Stacy Keibler gave birth to her first kid, daughter Ava Grace Pobre


Well, I’m glad that’s over. Stacy Keibler gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, on Wednesday. The announcement came on Friday. The next ladies to give birth are Eva Mendes and Mila Kunis, I believe. Anyway, Stacy wasn’t too annoying in the last month of her pregnancy, but around May and June, she was going overboard. She acted like she was a pregnancy expert and she was fat-shaming other pregnant women for daring to eat donuts during their pregnancies. She was exhausting. But she shut up for the most part after people were like, “Damn, Stacy. Ease up.” Anyway, she welcomed a healthy baby girl named Ava Grace.

Stacy Keibler’s bun in the oven is finally fully cooked! The actress and TV host welcomed her first child, a daughter, with husband Jared Pobre on Wednesday, Aug. 20, she announced on her website Friday.

“Jared and I have been blessed with the new love of our lives. Ava Grace was born at home on Wednesday,” she writes. “We’ve never experienced a level of joy and happiness like this before! Thank you so much for all of the special wishes and positive energy.”

The pregnancy was smooth sailing for Keibler, 34, who announced she and Pobre, a tech entrepreneur, were expecting a baby shortly after the couple tied the knot in March during a beach ceremony in Mexico.

“I haven’t had one day where I’ve been sick or tired,” Keibler told PEOPLE.

Instead of morning sickness and third trimester exhaustion, pending parenthood brought only good things for Keibler, who told Fit Pregnancy her marriage was already stronger.

“Our bond is so strong and special and getting pregnant has made it even more so. It’s been so much fun preparing to become new parents together,” the mom-to-be said in May.

[From People]

Thoughts on the name? Ava Grace is pretty, but at this point, it’s like naming your child Boring McAverage. My apologies to everyone who named their daughters Ava and/or Grace, but those are like two of the top baby names this year and they’ve been super-popular for years, along with Isabella, Madison, Madelyn and Lily. All of little Ava Grace’s schoolmates are going to be named Madison Grace and Lily Grace and Isabella Rose and Ava Madison. Surely there’s a happy-medium between choosing the most popular baby name OR choosing a name like Saint Lazslo?



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  1. jenn says:

    that baby name is overdone now

    • Eames says:

      I don’t know many Ava’s.

      MEGANs on the other hand –  Meagan, Megan, Meghan, Meaghan, Maegan, Maeghan, Meegan, Meeghan, Meghann, Megen, Meagen, Megyn, Meggan, Meggin, Maygen, Meagin, Meagen, Meaghean, Mehgan.

      Don’t get me started on Madison.

      • GoogleyEyes says:

        Lmao!!! Lol lol lol

      • Mauibound says:

        My poor niece Megan, she was born in the 90’s and there a ton of Megan’s her age now

      • Booklion says:

        Same here! Where I am from (Glasgow) the names Ava and Grace havent actually been that popular (at least not that I have seen). In my area the most common names are Emma (I know 5 and was friends with 4 of those), Amy (I know 6 of them, friends with all of them), Holly (5 of them) and Caitlin (literally unable to count the number of caitlins I know, 4 in my family alone). I only know 1 ava and she is like 10 months old. Although, I was in a class with a girl named Asheleiyn (or something like that, her parents combined the names they couldnt decide between and somehow ended up with that) and she had to spell her name every single day for different reasons and she turned out to be one of the most miserable, cruel people I knew. She ridiculed people every day and made fun of everyones looks.

    • Mel M says:

      My 6 year old niece is named Ava Grace.

    • yolie says:

      It’s better than some of the names celebrities give their kids. At least she’ll be able to apply for jobs later on!

      • Sabrine says:

        I don’t like it particularly but it’s not cringe worthy like a lot of the celebrity names out there recently.

      • lisa says:

        since i reserve the right to complain about the weird celebrity names, i will give her a pass

        and it is nice to see someone leave cooney co inc and put something else together so quickly

  2. Jayna says:

    I love the name Ava. I thought , wow, this pregnancy went fast. I didn’t realize, though, she was five months pregnant when they got married. That’s why it went so fast, we didn’t hear about it until the middle of her pregnancy. I love both names Grace and Ava. Overdone? Well, any name can be overdone, or you can call them classics, like Catherine, Cate, Elizabeth, Ava , Grace, Sarah, etc. There’s nothing wrong with it, to me.

  3. Wannabeparisian says:

    Re the name choice, it’s so boring. The funniest is when expecting mothers are all ‘we don’t want to reveal the name ‘and then they go ahead and name her Ava. It’s like, really? This was the geniusly unique name you were hiding?

    • LeahMommy says:

      I almost named my latest kid(2 weeks!) that very same name(middle name included). We were having so much trouble agreeing on a name that I was like, f it I’m going with Ava. But I kept thinking about how many Avas she’ll have in her class that I couldn’t do it heck shortly before the birth I was at walmart for a few minutes and heard 2 sets of parents calling their little Avas in the store.

    • t.fanty says:

      My pet peeve is the ones who go with the completely conventional name, then try to jazz it up with “unique” spelling. Last semester, I had six Caitlins in my class, and only two of them were spelt identically.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yeah, I hate that. Like Jayne.

      • Audrey says:

        Jackson being spelled jaxon or jaxson is seriously awful but so trendy

      • Sal says:

        Agreed. The mother thinks she is being ‘unique’ and ‘trendy’, when she is just punishing the child who will continually have to spell their name. A name is for life. Some mothers don’t realise this.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      The most smug pregnancy has resulted in the most boring name.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I know someone who did just that before naming her daughter Emily, and she gave a pretty good explanation. It wasn’t that she thought she’d picked something unique. Mostly, she didn’t want or care about anyone else’s feedback on the name, and secondarily, she wanted to be able to get a look at the baby and change her mind at the last minute.

    • Brickyard Ute says:

      I named my son Jackson, and did not tell anyone till it was on the birth certificate. I know it’s a popular name and I loved it and did not want to hear people criticizing it and being pregnant was making me stabby.

      Not coming at you, just giving you another perspective. 🙂

  4. tracking says:

    Boring McAverage, ha! I’m glad classic, pretty names are back in style, even if they are becoming common. I always felt a little bad for the all the Jennifers and Jessicas in my classes growing up. Can I say I’m a little jealous she didn’t have one day of feeling sick or tired in her pregnancy?

    • Paty Kerry says:

      Don’t be jealous, tracking! I’m calling some BS here! Having been pregnant twice, I don’t believe anyone who says they didn’t feel tired or sick at least once during the 9 months.

  5. Audrey says:

    We named our daughter Ella and it’s getting super popular too. I’ve never met an Ella before naming her but everyone apparently knows someone named it.

    We met a like 5 year old girl named Ella in the library (my daughter is 17 months) and she told me that all Ellas are crazy lmao. Sounds about right

    I’m glad she and the baby are healthy. Time for her to tell us how to be better parents and about how her daughter instantly slept through the night

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Ella started becoming popular after John Travolta named his daughter that name. When a celebrity names their kid a relatively normal name, it’s only a matter of time until it gets popular.

      • Audrey says:

        I didn’t know he named his daughter that.


      • Bridget says:

        Ella Travolta is like 15 years old – the popularity of the name can’t be laid at the Travolta family’s feet. Rather, it’s just the larger trend of names that were out of use coming back in fashion – Ella, Ava, etc. Simple yet feminine names in direct contrast to your Madisons and the like.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Ella is a pretty name. John Travolta’s daughter is a teenager now, or maybe a tween.

  6. pru says:

    I totally agree about the baby names. I think all of them are pretty, but SO overused.
    The only name I would consider using is Madison, because it is very similar to the name of the town I grew up in, and just gives me happy, homey feelings.

    • Jadzia says:

      Despite my weirdo first name, I always did feel bad for kids who had the names that were so overused. When my oldest son was in kindergarten, there were two Sophies and two Isabelle/Isabellas. Out of only 10 girls in the class! I think the sweet spot is somewhere around the 200th most popular name: something people have heard of and can spell, but not one where your kid is going to be called “Jennifer S.” all the way through grade school.

      • pru says:

        Jennifer was a bad one – Jenny, Jen, Jenn and Jennifer. And then they had to add the last initial because there were still so many of them!
        My fear is that after these names fall out of fashion, they will start becoming popular again when I become a grandparent.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        I hated having the same name as six other girls in my class. Plus I never felt that my name suited me. I did give my kids “classic” names, but I thought that would work in their favor because all the other kids in their class would be named Jackson and Brayden.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      I like Madison because it is from Splash and that is a great movie.

  7. Nicole says:

    I named my son off the top 10 most popular boy’s names. He can distinguish himself in other ways. Ava Grace is a pretty name. Why not?

    • genevieve says:

      I completely agree with you. Distinction-by-unique-name is just about the most useless kind of distinction there is.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. I prefer a pretty, classic name, even if it’s popular, to a name like Saint. I don’t mind original names, but some of the things people come up with are just dumb.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        Ugh Saint. I def prefer Ava Grace to Saint Lazslo. Ava Grace is unoriginal but Saint Lazslo is just mean. He doesn’t even give his kids the option of going by their middle names! At least name them Bronx Andrew and Saint John FFS.

  8. Kiddo says:

    She milked this pregnancy for all that it was worth (not much to me, personally) and for as long as she could for attention. Now the kid is born and named. How desperate is she going to be for other avenues of attention-seeking?

  9. alex_r says:

    Okay, I have a funny story about my own name that most people don’t believe but it really did happen. I gave myself my name. Not when I became an adult but when I was about 3.

    On my first day at the kindergarten, registration was going on and I was asked to provide my name. Which I did but it was completely different from the one I was given by my parents. And apparently I looked so sure about it, my dad just went along with it. The weirdest part was that no one had any idea where I had come up with that name – it was a very unusual name that I couldn’t have heard in the passing. The sad thing is that I now kinda hate my name.

  10. SpookySpooks says:

    If you like a certain name, I think it’s stupid not to use it just because it’s popular. I have a traditional name that’s not too popular, but I’ve met people named the same and it didn’t make me feel any less the special snowflake I am.
    I like the name Grace much more than Ava, and I didn’t find Stacy annoying at all.

    • Eames says:

      I must have at least five girls in my class named SpookySpooks. It’s WAY too common. I feel bad for you.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        You know what, after Saint Lazslo, I wouldn’t be surprised if people start naming ther kids Spooky Spooks.
        The only weird celebrity name I actually like is Harlow.

      • Eames says:

        Harlow IS a great name. I like that more traditional names are back in vogue, but society must let the Megan, Madison, and Alex (and its variants) go.

      • Isa says:

        I agree with you. All three of my kids have popular names. My youngest has the middle name Grace, which is what my name means. I named my kids what I liked and although people make think the names are boring, my kids are anything but.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Tt seems these celebs who give the kids far out names are nick naming their kids according to THEIR own narcissistic personalities – ie Pete Wentz kids, Gwyneth Paltrow’s childrens names – with these seemingly narcissistic parents, the kids name is to show how cool and trippy the Parent is. Ava’s nick name can come from her Own personality. So it possibly shows that SK and her hubs are not narcissistic.

  11. ataylor says:

    D’ost my ears (ok…eyes) deceive me? Is that a normal, ordinary, horribly common and absolutely mundane name?


    Who knew that Keibler would manage to impress me?

  12. Jen34 says:

    I prefer Ava Grace to any made up, stupid celeb name. Ava Grace is classic. My last child was to be an Ava, but we went with Luke instead.

    PS She can officially go away now, although I bet she’ll try to shop a reality TV show about herself and baby.

  13. Bridget says:

    “Our bond is so strong and special” huh? Just wait and see what life is really like now that you’ve had that kid. Pregnancy is the easy part.

  14. cody says:

    She will keep on her fat shaming , on how it is so easy for her to loose the post pregnancy weight. Then she will go on to, mom shaming and how to take care of our babies.

    • Miss M says:

      You are onto something. I do think she will share the secrets of her baby weight loss soon…

  15. Talie says:

    It’s a classic name, but very trendy at the moment.

  16. Lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them, and I don’t care if it’s too popular, I think the name is pretty.
    I hope she just enjoys the baby and doesn’t try to turn her into a career like she did her pregnancy.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right. “My baby never spits up! My baby hasn’t been sick a day in her life! She never cries!” Like that?

    • StormsMama says:

      I can’t believe no one has mentioned the fact that People was giving this detailed bit
      I mean hello?! They call her “the actress and tv host” UMMM ok sure. But…let’s agree this part of Clooney’s parting deal with her and his ongoing deal with People. Bc otherwise WTF?!

  17. Lilacflowers says:

    Donuts for everyone!

  18. Teri says:

    I’ll take Ava Grace over Apple, Siloh or Suri any day!

  19. Skyblue says:

    I’ve been chuckling for some reason over all the 20-something women named Shelby after Julia Roberts’ Steel Magnolias character. I don’t know why it makes me giggle. My own name happens to fall on the top 100 least popular names, although at one time it was insanely popular (during the forties and fifties). All things are cyclical. I just can’t get on board with the creative misspelling of names.

  20. The Original Mia says:

    Pretty name. Congrats to them!

  21. The Original G says:

    Mazeltov! Lovely name.

  22. Hissyfit says:

    I love the name. It’s very pretty! But then again, I’m a sucker for classic names.

  23. Sushismama says:

    I named my daughter Ava Katherine in 1992 after reading bios of Ava Gardner and Katherine Hepburn- I like to think I started the Ava trend-LOL

  24. kristiner says:

    Ava Grace is pretty. Madison is the worst of the popular ones because the nickname Maddie is so damn ugly. That’s a dog name. Ava is classic and ageless. She sounds cute 0-90.

    I’m glad Emma and Abigail are fading down the list. Both aren’t cute and agey. She sounds 40 automatically.

    • Marianne says:

      I hate the term “Its a dog name”. Really, I didnt know Maddie was exclusively a name for dogs. In fact, I have never come across a dog named Maddie.

      • kristiner says:

        It’s like Molly. It’s so kitschy-cutesy it sounds exclusive to some fluffy lap dog. I’ve seen TONS of Mollys for dogs so it’s a straight dog name in my book.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I guess it’s just a matter of taste. I don’t think Maddie is ugly at all, and I’ve never heard of a dog named Maddie, either. I also like Emma and Abby.

    • Sal says:

      Agreed. I honestly cannot understand what would possess a fellow woman to name a little girl Madison or MacKenzie. Those 2 are beyond ugly (no offence to anyone with those names on here, but ew), and I really scratch my head at why they are popular. They don’t sound nice at all, it must just be that its trendy. I do like both Emma and Abigail though. They’re feminine at least.

      • StormsMama says:

        Bwahahahaha good one with the whole “can’t understand…no offense” after you said a bunch of awful ugly offensive things. I see what you did there, you backhanded complimenting troll!

  25. Marigold says:

    I have a name everyone knows but that was not used very often when I was a kid. In fact, before 12th grade, I never met another child with my name. I longed to be a Sarah or a Jennifer. And now, I’ve embraced my name. It’s fine. It’s also become quite a bit more popular in the last 10 years. The point is, people put a bit too much pressure on a name to define their kid. I’ve met Sarahs who were one of 15 in their year in school and hated it only to not give a crap as an adult. This lady annoyed the shit out of me while pregnant but I’m not going to criticize her giving her kid a name she can grow up with and put on a resume.

    • fluffy says:

      Sarah and Jennifer are the names i dislike in women same with Matt and Mike in men. All four names i know are either jerks, annoying, full of themselves and just terrible person. Lol.

  26. Nilber says:

    My sister went to school with a Precious and Lil brat named Gorgeous. When I did student teaching prior to joining the military there was a child named Princess Anatasia. So boring is preferable to me. I really wish I was making all that up too. From what I understand the ones that went to school with my sister just made up names to go by through school later on.

  27. GiGi says:

    I have three kids – Ava, Henry & Violet – when we named them, none of their names were popular. So they’re the only kids we know their ages with those names, but then three years after, EVERYONE has those names, lol! We thought we were being very cool… not so much. Although the older two do have REALLY unusal middle names… does that make up for their boring first names?

    • Birdix says:

      I have a name mentioned in the comments abovd that became very popular when I was about 15. No one pronounced it right when I was little–never could find any “personalized” items with it etc, and now people look at me oddly as if I must have had some hard living to look 15 years older than I should.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      What pretty names, GiGi. I like all 3 very much. My best friend named her daughter Sophie after her grandmother, the year before Sophie’s Choice came out and it became wildly popular. So annoying.

  28. kgg says:

    I have a sister named Jane (she’s almost 30). She was the only Jane in school. It managed to be “different” and yet a name everyone could spell and pronounce. Ava is pretty. No one is going to mispronounce it. She’s never going to have to sound her name out to anyone. It’s very popular, but oh well. There are worse names.

  29. sa says:

    I think Ava Grace is a pretty name. I think it would be silly not to use a name because others have it. I agree with the posters that commented that a person can distinguish themselves in ways other than their name. And I say that as someone that has never met (or even heard of) another person with my same name.

    I have to add, that I can not disagree with some of you more about names being “misspelled.” A unique spelling is not a misspelling – not even in a funny, jokey way. And it really isn’t much effort to look at how someone spells their name and then spell it correctly (because however they spell their name is the correct spelling!)

    Full disclosure – that might be a sensitive area for me, as my name is literally the result of a typo (not my mom’s but my mom saw a common name that was misspelled on the paper she was looking at and read the name as the typo suggested it should be pronounced – and fell in love with the name. And all my life, people have been (I assume unintentionally) correcting the spelling of my name back to the common name. Pay attention people, however I spell my name, is the correct spelling, you don’t need to fix it for me. Needless to say, whenever I don’t notice a unique (but correct) spelling and misspell someone else’s name I feel awful (and like I can’t complain the next few times my name’s misspelled).

  30. Amy says:

    I was definitely the only Amelie in school (yes that’s my real name), including the French-english bilingual school I attended for 9 years. My dad is from France so my sister and I got saddled with French names few people can pronounce correctly. Amelie is very common in France but hardly anyone uses it in the US. I was also born a full decade before the French movie with Audrey Tautou came out so for awhile most people had never heard of it. I got a lot of Emily and Amelia before people started asking me “oh like the movie?” Yep just like the movie but I wad not named after it. Hated my name as a kid but now I would not change it since hardly any Americans use that name.

  31. FrenchLily says:

    Ava Grace is a pretty name, I like it !

    I don’t understand what’s the problem of having a popular name. My first name was hugely given in France at the beginning of the 80’s and I’ve never been the only Caroline in my class, but it has never bothered me and I didn’t feel less unique because of that 🙂

    • Sal says:

      Totally! Neither do I. I think parents these days are more immature and need to feel trendy. The modern ‘names’ if you can call them that, its evidence of that. I never used to be a big fan of old names, but the modern ‘names’ are so repulsive and detestable, I’d prefer an Agnes (as I much as I hate that name) over a Madison or MacKenzie ANY day!

    • Georgia says:

      Agree, Frenchlily! My last name initial was permanently attached to my name all the way through school, but has not being the only Sarah affected my life in any important way? I highly doubt it

  32. Carrie says:

    Could be worse, my cousins wife named her daughter Enchantress Ice. I wish I was making that up.

  33. Blythe says:

    I rather name my son North than name my daughter Ava Grace.

  34. Marianne says:

    Kaiser, I was feeling exactly the same about the name. Like, there is nothing wrong with it in theory, but there also tons of little girls with that same name.

  35. lunchcoma says:

    Eh, it’s cute. And in Stacey’s set, it’s probably not all that common because most parents in the D-List set are trying to be unique. I wouldn’t pick it, but I vastly prefer it to most of the other celebrity baby names from this year.

  36. Mom2Be says:

    I hate her.

    Mostly based on the fact she was NEVER exhausted or sick her entire pregnancy.

    Excuse me while I go continue sleeping my life away and trying to keep crackers down.

    • Mikeyangel says:

      So with you. I am endlessly exhausted and have such a hard time eating. This will be my 3rd in less than 5 years, what can I say I am crazy. My kids have traditional names so I don’t hate Ava Grace. For me it is slightly bland but still wayyy better than Pilot Inspektor.

  37. Sal says:

    HALLELUJA! Finally, a celeb giving a child a NORMAL name! And what beautiful names they are! Grace, yeah, that’s common, but I think Ava is still quite rare.
    Definitely better than that God-awful Madison – when did the trend of giving children surnames for first names begin? Madison. MacKenzie. Horrible ugly names and only meant for last names. Have a beautiful girl, name her…..MacKenzie. Or Madison. Yuck! These 2 names should be on the ugliest most unfeminine names ever. I think the mother must be punishing the child for a painful birth to name them those.

  38. Jaded says:

    Well it’s better than Twinkletoes Bunnyfluff or some other equally silly and embarrassing name that celebrities feel they have to name their offspring, so I like it.

  39. LAk says:

    A nice normal name. It’s radical for a celebrity these days!

  40. DanaG says:

    Of course it’s a boring name Stacy is as boring as a rock and she would never do anything NOT on trend. It is a pretty name but it certainly isn’t unique in any way. I like some of the unusual names but there is different and stupid names. To me Ava Pobre sounds like a question. Haha

  41. Kate2 says:

    I know (or knew) someone who named their son Jack Danger. So he could say “Danger is my middle name.” For real.

    My college roommate named her daughters MacKenzie and Jordan. Ugh.

    The first little girl I met named Ava was about 17 years ago, I had no idea it was going to become so popular.

    I had so many baby names in mind but I don’t have kids and doesn’t look like I will so its kind of a bummer to say the least.

  42. sdlove says:

    She is only 34???? Forget Cre8tive spellings….celebs are big on cre8tive age listings!!! like robert downey jr’s wife was listed as ’36’ during her last pregnant-there have been so many ‘ages’ that seem frozen in time online or in people mag…About a particular actress…wasn’t she that age a few years ago??? lol. 34.
    Pretty baby name. Healthy baby. congrats!

  43. Godwina says:

    “Surely there’s a happy-medium between choosing the most popular baby name OR choosing a name like Saint Lazslo?”

    Amen. As someone who comes from the “Jennifer” generation, and who at any given time has at least five Jenns or Jens* in her circle, I say WE HAVE CLEARLY LEARNED NOTHING.

    *Love the name, it’s my own middle name in fact, but COME ON, parents of the 70s and 80s.

  44. Debbie says:

    I named my daughter Lily Charlotte 20 years ago. She was named for my Aunt Lily. back then…there were very few Lily’s. So I was ahead of the curve.

  45. rainbowsandshit says:

    I’m 40 and let me tell you, back in the 70s my parents named me Jade and my sister Skye. We were considered the freak children of the hippy parents (who weren’t hippy by the way). I was actually named after Mick Jagger’s daughter. No-one ever got my name, they called me Jane and July and Jody and I got to a point where I would say “my name is Jade, J-A-D-E”. Now, all these years later, nearly everyone has a daughter called Jade or as a middle name (with really stupid variations of the spelling too). Incidentally, we called our son ‘Lonnie’ which is very unusual over here. When people ask about it, we tell them it’s not so uncommon in America and he’s named after some actor that my husband really liked in a movie.

  46. siri says:

    This seems to be a good choice, and very down-to- earth, really like it. I mean, she’s not choosing the name for anybody else, SHE & hubby have to like it. Plus, the girl won’t be bullied for it. And Stacy…well, she made the best out of her non-celebrity status, and I’m sure she will continue to enlighten us about child care, nutrition, fitness etc. Never mind, she’s just trying to do SOMETHING useful.