Ian Ziering Welcomes Daughter Mia Loren

04/26/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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It’s a girl for Ian Ziering!

The actor’s wife Erin delivered daughter Mia Loren Ziering at 10:09 p.m. Monday, April 25 in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms.

Weighing in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., the baby girl’s name begins with ‘M’ in honor of Ian’s late mother Mickie, a source tells PEOPLE.

“Well, it’s official, I’m a dad!,” the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 47, wrote on his Facebook page.

“As I sit holding Mia, Erin sleeps the most beautiful sleep. My thoughts race with visions of a brighter future, only made possible by what happens today… or, last night! God bless us all.”

The couple, who wed in May 2010, announced the pregnancy in October and celebrated with a baby shower last month.

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Diane Herbst

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Chantal on

Beautiful name! Congrats to the happy family!

mandii on

Yah! Congrats! Beautiful name!!!

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! I love the name.

Coraline on

I love the name! Congrats on your new baby girl! I bet she’s gorgeous.

randi on

Can’t believe he is 47!!! His wife looks nowhere near that though.

Kelly on

gorgeous name!!! Congrats to the happy family…I bet little Mia is as beautiful as her name!!

Jenny on

I love the name Mia. Mia Loren is a gorgeous name.

Tee on

Such a beautiful name! Congratulations on your new daughter!

Taylor on

Congratulations Ian and Erin! What a beautiful name!

Brooke on

very nice name…..Steve Sanders is a dad!!!

Sandra on

I am so excited for the two of them! So congratulations is in order for the little family! Beautiful name and no doubt she is a beautiful baby girl. Look at the beautiful parents! All the best in the future!

Macy on

Mia is nice, Loren not so much (its a male name)

Appreciate on

Macy: Loren (I assume as in Lauren), a male name???

Indira on

Ugh, Loren is on my list of baby names!! BOO! LOL anyway congrats to ’em

Rachael on

Love the name! Congrats to them all!

mominFL on

what a sweet sentiment he wrote. Congratulations –

Anonymous on

I wish I liked the guy. He was a total jerk to my husband at the Harley shop a while back. It kinda leaves a permanent mark on you, ya know? Either way…happiness to the new family

ab on

congratulations to these two! loren is my brother’s middle name (and will most likely be the middle name of my soon-to-be-born nephew), so it has always seemed masculine to me. at least when spelled this way. but it sounds beautiful and flows perfectly with the name mia.

LR on

Wow, I can’t believe that Ian is 47(!) and a first time Dad, congrats to him and wife!

Mia on

Good Choice 🙂 My name is becoming very popular–it was #18 on the Top 100 baby names list. It will be nice to see my name on merchandise these days–it used to be impossible 10 years ago.


Indira on

I’ve always pronounced like how one would say Sofia Loren. Lor-REN. Not Lor-IN. How many people pronounced Lauren.

Angel on

I love the name! So happy for this sweet family!

Allison J on

Congrats to Ian and his wife! Mia is such a pretty name and not too common – yet.

Mia on

Not too common-yet!–True! 🙂 But it is definitely getting up there (soon)…it’s taken 20 years to get Mia to #18–maybe another 5 to 10 to get near the top of the list.

pammy on

Indira – I was thinking the same thing. Loren as is Sofia. Not Loren as in Lauren. Guess we won’t know until we hear how they pronounce it.

Rose on

Congrats to them, he sounds so happy ❤

denise on

congrats!! a beautiful name and very happy and proud parents!
btw mia is extremely popular in germany.

SadieA on

I’d pronounce Loren like Sophia Loren, not Lauren.

Angi on

Beautiful mama and beautiful girls. Shame on those who say anything nasty about a child.

Toya L. on

Congratulations to them, I love the name.

miameows on

GREAT NAME!! If I do say so myself. I *still* want “Mia” barrettes and I am 33 years old!! 🙂

(waves to other Mia)

Loren on

Loren can be a boy or girl name. I am a female & my first name is Loren. A lot of the time people mispronounce my name & say Lauren. But I like the fact that Loren is not over done like a lot of other “trendy” names. I think Mia Loren is a beautiful name!!

Toya L. on

I’m curious, do you pronounce your name like (rhymes with core)Lore-Ren? That’s how I pronounce my daughters.

Mia on

Mia is a great name because it’s international-Italian, Spanish, German, Greek, Israeli/Hebrew…etc.

I love my name + it’s nice seeing it elsewhere too.

Mia on

I bought a “Mia” kids puzzle for like a 5 year old because it said my name + I’m 22-LOL–tried to pass it off to my mom for mother’s day/I just kept it.

Hi! miameows.

ella on

My middle name is Loren, pronounced like Sophia Loren, not Lauren. I’ve always been told it’s a unisex name but mostly hear it for men.