Zac Hanson Welcomes Daughter Mary Lucille Diana

08/09/2016 at 12:15 PM ET

MMM-tot: Zac Hanson is a dad again!

The Hanson drummer and wife of 10 years Kate welcomed their fourth child on Saturday, Aug. 6, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

“We are overjoyed to share the arrival of Mary Lucille Diana Hanson,” the 30-year-old musician tells PEOPLE exclusively of their newest addition to the family, who was born in Zac’s hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4 oz.

The couple’s daughter, who will go by Lucille, joins big sister Junia Rose Ruth, 5½, and big brothers George Abraham Walker, 2½, and John Ira Shepherd, 8.

“It is such an inspiration to meet her and to imagine all of the adventures we will take together as a family of six,” the father of four adds.

Zac Hanson Welcomes Mary Lucille Diana
Courtesy Zac Hanson

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Aside from her siblings, Lucille has eight cousins to hang out with in Isaac and Taylor Hanson‘s children. Isaac, 35, is dad to sons James Monroe, 8, and Clarke Everett, 9, as well as 2-year-old daughter Nina Odette with wife Nicole.

Taylor, 33, has five children with wife Natalie: Jordan Ezra, 13, Penelope Anne, 11, River Samuel, 9½, Viggo Moriah, 7½, and Wilhelmina Jane, 3½.

Most of the Hanson clan goes by their middle names, including Isaac (whose first name is actually Clarke, like his oldest) and Taylor (whose first name, like his oldest, is Jordan). Their desires for a big extended family are no surprise, as the Tulsa-raised Hanson brothers are themselves the oldest of seven children.

And like with Taylor’s children Penelope (A.K.A. Penny) and River, Lucille’s name will resonate with Hanson fans. On the band’s breakout album Middle of Nowhere — which turns 20 next year — “Lucy” was the only song which featured the youngest Hanson member on lead vocals. And “Diana” is special, too — it’s the name of Zac and his siblings’ mother.

“It’s fun this time to watch the little ones so excitedly anticipating their new sibling,” Zac, who recently performed with his band on Greatest Hits, said shortly before his son Abraham’s birth.

The band — who are also beer connoisseurs on top of being musicians — notably opened their own independent record label in 2003, under which they released their latest album Anthem in 2013. Their newest EP Loud was released to members in May, and their upcoming EP Play will be available on their website beginning Oct. 10.

Jen Juneau with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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LOL, those are some baby making men.

HansonFan on

One of his younger sisters has 1 child as well

katebenson on

I think some of this info may be incorrect. I thought that Taylor’s first son was born when he was 18, and that they had six children instead of five.

Jessica on

My youngest, Lucy, was born June 3. She may or may not have been named after a Hanson song….

Mary Bullard on

Lovely names but what was the point of calling her Mary Lucille if she just gets called Lucille,I never get this calling by the middle name thing

nmsell89 on

Actually @katebenson Taylor’s son, Ezra, was born in 2002 when he was 19 and he only has 5 children. Ezra, Penny, River, Viggo, and Willa. They were right 🙂

Mel on

Viggo and Wilhelm
Mina?? Ughhh…poor kids. Parents need to stop thinking about themselves and think of the kids when it comes to names.

m on


K on

Mary Bullard,

It’s a family tradition. I’m sure they’ll be devastated to hear that their name choices don’t meet with your approval.

Jenna on

I agree, Mary Bullard.

Why not just name her Lucille Mary Diana? Is this some sort of tradition in the South of the US to do this? I think I remember some country singers doing the same thing… If so, how do outsiders know which name to use?

M on

Wind your neck in K I was only saying that it seems strange that they name her Mary but call her Lucille, I know people that are called by their middle name but it’s their own choice later on if they don’t like their first name.

Molly W. on

Oh my gosh! My daughter has the same hair bow as a Hanson baby. Gotta love those Free Babes Handmade bows. By 90’s teenage self is fangirling so hard.

dansbabygrl9 on

Oklahoma is in the Midwest under Missouri, guys.