Hilary Duff just gave birth and her daughter's name is seriously unusual

Hilary Duff just gave birth and her daughter's name is seriously unusual

If you had the honour of growing up during the Noughties, you'll be well acquainted with Hilary Duff. A mainstay of the Disney Channel, Duff was the perfect antidote to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and their never-ending European adventures.

Since starring in the likes of Lizzie McGuire and A Cinderella Story, Hilary has gone onto be a dedicated mother to her six-year-old son, Luca, and she's just given birth to her second child with boyfriend Matthew Koma.

Hilary and Matthew took to social media to announce that they had welcomed a baby girl yesterday, and revealed the newborn's unique name: Banks Violet Bair.

"This little bit has fully stolen our hearts! She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic," the actress wrote to accompany an adorable snap of her and Matthew with baby Banks.
Her boyfriend shared the same photo, and said that he's on "Cloud 10" after his daughter's birth: "We welcome a beautiful daughter, little sister, and best friend for life. Could not possibly be more grateful for our growing family and for the [sic] who makes it all possible."
The couple's little girl joins brother Luca Cruz Comrie, whom Hilary shares with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie.
31-year-old Hilary recently took to Instagram to share a snap of her pregnant belly, writing "Yo ... your hotel stay is up little girl."

And earlier this month, the erstwhile Disney star tried a salad that was supposed to induce labour. Posting a snap of the salad, which was purchased from Caioti Pizza on her Instagram Story, Hilary wrote "This salad is supposed to make you go into labor...@caioti_pizza don't let me down."

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The mother-of-two also disclosed that she was "over" being pregnant, and couldn't wait for her little one to arrive. "Honestly, I feel really good and I am a little over it at this point where I am like, 'Cool, I'm ready, when is it happening?'" she said.

baby Credit: Instagram / Hilary Duff

Now, if you're scratching your head and asking yourself who Hilary's boyfriend, Matthew Koma, is... well, same. According to the internet, he's a singer, songwriter, and producer - but most importantly - Hilary's mum loves him.

In a recent interview with E News, the actress shared that her mum was all for their relationship: "My mom was at Matt's birthday and she was like, ‘I just love him. I love him so much. He's the best.' I'm like, 'I'm here. I exist, you know? You're always on my side!'" she said.

But not only that, they've had their fair share of problems, and they're honest about it. During her appearance on The Talk in December, Hilary revealed that she and Koma have broken up twice in the past, and she attributed both splits to bad timing.

"I think that you have history and a past with someone and love, and just because it doesn’t work out the first time, the second time,” the Younger star explained. "As long as there’s not too much damage done, then, it can always work out again."

So while 2017 may have been a challenging year for the couple, it seems like everything's been peachy ever since. As Hilary joked on the show, "Third time's the charm!"

And a new baby sure can't hurt, either.