Alyson Hannigan gave birth to baby girl Keeva Jane Denisof three weeks ago

I’ve barely followed Alyson Hannigan’s second pregnancy. It’s sort of like Kourtney Kardashian’s second pregnancy – I always forgot about it until I saw new photos of their bumps, and every single time I was like, “Oh, right. She’s preggo.” No disrespect to Alyson – I like her just fine, and I think she’s cute and talented. But I just haven’t been paying attention. Anyway, Alyson and her husband Alexis Denisof welcomed their second daughter on May 23rd. And they announced it on June 12…? Weird. You would think that one tabloid or another would have gotten a scoop on the birth before the announcement three weeks later…?

Welcome to Hollywood, Keeva! Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof welcomed their second daughter, Keeva Jane Denisof, May 23, her rep tells Us Weekly exclusively.

Little Keeva joins big sister Satyana, 3. “They are all doing well,” the rep adds. Us was first to break news of Hannigan’s second pregnancy in mid-December.

Last month, the How I Met Your Mother actress, 38, was among the many Hollywood moms congratulating (via Twitter) Jessica Simpson on the birth of her daughter Maxwell Drew. Joked Hannigan: “Does this mean I now have the biggest bump?” (The star also cracked that people assumed she was “ready to pop” as early as April.)

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum wed Denisof, 46 (who starred on Buffy spinoff Angel) in October 2003.

“[Being a mother] has changed me in every way because my life is so much greater,” Hannigan told Us in May 2010. “It filled a void I never knew was there — it’s the most amazing experience of my life. I just feel so blessed to get to be on this journey, to be a mommy. [Satyana] is just the greatest baby.”

[From Us Weekly]

What do you think of the name Keeva? I kind of like it, although it already sounds like a nickname rather than a proper name. Isn’t “Akiva” a popular boy’s name these days? I feel like I keep reading about boys named Akiva. I just looked it up – Keeva is the girls’ variation of Akiva. That makes sense. And “Keeva Jane” sounds nice together. It’s cute and unusual, but it’s not “WTF? Why did they do that to an innocent baby?” I do think the name Satyana borders on “WTF?” though.

Anyway, congrats to Alyson, Alexis and big sister Satyana!

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. Snowflake says:

    I like her. she seems down to earth and normal.

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    LOVE. HER! And he is s-o-o-o-o nice looking.

    They seem real low-key to me, like “yeah, this is our life, but we’re normal.” I LIKE it! :D

    (He was also Faith’s “handler” on Buffy. I know, I’m a nerd. I’ll just go get my tinfoil hat.)

  3. Tiffin says:

    There’s an Irish name, Caoimhe (pronounced Keeva) which means ‘gentle; precious’. I’m wondering if that’s the thinking behind it? Anyway, love them and congrats to the family on the newest addition!!!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      That is so sweet to me! All of my children were named for “meaning.” My oldest is “handsome one; chosen of God;” my daughter is my great-grandmother’s maiden name and my middle name; the youngest is an Irish name with two meaningful middle names.

      I’ve not named a child prior to meeting them. How can one saddle a child with a name based solely on gender determination at an ultrasound?

      I had youngest’s name options on the “web” right up until I went to the hospital to deliver him! (He was “Baby Boy Bellaluna” for a good two or three days before we decided on a name.)

      TRUST ME – EVERY ONE of my children is named appropriately! Not for vanity or shock value; simply because that is who they are.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        That’s lovely Bells. Both of my sons have their grandfather’s first names for middle names. Their names mean “brave conqueror” and “God’s might, lion strength.”

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Aww, Mort, isn’t fabulous when their names MEAN something? You’ve gotta know your baby before you saddle them with a life-long name!

        And all of mine are named appropriately – oldest is certainly handsome (and it’s of Celtic origin); daughter’s name means “brave,” in addition to being great-grandmum’s maiden name (is my Irish showing?); the baby’s first name means “strong willed warrior” and boy, is he EVER! (And actually, now that I think of it, his name is also an Irish version of a beloved grandfather, God rest him.)

    • Sparkly says:

      I read that’s where the name came from, though it was on a baby name group so it wasn’t an official article anywhere.

  4. Zelda says:

    The name “Keeva” makes me think of the word “skeevy”. Which is unfortunate. Maybe if they had spelled it with an “i” I wouldn’t see it, but there you go.

  5. brin says:

    They are a cute family, Satyana is adorable! Congrats to them!

  6. Dorothy#1 says:

    I was (am) a HUGE Buffy fan so I really love that they are together!! But the name Keeva sounds like a dog name, maybe a Husky…

  7. Ella says:

    Good on them for managing to keep it quiet for those first crazy and amazing weeks with a new bubba! I admire them for it.

  8. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Keeva reminds me of the charitable/micro loan website Kiva.org (which is a really honorable cause BTW).

    Also how would one pronounce Satyana (I’m going with Sat-ah-ya-nuh).

  9. Katyusha says:

    To me, Keeva and Akiva sound like blood pressure medicine names.

  10. alison says:

    Since we’re all doing the “keeva reminds me of” thing, I was convinced it was the name of that protein-rich yogurt that Jamie Lee Curtis shills. but that’s activia.

    Also. their first kid? ADORABLE. get out of here with that! In the second picture she looks like she’s really got something important to explain to her mother, but.. just can’t find the words.

  11. SolitaryAngel says:

    Yay! I love these two. Adorable Satyana gets to be a big sister! :)

  12. janie says:

    One of the kids I take care of is named Kieva..he’s a ginger too! So cute.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I can’t say I would choose either of their children’s names, but they’re not terrible or anything.
    I;m happy for them – they seem great together and very low key.

  14. MJ says:

    For a celebrity who doesn’t regularly make any “best dressed” lists, her pregnancy style is pretty cute.

  15. lafairy says:

    I can’t believe she is 38!! congrats to this lovely family!

  16. Lindy says:

    Another Buffy geek here. I love her (and Denisof, too, who is so hot and 46! I had no clue he was so old)! I think they’re so cute together, and I’m happy for them.

  17. Hipocricy says:

    She is always smiley and happy. I love that. she is cute and has a cute family.

  18. Jazz says:

    Congrats! I think Satyana is pronouced like Tatiana but with an S. I think it’s Russian because Alexis has some Russian heritage. Loved them both in Buffy.

    *also puts on tin foil hat*

  19. Crystal says:

    She’s 38 ??? Damn she looks great and she has such a cute little family. Congrats.

  20. WOM says:

    I think Keeva sounds like an artificial sweetener.

    I don’t care for this couple. I don’t watch any of their shows and know them only as a couple who are inappropriately friendly with the paparazzi. People magazine frequently posts photos of them and Satyana at the zoo, dressed up for Halloween, mugging for the camera at the playground, etc. It’s behaviour I associate more with reality tv stars, not actors with talent or common sense.

  21. bettyrose says:

    Those kids are going to grow into tiny adorable adults.

  22. bettyrose says:

    Is there any way to delete this duplicate comment?

  23. Orange Cone says:

    my boyfriend’s friend dated her YEARS ago, and she broke it off with him… he snuck into her bedroom, cut off all her stuff animals’ heads, and took the heads with him! LMAO!

    OK- I know that is more scary than funny, but you know, nothing transpired from it so my boyfriend and me have a good knee-slapping laugh when it gets brought up :)

  24. normades says:

    She is adorable! I love her quirky unmanufactured cuteness. Congrats!

  25. sup says:

    i like all her work but for some reason she strikes me as a major beeatch on a personal level. hope i’m wrong.