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Update: It's A Boy For Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck!

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Feb 29, 2012 | 5:29am EST

jennifer garnerUpdate: Affleck took to his Facebook page to announce the name of his baby boy: Samuel Garner Affleck. It's got an almost regal ring to it: Violet and Seraphina welcome their new brother, Samuel. 

EarlierJennifer Garner and Ben Affleck better have the nursery ready because baby No. 3 has just been born. A source confirmed to Us Weekly that the couple of seven years recently welcomed their third child, a baby boy, in Santa Monica, Calif. This newest addition -- and first boy of the family -- joins his two big sisters Seraphina, 3, and Violet, 6.

Though Garner announced her pregnancy last August, she decided to keep the baby's gender under wraps until the actual birth (though rumors eventually circulated that it was indeed a boy). And while she had previously told Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show that "it would be so weird to have a boy," she also confessed the experience would be "cool and different."

And it seems her hubby would have been happy either way as well. The actress told Jay Leno on the Tonight Show back in January, "I would have thought [he wanted a boy]. At first...I really thought so. And then [Ben] kind of said, 'Well, we have girls. We know how to do girls. My girls love me. I'm the big guy in the house.' So, now I'm not sure."

Now the only question that remains is the baby's name. Will they take their daughters' advice and go for a Disney-themed name or would that be a little too extreme even for Hollywood's standards? 

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Source: US, Facebook

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