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NCIS: Los Angeles’ Daniela Ruah Is A Mom, Chooses Nature Name for Baby

There’s a new member of the Hollywood Moms club. Daniela Ruah, best known for her role as Special Agent Kensi Blye on NCIS: Los Angeles, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on December 30.

Thirty-year-old Ruah and her fiance David Olsen, who met on the NCIS: Los Angeles set,  chose to name their first child River Isaac Ruah.

River is just as it sounds, a nature name referring to a creek. Used both for girls and boys, it most readily brings to in the tragically talented actor River Phoenix, who met his untimely death at the young age of 23 from a drug overdose after collapsing into seizures outside The Viper Room in West Hollywood in 1993. But before his downward spiral, Phoenix was noted for being uncommonly good-natured, sweet and sensitive.

Isaac, as you know, is a biblical name, and one we predicted would be big in 2014. Deriving from the Hebrew name Yitzchaq, the name means he who laughs. Isaac is Abraham’s son in the Old Testament. The couple went with the traditional spelling, though we’ve also been seeing unique spellings of the name, such as Izak.

The elated new mom posted a photo of her celebrity baby on Instagram, along with the heartwarming message:

“Heaven, I’m in heaven… And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak. #mytwoloves”

Congratulations to the happy family.

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