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Poppy Montgomery: Violet’s Name Not Meant to Follow Family Tradition

08/07/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

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Poppy Montgomery certainly followed family tradition when she welcomed daughter Violet Grace in April, but the actress admits it was a complete accident.

Despite joining a long line of flower names — Montgomery’s sisters are Rosie Thorn, Daisy YellowMarigold Sun and Lily Belle — the baby girl was actually named for her paternal grandmother.

“I didn’t realize Violet was a flower when I named her. It was so odd!” the Unforgettable star said during a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. “It’s my boyfriend [Shawn Sanford]‘s grandmother’s name and I was like, ‘Violet! I like Violet.’”

But, shortly after deciding on her daughter’s name, Montgomery’s mom celebrated the unexpected news.

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Poppy Montgomery: I Don’t Think Anyone Wants a C-Section

07/10/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Daughter Violet Grace
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Poppy Montgomery was waiting for the April showers to bring her May flowers — until life started to bloom a little early.

Two weeks ahead of her due date, the actress welcomed her daughter Violet Grace following a c-section.

“That was hard for me because I don’t think anyone wants to have a c-section,” Montgomery tells Sweden with Love.

“It’s major surgery and it was scary for me. But everything went well and at the end, what matters is that the baby is healthy and that you’re both doing great.”

There was little time to revel in the baby bliss following Violet’s birth; Montgomery returned to work on Unforgettable, which premieres July 28, only two weeks after baby girl’s arrival.
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Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Daughter Violet Grace

04/24/2013 at 06:15 PM ET

Poppy Montgomery Welcomes Daughter Violet Grace
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Poppy Montgomery‘s pregnancy has come up roses — and it’s a girl!

The Unforgettable star and her boyfriend, Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford, welcomed their first child together on Monday, April 22, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Violet Grace Devereux Sanford arrived at 7:57 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs., 12 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches long. She joins big brother Jackson, 5, Montgomery’s son from a previous relationship.

“We are overjoyed with the arrival of our beautiful angel and filled with gratitude that she is happy, healthy and thriving,” the couple tell PEOPLE.
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