Television actress Mariska Hargitay let young son August name his newly adopted baby sister —
Get ready to make that big AWWWW sound. There have been some big decisions in actress Mariska Hargitay’s house this month. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress told People magazine that both her husband, Peter Hermann, and four-year-old son, August, helped to name their adopted one-week old addition to the family.”
Hargitay reports their choice in baby girl names are officially Amaya Josephine, which she revealed to the press was adapted from Hargitay’s favorite girl’s name, Maya, by her young son.
The lovely television star said her son actually came up with the name, and that she was pleased with the choice because now the two children have the same initials.
“I like that name, but I wanted her to have the same initials as August,” the actress said. “I thought adding the ‘A’ was so feminine. Amaya sounded so open and feminine and beautiful — just like her.”
Big brother is very proud of his newly adopted little sister, and the two are expected to bond quickly as siblings.
As a green celebrity, Mariska Hargitay plays a strong female lead role on SVU — a TV show that tackles the tough issue of victims and their families who survive or suffer the loss of family members due to sexually motivated crimes.
Often seen on camera and off advocating for victims rights, women’s rights, and standing up for all that is right and good, Mariska Hargitay is one of the brightest female stars in Hollywood in our book.
Will she raise her new daughter as a green baby — and keep her family green kids eco-friendly? We hope so!
Congratulations to all on the new family member… she surely makes a great addition and it is so nice to hear that her big brother already includes the little sister as part of his life with mommy and daddy.