By Lisa Milbrand
May 02, 2014

Scandal star Kerry Washington welcomed her daughter on the DL—the baby was born on April 21, and we're just hearing about it!!! She and NFL football player hubby Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed baby girl Isabelle Amarachi.

Isabelle is a classic, a variant on the uberpopular Isabella. It means pledged to God, and is currently the 128th most popular name in the U.S., while Isabella sits in the third spot. It's a classic that's never fallen out of the top 1000, and is currently on a huge upswing, along with all the other elle and ella names.

Amarachi seems to be a hybrid name from Nigeria, a combination of Amara, which means grace, and Chi, which means spirit. It's a lovely name, and a nice homage to her daddy's heritage.

In all, two beautiful name choices, but a bit of a tongue twister when you include Asomugha into the mix!

What do you think of Isabelle Amarachi? Would you consider either of the names for your daughter?

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Image: Kerry Washington by DFree /


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