Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcome daughter Delta Bell Shepard

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have welcomed their second daughter, Delta Bell Shepard. The couple made the announcement on Twitter this Friday. Kristen and Dax also have daughter Lincoln, who turns two this March. While the couple does share personal details with the press, they are notoriously private about Lincoln’s identity and have worked to limit paparazzi access to their daughter. So in that respect I appreciate that they’re sharing their new baby’s name. They could have kept their children’s names private like Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. (Update: thanks to CR and Goats for commenting that we do know the names of Paquin and Moyer’s twins, they just kept it quiet for nearly a year.) Here’s what they each tweeted about their new arrival:


I like the name Delta a little more than I like the name Lincoln for a girl. As I mentioned when Lincoln was born, I have a friend with a son named Lincoln so I associate that with a boy’s name. (It can of course be a girl’s name too I just only know it as a boys’ name.) Delta sounds kind of old fashioned yet feminine. It makes me think of that song “Delta Dawn” and also Delta Burke. Congratulations to Kristen and Dax on their new arrival!

Sidenote: Dax’s show Parenthood returns on January 8 and there are just four episodes left until that wonderful show wraps for good. I’m kind of bummed about that.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Congrats. Don’t like the name, but not my monkeys, not my circus, or whatever that saying is.

  2. MelissaManifesto says:

    I hate to say anything bad about a new baby, but this name sounds like a merger between your local airline and phone company. I know celebs try to be original but Delta Bell? C’mon….

    Glad the baby is there, Dax and Kristen seem like a sweet couple, I’m sure Lincoln will be a great big sister.

    • Esmom says:

      I don’t love the name either but I’ve heard worse from celeb-land. Even today with “Reign.”

      They do seem like a sweet couple and she is so pretty. His highlights, though, I don’t quite get.

    • Anony says:

      Ha I immediately thought of delta airlines too! So glad I wasn’t the only one. I don’t like Lincoln either but it’s better than delta. What if she’s overweight? Kids in school could call her jumbo jet (I reflect on my own elementary experience here…kids can be cruel)

  3. Nur says:

    Im very bummed about Parenthood too. Although there are a few characters I would have loved to smash to pieces throughout the show, it was still my fav comfort watch.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, too, Nur. I love that show. I want to be a Braverman and live in the parents’ house. Lol

  4. cr says:

    Anna and Stephen have a boy and girl, Charlie and Poppy.

    I sort of like Delta Bell, it’s better than naming your child Reign.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Yeah, the names of Anna and Stephen’s kids are old news. I think I remember Stephen calling them by name in an interview at least a year ago. Maybe Celebitchy was thinking of Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell’s son?

      • Celebitchy says:

        You are right I forgot that! I will edit it so I don’t seem clueless.

      • Xavi says:

        And there is nothing laudable about how the Moyer/Paquin Twins’ names were kept quiet or announced. The parents revealed all during the press rounds for their TV show. So it was less about privacy them it was media manipulation for a particular end.

        That being said, I Bell and Sheperd are naive if they think that they can protect the girls privacy if they continue to shill out tidbits about them when it suits their professional goals.

  5. It is what it is says:

    Why would you name your kid after the crappiest airline in existence or after the mathematical term that means difference? So stupid

  6. lower-case deb says:

    Delta Goodrem!

    • Charlie says:

      Yeah, I thought of her too.

      While I do think paparazzi access to children should be limited, these two strike me as people who want to have their cake and eat it too, and like they’re slightly doing it for publicity.

    • Bl62ww1 says:

      No Jingle Bell?

  7. bettyrose says:

    She was pregnant in the Veronica Mars movie. Pregnant in any number of commercials currently airing. At this point, she’s just forever pregnant to me.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I think she did the Veronica Mars movie just after having her first child, but it does seem like she’s been pregnant forever with two close together babies.

  8. Jess says:

    I think it’s cute, I also Lincoln for a girl. They seem like a sweet couple, congrats to them!

  9. Goats on the Roof says:

    I get that they want to name their kids something slightly unusual and can appreciate that they didn’t go off the deep end and call her Tennis Ball Sheperd…but I’m just not a fan. Their kid, though.

  10. GiGi says:

    You know they’re both from the Detroit area, maybe they’re going after a car theme? Up next – Cadillac? Sebring? LeBaron?

  11. INeedANap says:

    Between Delta Bell after Delta Burke, and ScarJo’s baby Rose Dorothy, I am thinking 80′s sitcoms are back in style! I’m waiting for someone to name their daughter Peg Bundy.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t love the name but it’s not horrible.
    I think Parenthood wrapped a few weeks ago, so good timing! Congrats to them.

  13. Hautie says:

    In the South… we tend to spell Bell with the extra “e”. Delta Belle!

    Then we would live the rest of lives with our Granny’s screaming at us, from her back porch, using both names too! DELTA BELLE!

    (I can name 7 girls I know from childhood with “Belle” as a middle name! Maybe it is a Texas thing.)

    But it’s a cute name. That people will be able to pronounce and spell without issue, for the rest of her life.

    • Esmom says:

      I like Belle with an “e” but I’m guessing in their case they are using Bell, her last name, as the baby’s middle name.

  14. Nicole says:

    Congratulations, you sound like you gave birth to an airport.

  15. GingerCrunch says:

    Love these guys and I must thank them for that cutest-ever Samsung Christmas commercial! Congrats!

  16. Alyce says:

    It’s a cute name. I’m happy for their family!

  17. Yeses says:

    I was hoping for Liberty Bell Shepard….Lincoln and Liberty have a nice ring to it…but Delta works too…guess they don’t have to take my suggestions, however unsolicited they might be…LOL

  18. Gail says:

    30 years ago (or however old he is) what would we have said about the name ‘Dax’? The use of Bell is likely her surname. That what I did with my son, so did my sister. Both boys carry their mum’s surname as their middle names. I like it. No matter what they named their babies, there are always folks that think they know better. For those haters would you have preferred, maybe, Susan? Nothing wrong with that, but I like they stepped a little out of main stream, yet it is still recognizable as a name, not a re-working of a word to become a name.

    I like ‘em. They can make fun of themselves. If they hadn’t released the name, they would have been hounded for it. I think they walk the line between over-sharing and not sharing at all and I think they do a good job of walking the line. Safety for their kids first, respect and appreciation for their fans second.

  19. Amy says:

    All I can think of is Delta Airlines which is a terrible airline. Ick.

  20. Tiffany :) says:

    I like the name. It goes with Lincoln, it evokes Americana…but nothing too specific.

  21. Cupcake says:

    Good God – hopefully those girls don’t look anything like their Dad!!!

  22. GlimmerBunny says:

    The first think I thought of reading the kids’ names was the Michal Bay clone movie “The Island”. In that movie Ewan McGregor’s character is named LINCOLN 6 Echo and Scarlett Johansson’s character is named Jordan 2 DELTA. Maybe they’re fans :D