Mindy Kaling Gave Her New Baby Girl a Very Regal Name

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Mindy Kaling is officially a mom! E! just reported that the actress gave birth to a baby girl on December 15, who she named Katherine Kaling. (It has a nice ring to it, don't you think?) The name Katherine is as classic as they come—it's been bestowed to members of the royal family for centuries, including the one and only Kate Middleton (also known as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge).

Kaling had plenty of time to decide upon her first child's name. As E! pointed out, she confirmed the baby's gender during a visit on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show in October. "I am not waiting," said Kaling, "I wanted to know way early."

Given Kaling's love of fashion, which was consistently on display throughout her just-ended series The Mindy Project, Katherine Kaling is sure to have an enviable wardrobe, which we're hoping the new mom will document on her own Instagram account.

Next up, find out what the best maternity brands to dress up a baby bump are.