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Poppy Montgomery welcomes baby girl with Shawn Sanford

April 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM ET

Shawn Sanford and Poppy Montgomery.
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Shawn Sanford and Poppy Montgomery.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But Poppy Montgomery's happy bundle of joy, Violet Grace Devereux Sanford, is the sweetest joy. The "Unforgettable" actress, 37, welcomed her baby daughter with boyfriend Shawn Sanford on Monday, Apr. 22, a rep for the actress confirmed to Us Weekly.

"We are overjoyed with the arrival of our beautiful angel and filled with gratitude that she is happy, healthy and thriving!" the couple said in a statement. Their little girl weighed in at 6 lbs., 12 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long.

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Montgomery is already mother to son Jackson, 5, from a previous relationship with actor Adam Kaufman.

Violet's unique moniker is a continuation of a longstanding tradition in Montomery's family of naming daughters for flowers. The former "Without a Trace" actress' sisters are named Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle and Marigold Sun.

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