New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre and his wife, Barrett, welcomed a baby girl yesterday. Their new bundle of joy was welcomed into the world by her older brothers, 3-year-old Griffin and 17-month-old Rhys.
The couple kept the sex a secret while Barrett was pregnant -- until Joey decided to share the news to NKOTB fans traveling on their Carnival cruise last month that they were expecting their first girl.
McIntyre announced the happy news on Twitter of the arrival of his baby girl:
"Kira Katherine McIntyre was born May 31st at 12:30 pm PST. 7 lbs., 3 oz., 21 in. A beautiful baby girl with great timing and gorgeous hair."
Kira is a Latin name that means "light." The name is considered unique, as it has not reached the Social Security Administration's list of top baby names. It peaked in 2005 at number 241 in popularity and the most recent baby name popularity list for 2010 ranked it at number 308.
Although Kira is unique, it is not weird -- as is the case with many celebrity baby name choices. It flows well with the middle name of Katherine and the last name of McIntyre.
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