Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Son Gus Monroe

11/13/2014 at 02:45 PM ET

Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Son Gus Monroe
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Bring on the blue bouquets: Poppy Montgomery is a mom again!

The Unforgettable star welcomed her third child on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford, who weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long, joins Montgomery and husband Shawn Sanford‘s daughter Violet Grace, 19 months.

Montgomery, 42, is also mom to son Jackson, 6½, from her previous relationship, while Sanford is father to son Braydon, 9, and daughter Haley, 11, from his previous marriage.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome baby Gus into our family. We will be forever grateful for his healthy and happy arrival,” the Microsoft executive tells PEOPLE. “His brothers and sisters cannot wait for him to be home even though we keep reminding them that baby Gus is not a toy.”

Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Son Gus Monroe
Courtesy Sanford Family

After keeping her pregnancy under wraps for six months, the actress revealed in July that she was expecting a baby boy — and was ready to start reaping the benefits.

“I’m hoping to get all of the privileges now of a real pregnant person,” she joked. “I want to be respected and given lots of royal treatment.”

But the PEOPLE.com blogger‘s biggest worry: deciding on a moniker for her newest arrival.

“A name. THE name. The name that my unborn son will carry with him for the rest of his life. What if I mess it up?” she wrote.

RELATED: Poppy Montgomery’s Blog: The Perils of Playing the Baby Name Game

— Anya Leon with reporting by Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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innerjuju on

Congrats, Poppy and family. And the moniker? Close but no cigar. Had you left off the double middle name you would have nailed it.

charlotte on

That baby is so darn cute! Really like her. Congratulations on the newest addition to the family!

charlotte on

What a precious little boy. He will light up her life! Congratulations.

Sandra on

An Aussie mum with American bubs -what a new concept..NOT. Congrats Poppy.

beth on

Guess what, Poppy. You messed up. A mouthful of names, starting with Gus.

Jes on

Congratulations he beautiful! Every time I hear the name Gus I think of the mouse character in Cinderella and always want to say Gus Gus in a silly voice.

gd on

kid looks like he’s from a different man than the one in the photo

Anonymous on

He is an adorable baby, but Gus really? I know its her child and she can name it whatever she wants. Her daughters name on the other hand I love.

Julie on

Jackson and Violet also have Deveraux as their third name & it’s also part of Poppy’s own legal name (Poppy Petal Ema Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue.) Nice family tradition.

Connie on

Congratulations poppy! your son gus is adorable! Love the name

Lauren Adilev on

The name-you messed it up. Whatever happened to Benjamin, Rafael, Joachim-nice, literate names. The baby sounds like he is 80 years old with a white mustache-ugh!

ELC on

Congrats to the whole family. Gus is beautiful.

Melissa on

Jackson, Violet and then GUS of all names? Ugh, he’s not a dog…

Kayce on

Not a fan of the same sound ending the 1st name & starting the last. The middle names are great, but you don’t walk around calling people by their full names very often.

Katy on

Beautiful baby but the name reminds me of pus

Leah on

He’s so adorable and I like how he’s posing his hand lol, very sweet

Marky on

Isn’t Poppy Aussie? The Brits often use double middle names, so major whoop-de-do. Their baby, they get to pick. You may love certain names, but that’s purely personal, and frankly, if Gus wants to drop one, and go by something other than Gus, his choice.

Congratulations to the happy country and hope they all do well. We really enjoy Poppy Montgomery’s acting, though she is wild and crazy in her personal life!

dd on

gus=is cute
monroe=not cute
devareaux=not cute
baby=is cute

Valarie on

Congrats Poppy on the new addition!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Kestrel on

She messed it up.

Gorgeous little fellow, though!

angie on

Gus? Not fan of the name, but happy for them!

guest on

That picture of Gus is PERFECTION!

L on

Beautiful baby, horrible name. Gus?! No, just no.

scalliwag on

DisGUSting name choice. Not a nice sounding name. A nickname. Rather insulting compared to the other two children’s names. Monroe would have been more in line with Jackson and Violet. Two old-timey presidents names! But the child is adorable.

kjc on

Gus is an adorable name – what’s wrong with you ladies?!

It’s a real name, which so many commenters on this board feel are necessary, and it gets bashed. …just can’t win.

Bee on

She’s 42 and still having babies?? Wow.
Gus is definitely not my style, but he’s one adorable little guy!

Anonymous on

I named my dog Gus!

PA on

Gus is so adorable!

Anonymous on

So happy for Poppy on the new addition!

Amy on

Congratulations Shawn, Poppy, Haley, Braydon, Jackson and Violet on the birth of baby Gus!!

Paula on

Like her daughter’s name Violet!