Grey's Anatomy actress Sarah Drew, who welcomed a baby girl with husband Peter Lanfer on Dec. 3, explained the deep meaning behind naming her daughter Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer.
Upon receiving questions about her baby's name, Drew decided to explain the couple's decision via Twitter on Dec. 8.
"I've always loved the name 'Hannah'. It means 'grace' or 'favor' and Hannah was also a Biblical figure who had tremendous faith in God," the 34-year-old tweeted.
As for the baby's middle name, she said, "There is a beautiful red bird named the Mali Firefinch for our redheaded early bird. She came 3.5 weeks early with a full head of red hair."
"In Thailand, Mali is the word for the jasmine flower. The scent of the jasmine flower has the ability to fill a room with sweetness," she added. "A close variant in Hebrew is the word male'/maleah meaning full or fullness of God. Hannah was born on the cusp of the full moon."
The next flowery part of the baby’s name was chosen because it’s one of the few that “blooms in December.”
And there you have it! Hannah Mali Rose Lanfer
— Sarah Drew (@SarahDrewGreys) December 9, 2014
This is the second child for the couple, who welcomed 2-year-old son, Micah Emmanuel, ten years after their wedding in 2002.
“He is over the moon to be a big brother to sweet Hannah,” the actress told People.