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Actress Poppy Montgomery and boyfriend Shawn Sanford welcomed their first daughter earlier this week. Her name has a floral motif, just like Mom—Violet Grace.

Violet's been an up-and-coming name ever since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner chose it for their daughter. It's just about to hit the top 100 baby names, as part of the rise of floral names like Lily, Poppy, Rose and Daisy. Violet's been popular for fictional characters—you'll find it as the gum-chewing contest winner in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the superhero teen with invisibility powers on The Incredibles, and the oldest Baudelaire orphan in the popular Series of Unfortunate Events books.

And the middle name is even hotter—Grace is #16 on the U.S. list for girls' names. It's part of the virtue name trend, with names like Hope and Faith. And Grace is a name associated with true Hollywood royalty—Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco.

In all, I think it's a winner—a name that would be fabulous for any girl.

What do you think of Violet Grace? Is it a name you'd consider for your daughter?

Image: Poppy Montgomery by Helga Esteb /