Busy Philipps Names New Daughter Cricket Pearl
Busy Philipps announced Wednesday that she has named her newborn daughter Cricket Pearl Silverstein.
Philipps, 34, teased her fans on Tuesday with a tweet in which she called her newborn daughter a “ladybug,” possibly hinting at the insect-inspired name before announcing it officially.
Thank you all for the warm wishes for our new little ladybug! It's been so sweet to read them all!!
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 9, 2013
Cricket is the second child for Philipps and her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein, joining 4-year-old sister Birdie Leigh Silverstein.
Unusual baby names are nothing strange in Hollywood, but fans still seemed wary of Philipps’ unusual names for her daughters. She took to Twitter again to poke fun at their apprehension. “It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names. Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure,” she wrote.
On July 3, one day after giving birth, Philipps shared an intimate photo of herself with the new Cricket.
So this happened… pic.twitter.com/Y0OipdeKBJ
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 3, 2013
Older siblings often become jealous of their younger ones, but Philipps has said that Birdie was helpful during her second pregnancy. However, she seemed unsure of how Birdie would react once the baby actually arrived. “My daughter is super-excited. She's actually incredibly helpful and she's four and a half,” Philipps told E! News in April. “So I think for right now it's okay, but we'll see what happens when the actual baby comes. I'm planning for that moment like, 'And when does she go back?' I know that will happen."