Claire Danes gave birth to baby boy Cyrus Christopher Michael Dancy

Aw! Claire Danes has welcomed her first child just one day after the season finale of her hit show, Homeland. Claire and cute English husband Hugh Dancy welcomed a baby boy on Monday, and they just announced it yesterday. Claire’s pregnancy became increasingly obvious during the last part of Homeland’s season 2 – you could really tell that the directors were shooting around some of Claire’s angles, and her face really looked fuller in the last episodes. Still, I’m kind of surprised that she gave birth so soon! I didn’t think she was due for another month or so.

It will be a very happy holiday for Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy!

The Homeland star, 33, and her actor husband welcomed their first child, son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, on Monday, Dec. 17, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Since confirming her pregnancy in July, Danes has stayed mostly mum on the subject of baby — including keeping the sex a secret — but tells PEOPLE in its new year-end double issue that she looks forward to “getting to know our new Dancy” over the break.

Danes, who won an Emmy in September for her role as bipolar CIA-agent Carrie Matheson on the hit Showtime drama, wed Dancy, 37, in a private ceremony in France in 2009.

[From People]

I was hoping they would have a girl (it just seems like it would be a daughter, right?), but I’m sure they’re just happy that they got a healthy baby, regardless of gender. Thoughts on the name Cyrus Michael Christopher? I feel like those are probably family names… yeah, her dad’s name is Christopher. But Hugh’s dad’s name is Jonathan? Huh. So… Cyrus Dancy. Cy Dancy? Let’s face, all boys’ names were going to sound slightly awkward with the last name “Dancy”. Yet another reason I was hoping it would be a girl! Anyway, congrats to Claire and Hugh and little Cyrus!


SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS for Season 2 of Homeland… I’ve been thinking about the finale of Homeland all week, and I’ve also indulged in some blog-cheating to read some other conspiracy theories, and I’ve found one that I really like – go here if you want to have your world crushed. I think that conspiracy theory might be The One. I think Brody WAS the bomber after all. I think Carrie got played. AGAIN. And not just her – Quinn got played too. And that theory means that… Estes was right all along?!!? Also, this isn’t so much a spoiler as just an assessment of the TV awards season – I think Claire Danes is going to sweep all of the major awards for her work on Season 2… but Damian Lewis might be a harder sell, because of his (maybe purposefully?) uneven performance.

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  1. frost says:

    I’ll never understand how this chick never gets roasted as much as other actors for being so trifling. Can’t stand her, I’m sure karma is waiting for her.

  2. Hannah says:

    Congrats! I like Cy. Don’t know why. (I didn’t intend for that to rhyme, honestly!)

  3. cumber says:

    Congratulation Claire!
    She’s one of my favorite actor. She’s one of the most sincere one about their work and not intentionally pursue the status of celebrity or A-lister.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    Everytime I see them at award shows, where Claire is usually nominated, Hugh is always looking very pissed…hope this wasn’t a band-aid baby…anyway, a baby is a blessing, so congrats!

  5. La Calabaza says:

    Congrats to both of them!

    Claire Danes is one of my favourite actress since ever. I’m so glad she’s doing great with Homeland and now this baby. I bet Cyrus’s super cute

  6. Ali says:

    I’m sure Mary Louise Parker will be sending a gift!

  7. Chatcat says:

    Congrats to both on a healthy baby boy. Not a fan of the name Cyrus but it could be worst too.

    Kaiser as far as your feelings Brody being the bomber…you may be onto something. I think he played everybody totally…both sides. I am just not sure the writer’s are ever going to bring it to that or send us down the road that he was innocent. I mean the way they have us wondering they could take it either way, which is brilliant writing in itself. They’ve left themselves all kinds of paths to take us! And yep, I am so along for the ride~

  8. lucy2 says:

    Yeah, I’m still highly suspicious of Brody. His “hey, someone moved my car” was a little too casual and convenient.

    Congrats to the new parents. Not my favorite name, but not bad.

    I’ve never really cared for Claire, she always comes across as a little cold, but maybe I’m just imagining it. Either way, I think she’s very talented and does an amazing job on the show.

  9. Effy says:

    Awww Hugh, i can only have good wishes for you. Congrats!

  10. the original bellaluna says:

    Congrats to the new parents. And good luck.

    I’m still working through season 2, so I’ll reserve my opinions (other than I wouldn’t be surprised if Quinn is the moley moley mole) until I’ve seen the season at least once or twice) ’til later.

  11. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    Cyrus Christopher is the name I had picked out for my future son.

  12. Mira says:

    My bet is on Brody being the bomber. He’s shown to be disappointed for a moment when Carrie tells him that she has decided to be with him and ditch the career. The next thing he says is about his car being moved.

  13. Camille (TheOriginal) says:


    I bet that is going to be one gorgeous little boy.

    I like the name, it isn’t pretentious and thankfully it isn’t a dumb colour/fruit/scifi or whatever ‘celeb’ name.

  14. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Name-wise it would have been even weirder if they chose a double name, Cyrus Danes Dancy.

  15. Raven says:

    Anyone know where the baby was born? Do they live in LA or are they in London or somewhere else?