Kerri Walsh Jennings Welcomes Daughter Scout Margery

04/06/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Kerri Walsh Jennings Welcomes Daughter Scout Margery

Kerri Walsh Jennings has finally added a daughter to her brood.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist gave birth to Scout Margery Jennings at 7:46 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively, adding that mommy and baby are “healthy and resting.”

Walsh Jennings, 34, and her husband, pro-volleyball player Casey Jennings, feel “so blessed to have this beautiful new addition to our family,” they tell PEOPLE. “We cherish our lil Scout already and can’t wait to watch her as she grows in this world alongside her sweet big brothers.”

The athletic duo thanks everyone for “your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate them all so very much.”

The latest addition to the family — who weighed in at 7 lbs., 3 oz and is 20ΒΌ inches long — joins brothers Joey, 3Β½, and Sundance, 2Β½.

In September, Walsh Jennings revealed not only was her collection of gold medals growing — she and partner Misty May-Treanor won big during the London games — but her family was too.

After delivering both of her boys naturally, the athlete was hopeful she would follow suit with her baby girl’s birth. “Having a natural childbirth just feels right to me, it doesn’t feel like I’m forcing anything,” she said.

— Anya Leon

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Jasmine on

Interesting name for a girl~~~alot of these stars name their babies odd names !!!!!! Taking after Bruce Willis’ daughter, Scout !!!!!

Congrats to Kerri & Casey on the birth of your daughter !!!!!!

ugh on

Oh for God sake, its a literary name. Bruce Willis daughter is named for the character from To Kill a Mockingbird. There is nothing wrong with being creative. At least its not Pilot Inspektor!

Canadasue on

Not sure I like the name Scout. Might be cute when you are little, but imagine yourself as an adult, at a business meeting, or even a senior lady, introducing yourself as Scout. πŸ™‚

Anyway, congratulations to them and their new precious bundle!

Sandra on

I love the name Scout.

soph on

Jasmine, we get it with the “!!!!!!!!!”

Margo on

LOVVVVVE the name Scout!

Congrats to the Jennings family!

Amy on

Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird, too!

Marcia on

Congrats to them! It’s so wonderful to have a daughter after having sons. What a nice family.

Sweetcinna on

Scout comes from the book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Not sure if that’s where she got the name from. I believe that Demi Moore and Bruce Willis got their daughter’s name from it.

Heather on

Scout is the name of a character in To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s been around a while.

akri on

congrats to them both!

Rigaou on

Scout is a good choice, but naming their son Sundance is not. Will they call him Sun for short? Not to be confused with son. Just odd.

Marky on

Most people who name their daughter Scout, are thinking of the girl in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and they are thinking of their daughter being as smart and courageous as she was. Children grow into their names, or their name is so connected to them, no one thinks anything about that as they grow up.

It’s not an unheard of name, anymore than Margery is. I know teens named Marjorie; I like their daughter’s name better than their boys’ names, but all are their choice.

Happy their little girl is here and I look forward to seeing Kerri in the next Summer Olympics!

Watcher on

Scout, again, huh? (As Demi and Bruce.) Why not “Sniper”?

Sue on

I hope people know that the character’s real name was Jean Louise.

Jennifer on

Oh look at you, Sue. Prove to a bunch of strangers just how literary you are. You do know there’s not a test today, right?

Congrats to them on the birth of their daughter. πŸ™‚ What a blessing!

Tee Tee on

A daughter! Congratulations to Kerri and Casey!

soph on

You do know that you sound ridiculous, right Jennifer?

Maggie on

Took the words right out of my mouth (and Im sure many others), Soph!

Rosy on

The first time I heard Scout as a name was 25 years ago when I read To Kill a Mockingbird. Wow, this old name must be coming back!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

I also prefer Scout to either of her son’s names (don’t mind it) -especially poor Sundance, imagine that as an adult!!! Glad all is well and a lovely bonus to have welcomed a little girl with two big brothers to fuss over her!

Alissa on

Being that this is their first daughter after two boys, I totally expected a frilly, ultra-feminine name…but I was wrong. Love the name Scout!

I like how their kids’ names really fit with their lifestyle and philosophies. Jennie Finch’s kids’ names are like that too. In my fantasy world, Kerri and Jennie will be having play dates together…LOL! Congrats!

D.L. on

Congrats to them! I actually like the name Scout pretty well. It’s kind of unusual, but not pretentious.

Katie on

Congrats to her! Wonder if they’ll have more. She gets the award for ugliest kid names for all 3 of her kids! Scout? Margery? WTH?

Sharon on

I think the name Scout is sweet! Congratulations to the Walsh-Jennings family on the birth of their princess πŸ™‚

Anonymous on

Katie- All three of her kids’ names are ugly? What’s wrong with Joey?!

Denise on

Seems they got their names mixed up.

The son should’ve been Scout and the daughter Sundance.

Yikes. Well, each to their own but maybe parents should think about the child as an adult with these names.

Imagine when that little boy is in school and the teacher calls out “Sundance” and he answers “here”….. snicker snicker…

Now imagine him all grown up with that name. Not so cute anymore.

Just cruel.

Katie on

Oh gosh I thought his name was something else! Oops! Joey is fine!!! LOL

RachelB-MD on

Is her daddy’s name ATTICUS?????

Brooklyn on

Not a fan of the name, but it’s better than Sundance.

Anonymous on

Denise- If he’s an actor, musician, or other artist, his name will be perfect. If not, he can go by Thomas if he decides Sundance is too difficult to work with! πŸ˜‰

Anonymous on

i like the name scout its cute!!!!!!