Grey’s Anatomy star Sarah Drew welcomes beautiful baby girl

We love the traditional name that Sarah Drew and Peter Lanfer have chosen for their baby daughter


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Sarah Drew, who plays Dr April Kepner in Grey's Anatomy, and her hubby Peter Lanfer welcomed a baby girl into the world on the morning of December 3rd.

She was born three and a half weeks early, but according to E! Online, is happy and healthy weighing in at 6 lbs., 14 oz. and measuring 21 inches long.

And the couple, who already have two and a half-year-old son Micah Emmanuel together, have chosen a delicate fusion of the traditional and the unusual for their baby girl's name.

In a statement to PEOPLE, the proud parents said: “We are thrilled to welcome baby Hannah Mali Rose to our family.

"[Micah] is over the moon to be big brother to sweet Hannah."


Taking to Twitter to explain the name choice, Sarah wrote: "I've always loved the name "Hannah". It means "grace" or "favor" and Hannah was also a Biblical figure who had tremendous faith in God.

"There is a beautiful red bird named the Mali Firefinch for our redheaded early bird. She came 3.5 weeks early with a full head of red hair.

"In Thailand, Mali is the word for the jasmine flower. The scent of the jasmine flower has the ability to fill a room with sweetness.

"A close variant in Hebrew is the word male'/maleah meaning full or fullness of God. Hannah was born on the cusp of the full moon.

"After several days of rain in California the moon was amazing when Peter was driving home to be with Micah the day after Hannah was born.

"We chose Rose because it is one of the few flowers that blooms in December and we liked the way the names sounded together.

"And there you have it! Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer."


Sounds like a good choice to us - congratulations to the happy family!

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