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Mindy Kaling Gave Birth to Her First Child, a Daughter Named Katherine

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On Tuesday, E! News reported that Mindy Kaling gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Katherine Kaling, on December 15.

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The news of Kaling’s pregnancy was first reported in July, and she described it at the time as “an unexpected surprise.” A month later, Kaling elaborated on NBC’s Sunday Today With Willie Geist that she was “really excited” to become a mom. “It’s so unknown to me,” said Kaling. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.” The 38-year-old actress and writer is starring in the forthcoming film A Wrinkle in Time, as well as Ocean’s 8.

In the following months, Kaling went on to make a few additional, brief statement about her pregnancy (including revealing the sex of her child on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October), but never revealed the identity of the father.

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Congratulations to Mindy!

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griefbacons
GriefBacons

Yes! Katherine is the best name! It’s solid and traditional, but has 50 billion nicknames/alternate spellings so you can totally make it match who you are! As a holder of said name, I use one version professionally, one socially, and one with my ride or die people. (In other words, it’s great for people who hyper-compartmentalize). Also, Katherine Kaling is 100% a writer name. Like, she has no other choice, she will be a writer.

I hope Mindy pulls a January Jones and never publically shares the paternity. (But also, I hope it’s Cory Booker).