CALL The Midwife actress Helen George has given her newborn daughter the adorable name Wren Ivy.
Her first baby with co-star Jack Ashton, who arrived in late September, was born so premature she was able to attend Helen’s baby shower as a very special guest.
Yet fans were kept waiting until last night to discover the little girl’s sweet, sophisticated moniker.
Helen took to Instagram to upload a sweet shot showing her child in a cream long-sleeved babygrow and wrapped up in a pink blanket.
Snuggled on top of another rug Wren was lying fast asleep on her back.
As the mum-of-one captured her dreaming, she uploaded the image with the words: “Our little Wren Ivy.”
The star’s fans were quick to gush over her baby’s first selfie, with one writing: “Gorgeous little girl with a gorgeous name! Congrats to you both.”
Another commented: “She’s beautiful, congratulations to you both x” as a third added: “Gorgeous name for the sweetest little bird I’ve ever seen xxxx”
One then put: “Oh my gosh, beautiful name for a beautiful little girl 😍😍😍”
As their well wishes continued to flow, another posted: “Oh a beauty of a babe with a suitably elegant name. Welcome little lady Wren. 👌❤️” as a fan rounded off with: “A little angel ❤ x”
Last month, we reported how Helen and Jack celebrated their baby’s arrival at their own baby shower – and sparked rumours of a secret marriage as she was spotted wearing a huge band on her ring finger.
They again captured their special moment on Instagram and holding her little one in one arms, she cut a cake with Jack and smiled adoringly at him as their nearest and dearest watched on.
She wrote: “When your baby turns up early for her own baby shower, welcome to the world little one. What an amazing day, we have the best friends 💕💕💕.”
The baby appeared to have melted Jack’s heart as he cradled it with a trembling lip.
Helen’s followers were thrilled, writing: “She gorgeous, so happy for you both, had such a wonderful day. ‘‘Twas perfect x
“Congratulations to you both she’s absolutely gorgeous and you look beautiful too lovely lady! ❤💗💞💕.
“So happy for you! She is beautiful! 💗.”
The pregnancy came as a surprise, with Helen only going public with her bump at last month’s TV Awards.
She previously posted on Instagram a picture of gifts and said: “Beautiful send off from the best crew #callthemidwife- no plans to leave the show just a bit of time off. And the sex will be a surprise to us all 👌🏻boys can wear pink too 💕💙”
A post shared by Helen George (@helenrgeorge) on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:52am PDT
Helen married actor Oliver Boot, who she met on the set of Hotel Babylon in December 2012.
In August 2015, the couple confirmed their split. They are currently separated, but not divorced.
Fiction blurred with reality, when Helen started dating her Call the Midwife co-star Jack Ashton, who plays Rev Thomas, earlier this year.
Their characters dated on screen for a time, before going their separate ways.
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