Samantha Harris Welcomes Daughter Hillary Madison

01/20/2011 at 11:30 AM ET
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And the delivery surprise is … a girl!

Samantha Harris welcomed her second daughter, Hillary Madison Hess, on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11:04 p.m. The baby girl, who joins big sister Josselyn Sydney, 3, weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz. and is 20.5 inches long

“It’s a girl! Jossie has a little sister now,” the Entertainment Tonight correspondent, 37, said in a statement to her show.

Mom is said to be doing well, with dad Michael Hess jokingly adding, “It didn’t hurt ME a bit!”

— Sarah Michaud

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Sarah S. on

Pretty name–what wonderful news! Congrats to Samantha, Michael and big sis Josselyn!! 🙂

Allison on

Love the name! Congrats!

Indira on

Hillary always reminded me of the word celery but, I like it anyway. It’s very preppy/sophisticated. Congrats to them!

Shannon on

I have a Hilarie, and it isn’t a name you hear or see much for babies/kids. It has such a great meaning, and it really fits my happy, friendly little girl. Cheers to Samantha and her family!

Toya L. on

Congratulations to them and I also like the name “Hillary”.

Brooke on

Very pretty name….You don’t hear Hillary much anymore, but it is very nice.

Laura on

Very pretty name! Congrats!

Tessa on

Hillary is a cute name but I just don’t like Hillary Hess together. It doesn’t sound right to me.

Meghan on

I got very sick of her redundant belly fondling shots, but that is a really cute name! Congrats on another healthy daughter.

Amy on

I loveeee the name Josselyn, I just dislike her spelling of it. Hilary is cute, too!

elle on

How refreshing to hear a more traditional name, other than Peanut, Apple, or Bronx.

Louanne on

love the name Hillary. Madison is cute too.

Katie on

Adore the name! Very refreshing and sophisticated. A name that you don’t hear too often anymore, very nice!

momof3boys on

had a feeling it was a girl. she was just a ball for a belly. Congrats.

Allison J on

Congrats on their new baby girl!

Niche on

Congratulations to Samantha and her family… I like the name, it’s sweet!

Mallory on

Congrats to the family!

And how funny, my name was originally supposed to be Hillary (until Clinton started running for Pres, I have a sister named Chelsea and my parents thought it’d be just too weird), and Madison is my absolute all-time favorite girl name! Love it! 🙂

Angel on

Congrats to her! I love the name!

Brooklyn on

I like the name! Congrats to them!

jessicad on

How sweet to have 2 girls so close in age, hope they become best friends! Sister’s are awesome, most of the time:) Love the name and congrats to them!

Tess on

Hillary seems such an old fashioned name, while Madison is really trendy, so it seems a strange combination to me. Still, at least it’s a nice, normal name.

Milosh on

Glad we won’t have to see her for a while now.

Jaedyn on

Congrats! 🙂 I was right, I was right… just said yesterday that I bet it is another girl! I LOVE both names Josslyn and Sydney (plus I love the spelling), Hillary isn’t my type, but Madison is very cute! Congrats to Sam, Michael and Jossie!

Lila on

I’ve always loved the names Hillary and Josselyn. She has good taste!

JMO on

that seemed fast. She never looked pregnant!

Crystal on

I ♥ the name. It’s truly BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS to Samantha, Michael and Josselyn!!!

Tee on

Another daughter! Congratulations to the family… I love her name!

Romy on

the picked such a bad pic of her! Her girls’ names go well together, I haven’t heard of many Hillarys lately either. I don’t care for Madison–sort of the last name as first name thing or place names. Actually it sounds like Billy Madison a bit 😉 I actually don’t mind Hillary Hess either, it has a nice ring to it. She could be a host like her mom with that name!

Eileen on

Did she reach for the Baby Name Book from 1983 for both children?

Holiday on

Cute name! I really like it.

SAR on

Congratulations, that’s wonderful news!

That’s a very unflattering picture of Samantha though.

Alexis on

congrats to them!

I love that name!

Elyse on

I just have to comment. I love both of her daughters names so much! They are both very beautiful! My future husband has no choice if we have a daughter, her name will be Josselyn! LMAO!!!

J.J. on

Congrats to the Harris-Hess family!! I just felt “girl” and knew it! I’m sure that big sister Josselyn is thrilled to have a new sibling! Hillary Madison Hess is a cute name, really nice flow to it. Hope the family is settled and doing well with their new bundle of joy!

Gaia and Laban's mom on

I like the name hillary. I wouldn’t pick it for my own girl but, its a nice name. It seems like a smart girl name lol. Its preppy but sophisticated similar to the names whitney, mallory and courtney. Congrats to the happy parents!

CelebBabyLover on

Somehow I just KNEW it was a girl! Congrats to them! 🙂

B.R on

Love the names of both girls and from what I have read she sounds like a wonderful mother, but I have to say this, is there a single picture of her with her mouth closed? Every smile her mouth is half/fully opened. I think she is a beautiful women but all the pictures of her that I have seen do very little for her. All that aside. Congratulations to the happy family, hope everything went well and smoothly in the deliver room, and that both mom and baby are healthy. They truly make beautiful babies and choose such lovely names I for one can’t wait to see the pictures of the new addition.

Sat on

Congrats to the family! I love baby girl’s name!


Another wives tale can be thrown out of the window…Samatha’s baby belly was always VERY low..and she has given birth to 2 girls…I like the name Hillary it is very preppy, reminds me of Hillary Banks from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air LOL

Andrea on

What an adorable name! Congratulations to the family! I said a girl and got it! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the baby!

Cuddlebugs-n-Cocoons on

Such a sweet name. Congrats to a very sweet lady (met her in person a few days before the arrival of baby Hillary)
Can’t wait to see pictures.

Kactus-Kat on

Wow, 2 little girls! You must be in heaven, Samantha! Hope they grow up as beautiful & talented as their mommy!

🙂 🙂 🙂

Hillary on

From One Hillary to another! I love the name Congrats Samantha!

elleireland on

Love Josselyn, but would have liked to see Mallory or Celerie instead of the name Hillary, which sounds a little cankly. But what a sweet mama she appears to be.

Sarah on

Congratulations! Babies are always a joy but has no one noticed that “Hillary” is the male spelling of the name? My mom is “Hilary” and said that she did not meet a female “Hillary” until Clinton’s presidency. Funny how subconcious outside sources influence how people name their kids. Love the combination of Hillary Madison though!

Paul on

Actually, “Hilary” with one “L” is the male spelling of the name. Hillary is for females, not that it matters since no one seems to follow that rule anymore, and you don’t see many male Hillarys.

Jennifer Desfosses on

It’s funny growing up it was always hard to correct people with my last name. It’s Josselyn. Teachers would double take first name Jennifer. Spelling over the phone was fun too. S sounds like F. I always said if I had a daughter I would name her my maiden name. Never happened. But I wonder why samantha harris chose this spelling typically Jocelyn. Must be a family name like it is for me.