Actress Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace, Unforgettable) had her second child on Tuesday. With husband Shawn Sanford, director of lifestyle marketing for Microsoft, she named their newborn son Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford. Their first child together is a daughter named Violet Grace.
Montgomery kept her pregnancy a secret for six months. When she finally announced her big news via People.com, she said her biggest worry was deciding on the baby’s name. “The name that my unborn son will carry with him for the rest of his life. What if I mess up?” she wrote. Born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue, she is one of six children all of whom are named after flowers – Rosie, Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle, Marigold Sun, Poppy. (Reminder: she named her daughter Violet!) No wonder why she was nervous about naming her son! (We’ll discuss Thorn later.)