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The Mentalist star Robin Tunney gives new baby a sweet grandpa name

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

Robin Tunney's throwback baby name has a modern twist

It's a boy for The Mentalist star Robin Tunney! The actress delivered her first child about two weeks ago but just recently shared the first adorable picture of him on Instagram.

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The name she and husband Nicky Marmet chose for their new family member: Oscar Holly. Oscar is a strong, grandpa-sounding name that means Divine Spear. Famous Oscars include Oscar Wilde, Oscar de la Renta, and, of course, everyone's famous green grouch. Oscar has come in and out of popularity over the years. In 1900 it was 47th on the Social Security list of popular baby names; in 2015 it came in at 181.

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The name Holly, however, throws tradition out the window, as it's typically a female name. While in 1900 it came in at 999 on the Social Security list for males, it hasn't even made the list in the years since then. In 2015, it came in at 490 for females though. While we've seen a trend of "boy" names being used for girls, we don't often see it the other way around, so this is a nice twist.

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Congratulations to the family!

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