Mariska Hargitay: Naming Baby was a “Family Decision”


When it came to naming her new baby girl, Mariska Hargitay wanted the whole family involved.

"We all talked about names because everything is a family decision in our house," Mariska says.

Mariska and her hubby even turned to their 4-year-old son, August, for ideas.

"I threw out my name and he threw out his name and I said, ‘August, why do you get to name the baby?’ And he said, ‘Because it’s my idea!’" Mariska laughs.

In the end, the family decided to name their 1-week-old addition Amaya Josephine.

“Amaya sounded so open and feminine and beautiful – just like her,” beams the proud mama of two.



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