Sophie Dahl, Jamie Cullum Welcome Daughter Lyra

03/06/2011 at 08:00 PM ET

It’s a girl for Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum!

The couple welcomed daughter Lyra on Wednesday, March 2 in London, their rep said in a statement.

“They are over the moon,” adds the rep.

Singer-songwriter Cullum, 31, and writer and former model Dahl, 33, wed in January 2010.

“My relationship with Sophie has helped put everything in perspective,” Cullum said at the time.

“It reminds me that while I love [working], and have certain responsibilities to my career, there are more important things in life.”

— Sarah Michaud

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BubbleT on

Congrats! Is her name pronounced Leer-ah or Lie-rah? I’m assuming the former.

Corrie on

I have never heard that name before – very pretty!

Congratulations to them on the new arrival.

Hea on

Congrats to them! Love the name.

Alexandra on

Aw, just like the protagonist of one of my all time favorite books: His Dark Materials ( Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, Amber Compass ). Beautiful name! Cute couple, I can’t help but like them 😀 Congrats!!

Dani on

BubbleT- I believe it would be pronounced Lie-rah. Its the name of the lead girl in the Northern Lights trilogy books which are quite famous in England and thats definitely how her name is pronounced.

Philippa on

@BubbleT funny enough I would presume the latter pronunciation 🙂

Either way congrats to them, and I love the name! 😀

Jenna on

Congratulations to the Cullums! I think it’s a really pretty name, i’ve also never heard of the name before, it says this from another website, maybe where the name is from:

‘The name Lyra has become more well known since the publication of the Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials, whose central character is called Lyra Belacqua. It is also the name of a Kate Bush song written for a film version of one of the novels.

There is also a constellation called Lyra, and it is the Latin word for lyre, the stringed instrument’

Emily on

They are an incredibly unattractive couple. God help the child.

Olivia on

It is pronounced ‘lie-rah, my cousin has the same name and I love it! Congrats Jamie and Sophie x

Amanda on

Is it me or does he look like her son not her husband?

Alice on

Oh, grow up Emily. You are being incredibly vain and childish and God help any one stuck living with you. You’re such a bratty bitch.

Alexandra on

@Alice: You forgot to mention *immature*! 🙂

Sydney on

Congrats! Love the name.

@Emily – your comment is the only unattractive thing in this post.

Eva on

Oh, I adore the name!

Indira on

Emily- post a picture of yourself!

soph on

Oh calm down Alice.

Elizabeth on

is it just me or does she look a little bit like madonna?? haha

CelebBabyLover on

soph- I happen to agree with Alice. That was an awful thing for Emily to say! Anyway, congrats to Sophie and Jamie!

MiB on

I love the name Lyra and wish Sophie and Jamie all the best!

Emily on

Congrats to the both of them!

Georgina on

Aww now theres a new little girl to read the BFG to! So cute, congrats.

mary on

@Georgina, I have no idea who this couple are, so I was wondering what does BFG stand for?

Lea on

BFG – Big Friendly Giant is a much loved childrens book written by Roald Dahl who was Sophie’s grandfather. The little girl in the book is also called Sophie after her.

mj on

i’m so jealous.
he’s so cute.
i love his remix of don’t stop the music.
my favorite song by him is Get Your Way

mary on

Thank you @Lea. I have never heard of the book, I’ll have to check it out.