Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Welcome Son Russell Wallace

12/16/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

It’s a boy for Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis!

The Always Sunny stars welcomed son Russell Wallace Day on Thursday, Dec. 15 in Los Angeles, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

Weighing in at 7 lbs., 13 oz. and measuring 21.5 inches long, Russell arrived at 7:59 p.m.

“We are overjoyed and overwhelmed at the amount of love that ushered our baby into the world,” Day, 35, and Ellis, 32, tell PEOPLE.

Their son draws his name from the family tree — Russell comes from Ellis’s side and also honors a departed friend, while Wallace comes from Day’s.

The Horrible Bosses star and Ellis, who recently guest-starred on New Girl, married in March 2006.

— Sarah Michaud

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Anna on

YAY!! I love them. Congrats

Maddie on

Awww love them. Congrats!

Love the name too!

Mallory on

Good, solid name! Unique but still normal! Congrats to them!

Tiffany Spurlock on

What an adorable couple. Congrats to them on the baby. I loved him in Horrible Bosses although I don’t watch Sunny. Maybe I should!


That child will grow up to be hysterical, no doubt!

Awesome I love them and “Always..” – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on

Awesome! I love the show and love everything I read (which is refreshingly little) about the cast from IASIP! Congrats to their family! No doubt, should be one entertained little man!

Jen on

I love that they are together in real life!! Charley and the waitress!! lol!! So cute!!!

Marky on

Congratulations, and what a good name, for their sweet baby boy. Nice name for him now, and a good name to grow up with! Love that they seem so happy together; what a lovely Christmas present!

dmc on

So nice to see celebs give their kids a normal, solid name

Paige on

Congratulations to Charlie and Mary on the arrival of their son!

His first and middle name makes me think of retired NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace (whose real name is Russell). I still like the name though.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

stef on

All boys for the Sunny cast! Huge congrats! Loved the finale last night!

Someone You Know on

Congratulations and many blessings to the Day-Ellis family!

Sam & Freya's mum on

Don’t like his name but at least it’s normal, esp by Hollywood standards!

Cass on

Congrats 🙂

Not really a fan of the name but it is very strong and a great name for when he is an adult.

B.J. on

Congrats!! Sunny is one of my favorite tv shows, so crass/wrong/hilarious.

boohoobytch on

he’s hilarious – congrats

Sarah K. on

I find it so interesting that some of the funniest, most out-there comedians give their children such normal names. Jack Black has a Samuel and a Thomas. Adam Sandler has a Sadie (ok, Sunny is only kind of normal). There a couple of other examples I can’t think of off the top of my head. But, it’s just something I’ve noticed.

Anyways, congrats on the new baby!