Paul Stanley Welcomes Daughter Emily Grace

08/10/2011 at 10:40 AM ET
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The KISS Army continues to grow.

The band’s lead singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and his wife Erin, an attorney, welcomed daughter Emily Grace Stanley on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Los Angeles, he tells PEOPLE.

Emily, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz, joins elder siblings Sarah Brianna, 2Β½,Β Colin Michael, 4Β½,Β and Evan Shane, 17, Stanley’s son from a previous relationship.

“Erin and I are once again blessed with the addition of Emily Grace to our family,” the rocker, 59, says. “I’m not sure she can sing but her first screams let me know she’s definitely Daddy’s girl.”

Stanley — who’s also a successful painter — just completed a series of sold-out KISS dates and is currently producing the band’s next album.

Courtesy Paul Stanley

— Alla Byrne and Sarah Michaud with reporting by Marisa Laudadio

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chelsea on

Congratulations. It’s refreshing to see celebrities using normal names for their children.

Sharon on

But take out the Grace and you got Emily Stanley…I don’t personally like two “Y” names with each other…just sayin

jenny on

My friend’s daughter has the exact same name (emily grace) and I’m sure there are a ton of other girls walking around with it too. Well anyways, best of luck to the family.

Ann on

Evan, Collin, Sarah and Emily…how nice and refreshing to hear a celebrity with normal names. Still having a hard time with Bingham and Bear.

Hea on

Congrats to them!

Kelly on

beautiful family already..I am sure Emily will just add to that! Love the name even though its rather popular. Congrats!

Corrie on

Lovely name! Congratulations to them. πŸ™‚

linnie on

awwe! cute name! cute family! πŸ™‚

LK on

My oldest daughter’s name is Emily Grace! Love it! Congratulations to the Stanley family!

Abby on

@Ann – since Bingham and Bear aren’t your kids, “having a hard time with them” should actually not be a worry for you πŸ˜‰

Personally, I’m a little worried for you that it DOES worry you so πŸ™‚

soph on

Wow, that name is so boring.

ClaireSamsmom on

I love that name! So pretty! We almost named our daughter Grace…

heather on

It’s super nice to see a happy family. Best of luck to all of you.

Kim on original…lol…it’s true that it’s not a wacked out celebrity name but another Emily..yawn…

Jordan on

These poor celebrities can’t win. They choose an out there name and they get crucified and then they pick Emily and get told they’re boring.

emily on

Everyone says the name Emily is common but I literally have only met a handful of people with that name! Including myself. For example, I was the only Emily at my school, the only one in my office building,etc. It was the #1 baby name for girls when I was born (85) but where are they all?

k on

yawn to the name..why would you wanna be one of 2 or 3 in your classes..although odd i love when celebrities give their kids unique names..makes them unique!!

Lucy on

He looks like the baby’s grandmother…eek!

Marky on

Very pretty name; many people call their children by both their names, so she may always be called Emily Grace, Sharon.

Melanie on

I think that is a beautiful name and as long as the baby is health and has a loving family everything else is details. Congrads to the family.

Kelly on

Personally, I have an Emily Grace, so I love the name. My oldest child is Sara, so that has a special ring to it to me too. When we chose names we chose classic names that we felt had a nice ring to them. We wanted to make sure that when they were older the names wouldn’t sound silly for grandchildren calling out to them. My Em gets called Emily Grace or Emmy Grace just about as often or maybe even more frequently than we call her Emily.

BTW, when the pediatrician came to see us the second day she was alive, he told us that she was the second Emily Grace he had seen that day.

just me on

Ok, great name, congrats, yada yada.

WHAT’S UP WITH HIS FACE? Too much Botox? To much work?


Emily Grace on

awwww! I am also an Emily Grace. I never liked either names as a kid but as I’ve grown older I really am so thankful to have a traditional and “graceful” name! Congrats to these two!!

Michele on

@Abby- You should not worry so much about why it bothers Ann. She has the right to be bothered by it. Most of the names are a bit rediculious. Only the children will have to bare the burdon of their parents trying to be original. So stop being so mean.

orangekitty on

Does anyone not notice this guy’s “face”? Did he and Gene Simmons get two-fer face lifts and dye jobs? Bleeecchhhh!!

Rae on

The story is about his children not his face. Did anyone learn if you don’t have anything nice to say Then SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE?

Mary on

A lot of people are commenting that their names are Emily or that they have children named Emily but let’s face it, there REALLY won’t be many left in this baby’s generation! Not a name I would choose but I am definitely happy to see a celeb take their child’s future into consideration!

Jim on

I wonder what happened to the bottom half of Paul’s body in the family picture? It seems to be missing!

Wendy on

Congradulations Stanley family! People seem to forget that these are not just celebrities. They are actual people like you and I, first and foremost. I believe that’s what Paul was trying to explain in his interview. And with a world full of billions of names..EVERY name has a double or triple. No name is unique…it’s the person named whose unique πŸ˜‰

Wendy Douglas on

Congradulatios Stanley Family!

People seem to forget that celebrities are regular people like you and I, first and foremost. I believe that’s what Paul was trying to explain to everyone in his interview. And with the BILLIONS of names on this planet, EVERY name has a double or a triple. It’s not the name that’s unique…it’s the person named that’s unique πŸ˜‰

J on

Why is it “refreshing” Chelsea? What’s it to you what other’s name their kids?