Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck welcome baby boy Samuel
February 29th, 2012
01:39 PM ET

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck welcome baby boy Samuel

It's a boy for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, who welcomed their third child Monday.

Affleck has posted on his Facebook page that they're "happy to announce" that "Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck."

Affleck and Garner, both 39, also have daughters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3. Garner has said the two girls had ideas for the baby name, and it looks like she was able to steer them away from some of their more creative suggestions.

On Ellen DeGeneres' talk show last September, Garner revealed that their top choices were "Ralphie, Frankie, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, or Rosemarie."

She added, "They don't really care about the gender as long as we name it what they want it to be named."

We're sure Samuel is happy that his two older sisters didn't stick to their guns on Daisy Duck Affleck.

Filed under: Ben Affleck • Celebrities

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  1. Naresh

    Terefe Fikru Posted on It is a great pleasure to dagrpue my self so that i'll make a significant contribution to my home country on my return. i do have bachelor's degree in chemistry . Thanks for considering my application !!!

    March 17, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. mary thacker

    what a class family, both parents are drop dead ugly babies in this gene pool! Ben, you hit the jackpot when you married Ms. Garner and dropped the frauds. Congratulations to the whole family and that l;ucky little guy.

    March 5, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. lynette

    tell those girls 2 watch out for that little boys water gun .. . so happy 4 the both of you . enjoy enjoy enjoy .. guess the little guy going 2 have a lot of trouble telling those girls what 2 do .. happy years ahead hope 2 see a family christmas card with that new little fellow . Lynette from ohio take care

    March 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Iliana T.

    Congratulations to the happy family! Babies are such a wonderful blessing.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. outside looking in

    I think Blue Ivy Affleck would have been much better.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • nacho mama

      No, no, no. Blue Ivy is taken. How about Red Fern Grows Affleck?

      March 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Observer

    are they working?

    March 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. IMMpairs

    congratulations ben and jennifer you both are a wonderful parents .may God bless baby Samuel may you all be the very healty and happy family.

    March 1, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. stop it !

    Why do girls have so many babys ? I heard it hurts bad n most stop after one.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Janis Petzold

    Congratulations Ben and Jennifer on the new additon to your family. May God bless little Samuel and his older sisters. May you all be happy.


    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. infinitly more fun than you

    any woman would be smiling and happy with that big rock on her finger. just a gold digger broad.

    March 1, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • getoverit

      jealous much? They seem like nice people. I hope they have a long life together.

      March 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Booo

    Omg, a normal name. Someone get these people a golden statue. The are to be worshipped! Please!

    March 1, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Gloria

    Ben is so hot 🙂

    March 1, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. peachescartoon

    Also, they are both FANTASTIC actors. Beautiful, hard working people who care for their family. I love them both in their acting careers too. Spotless images.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. peachescartoon

    I've ALWAYS loved Jennifer Garner and Ben Aflek. They seem to be such normal people in a world of crazy Hollywood people. I am SO glad Ben Aflek married Jennifer Garner. He seems to be a true family man with her. Jennifer Lopez was such a player. But with Jennifer Garner, they seemed to have settled down to be a mature married couple. God bless them both and congratulations.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. Beth

    Love families. Glad everyone is healthy!

    March 1, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. elizabeth brown

    it is so nice to a couple who happen to be actors being so normal, jennifer seems to be such a hands on mom, i bet she doesn,t have a nanny, i wish them the best. like the name, it such anice common name. best wishes to the whole family.

    February 29, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Rebecca

    Wishing you the best on your new bundle of joy. You are not only a wonderful couple, great parents, but amazing actors. Much Love

    February 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sherri

    Congratulations to the most normal couple in Hollywood on the birth of their sweet little boy. Samuel Garner (and what an absolutely NORMAL name!)....welcome to the world, young man!

    February 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. .•|•.

    I like his name. Cool how his mid name is Garner.

    February 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. proud_fed_fan

    Now your family is complete....congrats to all of you. Hope you will work to keep your marriage strong and make it really 'till death do you apart'..welcome Samuel!

    February 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  21. carmen

    congratulations to both of you,its really nice that you guys have the boy after having your two girls!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sly Sadie

    They seem like such a happy family. Nice to see a hollywood couple that's making their marriage work. Congrats on your new baby!

    February 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Valley

    Wonderful for them!!!...My 2nd son's middle name is Samuel & I wanted it to me his 1st name 🙁 !!! Mazel Tov to the family many blessings with their new bundle of joy !!!...

    February 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  24. anna

    How nice to see that some people in Hollywood know how to give their children decent names!

    congratulations to all.

    February 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Goofy Gina

    Congratulations, Ben and Jen! Love the baby's name! Wishing you and your family all the best!

    February 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Kallie

    Congratulations to the Afflecks; the baby's name is beautiful as are their daughters' names. Happy birthday to Samuel!!!

    February 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Linda

    Wonderful news for the entire Garner/Affleck family. Wish them well.

    February 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Yvette

    Congratulations to the Afflecks! The baby's name is just beautiful as are their daughters names. Happy day 🙂

    February 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joanna Backman

      Don't care for their acting, i never saw how Affleck made .5 acting, but this is lovely news about their new son. best wishes to them.

      February 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |

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