Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Reveal Their Newborn Baby's Sweet Name and Share First Photo

New parents Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger unveiled the name of their newborn daughter—which includes a touching family tribute.

By Samantha Schnurr Aug 10, 2020 4:14 PMTags
Watch: Katherine Schwarzenegger Welcomes First Child With Chris Pratt

Welcome to the world, little Lyla Pratt!

After news broke of their baby's arrivalChris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger confirmed the birth of their first child together along with the newborn's special name. 

"We are beyond thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt," the famous parents announced on their individual Instagram accounts along with a photo of the two stars' holding their infant's hand.

"We couldn't be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great. We are extremely blessed," the action star added, followed by Bible verses. 

The little one's name is particularly meaningful as Katherine's mother is famously Maria Shriver. While baby Lyla is the couple's first child, she joins older half-brother, Jack, Pratt's 7-year-old son with ex-wife Anna Faris

The baby's birth comes less than four months since E! News confirmed the newlyweds were expecting their first child together, less than a year after they tied the knot in June 2019

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As for honoring her mom with their daughter's middle name, it's fitting considering Schwarzenegger has called Maria Shriver "the greatest mom."

In an interview back on July 9, the then-mom-to-be told E! News, "I want to be a sponge always around my mom and just observe as much as I can from her because she has been the greatest mom and continues to be the greatest mom to all four of us. We're really lucky, so if I can be just a little bit of the mom that she is then I'll be lucky."

The happy baby news marks the latest milestone in the Hollywood pair's love story, which began also thanks to Shriver, who, according to a source, helped set the two lovebirds up back in 2018. 

As the new grandma commented on Instagram, "So happy for you Lyla Maria is so blessed to have you both as parents you are going to be a amazing mama you already are !!!"