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Amber Tamblyn and David Cross Have Their Baby, Win Best Baby Announcement

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It's a girl for Amber Tamblyn and David Cross

For the record? We’d be totally down with hanging out with cool cats Amber Tamblyn and David Cross and their new little one.

The couple, married in 2012, just had a baby girl — and they pretty much rocked the announcement. Tamblyn posted a video of the newborn on Instagram with this caption: 

“David and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr.”

More: Pregnant Amber Tamblyn's essay on motherhood is pretty damn good

We hoped they weren’t joking about her name, because Dauphinoise Petunia alone would win all the baby names of all time. But reps for Tamblyn and Cross hint that the baby girl has another name the couple is not yet releasing. Fine, then. Excuse us while we go adopt a cat and name it Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch.

Tamblyn first announced her pregnancy in an essay for Glamour in October 2016, where she discussed her passion for activism and women’s rights. "I've been thinking about motherhood a lot lately,” she wrote. “What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to make decisions as one and have conversations as one.”

We've always liked Tamblyn for her acting chops, but her activism has us even more impressed. On Jan. 21, a then very pregnant Tamblyn attended not one but two Women's Marches (where she took some cute selfies with Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars Blake Lively and America Ferrera, a posse we would also be happy to do regular bottomless mimosa brunches with).

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In truth, we were a little worried Tamblyn might go into labor at the Women's Marches, but Dauphinoise Petunia was clearly in no big rush to make her debut. And yes, we reserve the right to call her Dauphinoise Petunia for the rest of her natural life. They started it; we're going with it. Period.

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