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JK Rowling names new baby Mackenzie

Harry Potter author welcomes third child on Sunday
/ Source: Reuters

J.K. Rowling, creator of the “Harry Potter” boy-wizard fantasy book series, has named her new baby daughter Mackenzie.

The 39-year-old British author gave birth to her third child at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Sunday. In a note posted Tuesday on her Web site, Rowling wrote:

“Her name is Mackenzie Murray (middle names Jean Rowling) and she is ridiculously beautiful, though I suppose I might be biased.”

Rowling and her husband, Dr. Neil Murray, said they are “absolutely delighted” with their new arrival. The couple have a 22-month-old son, David, and Rowling has an 11-year-old daughter, Jessica, from a previous marriage.

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the much-anticipated sixth book in the series, will be published on July 16.