Well, 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 6
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 6
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 6
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 6
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.
Molly Ringwald 5 of 6
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 6 of 6
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.
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