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Lindsay Davenport Names Daughter Kaya Emory

01/26/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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Baby girl has a name!

“Thanks for all the messages. Everyone is great,” Lindsay Davenport Tweets regarding her new daughter, born Jan. 16.

“We named her Kaya Emory Leach … although not sure if we are going to call her Kaya or Emory.”

The 10-lb. new addition joins siblings Lauren Andrus, 2½, and Jagger Jonathan, 4½, the tennis star’s other children with husband Jonathan Leach.

“We still can’t believe we have three precious kids,” Davenport, 35, adds.

– Sarah Michaud

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Jules on

Love the name Kaya!

Mira on

I hope they call her Kaya. Emory is a university name, not a person’s name and certainly not a female name.

Sandra on

LOVE the name Kaya. :) Congrats.

Tee on

Beautiful name! I love both Kaya and Emory!

soph on

Boring name. Kaya’s nothing special.

jessica on

Kaya is my dogs name. After the Bob Marley song. I wonder if that was her inspiration too?

Sarah on

@Mira what, or should I say who, do you think they named that university after? Good grief.

Mira on

@Sarah, yes, it’s named after John Emory, not Emory John. I hate the trend of using family names as first names.

emily on

Mira. No one cares what you hate.

Sarah on

Well, I happen to love it!

Anonymous on

Love the name, and I hope they call her Kaya! I’ve never understood calling a child by their middle name instead of first name (except in the case of Jr.’s, thirds, fourths, and such. I can understand doing so in that case, since it’s an easy way of distinguishing the baby from his or her namesake!).

As for family names (surnames) as first names, I actually think it’s all right. There are a lot of surnames that work as first names, and some of them have actually been first names almost as long as they’ve been surnames (Bradley, Leon, Douglas, Lee and even John are just a few examples).

Jane on

Praying they called her Kaya. Is Lauren a boy or a girl?

Eva on

Mira, my father’s name is Emory as is my Grandfather. It is most certainly a persons name.

Jillian on

Mira, it is a persons name, if people name their child that name. Look up the defination for the word name, it will become more clear. You may not like it, but that is a different issue.

Eva, I also know two Emory’s.

Anonymous on

Jane- Lauren is a girl. :)

Sam & Freya's mum on

Like the name Kaya. Think both names flow well together.

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