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10/28/2013 at 04:55 PM ET

Alfonso Ribeiro Welcomes Son Alfonso Lincoln Marion Curtis/Startraks

Cue the Carlton dance: this little prince has arrived!

Former Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, 42, and his wife Angela welcomed their first child together on Sunday, Oct. 27, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Son Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr. was born at 10:45 a.m. weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz.

“Alfonso Jr is home, happy and healthy,” the rep tells PEOPLE. “His parents are excited to begin their journey with him!”

“We are so blessed,” the proud papa Tweeted shortly after his son’s arrival.

Ribeiro later added, “We also want to thank our amazing Dr. Jason Rothbart. He was so great and a calming influence in the room.”

Ribeiro — who is already dad to daughter Sienna, 9 — and Angela announced the pregnancy in May.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

FILED UNDER: Alfonso Ribeiro , Births , News

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sally on

I can hardly wait to see picture of this lil guy!

Margo on

Yay, a Cartlon Jr.! ;)

Callie on

I bet he did “the Carlton” dance when the baby arrived. Congratulations to them both. Can’t wait to see a picture of lil’ Carlton :)

Everyonehasanopinion on

It’s nice to finally see someone name their son after them and carry on the family name.

JT on

Ughhh, I hate the “Jr” thing. So unoriginal and sexist. Would they have named the baby Angela Jr. had she been a girl??? No. Hate this “tradition”.

Congrats on the baby though!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Marky on

Congratulations to the happy couple! Nice name; I look forward to seeing pictures of the new baby boy! Always liked Alphonso in everything I saw him in……

Marky on

JT, I am a “jr” and I am a girl. Had I been a boy, I would have been named after my father, and since I was a girl, they named me after my mother. At the time I was born, there was a famous debutante named Cobina Wright, Jr., and my parents thought, “why not?” There may not be many of us, but there are certainly some, and there is nothing wrong with “jr”. It is an honor, unless your parent is a loser…..

Anonymous on

JT- “Would they have named the baby Angela Jr. had she been a girl??? No.” You don’t know that (unless you know them personally and they’ve told you their naming preferences, which I highly doubt). Some parents DO name their daughters after the mom!

Anonymous on

JT, many daughters are actually named after their mothers.

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