Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer finally reveal names of their 9-month-old twins

Here are some photos of Anna Paquin and her husband Stephen Moyer at last night’s premiere of True Blood Season 6. Anna wore a David Koma dress which I initially mistook for Alexander McQueen, just because Anna always wears McQueen and I tend to think she makes everything look like McQueen. The dress is meh to me, although I’m loving the unique Jacob & Co. necklace. RCFA says the necklace is “pave-set white diamonds surrounding 11 special-cut diamonds.” Those are some giant rocks for Anna!

In other Paquin-Moyer news, you know how Anna gave birth last year to twins and we really didn’t know the first thing about the kids? Like, for months after she gave birth, we didn’t even know the babies’ genders. I think last month someone finally confirmed that it’s a baby boy and a girl, and now we finally know the names of the 9-month-old twins.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have kept things so private about their 9-month-old twins that they haven’t even released their names. Until now, that is.

E! News can exclusively reveal that their kids are named Poppy and Charlie.

Moyer referred to them by their names Tuesday night at the season six premiere screening of True Blood in Hollywood.

After mentioning that his 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, Lilac, was leaving for sleep-away camp this weekend, Moyer said he and Paquin planned on spending Father’s Day “hanging out with Charlie and Poppy.”

Paquin said she does have a Father’s Day “surprise” for Moyer, but wouldn’t spill on details. “I can’t tell you because that would ruin the surprise,” she laughed before adding, “I don’t know about [it being a] big surprise, but yes, there are plans.”

Big or small, we’re sure Moyer will love every bit of it. FYI: The new season of True Blood premieres on HBO on June 16.

[From E! News]

I’ve begun to associate the name “Poppy” with English girls anyway, so I think that the name was probably more Moyer’s contribution. Seriously, Poppy is a really popular girl’s name in England these days. And “Poppy” fits with “Lilac,” the name of his older daughter from a previous relationship. As for Charlie… it’s cute. I wonder if the boy’s name is really Charles and they’re just calling him Charlie, or if the birth certificate really says “Charlie Moyer”. Neither name is extremely weird, so I’m fine with them.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. don't kill me i'm french says:

    cute and normal names

    • Lucija says:

      I love the names, especially Charlie, and I love the dress. She is quite thin, though.

  2. Launicaangelina says:

    Cute names and Anna and Stephen look great. I’m looking forward to another season of True Blood!

  3. Bianca says:

    She lost too much weight, she kinda looks scary.

    • Marty says:

      Thinking the same thing. She looks so gaunt.

      • Mrs. Peacock says:

        Besides the dandruff(?) in her hair, she looks amazing! Her skin!!! A little old between the brows but she’s no “Fly Away Home” kid anymore.

    • Maria_Spain says:


      she looks weird

    • Emily says:

      It probably wasn’t totally voluntary – looking after two 9 month twins can’t be easy work as well as just having filmed a whole season of her show.

      • Bianca says:

        You’re probably right, Emily. I hope she’ll be able to rest a bit!

      • LAK says:

        And shooting XMEN inbetween.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        Yes! As a mom of twins I can tell you that most nights around 8 or 9 pm, I’d realize how hungry I was and also that I had forgotten to eat all day. That lasted about the first 2 years.

      • Dubois says:

        She started losing weigh before she got pregnant. She was notably slimmer in TB season 5. Now she’s gone overboard.

    • Downton fan says:

      She looks hungry

    • mkyarwood says:

      She did, she does, but new moms who are into getting back in shape tend to go overboard. She’s also a bit older now and her body will do different things. She prolly still has how she used to look in her head…

  4. ldub says:

    the necklace is EVERYTHING.
    thats all.

  5. Sandy says:

    she’s so tiny….it’s scary!

  6. Gwen says:

    Cute names. She looks horrible though. Perhaps it’s just the styling?

  7. Liz says:

    Cute names. Her necklace is fabulous.

  8. Talie says:

    I love how in love these two are…you could really see their chemistry during season 1 and it was hot.

  9. hadleyb says:

    I almost named my cat Poppy. She looks great she lost that baby weight FAST.

    He looks .. not as handsome as the first couple of seasons of True Blood. Is is the haircolor or if he aged in the past 2 years, I am not sure.

    • AtiaoftheJulii says:

      I don’t think he’s looking good either. He looks so white, could be the camera flashes.

  10. brin says:

    Very sweet names.

  11. Mia says:

    She’s very thin. Kudos for keeping their babies out of the limelight. I don’t get celebs who announce the weight and names of their kids to People magazine, so tacky.

    • grace d says:

      Totally agree with your point about releasing all the info to People (or some other tabloid). I guess those that do it feel in control of things – and in some cases, the pay off motivates them.

      She didn’t gain much weight with the pregnancy, but didn’t she have the babies a month or two early? To some extent, that explains why there wasn’t a ton of weight to lose.

    • nc_magnolia says:

      Agree 100%.

      I’ve always thought that was a pretty trashy move, too. It makes me like Anna and Stephen even more that they value their family’s privacy. Cute names, as well.

  12. L says:

    Anna Paquin is from Canada/New Zealand, and Poppy is a big name over there as well so it could very well have been her idea.

  13. judyjudy says:

    LOL! My friend has dogs named Poppy and Charlie. Cute names for both dogs and people.

  14. GiGi says:

    Aw, those names are sweet! (To be candid, I have a Henry and a Violet, kind of similar so I may be biased!) I love her, and them as a couple, really. But… I guess he’s just not my type…

    Every time he has a sex scene on TB, I sort of cringe a bit. Hopefully he’s only that awful in front of the camera, lol!

    • fingerbinger says:

      Lol I thought I was the only one who thought his sex scenes were awkward.

      • GiGi says:

        Ugh. He’s so stiff and wooden – and not in a good way! He has to be the worst “on screen lover” of all time.

    • Dubois says:

      I love his sex scenes. He’s so animalistic. I found ASkars sex scenes with Sookie boring.

      • Chordy says:

        I really liked the Bill/Sam hook up fantasies after Sam had to drink Bill’s blood. I was like “Bill and Sam, boi-oi-oing!” I wish we would’ve gotten more.

      • Dubois says:

        That scene was the hotness. They get this close to kissing, then Sam wakes up. Boo.

  15. marie says:

    wow, she is way thinner than what she was before she got pregnant. the dress makes her look bobble-headed, still pretty though.

    and yay for True Blood, this season better not suck like the last 2.

  16. Faye says:

    I’ll take one of those necklaces, please!

    Never watched True Blood, but I admire them for safeguarding their kids’ privacy. Shows common sense and class.

    This is not her best look — the greased-up hair, the weird dress, the eyeshadow — all fails. But that necklace . . . 🙂

  17. Ashling says:

    Well, Anna didn’t gain much weight during her pregnancy.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      it’s true ! i was surprised to learn she was pregnant of twins

    • Georgina says:

      Stephen Moyer has said that the twins came much earlier than their due date. I think that explains why Anna didn’t gain a ton of pregnancy weight.

  18. Badirene says:

    How sweet, and just in time for the new season of True Blood. If this was anyone else the shouts of “fameho” would be heard across the land.

    • Amber says:

      Well, to be fair, they haven’t had a reason to even talk to the media up until this point. And in a land where most celebs tweet out baby photos within days of the birth, get magazine covers or have their agents and publicists give all the details to the press hours after a baby is born, Paquin and Moyer do stand out. It was not possible to keep their names secret forever. I don’t think they were even trying. They just didn’t dish and were making it clear that they weren’t interested in that kind of attention. Isn’t it weird that we just expect to get all the details about something like that? Like if you don’t immediately go the press (with the sole purpose of discussing this matter) it’s assumed you’re keeping it a secret. Moyer could do a lot better than just mentioning it in an E! news interview if they were trying to make it news. I think they did this perfectly. They aren’t obsessively press shy, or vocally private in that “Look how uber-private we are” kind of way. But they haven’t shown that they’re playing games either.

  19. pretty says:

    Is trueblood worth watching now?
    I stopped watching after season 3.
    It just gets soooo tiring. o_o
    They try so hard to, like, insert every little character’s boring stories so that in final episode of the season, they can pretend that they are making a giant solution or something…

    • Kristine says:

      I had the same issue. I couldn’t get through season 3. As you said, it’s very tiring.

    • Barhey says:

      The books also ended up being really disappointing. I read the first one and it was great – funny and romantic. The next one or two were pretty good too. Then Ms. Harris must have signed up on some contract because she suddenly started cranking out books like two a year.

      They were so boring!! 50% of the books were the ghost writer re-summarizing what happened in the last books. And there’s way too many characters that just come and go and there’s no point to them

      • Tig says:

        I so agree with you! I threw the towel when it turned into “were-of- the-day”, which was about book 5(??). Haven’t missed it, and appears last book wasn’t so well received.

  20. SS says:

    I don´t like that haircolor on her.

    • lw says:

      Yes, it is awful. She would look so much better with her natural color. Blonde washes her out completely.

  21. Samigirl says:

    I dislike her hair like that, but that necklace is Amazeballs. Also, she lost her baby weight so quickly!

    • RHONYC says:

      she’s a ‘SheRa’!

      remember she when was carrying BOTH twins around in a double snuggly?

      that, plus breast feeding probably got her back fit as a fiddle. 😉

  22. Kristine says:

    I have never liked her. Whatev.

  23. mel says:

    yawn. But I agree they were hot together in season one…before the show got to weird for my taste…

    • fingerbinger says:

      The show is about vampires and werewolves of course it’s going to be weird. Although I could do without the witches and the fairies.

  24. Stef Leppard says:

    She looks so gaunt!

  25. Dhavynia says:

    I think the make up makes her look older . Not a good look, makes her look older

  26. Dhavynia says:

    I think the make up makes her look older . She looks tired

  27. grabbyhands says:

    That dress….it looks like someone melted a record and then wrapped it around her waist.

    • Mean Hannah says:

      Haha…I was also thinking that…like those recycled vinyl bowls, but that dress would look so boring without it. I guess she wanted to highlight the necklace.

  28. lucy2 says:

    I like the names, they’re cute. Also really admire them for keeping everything so private.
    She did lose the weight fast.

  29. Meggin says:

    She looks really scary!

  30. Roo says:

    Agree with another poster who said they cringe whenever he has sex onscreen. It’s seriously nauseating. Homegirl is not looking too good here. She was never a pretty girl, but kind of cute with her curvy little cheerleader figure. Now? Too angular and harsh.

  31. Tania says:

    I will say this about pregnancy, the skin around your waist isn’t quite the same post pregnancy and you need to weigh less than what you did initially to get your waist back to the same size. This was my experience and that of many other mothers I know. Which is why you see so many mothers thinner than before they were pregnant. They’re trying to fit into their old clothes. That said, I think she really took this a bit too far. She looks tired, and in need of a Sammy, a bowl of soup and a nap. Being a Mom can be overwhelming at times!

    • Itsa Reallyme says:

      And when you have twins it’s even worse! There’s so much extra stretched out skin that you have to go up an extra size just to fit the extra skin. Gross but true.

  32. Cecilia says:

    WTF is happening with her. She has lost so much weight. She looks Scary Skinny.

  33. Emily says:

    Both of them look old . Don’t really care for her like i use to . Gaunt And all his sex scenes or boring . i hope he not like that at home .Terrible but like the necklace . Why do he have he chest sticking out like that he think he in character as Bill ? I like a healthy Anna not a sick . How come she never take pictures with Alex by herself . Is Stephen jealous of that?

  34. Nerd Alert says:

    Oh, Anna! She’s so thin! I don’t think it has anything to do with her pregnancy, though, she’s been getting thinner and thinner with every season. After the first, they just stopped putting bras in her wardrobe and that’s where it started…her arms look toned, though.

    Anyway. I love her, and them as a couple. I kind of hate their characters, although I’m excited to see what happens with Billith.

    I’m always interested to hear any twins’ names. We have so many twins in my family and they’re all normally named, but twinny names can get pretty stupid. Poppy and Charlie are cute!

  35. Redd says:

    True Blood last night aired “fan favorite episode” apparently from some contest or something or other….anyway the episode was from Season 2- and wow, the entire cast is bobble headed and scary skinny now in comparison to that episode; I would say probably Nelsan Ellis is the only cast member who has retained his original hotness. Kristin Bauer has gotten so skinny she has ridiculous trout pout nowadays. Anna’s gotten herself trim but it’s certainly not doing her face any favors.

  36. Ok says:

    No wonder they didn’t announce those names. I would not admit to those names either

    • Itsa Reallyme says:

      Charlie has been around forever. And I’m kind of surprised more people aren’t using Poppy seeing how popular the name Penelope has gotten and it’s a nickname for that.

  37. Chutzpah says:

    A DROP WAIST peplum/ra ra skirt?!!!!

    Good God my eyes.

  38. Poppy says:

    Poppy is a great name 🙂

  39. Ginger says:

    I love those names! Anna was thin to begin with so I’m sure even a small weight loss would show. Stephen is in his 40’s so maybe chasing after the kids made him look a bit tired? I do love this couple. They are adorable!

  40. Jen34 says:

    I love the names. I hope Anna isn’t still dieting.

  41. Amelia says:

    Names are cute. Her arms look great. She’s thin, but doesn’t look starving. I got very thin after having my son due to nursing and being too darn tired to eat. Necklace looks gorgeous. Dress, not so much. Man, is he short!

  42. Jess says:

    I’m not digging his ear ring. He’s a bit old for it and it looks like a chicken pox.

  43. CC says:

    Ok, so now they revealed the names….ok….I guess, the world lived fine, with no anticipation from not knowing. Whatever, the girl has an English name yet she’ll live in the US. They have money, but they’ll never be insanely wealthy. Why not give the girl a serious name and leave pet names for informal situations?

    • Amberica says:

      Since he casually referred to their names, there’s no guarantee Poppy isn’t a nickname for Penelope. I’m sure Charlie is Charles. Both would be pretty formal monikers for infants.

  44. KayLastima says:

    Never have liked the top tier in Trueblood. I just couldn’t with Bill or Alex as neither lived up to the book. I liked Anna’s acting early on but the hold for me was always in the peripheral characters. The acting by Bill’s “child” Jessica during her “making” and going through the transformations was particularly awesome. I also really liked Jason, Tara, and Pam. I can’t watch Pam anymore because of Hollywood Face. What a flippin’ shame. But to sum up, after season 3 it jumped the shark for sure and seemed to take on new characters like an out of control vortex, to the point of boredom and making it all together unwatchable.

    • melior says:

      Hollywood face. Lol! I agree with the vortex comment. The show has lost all focus,the main characters are wandering purposelessly, out of place, nothing looks credible. Sookie looks like she hates being anywhere with anyone. Or maybe that’s just Anna who’s gotten tired of the show and expresses it unawaringly through her acting. I wonder how they keep those audience rates up. People must be hate watching or not wanting to give up on their former favorite characters or something.

  45. Patrice says:

    Love the names; I’ve seen both the babies faces on one of the celeb baby blogs and they’re adorable! A perfect mix of both Anna and Stephen 🙂

    Am I the only one concerned about how thin she’s become post-pregnancy though? I know that can happen in a lot of women and that she always has to be in tanned, top form to play Sookie, but I’ve never seen her so tiny & sinuous before. She sort of bringing to mind SJP a bit here…

  46. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She looks fantastic and happy. I like their babies names, very cute. Also her sons name is the same name as my dog lol.