is the most important thing. I absolutely cannot wait to see pictures of these surely beautiful babies.
I personally love the names they picked out, Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace are somewhat uncommon names but aren’t weird like some of the other names we’ve heard lol …..
Congratulations to Mark and Carin!

Gwen on

Why are we not allowed to comment on names whether negative/positive? Imagine if everyone said “Wow! Great names! I love them!” This forum would be boring and pretty much systematic. Negative comments/critiques are a part of life. I’m sure we are all judged on the names we’ve chosen for our children. The only difference is we are NOT celebrities so the judgment is not placed online. As long as we’re not name-calling (no pun intended) or being completely and blatantly offensive, I see nothing wrong with expressing your individual like or dislike for celebrity baby names and we shouldn’t feel bullied by other posters to not do so. Of course at the end of the day our negative (or positive!) feedback doesn’t matter and it’s not supposed to! I’m sure if celebrities were so concerned about people commenting negatively on the names they’ve chosen for their children, they wouldn’t be so quick to release the names to the media. Unless you’re their rep, how about letting celebrities speak for themselves.

Martha Sabrina Kampe on

Congratulations to Mark McGrath & Carin Kingsland on the twins. As long as mom and babies are healthy that’s the most important. I love the names Hartley Grace and Lydon Edward great name choices!

Claudia on

CONGRATULATINS to that nice family!!!!!!
So great that they could get a boy and a girl….

The names “Hartley” and “Lydon” I´ve never heard before…

But I think it´s only mum´s and dad´s thing to choose the name…:-))))

RG on

Congrats to Mark and Carin!!! I love the name Grace and i’m guessing Edward is after his father and brother. They were born yesterday and will be graduating high school tomorrow. Or so it will seem so enjoy every second you can with them before they are too cool to let you hang with them. 😉

Tracie Rushing on

Congrats Cousin on the new little ones. I wish you both the very best and much happiness for your new family!

Lydon on

My last name is Lydon – Pronounced Lie-dun. I like it 🙂

Jacob on

Congrats, Mark and Carin! Hope you have a lot of love, happiness and fun with the kids. Family is indeed the most important things in our lives. 🙂

And the babies’ names are different, but nice. 😉

Terrence (Chino) Shibata on

Carin and Mark, congrats to the both of you and I hope you’ll have a wonderful time raising the twins. Carin, I just found from your mom today that you had the twins and your pops told me where I could see the pics of the little ones…..once again congrats!