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Anna Paquin Reveals the Names of Her Twins and They're Not That Weird

MOMMY DUTY! 'True Blood star' Anna Paquin multitasks while holding and pushing her twin babies along Abbot Kinney Blvd in VeniceWell, actually it was Anna’s husband and “True Blood” co-star Stephen Moyer who finally let the world in on their baby news. At the season 6 premiere of the HBO series the proud dad talked to a reporter about his plans for Father’s Day. He said will be “hanging out with . . . Charlie and Poppy.”

With all the secrecy I was worried that something horribly vampire-esque was in the works, maybe to commemorate where their parents met. I was bracing myself for “Sookie Rainbow” or “Edward Cullen” — I know, wrong vampires.

But Charlie and Poppy are completely upstanding and adorable. Here’s another reason why the names are so sweet: Moyer has two children from a previous relationship, son Billy, 12, and a 10-year-old daughter named Lilac. The fact that Charlie and Poppy — a traditional boy name, a flower girl name — mirror Billy and Lilac is a touching ode to the siblings.

Check out this gallery of twin moms who will probably be calling to ask the Moyer-Paquins for a play date, now that they know who to ask for.

  • Julie Bowen 1 of 8
    Julie Bowen walks the red carpet for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

    The "Modern Family" star has twins +1. Her son Oliver was born in 2007 and brothers John and Gustav arrived in 2009.

  • Jennifer Lopez 2 of 8
    Jennifer Lopez, boyfriend Casper Smart and her twins Emme and Max arrive at l'Hotel Meurice in Paris

    Max and Emme, J.Lo's 5-year-old twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony, went on the road for mom's Dance Again world tour. 

  • Angelina Jolie 3 of 8
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie take their children to the Odeon Cinema for a screening of "The Smurfs" in London

    Probably the most famous mother of twins -- Angelina carries now almost 5-year-old Vivienne who was born one minute after her brother Knox (not pictured) in July 2008. Vivienne is the youngest of the clan which includes big sisters Shiloh and Zahara.

  • Mariah Carey 4 of 8
    Mariah Carey carries her baby daughter Monroe while out and about in Tribeca, NYC

    The "American Idol" judge is mom to the well-accessorized Monroe and Moroccan with her husband Nick Cannon. The babies were born on their parents' third wedding anniversary. Nicely done, guys. 

  • Rebecca Romijn 5 of 8
    Rebacca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell up bright and early for an appearance on "The Early Show"

    Rebecca and husband Jerry O'Connell welcomed twin girls Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose in December 2008. They've decided not to tell the twins who was born first. Romijn had a c-section and she says her doctor agreed to record the same minute on their birth certificates. 

  • Molly Ringwald 6 of 8
    Actress Molly Ringwald enjoys some quality time with husband Panio Gianopoulos in New York City

    The actress and her Greek writer husband Panio Gianopoulos had daughter Mathilda in October 2003. In July 2009, siblings Roman and Adele arrived.

  • Marcia Cross 7 of 8
    Marcia Cross treats her twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, to frozen yogurt after picking them up from school in Los Angeles

    Savannah and Eden were born in 2007, after the actress was put on bedrest and shot scenes for the series "Desperate Housewives" in her own bedroom. 

  • Celine Dion 8 of 8
    Canadian singing diva Celine Dion is seen leaving the George V hotel with her husband Rene Angelil in Paris

    The singer was open about undergoing multiple rounds of IVF to have more children. Her older son Rene-Charles became a big brother to Eddy and Nelson in October 2010.

 

Images courtesy of Pacific Coast News

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