Amber Tamblyn has announced her daughter’s name by sharing a letter Hillary Clinton wrote to the infant.
The actress gave birth to a baby girl last month (Feb17) and suggested she and her husband David Cross had given their daughter a ridiculous celebrity baby name.
In an Instagram post, she jokingly referred to the newborn as “Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr.”
But on Monday (13Mar17), the 33-year-old revealed her baby’s real name – Marlow Alice Cross – after she decided to share a letter Clinton sent her daughter just after her birth.
“Your birth has been a great joy for your parents, Amber and David, and your vast community of admirers and champions,” Clinton wrote. “I send my best wishes to you for a lifetime of amazing accomplishments and adventures, full of love, learning, and friendship.”
Tamblyn captioned the post with emotional words of gratitude.
“The one day I decide to put mascara on Hillary Clinton sends us this letter for our daughter,” she wrote. “Crying now. A letter from one spectacular woman who has lived so much to another who has only just begun. My heart is as full as this diaper I’m about to change. Thank you, Hillary, grandmother to us all.”
Tamblyn was an avid supporter of Clinton throughout her presidential campaign. In October of last year (16), she penned an essay for Glamour magazine, announcing her pregnancy and endorsing the 69-year-old for president.
“Hillary Clinton is a mom. She’s also a daughter. She’s also a grandmother…,” Amber wrote. “When people tell me they dislike Hillary not because she’s a woman but because of her record alone, I think, ‘How can you be sure?’ I don’t think anyone can be.
“The disdain for Hillary Clinton can never be about her record alone. Powerful women don’t get to exist outside of context. To discount all the good she’s done in her 30 years of public service and pay attention to the bad is, at best, severely myopic.”