Survivor‘s J’Tia Taylor Hart Welcomes Daughter Aashna Brynn

02/19/2016 at 12:00 AM ET

It’s a girl!

Survivor: Cagayan contestant J’Tia Taylor Hart and her husband, Graeme Ross Hart, have welcomed their first child.

Daughter Aashna Brynn Hart made her debut on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Washington, D.C. — and she was right on time. “She was born on her due date,” Hart tells PEOPLE exclusively. Weighing in at 7 lbs., Aashna measured 21 inches long.

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Since competing on Survivor, a lot has happened for Hart. She was married in an animal-themed wedding at the Brevard Zoo in Florida last March. Hart, 34, is a nuclear engineer who competed as part of the “Brains” tribe in the long-running show’s 28th season.

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Hart is overjoyed at becoming a mom ­and that sentiment is reflected in Aashna’s name.

“Her first name means ‘beloved’ in Hindi, and she is certainly greatly loved by both of her parents,” Hart tells PEOPLE. “She’s the center of our universe!”

— Steve Helling

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me on

beautiful baby, horrible name!!! why do people give their children such awful, unpronounceable names?

Hea on

Cure baby but what kind of namn is J’Tia and how is it pronounced?

Anonymous on

She is so cute!

jtay07 on

Aashna is a beautiful name. Just because it isn’t a name from your culture or native language does not make it a horrible name.

Mia on

Beautiful mom and beautiful baby with equally beautiful names. Dad’s handsome, too!

jude on

What a beautiful baby !!! Congrats

Anonymous on

What a Beautiful name… Congrats to the couple! Blessings to you.

Pam on

I hated her on survivor. I’ll never forget her and the rice.

Paula on

Love the name and she is adorable.

bugsforever on

J’Tia was flat-out whack-a-doodles on Survivor. Let’s hope that she is less volatile and far more rational in everyday life!

Olivia on

She is such a cutie pie!