Olivia Wilde gives her new baby a boss botanical name

Oct 16, 2016 at 3:30 a.m. ET
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Congratulations to Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, who just welcomed their baby girl.

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The actress shared a sweet picture on Instagram Saturday to announce the happy news and to introduce Daisy Josephine Sudeikis to the world.


Daisy was born on Oct. 11, which also happened to be International Day of the Girl, a U.N. initiative campaigning for the rights of girls worldwide — something her activist mom was quick to point out.

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Originally a diminutive of Margaret ("Marguerite" is French for the flower), Daisy is now a popular baby girl name in its own right, ranking at No. 183 in the U.S. baby name chart in 2015. It's even more popular in the U.K., ranking at No. 24 in England in 2014 and No. 38 in Scotland in 2015.

Literary and pop culture references to Daisy are plentiful, from Daisy Miller in Henry James' novella of the same name and Daisy Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to the blonde bombshell in The Dukes of Hazzard and the independent elderly widow in Driving Miss Daisy.

Other celebrity parents who've chosen Daisy for their daughters include actresses Meg Ryan and Joely Richardson and chef Jamie Oliver.

Wilde and Sudeikis, who married in 2011, are already parents to 2-year-old son Otis Alexander.

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