Poppy Montgomery: I’m Having a Girl!

03/06/2013 at 12:30 PM ET

Poppy Montgomery Expecting Daughter
Courtesy Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery is thinking pink!

The Unforgettable star and boyfriend Shawn Sanford will welcome a daughter this spring, Montgomery confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Shawn and I are beyond thrilled,” the actress tells PEOPLE. “We can’t wait to meet our sweet little angel.”

Montgomery is already mom to 4-year-old son Jackson.

“Everyone keeps asking me if I’m going name her after a flower and carry on the tradition,” the PEOPLE blogger notes. “But if Jackson has his way, she’ll be named Catwoman and be the perfect partner to his Batman!”

Unforgettable begins production at the end of May and will return to CBS on July 28.

RELATED: Poppy Montgomery’s PEOPLE.com Blog Series

— Sarah Michaud

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Holly’snewjob on

I bet Daffodil will be the name!

rlb237 on

I would have thought she was having a giant-sized girl.

Denise on

Best of Luck.

justme on

I bet she will name her Lily! or Orchid!

It would be a cute name….

Susy on

Nice to see a women where a maternity top. So sick of looking at pregnet women in tight shirts and with thier big belly buttons stickking out. Gross

Julianna on

Congratulations to Poppy and Shawn! I laughed at Jackson’s name suggestion for his little sister, and I think Lily Rose would be a beautiful name.

Sam on

I didn’t know she wasn’t still with her son’s father! This baby is with her new boyfriend! I just read Poppy’s sister’s name is Lily, (and Daisy, Rosie….). Should name her little girl Iris!

merry on

@Susy, what exactly is gross about naked pregnant belly?

glenda on

You should name her Pansy

ang on

Rose Lily or Lily Rose.

Holiday on

Congrats! Babies girls are so sweet and every woman needs a daughter to be complete

Paige on

I agree with the flower name. She should name her daughter Iris. It’s a beautiful name and doesn’t automatically make you think of a flower so it’s not *too* cheesy. Poppy has great taste though, I am sure she will choose a wonderful name.

Susy – she looks frumpy. The pregnant belly is a beautiful thing. I have no problem seeing women wear tighter shirts when they’re pregnant. I know I love shirts that drew attention to my big ol belly – it was my biggest pride!!

Paige on

Holiday — that is an extremely offensive statement to make! I have 3 boys and 2 girls. I love my daughters but my sons are AMAZING. I would feel complete regardless of the gender I had been blessed with.

Lis on

OMGOSH! Holiday–you are a whacko!!!!!!!!!!!! Waaaaaaaaayyyyy too obsessed with “daughters”!!

Seriously, it’s strange.

Cheryl abney on

Best of luck with your new baby girl I’m sure what ever name you give her it will fit her ,I’ll be glad when the show comes back on I really liked it -:)

Anonymous on

Holiday is way too obsessed with daughters and bashing only children. The woman is nuts, plain and simple.

Toni on

I agree with Paige, and I find Holiday’s comment ridiculous and brainless. I was blessed with a son and I feel more than complete. So complete that I’m not having anymore children.

Get a clue, Holiday.

Maddie on

Aw, a little girl! So happy for Poppy & Shawn! Absolutely love Poppy’s blog she does for People, such a naturally talented (hilarious) writer 🙂

Isabel on

Holiday, if your life isn’t complete without a daughter, you lead a sad existence. I hope you don’t have a son.

kkohl on

I’m happy for Poppy and Shawn!

Lauren on

She is glowing in this picture! Beautiful! I really hope the rumors about Unforgettable coming back on this summer are true because I like her character…and her.

Just ignore Holiday. She has been saying the same thing forever. Not worth it. We all know that a daughter or a son is not necessary to complete someone and if it is they are an insane person. We also know that only children are not all spoiled and plenty children born with siblings are spoiled brats and end up all alone because they hate their siblings.

Kim on

Poppy’s sisters names are Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle, and Marigold Sun so if she did want to continue the tradition there’s always Violet, Iris, Acacia, Azalea, Bluebell, Camellia, Daffodil, Dahlia, Fleur, Hyacinth, Ione, Jasmine, Lilac, Lavendar, Pansy, Peony, Petunia, Saffron, Primrose, Wisteria, Zinnia, Holly, Waratah, Wattle, Lotus

Tee on

Carnation, Tulip, Violet, Mum (chrysthamum), Pointsettia, Petunia, Geranium, Sunflower (call her Sunny for short), I think I like Orchid the best, it’s unique, pretty althought Sunny Sanford sounds good too.