Jessica St. Clair Welcomes Daughter Isobel Kelly

10/10/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Jessica St. Clair Welcomes Daughter Isobel Kelly Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP

Jessica St. Clair continues to stay in sync with her best friend!

The actress, 36, and her husband Dan O’Brien are “thrilled to welcome” daughter Isobel Kelly O’Brien, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, baby girl weighed 9 lbs., 9 oz.

“Everyone is healthy, happy and doing great,” her rep tells PEOPLE.

St. Clair’s new addition is only the latest coincidental parallel to former Best Friends Forever costar Lennon Parham‘s life. Not only did they both marry within one week of each other in July 2006, but Parham welcomed daughter Saraya in April.

Next up for the new moms? St. Clair and Parham will both star in their show, Playing House, set to air in 2014 on USA.

– Anya Leon

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Mira on

IsObel? Really?? Why?

Amelia on

What’s with that reaction? It’s a legitimate name – it’s my niece’s in fact. It’s Scottish.

klutzy_girl on

Beautiful name! Congrats on the baby girl!

Don’t be so judgmental and hateful Mira. Those are not nice qualities for anyone’s character.

klutzy_girl on

Mira, that’s an actual name.

And congratulations to them! I love that name so much.

lester on

yayayayayayy! Congrats Melissa Wompler!

Anonymous on

Okay, am I the only one who doesn’t get why everyone’s attacking Mira? All she said, basically, is that she doesn’t understand why they chose to spell the name like that. What’s so horrible about that?!

Anyway, congrats to the new parents!

Amelia on

CelebBabyLover – because she’s clearly being rude. That’s the way the name is spelled, historically. Sounds like Mira thought perhaps they were misspelling Isabel, not realizing it is a different name entirely. And then she just looks stupid.

J. on

Isobel was my Great Grandmother and Grandmother’s middle name. I plan on using it too.

Mira on

In the eyes of 99% of the US population, amongst which this kid will grow up, her name is a horrid misspelling of Isabel– one of the most popular female names. But, oh, the fact that it’s a Scottish name makes it all ok.

Melissa on

Except it’s not misspelled and is an actual name on its own, as others have pointed out.

j on

Good One, Mira. You make a silly comment the first time and instead of saying ‘oops, I didn’t realise that it’s a legitimate name/spelling’, you decided to make yourself look like a complete moron. Well done.

j on

Not to mention that ‘99%’ (if you can embellish, so will I) of American’s watch Grey’s Anatomy – so they have seen Isobel before (‘Izzie’ Stevens full name).

Jayda on

A little bit of name history for everyone! *cough cough Mira*

Isobel is in fact the Scottish spelling and is rising fast in popularity and recognition due to several TV shows (Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Downton Abbey, etc.). Isobel is unranked in the US right now but it was for about 25 years in the early 20th, and ranks in the top 100 in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Isabel is a Spanish diminutive for Elizabeth, and therefore a complete different origin.

Lastly, in the United States, Isabelle is actually the most popular spelling, which is the French form of Isabel, also coming from Elizabeth. So just stop.

Anonymous on

But, it’s not misspelled. This is the way to spell it.

Celebrity Baby Lover, prior to your post, where are people “attacking her?” I won’t wait for an answer bc you never give them. Shocking for such a big question asker!

Anonymous on

Amelia- Incorrectly assuming a name is misspelled doesn’t make someone rude! That being said, Mira’s second comment definitely WAS rude, and my opinion about her, needless to say, has changed!

Anonymous on

Mira- It’s no different than a woman named Lucy spelling her name Lucie. The latter spelling is far more common in Europe than it is here in the states, yet most women with that spelling stateside do just fine. :)

Kari on

I agree with Mira. Pretty name, but stupid spelling. Growing up in the U.S., people WILL think her parents misspelled the name.

Oh well, it’s their baby and it’s their choice to spell it the way the way to.

carla on

How is it a “stupid” spelling if that is what the traditional spelling is supposed to be for the name? Just because a few people here are not familiar with its tradition, does not mean you have to mock a different culture. The name is NOT supposed to Isabel. It is perfectly fine in its traditional Scottish spelling. In the U.S. people aren’t going to think it’s misspelled or wonder how to pronounce it any more than they do Kari- (CARE-REE or CAR-REE)

Anonymous on

Kari, under your theory than you have a stupid spelling. God, what were your parents thinking! You must have had it spelled wrong all the time…how ever did you make it through school?

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